Ms Elaine ReevesSenior Lecturer

Elaine is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Subject Leader for the Combined Honours Route in Psychology having worked full-time in this role since 2004. She graduated from MMU in 1998 having returned to study as a mature student. Prior to joining MMU as an Associate Lecturer in 2001, she worked as a part-time lecturer at The Ridge Further Education College, Stockport, teaching on the GCSE Advanced Level and Access to Higher Education Psychology courses as well as the part-time BSc (Hons) Psychology course, which fed students into Year 2 part-time at the MMU.

Elaine is the Unit leader for the first year Foundations of Psychology unit on the Combined Honours route and the third year Applied Cognitive Psychology unit. She also teaches on the Year 2Cognitive and Neuropsychology unit and supervises undergraduate research projects.

Elaine's main administrative duties include that of Subject Leader for the Combined Honours route in Psychology and Year 1 Tutor for Combined Honours Psychology students. She is also a representative for the Psychology Department on the Faculty Student Engagement Committee.

Research Interests

Elaine's research interests are in the areas of cognitive biases elicited by emotional states (particularly selective attentional bias); mindfulness; well-being and stress.

Her key areas of interest are:
- The measurement of attentional biases in anxiety disorders, stress and addiction using the Stroop and dot probe tasks
- Positive Psychology including coaching/mentoring applied to real-life settings e.g. organisations
- The effect of brief Mindfulness interventions on psychological well-being

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology


Psychology Department
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 2472589

Fax: 0161 2476364


Twitter: @ElaineR10