Mr Kevin RowleySenior Lecturer

Specialist Areas

Research interests are in the areas of quantitative methods, psychometrics and measuring/evaluating change. Experience in organisational consultancy focusing on ability and personality assessment for individual and organisational development.

Key areas of interest are:
Student Assessment and Achievement
Personal and Professional Development
Ability and Personality assessment for development

Research Interests

Bell, A., Munley, G. & Rowley, K. (MMU:UK); McGrath (Inspection Validation Centre, Serco Assurance:UK); Bainbridge, H. (Health & Safety Executive: UK) (2008). Please see: Personality Traits and Cognitive Abilities Associated with Manual Ultrasonic Operator Performance. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurised Components, Hungary, 192-199

Bell, A., Rowley, K. & Munley, G. (2008). Cognitive Factors Related to the Perception and Visualisation of NDT data: Important Factors within 2D and 3D Visualization. SERCO Assurance.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Swindells, R., Lawthom, R., Rowley, K., Siddiquee, A., Kilroy, A., Kagan, C. (2013). "Eudaimonic well-being and community arts participation", Perspectives in Public Health, 133 (1), 60-65.

Rowley, K. & Bell, A. (2009). "The Interrelationships between Assessment Marks within a First-Year Undergraduate Programme: Some Implications for Aggregating Marks and Recording Achievement", Pedagogical Research in Maximising Education, 3 (2), 153-163.

Conference Presentations

Bakewell, C., Bell, A. & Rowley, K. (2012). "Personality & Academic Experience: the 'Big Five for Students' (BFFS)", Faculty Learning and Teaching Conference: Enhancing Students' Experiences MMU, 6 July

Lawthom, R., Siddiquee, A., Swindells, R., Rowley, K. & Kagan, C. (2012) "Connections and challenges researching the impact of arts practices on health and wellbeing", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July

Rowley, K. (2012) "The Art and Craft of Measuring Changes in Health using Standardised Measures", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July

Supervised Research Student Titles

Does temperament predict rate of communication development?

Pupils' observation of occupational stress in teachers

Self-monitoring in Schizophrenia

Current Teaching Input

MSc Ability Assessment
MSc Personal Development
Psychological Testing (Level 3 option)
Occupational Psychology (Level 3 option)
Parapsychology (Level 3 option)

Other Responsibilities

Programme co-ordinator for the BSc (Hons) Psychology and Speech Pathology degree
Year three co-ordinator for BSc (Hons) Psychology
Year three co-ordinator for Combined Honours
Co-ordinator of Departmental Psychological Testing Library
Director of MMU centre for Psychological Testing
Departmental Psychology Careers co-ordinator
Student Counsellor
Departmental Health and Safety Representative
Personal Tutor
Unit Leader: MSc Ability Assessment
Unit Leader: MSc Personal Development
Unit Leader: Psychological Testing
Unit Leader: Group Processs
Unit Leader: Interpersonal Skills Workshops
Unit Leader: Personality and Personal Development
Unit Leader: Study Skills

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology


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

Tel: 0161 2472562

Fax: 0161 2476364