Dr Daniel Heggs 

Summary


   Position: Principal Lecturer in Psychology
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: dheggs@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 7019
   Room No: D3.13



Memberships
Chartered Member of British Psychological Society
BPS Social Psychology Section Member
BPS Qualitative Psychology Section member
Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Teaching


Programme Director
  • BSc Psychology

Teaching

Dan has extensive experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

  • Level 5: Social Psychology
  • Level 5: Research methods
  • Level 6: Language and Social Psychology
  • Level 6: Media Psychology
  • Level 6: Contemporary Issues in Psychology 2
  • Postgraduate: Research Methods and Design (for MSc Health Psychology and MSc Forensic Psychology)
  • Postgraduate: Applied Research Methods and Design (for Social Science MSc Programmes)
Publications


  • Heggs, D., Mercer, J. And Durniat, K (2011) ERASMUS partners in conversation: Psychology at the University of Wroclaw and University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Psychology Teaching Review Vol. 17 No. 2
  • Mercer, J.M. & Heggs, D.A. (2011). ‘…it’s difficult to study psychology in a different way’: Reflections of Polish ERASMUS students on a year of a psychology degree in the UK. Polish Journal of Applied Psychology, 10(2).
  • Brown, T. and Heggs, D. A. (2010) From Hermeneutics To Post-Structuralism To Psychoanalysis. In Somekh, B. (ed) Research Methods in the Social Sciences. (2nd edition) London: Sage.
  • Thirlaway, K. and Heggs, D. A. (2005) Women’s Responses to a Risk Communication. Health, Risk and Society.
  • Heggs, D & Sellen J. S (2012) Challenges to Change: Social factor impact on change behaviour. Division of Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society: Cardiff.
  • Jervis, C. & Heggs, D (2012) Young Fathers: The private lives of public enemies. Annual Conference. The British Psychological Society: London.
  • Sellen, J.L., Healey, S., Morgan-Armstrong, C. & Heggs, D. (2011). Family Centred Visits: Strengthening Family Bonds in Imprisoned Men. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Barcelona. June.
  • Cregg, M., Payne, E., McMurran, M., Heggs, D. & Sellen, J.L. (2011) Stop & Think! A feasibility study for a randomised control trial with adolescent males in custody. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Barcelona. June.
  • Nekovarova, I., Sellen, J.L., Morris, K., & Heggs, D. (2011). Measuring short-term offenders’ motivation to participate in prison based activities. Poster presented to the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Barcelona. June.
  • Nekovarova, I., Sellen, J.L., Morris, K., & Heggs, D. (2011). Measuring short-term offenders’ motivation to participate in prison based activities. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Portsmouth, UK. June.
  • Sellen, J.L., Healey, S., Morgan-Armstrong, C. & Heggs, D. (2011). Family Centred Visits: Strengthening Family Bonds in Imprisoned Men. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Portsmouth, UK. June.
  • Cregg, M., Payne, E., McMurran, M, Heggs, D. & Sellen, J.L. (2010). Stop & Think!: A feasibility study for a randomised control trial with adolescent males in custody. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Kent, UK. June.
  • Heggs, D (2006) The influence of trust in interpreting health risk messages.Communication, Medicine and Ethics. Cardiff University.
  • Heggs, D (2006) Reading Risk Messages: Rigour and Reflexivity in Qualitative Methods. Qualitative Research and Marginalisation Conference. University of Leicester.
  • Heggs, D (2005) Women’s Responses to a Health Story: Risk and Myth. SCARR (Social Contexts and Responses to Risk) ESRC Priority Network launch Conference. University of Kent.
Profile


Dr Heggs is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and is Principal Lecturer in Psychology. In 2009 Dr Heggs won the outstanding contribution award for the UWIC Staff Awards for Excellence. Dan contributes to the innovation and maintenance of standards in HE through his contribution to validating new programmes at Cardiff Met and his role as an external examiner at UWE.

Dan moved to south Wales in 1998, and started to work in Higher Education at the University of Glamorgan, before he moved to Cardiff Metropolitan University. Dan has taught extensively at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate provision, specializing in areas of critical social psychology and qualitative research methods. Dan’s academic and research interests lie around areas of gender, risk psychology, education and identity. Dan has supervised postgraduate research in gender and class, and is currently involved in the supervision of research on young fathers and short-term offenders and employment.