Dr Lalage Sanders has been a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Applied Psychology since 2004. She is Head of Department of Applied Psychology and also the School's Graduate Studies Coordinator. She is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Chartered Scientist and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Lalage is an active researcher in areas of student experience and wellbeing including an ESCalate funded Project “Trainee teachers' physical and mental wellbeing” and New Ideas Social Research Funded project “Student Expectations and Engagement”.
She publishes widely including authoring the only Research Methods text book endorsed by the British Psychological Society “Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A student’s guide” published by Blackwell Wiley, BPS publication. Lalage is the School’s Graduate Studies Coordinator, Chair of the School’s Research Degrees Sub-Committee, Deputy Chair of Cardiff Metropolitan’s Research Degrees Committee. Her teaching responsibilities include two M level research modules: Research Skills and Applied Research Methods and Design, and she teaches Introduction to Statistics for undergraduate psychology students.
She is a supervisor for M level students on the MSc Health Psychology and Masters in Research Methods. Lalage is Cardiff Met.'s representative on the Operational Group of the Research Capacity Building Collaboration Wales. She has established collaborative research projects with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board into service evaluation in mental health.