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Dr Aja Murray

Lecturer in in Psychology with Quantitative

Biography

Employment

2018-present - Lecturer in Psychology, University of Edinburgh

2017-2020 - Sir Alan Wilson Research Fellow, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

2015-2017 - Research Associate, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

2013-2015 - Group Statistician (0.2FTE), Firefly Research, Queen Margaret University

 

Education

2012-2015 - Ph.D. in Psychology (Quantitative Methods), University of Edinburgh

2011-2012 - M.Sc. in Psychology of Individual Differences (Distinction), University of Edinburgh

2007-2011 - B.Sc. in Psychology (1st; top in year), University of Edinburgh

 

Research Leadership and Supervision

-          Mphil Students

2016-2017            Daniela Kaiser, Irina Horodinca, Julia Stanyard, Tridip Borah

-          PhD Students

2015-present     Aimee Neaverson (co-supervisor)

2015-2017            Yulia Shenderovich (PhD advisor)

-          Research Assistants

2017       Maria Jose Oomen (Evidence for Better Lives project; co-supervisor)

Ad hoc  Irina Jugl, Lu Liu, Kim Reising

-          Post-doctoral Researchers

2017-present     Sara Valdebenito

               

University Teaching

2017-2018

-          Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling with Mplus (PhD level), University of Manchester (lecturer)

-          Introduction to Longitudinal Methods in Mplus (PhD level), University of Manchester (lecturer)

-          Advanced Quantitative Methods Symposium (PhD level), Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (lecturer)

-          Development and Psychopathology (Final year UG), Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (lecturer, examiner, supervisor)

-          Cross-cultural Comparative Criminology (Mphil), Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (lecturer, co-convener)

-          Mphil Dissertation Course, (Mphil), Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (marker)

-          Social and Developmental Psychology (2nd year UG), Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (supervisor)

-          Experimental Psychology (2nd year UG), Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (supervisor)

-          Criminological Research Methods (Mphil), Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (lecturer)

2016-2017           

-          Mphil Dissertation Course, (Mphil), Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (marker, supervisor)

-          Criminological Theories (Mphil), Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (marker)

-          Development and Psychopathology (Final year UG), Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (lecturer, supervisor)

-          Crime Prevention and Programme Evaluation (Mphil), Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (lecturer, marker)

-          Criminological Research Methods (Mphil), Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (lecturer, marker)

-          Longitudinal Analysis in Mplus (PhD), University of Manchester (convener and lecturer)

2015-2016           

-          Methodology 1 (final year UG), Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh (lecturer)

2013-2016           

-          Univariate Statistics with R (MSc), Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh (teaching assistant)

-          Multivariate Statistics with R (MSc), Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh (teaching assistant)

               

Professional Development

Selected Training Courses

2017-2018

-          Lecturing Performance, University of Cambridge

-          Rising Stars in Public Engagement, University of Cambridge

-          Emerging Research Leaders Development Course, University of Cambridge

-          Admissions Selection, University of Cambridge

2016-2017           

-          Supervising Undergraduates, University of Cambridge

-          Equality and Diversity Essentials, University of Cambridge

2015-2016           

-          SPM Analysis, University of Edinburgh

2014-2015           

-          Longitudinal Data Analysis, University of Edinburgh

2012-2013           

-          Structural Equation Modelling with Mplus, Utrecht Summer School

               

Professional Service

-          Granting bodies reviewed for

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); Medical Research Council

-          Selected journals reviewed for

Structural Equation Modelling; JAMA Psychiatry; Journal of Abnormal Psychology; Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry; Assessment; Psychological Assessment; Autism Research; Psychological Medicine; European Journal of Psychological Assessment; Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology; Autism; Child Neuropsychology; Development and Psychopathology; Molecular Autism

-          Selected Consulting

Advisor on UNODC Line Up Live Up Sports-based prevention programme (2017)

-          Departmental and College

Undergraduate Admissions Interviews, Emmanuel College (2017)

Research Assistant Selection Committee, Institute of Criminology (2017)

Part-time Research Assistant Selection Committee, Institute of Criminology (2017)

Research Associate, Database Manager and Research Co-ordinator Selection Committee, Institute of Criminology (2018)

Violence Research Centre seminar co-ordination (2018)

 

Selected Reports

  1. Murray, A.L., Eisner M., & the EBLS Consortium (2017). Evidence for Better Lives: Results of a feasibility study to determine study design.
  2. Murray, A. L. & Eisner, M. (2015). Evidence for Better Lives Workshop Report. Violence Research Centre.
  3. Autism Achieve Alliance (2014). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Waiting for Assessment. Edinburgh Autism Achieve Alliance.
  4. Murray, A.L. (2011). A systematic review of treatments and inventory of forensic mental health services for conduct disorder in Scotland

Biography

2012, CCACE Studentship in Cognitive Ageing and Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh

2011, Drever Prize in Psychology, University of Edinburgh

Research activities & awards

  1. European Conference on Personality

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  2. Annual Prisons Research Centre Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  3. Evidence for Better Lives Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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Latest prizes

  1. British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Cambridge Humanities Research Grant

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  3. Sir Alan Wilson Research Fellowship

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