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portrait of Dr Seraphine Clarke

Dr Seraphine Clarke

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

Contact Information


Visit Seraphine Clarke

A229C, College Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Office hours: Thursday 2-3pm

Seraphine began her academic journey conducting research at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on developing longitudinal biomarkers for stress, analyzing hair samples for Cortisol. It was during this position that she was awarded the Salimetrics Europe 2014 prize for Health Psychology Research.

Seraphine went on to a Masters degree in Research Methodology and Advanced Quantitative statistics for Psychology at the University of Essex and achieved a Distinction. It was during this time that Seraphine collaborated with an interntiaonally renowned Cognitive Bias Researcher, Bundy Mackintosh and Seraphine began her research in Experimental Psychiatry. An Economic Social Research Council scholarship soon followed and Seraphine conducted her Doctoral Research Program under the supervision of Bundy Mackintosh & Nick Cooper at the Center for Brain Sciences, Psychology, University of Essex.
Seraphine has since presented research at international conferences and has a keen interest in giving public engagement talks to improve the accessibility of Science to the public. Seraphine has held positions as PI on Research fellowship roles at the University of Essex and also as a Data Analyst for a National Collaborative Outreach Consortia.

Seraphine is a member of the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies and a Chartered Psychologist, CPsychol, of the British Psychological Society.

If you have an interest in Seraphine’s Research Program or any of her upcoming public engagement talks please contact her directly. Seraphine also invites correspondence from potential stakeholders (charities, mental health organisations etc.) for potential collaboration and potential PhD students.

Upcoming Talks:
11th December, Essex Skeptics, Chelmsford, England.
4th February, Cystal Palace Cafe Scientifique, London, England.


  1. Fellow of the Higher Education Teaching Academy, University of Essex, England, UK., Dec 2017
  2. PhD Psychology, Expertise: Experimental Psychiatry, University of Essex, England, UK, Oct 2015 – Oct 2018
  3. MSc Research Methodology & Statistics in Psychology, University of Essex, United Kingdom, Oct 2013 – Sep 2014
  4. Psychology BSc, Anglia Ruskin University, Engalnd, UK, Sep 2010 – Sep 2013

Postgraduate training

  1. Project Management 'Prince 2', Make Happen, National Collaborative Outreach, England, UK


  1. Lecturer, City, University of London, Oct 2019 – present
  2. Data Analyst (National Collaborative Outreach), University of Essex, Mar – Oct 2019
  3. Research Associate, University of Essex, Nov 2018 – Oct 2019

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies
  2. Chartered Psychologist, British Psycholocgical Society


Journal articles (2)

  1. Clarke, S.C., Cooper, N.R., Rana, M. and Mackintosh, B. (2018). Cognitive Interpretation Bias: The Effect of a Single Session Moderate Exercise Protocol on Anxiety and Depression. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01363.
  2. Le, A.T.D., Payne, J., Clarke, S.C., Kelly, M.A., Prudenziati, F., Armsby, E. … Wilkins, A.J. (2017). Discomfort from urban scenes: Metabolic consequences. Landscape and Urban Planning, 160, pp. 61–68. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.12.003.

Posters (2)

  1. Clarke, S.C., Mackintosh, B. and Cooper, N. Two Session Cognitive Bias Modification Training; Exercise Interpretation Bias. Presented at International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria., 2018.
  2. Clarke, S.C. and Mackintosh, B. Cognitive Bias Modification Training & Exercise: For Alleviating Depression, Anxiety & Stress Related Disorders. Economic Social Research Council Conference, Liverpool., 2016.

Other Activities

Collaboration (academic)