Dr Fenja Ziegler

    Principal Lecturer (Teaching) / Programme Leader

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Fenja Ziegler

    Originally from the far north of Germany, I moved to the UK to study for my BSc in Psychology at City University, London. I completed my PhD in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, before taking up a post as Lecturer and Research Fellow in the School of Psychology there.  In September 2010, I moved to Lincoln University as a senior lecturer in Psychology and was promoted to Principal Lecturer in 2015.
    When not researching or teaching Psychology, I am running through the Lincolnshire countryside dragged by a pair of exuberant hounds, reading, listening to music (or making it, badly) or battling the winds of Lincoln on my bike.

    Department Responsibilities

    Programme Leader (BSc Psychology)
    Module co-ordinator for Developing Individual in Society (Level 1)
    Lectures on Conceptual Psychology (Level 1)
    Lectures on Sleep, Emotion and Cognition (Level 3)
    IS project supervision (Level 3)
    Impact Champion
    Summer Scientist week founder
    Social media and news page editor
    Research participation scheme coordinator (including SONA)
    Academic Liaison for BPS
    Member Athena Swan working group member and LGBTQi Champion

    Subject Specialism

    behavioural economics, social decision making, perspective-taking, theory of mind


    • PhD Psychology and Philosophy — University of Nottingham, 2004
    • BSc(Hons) Psychology — City University, 1999

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Member of the ESRC Peer Review College (2015 - )

    Member of the Publication Committee - SSOL

    External Examiner: University of Gloucestershire

    Reviewer for Academic Journals, including: British Journal of Developmental Psychology; British Journal of Psychology; Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Developmental Science; European Journal of Developmental Psychology; Infant and Child Development; Journal of Child Language; Mind, Brain and Education; Philosophical Psychology; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review; Thinking & Reasoning.

    Reviewer for Grants: Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, National Swiss Science Foundation, National Research Foundation of South Africa.

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Changing horizons: can children learn to be less impulsive by changing their time perspective? — Awarded £1,000 by UROS in 2015
    • Accuracy in surrogate medical decision-making — Awarded £3,000 by College Research Fund in 2012
    • Curse of knowledge in children’s false belief? — Awarded £1,000 by UROS in 2011
    • Framing in decisions made for others — Awarded £1,000 by College Research Fund in 2010
    • Obstacle and Endurance Racing
    • Impulsivity in decision-making

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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