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About Valeria Carroll

Valeria Carroll is a Senior Lecturer in College of Social Science ;  she joined Lincoln University in 2009 and has been teaching across various programmes on undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She received her education in Moscow, graduating from two Russian Universities with first degree honours from both establishments simultaneously. For her research activities she was granted Presidential Scholarships.  As part of the Scholarship she spend one year in Birmingham, studying HE provision in UK. During her study years (in 2002) she started her career as a Pedagogue-Psychologist (Educational psychologist) in the Educational Centre in Moscow (Comprehensive School, which includes primary, secondary, junior stages of education and after class activities). She became the Head of Psychological Services in this educational centre, working collaboratively with social workers, social pedagogues, nurses, teachers and support staff. In addition she launched psychological experimental work to enhance the quality of education provided, particularly looking into creative and research abilities of children and young people as a part of the Moscow experimental network to integrate academia knowledge with the needs of practice. Valeria has been in Higher Education provision since 2003, starting with placement co-ordination for undergraduate psychology students and later joining academia as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Individual Differences and Assessment). Her particular research interests disseminated through teaching were related to principles and methods of assessment in various practice contexts, e.g. children and young people (Education Centre and Laboratory of Deviant Behaviour) and adults (self-regulation of individual qualities to enhance professional efficacy). Volunteering: Deputy Chair at Eastern European Supplementary School in Lincoln

Department Responsibilities

Lincoln Award Representative (BSc Health and Social Care) School Ethics Committee member

Subject Specialism

Understanding Wellbeing and Development: Children and Young People, Preparing for Working with Children and Young People, Applied Research Methods


  • PGCE Higher Education Teaching & Learning — University of Lincoln, 2014
  • Doctor in Psychology - History of Psychology, Research Methods, Individual Differences (PhD) — Russian State Social University, 2007
  • MSc in Psychology - Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology — Russian State Pedagogical University, 2007
  • Specialist in Pedagogue and Psychology – Specialisation in Counselling — Russian New University, 2004
  • BSc in Psychology – Specialisation in Research Methods — Russian State Social University, 2004


2014 - 2018 External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University - BSc Psychology, BSc Psychology & Sociology and modules delivered via Psychology for BA Education Studies with Psychology & Counselling and BA Criminology & Psychology 2015 - 2019 a Programme External Examiner at University of Derby for the programme BA (Hons) Health and Social Care/BA (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-up)

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Research Interests

  • child studies

  • creative abilities

  • impact of abuse

  • inclusive education

  • individuality

  • migrant children

  • principles of assessment

  • reflection

  • supervision

Research Projects

  • Communication across Cultures — in 2016
  • Ethnic identity of migrant children: approaches to support integration processes — LACE in 2016
  • Development of a method to explore ethnic identity of the children in bi-ethnic and poli-ethnic families — LIFT in 2016
  • Inclusive Education in the UK — in 2016
  • Implementation and evaluation of PeerWise software for peer assessment and peer feedback purposes to enhance student experience of the Research methods module — awarded £1000 by SEED in 2016
  • Teaching and supporting international students (international students needs and experiences) — in 2015
  • Use of formative peer assessment and peer feedback to support students learning — in 2014
  • Innovative Approaches to Feedback — in 2014
  • OER (OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES)  for Early Reflective Thinking and Writing — awarded £5000 by HEA/JISC in 2012

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy — Fellowship
  • British Psychological Society — Member
  • Russian Psychological Society — Member