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