Wakefield L Morys-Carter MA

Department:
 
Psychology, Health
and Professional Development
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
Current Post: Senior Psychology Demonstrator
Date of Appointment: September 1997
I consider myself an innovative research designer and a pragmatic statistician. I am passionate about supporting students to address novel research questions with rigorous experimental or questionnaire designs and encouraging them to disseminate their results beyond the course.

Employment

1997-     Senior Psychology Demonstrator and Teaching Fellow, Oxford Brookes University

1995-97 Research Assistant, Oxford Brookes University

Committee Memberships

2017-     Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Health and Safety.

2015-     Learning Analytics Steering Group.

Education

1990-95 Research Student, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

1989-90 Licence de Psychologie
PS300 psychologie générale et comparée (14.05 out of 20)
Université de Poitiers

1986-89 MA Natural Sciences (General Honours, 1st Class)
Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
Part IA: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology of Cells
Part IB: Advanced Physics, Mathematics
Part II: Special Subject Statistics, Experimental Psychology (IB)

Other Roles

2013-     Corporal, The 4th “King’s Own” Regiment of Foot, affiliated with the Napoleonic Association.

2011-     Treasurer and Membership Secretary, the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP).

2010-12 Commercial Director, Cambridge Games Factory.

2005-     Sole Trader, Termight Replicas.

2001-08 Webmaster, 2000 AD Online, Rebellion Developments.

1987-     Lieutenant (musket block commander), Sir Gilbert Hoghton’s Companie of Foote, The Sealed Knot Society.

Skills

General: French (professional working), Full Clean Driving Licence, First Aid at work.

Programming and experiment building: HTML, MATLAB/Psychtoolbox, PHP/MySQL, PsychoPy, Qualtrics, SuperLab.

Statistics and data: Excel, G*Power, Jamovi, SPSS.

Teaching: Google slides, Moodle, PowerPoint, TurnitIn.

Teaching Responsibilities

PSYC4007: Psychology and Contemporary Issues
Set support (posters, two weeks, two out of four sets).

PSYC4008: An Introduction to Psychological Research
Workshop support (questionnaire design and physiological measurements).
Coursework marking (shared with other demonstrators).

PSYC5001: Questionnaire Design for Psychology
Set support (two out of four sets).
Analysis session leadership (two weeks).
Marking (shared with lecturers and other demonstrators).

PSYC5008 Advanced Statistics and Experimental Method for Psychology Practical class leadership.
Workshop support.
Module administration.
Coursework marking (shared with other demonstrators).

PSYC6011: Project (Double Psychology)
Module support (topic and second-marker allocation).
Research design support (especially PsychoPy and Qualtrics).
Analysis support (SPSS and jamovi).

PSYC7004: Research Design Skills
Qualtrics session leadership (half week).

PSYC7005: Experimental Method and Statistics for Psychology
Week zero statistics primer course leadership.
Session support.

PSYC7007: Research Based Dissertation.
Research design support (especially PsychoPy and Qualtrics).
Analysis support (SPSS and jamovi).

MARK7006: Research Methods for Events and Marketing
Set leadership (SPSS, two weeks, two out of four sets).

Research

Funding and awards

2014 Nominated for two Brookes Union Teaching Awards
Best Support Staff Member
Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience

2014 Oxford Brookes Team Teaching Fellowship Award (£15000) Vertical Enhancement of Statistics and Psychology Research, awarded jointly to Carter, W.L., Davies, E.L. and Paltoglou, A.E.

2014 Shortlisted for Brookes Union Teaching Award
Non-Academic Staff Member

2009 Joint winner of the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network Technician award

Publications

Paltoglou,  A.E., Morys-Carter, W.L., & Davies, E.L. (2019). From anxiety to confidence: Exploring the measurement of statistics confidence and its relationship with experience, knowledge, and competence within psychology undergraduate students. Psychology Learning and Teaching. doi: 10.1177/1475725718819290.

Fredman Stein, K., Morys-Carter, W.L., & Hinkley, L. (2018). Rumination and impaired prospective memory. The Journal of General Psychology, doi: 10.1080/00221309.2018.1469464.

Morys-Carter, W.L., Paltoglou, A.E., & Davies, E.L. (2015). Vertical enhancement of second-year psychology research. Psychology Teaching Review, 21(1), 68-72.

Davies, E.L., Morys-Carter, W.L., & Paltoglou, A.E. (2015). Helping students to climb the mountain: A study to inform the development of a resource to improve the learning of statistics in psychology. Psychology Teaching Review, 21(1), 56-67.

Joshi, M.S. and Carter, W. (2013). Unrealistic optimism: east and west? Front. Psychology, 4:6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00006.

Argyropoulos, I., Gellatly, A., Pilling, M., and Carter, W. (2012). Set size and mask duration do not interact in object-substitution masking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance39(3), 646-661. doi: 10.1037/a0030240.

Gellatly, A., Pilling, M., Carter, W., & Guest, D. (2010) How does target duration affect object substitution masking? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(5), 1267-1279.

Lamb, R., Joshi, M.S., Carter, W., Cowburn, G. and Matthews, A. (2006). Children's acquisition and retention of safety skills: the Lifeskills program, Injury Prevention12, 161-165.

Joshi, M.S., MacLean, M. and Carter, W. (1999). Children’s journey to school: spatial skills, knowledge and perceptions of the environment.  British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 17, 125-140.

Joshi, M.S., MacLean, M. and Carter, W. (1997). Children’s journeys to school - new data and further comments. World Transport Policy and Practice, 3(4), 17-22.

Conference Contributions and Seminars

Papers

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2019, September). Who cares about the climate? Paper presented at the BPS Midlands Conference, Derby, UK.Google Slides

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2019, June). Student generated summative quizzes. Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Lincoln, UK.Google Slides

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2018, June). Jamovi: a viable alternative to SPSS? Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Bath, UK.

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2018, June). Qualtrics variables and randomisation. Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, University of Bath, June 27-29, 2018.Google Slides

Morys-Carter, W.L., McGuffie, A., Keating, S., Robertson, S., Boylan, P., Higgins, S. & Royle, W.S.S. (2017). ATSiP Workshop. Workshop presented at BPS West Midlands Branch Workshop, Coventry University, September 8, 2017.

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2017, June). Online experiments in PsychoPy and PsychoPy. Workshop conducted at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Dublin, RoI.

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2016, June). Learning Analytics. Can we? Should we? Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2015, September). Tattoo prejudice: Driven into history by the millenial generation. In W.L. Morys-Carter (Chair), Oxford Brookes University students VESPR symposium. Symposium conducted at the BPS West Midlands Branch Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2015, June). Vertical Enhancement of Statistics and Psychology Research. Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Davies, E.L., Carter, W.L., & Paltoglou, A.E. (2015, April). Vertical Enhancement of Statistics and Psychology Research (VESPR): Initial findings and reflection on innovations. Paper presented at the Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, UK.

Carter, W. (2014, June). Demonstration: PsychoPy. Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Carter, W. (2013, July). Demonstration: Cognitive Psychology Experiments in MATLAB. Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Dublin, RoI.

Carter, W. (2012, July). Questionnaires in Google forms. Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Plymouth, UK.

Carter, W. (2011, July). Enthusing prospective students about psychology. Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Oxford, UK.

Carter, W. (2011, July). PHP and MySQL. Paper presented at the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology Annual Conference, Oxford, UK.

MacLean, M., Moore, B. and Carter, W. (2000, September). Children’s use of mental state terms. Paper presented at the BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, Bristol, UK.

Posters

Bennett, V, Hinkley, L., Morys-Carter, W., & MacLean, M. (2019, September). Cognitive strategies while prospective remembering in mid-late adolescence. Poster session presented at the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section & Developmental Psychology Section Joint Conference, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Hadar, R., Morys-Carter, W.L. & Kumar, S. (2019, May). Cultural differences in processing self-related information. Poster session presented at the BPS Annual Conference, Harrogate, UK.iPoster

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2019, June). What if your students wrote their own MCQ assessments? Poster session presented at the Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, UK.PDF

Payne, L., Morys-Carter, W.L. & Stuart, N. (2018, May). Does an induced emotional state affect how we resolve lexical ambiguity? Poster session presented at the BPS Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK.

Morys-Carter, W.L. & Davies, E.L. (2016, July). Acting beyond the course: student poster presentations at the BPS annual conference. Poster session presented at the Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, UK.

Carter, W.L., Paltoglou, A.E., & Davies, E.L. (2015, April). Keeping it real: The disconnect between academic and everyday statistics. Poster session presented at the Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, UK.

Seminars

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2019, October 15). Student generated summative quizzes. Seminar presented at University of Nottingham, UK.Google Slides

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2019, October 9). Jamovi primer. Seminar presented to psychology staff at Oxford Brookes University, UK.Google Slides

Morys-Carter, W.L. (2015, December 8). Vertical enhancement of Statistics and Psychology research. Seminar presented to Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Staff Development Programme at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Conference and workshop co-organiser

ATSiP Annual Conferences

University of Lincoln, June 26-28, 2019.
University of Bath, June 27-29, 2018.
University College Dublin, June 28-30, 2017.
Birmingham City University, June 29-July 1, 2016.
Staffordshire University, June 24-26, 2015.
Edinburgh Napier University, June 25-27, 2014.
Trinity College Dublin, July 3-5, 2013.
Plymouth University, July 4-6, 2012.
Oxford Brookes University, July 6-8, 2011.

ATSiP Winter Workshops

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) facilitated by Artinis Medical Systems and Tracksys, University of Nottingham, December 12-13, 2019.

Eye Tracking facilitated by Tobii Pro, Reading, December 10-11, 2018.

Physiological Measurements / Biopac facilitated by Linton Instrumentation at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, December 11-12, 2017.

Oxford Brookes University Event Coordination

Psychology Masters Symposium, Oxford, January 25, 2019.

Psychology Masters Symposium, Oxford, January 26, 2018.

Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, July 4, 2016.

VESPR Alumni Networking Event, Oxford, December 3, 2015.

Psychology Masters Symposium, Oxford, February 18, 2015.

VESPR Alumni Networking Event, Oxford, December 4, 2014.

Other Conference Attendances

BPS Cognitive Psychology Section & Developmental Psychology Section Joint Conference, Stoke-on-Trent, September 4-5, 2019. (Attended one day)

BPS Midlands Conference, Derby, September 3, 2019. 

Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, June 13, 2017.

BPS Annual Conference, Harrogate, May 1-2, 2019. (Attended one day)

Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit, London, April 17, 2019.

BPS Midlands Conference, Birmingham, September 3, 2018.

Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, June 14, 2017.

BPS Annual Conference, Nottingham, May 2-4, 2018. (Attended one day)

Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit, London, April 11, 2018.

BPS West Midlands Branch Workshop, Coventry, September 8, 2017.

Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, June 17, 2017.

BPS Annual Conference, Brighton, May 3-5, 2017. (Attended one day)

BPS West Midlands Branch Conference, Birmingham, September 5, 2016. 

BPS Annual Conference, Nottingham, April 26-28, 2016. (Attended two days)

BPS West Midlands Branch Conference, Coventry, September 7, 2015. 

BPS Annual Conference, Liverpool, May 5-7, 2015. (Attended one day)

Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Oxford, April 21, 2015.