Jenny Terry

Jenny Terry

Doctoral Researcher & Doctoral Tutor

University of Sussex, School of Psychology


Jenny Terry is a Doctoral Researcher and Doctoral Tutor in the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex (2019 – 2022). She also works as a temporary Lecturer at the University of Brighton, teaching research methods and statistics.

Jenny’s research background centres around the impact of emotions and attitudes upon achievement in higher education, particularly on introductory statistics courses in psychology. Her PhD combines her substantive interests with an enthusiasm for improving methods in psychology by exploring whether statistics anxiety is a unique construct and what the subsequent theoretical and methodological implications are.

Alongside the PhD, Jenny is also involved with projects exploring the teaching and learning of R/RStudio, postgraduate researchers’ experiences of doing open science, and whether pre-empting student anxiety about statistics itself induces anxiety.

Jenny is a founding member of a network of PhD researchers interested in statistics education in psychology and is the PsyPAG representative for the British Psychological Society’s Mathematical, Statistical, and Computing Psychology section.


  • Statistics Education
  • Emotions & Attitudes in Learning & Teaching
  • Non-Traditional/Under-Represented Groups in Higher Education
  • Quantitative Psychology
  • Meta Psychology
  • Open Science


  • PhD Psychology, 2022 (in progress)

    University of Sussex

  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2019

    University of Brighton

  • MRes Psychological Methods, 2018

    University of Sussex

  • BA (Hons) Applied Psychology and Sociology, 2017

    University of Brighton


  • University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, BN1 9RH