Gwennan Barton

Job Role
Lecturer In Psychology (cognitive)


Gwennan completed her 1st class BSc Psychology degree at Glyndŵr University 2016. She began her ongoing PhD studies in visual attention, memory and psychological type in the Autumn of 2016 at Glyndwr. She is engaged with the research culture – presenting work at the university and British Psychological Society (BPS) conferences including the Cognitive section.

She received the runner up prize for the visualising research competition at the University in 2019 and was presented with a researcher development award in 2019, enabling her to present at a BPS Conference, Glasgow.

In November 2017, Gwennan became the Full Time Psychology Technician. She is a member of the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology and BPS. Her role involves providing support to staff and students with research, dissertation, statistics, technical, and experimental work. Gwennan is the Health and Safety co-ordinator for the department, a member of the Psychology ethics committee, manages the psychology laboratory, equipment and software. Additionally, she is involved in the delivery of short courses aimed at quantitative data analysis.

Gwennan was nominated for the 10 Year anniversary award: Outstanding contribution to student experience at WGU (2018) and Colleague of the year in 2020.

In December 2020, Gwennan received the WGU Above and beyond staff award for Unsung Hero, describing her as a gentle force of nature, dedicated to supporting students and staff, and the endless patience that she has for every individual.

Outside of work, her hobbies include volunteering as a projectionist at a local community cinema, piano, photography, dressmaking and walking.


BSc Psychology (Hons) 1st Class

Currently undertaking a PhD in Psychology


Gwennan is passionate about Psychology and utilising upcoming technology in research. Research interests are mainly within Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences and include; Scene perception, Visual attention, Eye-tracking, Memory, Emotional Intelligence and Personality.


Introduction to quantitative data analysis and reporting skills for Psychology.

Introduction to study skills for Psychology.


Barton, G. H. (2020). [Review of the book Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research (3rd Edition; International Student Edition), by J. W. Creswell & V. L. Plano Clark]. The Cognitive Psychology Bulletin, (5), 87-88.