Ms Joanne Turley

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology


Jo has been at Wrexham Glyndŵr University since 2009, beginning as a student (2009-2012), then moving on to become a research assistant from 2012-2013.

Following this, Jo began to study for her PhD and is currently on target to complete her thesis in 2017.

Alongside her PhD studies, Jo worked in the psychology department at Wrexham Glyndŵr University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant from 2013-2016, during which time she successfully completed her PGCPD (Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Higher Education). This qualification lead to Jo becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jo has also worked as a sessional lecturer within psychology department and, in September 2016, became a full-time Psychology Lecturer.


2016   PGCPD, Wrexham Glyndŵr University

2013   (Ongoing) PhD (Psychology)

2012   BSc (Hons), Wrexham Glyndŵr University

2009   Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling

2006   Certificate in Counselling Skills, Open College Network

2013   The British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

2016   Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Social Psychology - Children and Digital Communication

I am currently undertaking my PhD in this area and my main focus is the psychological effect that digital communication has on junior school children. Research shows that most children communicate digitally, via text, mobile phone, or online chat, but there is a dearth of research on how this impacts their self-esteem, self-efficacy and subjective well-being particularly in this age group.


  • PSY410 - An Introduction to Data Analysis 
  • PSY607 – Clinical Psychology
  • PSY613 – Work Based Learning
  • PSY617 -  Social Psychology
  • PSY618 – Negotiated Learning


Turley, J., Lewis, C. A., Musharraf, S., & Breslin, M. J. (2018). Psychometric properties of three measures of “Facebook engagement and/or addiction” among a sample of Pakistani students. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Madoc-Jones, I., Williams, E., Hughes, C., & Turley, J. (2016). Prison building “Does size matter? A re-assessment. Prison Service Journal, (227), 4-10.

Robbins, M., & Turley, J. (2016). Psychological type of person-centred counsellors. Psychological Reports. 118(1), 128-138.

Roberts, D., Hibberd, P., Lewis, C. A., & Turley, J. (2014). Developing quality care metrics for community clinical nurse specialists in rural Wales, British Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(12), 601-617.

Turley, J., Baker, S. A., & Lewis, C. A. (2014). Expectations and levels of understanding when using mobile phones among 9-11 year olds in Wales, UK. Pastoral Care in Education, 32(3),208-217.