Amanda Morris

Essex Pathways
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Psychology
 Amanda Morris



Amanda completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at The University of Kent in 2005, followed by a PGCE at The University of Leicester in 2006 and a MA in Education in 2016. Amanda has been teaching psychology since 2006 across a range of levels including GCSE, A Level, IB and undergraduate psychology.  As well as teaching, Amanda is currently working towards a PhD exploring how parental phone use during parent-infant interactions may affect gaze following and joint attention.


  • MA Education Open University,

  • BSc Psychology University of Kent,

  • PGCE Social Sciences University of Leicester,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Applied Psychology (IA173)

  • Introduction to Psychology (IA175)

  • Maths and Stats for Academic Study - Psychology (SK082)


Journal articles (1)

Morris, AJ., Filippetti, ML. and Rigato, S., (2022). The Impact of Parents’ Smartphone Use on Language Development in Young Children. Child Development Perspectives. 16 (2), 103-109



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