Dr Emma Clayes



  • Programme Leader – MSc Applied Social Sciences: Globalisation and Crime
  • Module Leader – Culture and Cognition, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Advanced Social Research Methods, Communication, Cognition and E-learning, Cognitive Psychology and Intelligence, Applied Research Project.

Teaching Subjects

  • BA (Hons) Social Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Interpretation
  • MSc Psychology (Conversion)
  • MSc Globalisation and Crime


  • MA (Hons) Psychology – University of Dundee
  • PhD – University of Glasgow
  • TQFE – University of Dundee

Research Interests

  • Culture: how do factors such as technology, identity, environment, language impact on cognition?
  • Reading and Psychology: does Zola beat Freud?

Professional Membership

  • Reviewer-Journal of Applied Research



  • Sewing, cooking and bread making- all good survival skills started even before the pandemic
  • Walking and cycling- for a greener world
  • Reading -preferably German or Russian novelists, a hard exterior masks a soft heart
  • Football: St Johnstone, Jeanfield Swifts and Celtic (not necessarily in that order)

emma in her office