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Staff Profile

Dr Jennifer Shevchenko

Senior Lecturer; Year 1 Lead

Dr Jennifer Boland

I am a senior lecturer in psychology with expertise in cognitive psychology, specifically prospective cognition and prospective thinking biases.


PhD - The effect of positive episodic simulation on future event predictions in non-depressed, dysphoric, and depressed individuals. University of Hull, 2018
MSc, Clinical Applications of Psychology. University of Hull, 2013
BSc (Hons), Psychology. University of Hull, 2012


I teach on the following modules:

PSY4004M - Experimental Research Methods and Statistics
PSY5006 - Investigating Cognition
PSY5007 - Advanced Research Methods

Alongside my teaching, I supervise students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


My research interests include (but not limited to) the relationship between prospective cognition and psychological wellbeing/distress, and investigating ways to improve prospective cognition.


Dr Jennifer Shevchenko (née Boland)

Anderson, R. A., Clayton McClure, H. J, Boland, J., Howe, D., Riggs, K. J, & Dewhurst, S. A. (2023). The effect of dysphoria on positive emotional anticipation of goal achievement. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 14(1)

Abendstern, M., Wilberforce, M., Hughes, J., Arandelovic, A., Batool, S., Boland, J., Pitts, R., & Challis, D. (2021). The social worker in community mental health teams: Findings from a national survey. Journal of Social Work, 0(0)

Wilberforce, M. R., Abendstern, M., Batool, S., Boland, J., Challis, D., Christian, J., ... & Pitts, R. (2019). What do service users want from mental health social work?: A best-worst scaling analysis. British Journal of Social Work, 0, 1-21

Boland, J., Abendstern, M., Wilberforce, M., Pitts, R., Hughes, J., & Challis, D. (2019). Exploring the added value of mental health social work in multidisciplinary community teams: An analysis of a national service user survey. Journal of Social Work, 0(0), 1-23.

Boland, J., Riggs, K., J., & Anderson, R. J. (2018). A brighter future: The effect of positive episodic simulation on future predictions in non-depressed, dysphoric & depressed individuals. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 100, 7-16.

Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Grace, L., & Boland, J. (2017).  Survival processing versus self-reference: A memory advantage following descriptive self-referential encoding. Journal of Memory and Language, 94, 291–304.

Anderson, R.J., Boland, J., & Garner, S.R. (2016). Overgeneral past and future thinking in dysphoria: The role of emotional cues and cueing methodology. Memory, 24, 708-719.

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