Dr Anna Macklin

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychological & Social Sciences

E: a.macklin@yorksj.ac.uk

T: 87 6747

I am a senior lecturer in psychology at York St John University. My research and teaching focus on the areas of developmental and forensic psychology. After completing my doctoral research (The use of drawing to facilitate children's event memory recall) at The University of York I worked as a teaching fellow on the MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology before moving to York St John University in September 2006.


Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, York St John University

PhD The Use of Drawing to Facilitate Children's Event Memory Recall, The University of York

BSc (Hons) Experimental Psychology, The University of York

Further Information


My areas of teaching expertise are in developmental and forensic psychology. I currently teach on the following modules:


1PY406 - Personality & Individual Differences

2PY401 - Infant & Child Development

3PY346 - Forensic Psychology (Module Leader)

3PY340 – Dissertation


MPY103 – Adolescent Development


In addition I supervise postgraduate research dissertations.


My research interests are broadly focused around forensic psychology. I have conducted research investigating different techniques that can be utilised to facilitate children’s eyewitness testimony. More recently I have collaborated with North Yorkshire Police investigating the prevalence and awareness of pre-loading and associated risky behaviours. I am currently involved in delivering and evaluating bystander intervention programmes designed to reduce sexual violence and am part of a multi-disciplinary research team investigating healthy relationships in young adults.

Professional Activities

Graduate member British Psychology Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Macklin, A.L., Noret, N.F., & Streatfield, N. (2017, September).  Are bystander intervention programmes effective at tackling sexual violence in emerging adults? Poster presented at the BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Macklin, A.L., & Taylor, L. (2017, September).  Drawing as an encoding strategy in young children.  Poster presented at the BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Noret, N., Macklin, A., & Morgan, E. (2016). Selby alcohol survey 2015. Project report. York St John University.

Macklin, A.L., Noret, N. & Morgan, E. (2015, September). Prevalence of pre-loading. Poster presented at North East of England BPS Conference, York St John University

Rowlands, A.L. Larkin, R.F. & Goodwin, C. (2008, September). Individual differences in children's event memory recall: The effect of age, verbal and non-verbal abilities. Poster presented at the BPS Developmental Section Conference, Oxford Brookes University.

Larkin, R.F. & Rowlands, A.L. (2007, August). Cognitive predictors of children's eyewitness testimony performance. Poster presented at the BPS Developmental Section Conference, University of Plymouth.

Rowlands, A.L. & Cox, M.V. (2003, September). Does drawing facilitate young children’s event memory recall? Implications for eyewitness testimony. Paper presented at the BPS Developmental Section Conference, Coventry University.

Rowlands, A.L., & Cox, M.V. (2002, September). Children's drawings and facilitation of event memory: Implications for eye witness testimony. Poster presented at the BPS Cognitive section conference, University of Kent.

Rowlands, A.L., & Cox, M.V. (2001). Steiner education and young artists: A comparison of drawing ability in Steiner, Montessori and traditional schools. Paideia: A Research Journal for Waldorf Education, 24, 18-37.

Cox, M.V., & Rowlands, A.L. (2000). The effect of three different educational approaches on children's drawing ability: Steiner, Montessori and traditional. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 70, 485-503.

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