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Dr Nadia Jessop



I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Psychology in Education at the University of York, Department of Education.


Since completing my PhD in Educational Psychology and Research, I have worked as a research fellow at the University of Michigan Department of Psychology; an international education research consultant at the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti in Florence, Italy; and a postdoctoral researcher at the WHO-Collaborating Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas.



I adopt an interdisciplinary lens to the study of positive youth development and learning in school and community contexts. My research spans sociocultural, developmental, behavioral, and community-based approaches to psychology and education.

I look forward to collaborating with local and international researchers, scholars, and students interested in:

  • Positive youth development in majority world contexts
  • Student civic engagement
  • Hidden inequities in educational systems
  • International students’ inclusion and adjustment at UK & US universities

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I am a member of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD), the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA), and Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

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Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD