In profile with… Dr Petia Paramova, Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at BPP School of Health

Name: Dr Petia Paramova

Job title: Lecturer in Occupational Psychology

Study Centre: Waterloo

What is your education background?

I completed secondary and further education at Fettes College, Edinburgh. Following this I did my BSc Psychology, my MSc in Occupational Psychology and my PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

What is your professional background?

I have spent the last 4-5 years teaching at Goldsmiths College, at University Centre Newham College and at BPP. In addition to this I have kept up with research activity in the area of political leadership at all of the mentioned institutions.

How do you think this experience has assisted your teaching at BPP University?

Yes, I believe that this experience has shaped my ability to successfully teach undergraduate modules in statistics and organisational psychology at BPP.

If you could give one piece of advice to your students for their future careers, what would it be?

My advice would be to take away as much as they can from their degree as everything could come handy one day. Missing lectures and skipping the opportunities to learn in such a safe environment would be one of the things that I wouldn’t do.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go, and why?

I would go to Japan due to my wish to learn more about this part of the world.

Have you been motivated by an influential figure, if so, who?

I have been motivated by my father who is a well known Bulgarian politician. He taught me how to excel and dream.

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