Dr Liane Hayes

MSc Psychology (Conversion) Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer

Liane is Programme Leader of the MSc Psychology (Conversion). She is also module leader of post-graduate dissertations and teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Following an undergraduate degree in psychology, Liane gained both her MPhil and her PhD from the University of Liverpool. Liane’s MPhil studies investigated memory and mood in pregnancy whilst her PhD research focussed on birth plan decision making in pregnancy. Liane also gained a PGCE from the University of Wales.


Liane is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the British Psychological Society, the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, and the BPS Faculty of Perinatal Psychology.


The Psychology of Identity, Community and Diversity (PS5500), Social Psychology for Conversion (PS7315), Researching Thought and Behaviour (PS7301) and supervision of research at undergraduate and master’s level.


Liane’s primary research areas are in women's health, particularly cognitive and clinical psychological aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.