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Julie Prescott

Lecturer in Psychology at University of Bolton

Julie Prescott is a chartered psychologist with a research career spanning over ten years in both academic and public sector environments (Merseyside Police). She gained her PhD from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at The University of Liverpool, UK, in 2011.

Her background is in psychology and women’s studies with a particular interest in women’s careers, especially in terms of barriers and drivers, occupational segregation, and the experiences of women working in male dominated occupations/industries, in particular the computer games industry.

She has published two books in this area: Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers (2012) and Gender Divide and the Computer Gaming Industry (2013) (both co-authored with Dr Jan Bogg) with an edited book forthcoming: Gender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry (2014), all published by IGI Global.

Her other research interests include, identity, career decision making, the student psychological contract, health issues in gender incongruent careers, computer games for learning and health benefits and pedagogic research more generally.

She has been involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching throughout my research career and is currently a associate fellow of the higher education academy. My teaching interests include social, occupational and cyber psychology.