Dr Premkumar delivers lectures on family communication to Year 1 students as part of an introductory module to Psychology (PSYC10159). She also delivers lectures on a third year module on Clinical Neuropsychology (PSYC30530). Preethi coordinates the lecture series and prepares assessments for Research in Context (PSYC10159) and Clinical Neuropsychology (PSYC30530) as module leader. Additionally, she supports research projects from Year 1 to post-graduate level of study. Preethi is interested to supervise research projects on social interaction, vulnerability for mental disorder and psychophysiological experiments on emotion. She also supports projects in other research fields.
Preethi provides pastoral support to students via personal tutorials, and by organising events for international students. Furthermore, she mentors undergraduate students in their placement year. She reviews students’ exceptional personal circumstances in the BSc (Hons) Psychology course to help them to have more time to achieve good academic performance.
Her research interests are to study the risk factors for psychosis due to social anxiety and poor family communication using neuroimaging. Besides, she collaborates with colleagues at the Psychology Department and Information Systems Research Group, School of Science and Technology, to design and test a virtual-reality intervention for social anxiety. She is an external examiner at the Faculty of Science, Open University.