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Rylee Spooner

Associate Lecturer in Psychology

Rylee Spooner


Rylee Spooner is an Associate lecturer in Psychology alongside completing their MSci in Advanced Applied Psychology at the University of Chichester.

Whilst studying, Rylee has been a research assistant on a project looking at the impact of mindfulness on Long Covid recovery. They also received the BPS Assistantship bursary to work within the Vocal Communication Lab on a study titled ‘The Sound of Empathy’.

Rylee has been involved with the PAL scheme as a VTA: assisting the lower years with statistics in their seminars. Rylee has also worked as a support assistant within the Psychology and counselling department.

Rylee is the LGBTQ+ office for UCSU and champions LGBTQ+ voices on campus. They were awarded National Student Pride’s Role Model of the Year 2022 for their work.


Rylee’s research interest lies within understanding social issues around stigmatised and marginalised groups, most prominently the LGBTQ+ community, and how support for this community in clinical settings can be improved.

Rylee is also interested in research around domestic violence within the LGBTQ+ community and how best to support survivors with understanding of minority stressors.

Other department members

Alex Rawlinson
Psychology Laboratory Technician
Alison Hounsome
Programme Administrator
Benjamin Sharpe
Dr Benjamin T. Sharpe
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, Programme Coordinator for the BSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology, and Academic Board Member

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