Rachel Hagan

School of Psychology

I have been working as a Lecturer in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies (LCAPS) since 2017, teaching on various modules including Academic Skills, Evidence Based Policing, Research Skills and SPSS. I am currently module lead for 7102PS (Advanced Research Skills) and 4308PS (Academic Skills).

I am also a PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), with a completion date of March 2023. My research is focussed around the integration of the chemical senses (taste and smell). Whilst most previous research largely focusses on the peripheral and central mechanisms, increasing our understanding of how these stimuli areperceived and processed - my research focusses on understanding the psychological aspects of chemosensory perception and how chemosensory mechanisms influence perceptual experiences and behaviours.


2023, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD Psychology
2018, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc Research in Psychology
2017, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology

Journal article

Haggarty CJ, Moore DJ, Trotter PD, Hagan R, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2021. Vicarious ratings of social touch the effect of age and autistic traits. Scientific Reports, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url