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Valerie Dennehy, PhD

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Valerie Dennehy, PhD is a university teacher at Loughborough University. She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She has worked in higher education and industry since 2009 teaching and research across a wide variety of psychological areas. Her PhD focused on connections between human perceptual motor processes and emotion. Her research demonstrated that the fluency of everyday actions evokes an emotional response, indicating that the way we perform motor actions has a more pervasive effect on our emotional state than is commonly appreciated. This was further shown to be true in the case of imaged actions.

As well as her interest in motor process and emotion, she also has an interest in personality and its relation to sport performance.

Valerie sits on the editorial board of Psychreg Journal of Psychology.

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