Academic Team - Vashnarekha Kumarasuriar, Lecturer In Psychology-tes1

Academic Team

Vashnarekha Kumarasuriar | Lecturer In Psychology and Psychology Programme Lead

Vashnarekha KumarasuriarVashnarekha Kumarasuriar graduated with an Honours degree in Psychology from University of Queensland, Australia, and obtained her Masters in Counselling from the University of South Australia in 2005. Rekha has more than 15 years of experience teaching Psychology at higher education institutions in Malaysia and Singapore.

While teaching in Singapore, she served in various academic and industry advisory committees, engaging closely with academic partners in ensuring that the curriculum is of high quality and industry relevant. Additionally, she has worked with stakeholders and regulators in designing new programmes, while serving at other private institutions in Malaysia. Over the years, she has gained expertise in developing and teaching various undergraduate Psychology modules in the area of Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Clinical Psychology and a range of other Counselling Psychology modules. As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Rekha is actively involved in teaching and assessment at undergraduate level. She is currently pursuing her PhD, focusing on nutrition, cognition and mental health.


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Highest qualification and awarding body

Master of Counselling, University of South Australia

UoRM programmes taught/supervised

BSc (Hons) Psychology:

PY1SK Skills for Psychology
PY1DIP Debates In Psychology
PY1APP Applied Professional Psychology
PY2DAL Developmental Across the Lifespan
PY2PCP Professional and Clinical Psychology
PY3COU Counselling: Theory and Practice

Research interests

Adolescent risk behaviours
Multicultural counselling
Nutrition, cognition and mental health

Current projects

Effects of nutrition on cognition and mental health


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University of Reading Malaysia
Persiaran Graduan, Kota Ilmu, EduCity, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia.

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