Nicola-Jayne Tuck

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Psychology (FHEA)

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Tel: 0121 204 4012
n.salm[email protected]

Room: SW513

Nicola-Jayne Salmon Web photo

I joined Aston University in 2016 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Psychology. I teach on the following modules: PY1124 (Research Methods and Statistics), PY1125 + NE1004 (Psychology + Neuroscience Practicals), PY1129 (Introduction to Psychology), PY2242 (Brain and Behaviour), PY2244 (Research Methods & Advanced Statistics) and PY2241 (Individual Differences, Health and Personality). I am also an academic tutor for first and second year students. Alongside my teaching, I am completing my PhD part-time. My research explores the relationship between eating behaviour and psychological health. I am supervised by Dr Jason Thomas and Dr Claire Farrow (associate supervisor). Additionally, I am involved in regular outreach activities with secondary school students and represent Psychology at the Healthcare Aspirations events. I supervise research placement students for summer projects and as international placements at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology. University of Birmingham. Awarded with First Class, 2013.
  • MSc in Work Psychology. Aston University. Awarded with Distinction, 2014.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert). Aston University. Awarded with Distinction, 2017.
  • PhD in Psychology (in progress). 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant in Psychology, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University. October 2016 to present.
  • Prior to this position, I worked as an Assistant Educational Psychologist and in Behavioural Economics abroad.
  • The effects of habitual fruit and vegetable intake on psychological wellbeing. 
  • Eating behaviour and mental health. 
  • Eating behaviour and cognitive performance. 
  • Interventions to promote healthy eating.
  • Member of the Psychology of Eating in Adults and Children (PEACh) Research Group. 
  • Member of the Applied Health Research Group.

Gorilla Grant Finalist, awarded a £1,000 software license.

MBPsS: Graduate Member of the British Psychology Society


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


British Feeding & Drinking Group



The relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption, mental health and psychological wellbeing. Presented at the British Feeding & Drinking Group International Conference in Lyon, 2018.  

The relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption, mental health and psychological wellbeing in young adults. Presented at the British Psychological Society Healthy Eating in Children Seminar, Staffordshire University, 2018. 

Measuring micronutrients: How is fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake connected to psychological health?PEACh talk, 2018. 

Assessing the effects of vegetable consumption on the psychological health of healthy adults: a systematic review of prospective research. Tuck, N., Farrow, C & Thomas, J. M (2019). The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Meeting abstract: Cognition mediates the relationship between dietary intake and psychological health. Tuck, N., Farrow, C & Thomas, J. M (2019). In: Appetite.

Meeting abstract: The relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption, mental health and psychological wellbeing. Salmon, N., Thomas, J. M. & Farrow, C. 28 Sep 2018 In: Appetite. 130, p. 314