Qualified in Occupational Testing (Level A and Level B) to administer and interpret psychometric tools for selection and development purposes. Also trained and experienced coach for development, talent management purposes and achieving work-life balance. Qualified and experienced in cognitive behavioural stress management therapy and training and using focus groups for data collection, questionnaire design for audits and surveys and statistical data analysis.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Occupational psychology including stress, HCI, training, recruitment and selection, psychometrics and individual differences including theoretical and applied developments in personality, learning styles, emotional intelligence, psychometric evaluations of measurement tools and applied uses.
Also taught research methods and statistics for many years and applied cognitive psychology for Human Computer Interaction developments. Currently supervising research doctorate students in the following areas: stress and coping strategies, coaching, individual differences and personality, and emotional intelligence.
Investigations into the relationship between assessment method and academic performance in psychology and assessing the role of learning styles in determining student performance under different methods of assessment. An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Learning Style Questionnaire is in press.
External research collaboration with a forensic mental health practitioner and a consultant clinical psychologist has led to the evaluation of admission, discharge and follow-up data of 166 residents of an independent psychiatric hospital. Results and recommendations arising from this research are reported in a paper currently being revised for the Journal of Forensic Practice.
Current research focuses on emotional intelligence and its relationship with stress, coping and psychological well-being in the workplace is centred around police-work and performance.
Cockerton, Tracey and Edwards, Julian A. and Guppy, Andrew (2007) A longitudinal study exploring the relationships between occupational stressors, non-work stressors, and work performance. Work and Stress, 21 (2). pp. 99-116. ISSN 0267-8373
Cockerton, Tracey and Edwards, Julian A. and Guppy, Andrew (2007) A longitudinal study examining the influence of work and non-work stressors upon well-being: a multi-group analysis. International Journal of Stress Management, 14 (3). pp. 294-311. ISSN 1072-5245
Cockerton, Tracey and Naz, R. and Sheppard, Sylvia (2002) Factorial validity and internal reliability of the Honey and Mumford's learning styles questionaire. Psychological Reports, 91 (6). pp. 503-519. ISSN 0033-2941
Cockerton, Tracey and Birke, S. and Castro, Marion (2002) From discharge to follow-up: a small-scale study of medium secure provision in the independent sector. The British Journal of Forensic Practice, 4 (3). pp. 31-39. ISSN 1463-6646