Department of Psychology


Mrs Rhiannon Merritt

  • Qualifications: BSc
  • Role Title: Course Administrator
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6532
  • Email:
  • Department: Department of Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I joined the Psychology Administration Office team as Course Administrator in March 2011. I provide administrative support for the distance learning courses in MSc Child Forensic Studies: Psychology and Law and the MSc Applied Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities.  I also provide support to PhD students within the department. 

I was previously a student at the University of Portsmouth and completed the BSc Psychology in 2005.  Since graduating I have worked in various client support roles.  Previous to joining the University, I worked at Portsmouth City Council as an Alcohol Interventions Practitioner; providing one to one support to those in the city who wish to reduce their alcohol consumption. 

My main duties include:

  • Registering students and maintaining accurate student information and assessment results on the Student Records system for the duration of their studies.
  • Receiving, logging and arranging for timely marking and return of work to students.
  • Inputting student assessment results to Student Records system.
  • Dealing with student enquiries.
  • Preparation of paperwork for Assessment Boards and notification of results.
  • Ethics Committee submissions administration
  • Minuting of PG Research Degrees Committee, Board of Studies, Unit Assessment and Board of Examiners meetings.