Department of Psychology


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Ms Mathilde Chanvin

  • Qualifications: BA, MA
  • Role Title: Research Assistant / MRes Student
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 92846315
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  • Department: Psychology
  • Faculty: Science


I have graduated from the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) in 2005 with a Master degree in Arts Management. My research was focussing on children’s personal development and aspiration through Arts. Since then, I have acquired ten years’ work experience with children in various NGOs in France, Greece and Indonesia. During this time, I had the opportunity to implement pedagogical projects focussing on cultural and environmental awareness. 

I am a research assistant at the University of Portsmouth since January 2014, working with Dr. Sherria Hoskins and the Growing Learners team. I help elaborating original materials (books, manual, activities) and deliver training to help schools to improve their pupils’ expectations and attainment using evidence based practice to support them to become resilient, confident and effective learners. I have previously worked for the Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology, on a project to develop public engagement with science in Marwell Zoo, supervised by Dr Bridget Waller.

In parallel, I am the project manager of Tangkoko Conservation Education (Website:, Facebook: Tangkoko Conservation Education) , created in 2011, which helps local communities, especially school children of Sulawesi (Indonesia), to develop their knowledge about their local environment, in order to protect it now and in the future.


I am a part-time Mres student at the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, under the supervision of Dr Bridget Waller and Dr Sherria Hoskins. My research focussed on the efficacy of a conservation education programme to influence children, parents and school teachers’ knowledge, habits and attitudes towards their local environment, with the example of Tangkoko Conservation Education in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.


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