Mr Philip Oates

Senior Psychology Technician

Email address: Phone number: 01902 321668 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Science Areas of expertise: Technician, Psychology


My work history, coupled with my studies in further and higher education, has enabled me to accumulate a number of skills that have proven to be useful assets in my current employment, which I have undertaken for the last eleven years.

Areas of expertise include photography, image editing and manipulation, audio editing, video editing, the instruction in and use and support of research software (e.g. SuperLab and E-Prime), creative and journalistic writing.  I also possess a variety of IT skills and I am proficient in the setting up and use of a range of AV equipment.

Research interests

Digital Image Manipulation


BA Honours Degree (First Class) Media & Communication Studies and Popular Music, 2003

City & Guilds Radio and Print Journalism (with Distinction), 1997-98

O Levels and CSEs: English, History, Technical Drawing, Art, Physics, Maths – 1982-83

Previous professional experience

Self-employed musician; guitarist and composer, 1983 to 1989

Draughtsman, working for Staffordshire County Council’s Archaeological Roving Team II, Vernacular Buildings section, 1987-1988

Postman, working for the Royal Mail in Cannock, Staffordshire, 1990-1991

Self-employed musician; guitarist and composer, 1990-1998

Work placements with Express & Star and Walsall Advertiser newspapers, 1999

Self-employed musician; guitarist and composer, working with a variety of bands and participating in commercial session work (music for advertisements, television programmes, etc.), 2000-present day

Student Mentor/IT Support and Library Assistant at the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, 2001-2005

Self-employed semi-professional photographer; fine art and commercial work, 2004-2011

Senior Psychology Technician in the Institute of Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, 2005-present day