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Research Interests

My research is within the area of health psychology. I am interested in how people experience illness and adjust to chronic health conditions, from a strength-based perspective. I have a growing interest in the area of gynaecological health. I am also interested in the barriers and facilitators to health behaviour change and have led several funded projects on vaccination behaviour.

Personal Statement

I am currently Head of Department for Psychological Sciences and Health. I joined the Department in January 2017, having previously worked at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) for nine years. I completed my PhD in Health Psychology and MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Stirling and undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Glasgow.

My research is within the area of health psychology. I am interested in adjustment to chronic health conditions from a strength-based perspective, with a recent focus on gynaecological health. I am also interested in the barriers and facilitators to health behaviour change, including vaccination behaviour. I have received funding from The Chief Scientist Office in Scotland, the NIHR, and the AHRC. 

 

Research Interests

  • Chronic health conditions
  • Health behaviour change
  • Gynaecological health
  • Vaccination behaviour 

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in Health Psychology and I supervise dissertation students on the MSc Clinical Health Psychology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

External Examiner, Robert Gordon University

20202024

External Examiner, Queen Margaret University

20142019

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