Nicola Cogan


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Nicola joined Strathclyde in October 2017 having previously worked as a consultant clinical psychologist and clinical lead in mental health services in the NHS. She has over 15 years NHS experience working as a practitioner clinical psychologist in mental health services. She retains an honorary consultant clinical psychologist post in NHS Lanarkshire. She completed a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this she completed a PhD in Psychology and Social Policy and Social Work and MA (Hons) Psychology at the University of Glasgow.Her research interests are in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, recovery and citizenship in applied health and social contexts. She is involved with research adopting community participatory research methods. She is a member of the International Recovery and Citizenship Collective led by Yale Medical School, where she has a strong working collaborative.

She has an interest in issues concerning transitions from military to civilian life for veterans and their families. She has a growing interest in health behaviour change, with a focus on vaccination uptake. Finally, she is interested in the uses of technology in health and well-being interventions.



Teaching Interests

Nicola has a range of teaching and citizenship roles at both UG and PG level. She has a specific interest teaching in applied mental health and clinical practice. She utilises a range of teaching methods including dydactic approahes, group work, role play techniques and case study illustration. She has the following citizenship roles associated with teaching:

 - Class leader for the 4th year Psychology of Mental Health class

 - Deputy Course Director on MSc in Clinical Health Psychology course 

She teaches on the following classes:

  - 2nd year Introduction to Mental Health Difficulties class (Psychology and Counselling)

  - 3rd year Research Methods and Data Analyses class (Psychology and Physical Activity for Health).

- 4th year Psychology of Mental Health Class

 - Clinical Psychology Related to Medical Conditions (MSc in Clinical Health Psychology)

 - Professional Practice and Placement (MSc in Clinical Health Psychology).

She teaches within Social Policy and Social Work on the Mental Health Officer practitioner course and UG course in Social Work.

She also supervises UG and PG dissertation projects.



Research Interests


2020: Violence Protection Unit: Knife Crime Imagery Project. Cogan (PI). Value: £22,000.
2020: Scottish Union Learning: Introduction to trauma (taster session) online. Cogan (PI) & Morton. Value: £702
2020: Scottish Union Learning: Trauma Awareness and the Railway Industry. Cogan (PI) & Morton. Value: £4,500.
2020: Chief Scientist Office: Improving Older Adults' Vaccination Uptake. Williams, Brown Nicholls, Cogan (CI), Rasmussen, & Young. Value: £25,000.
2019-2020: Chief Scientist Office: Psychological barriers and drivers to seasonal influenza vaccination uptake in those with chronic respiratory disease: A mixed methods study. Williams, Rasmussen, Cogan (CI) & Young. Value: £190,806.
2019-2020: SMARTEN:UKRI: Understandings of mental health, disclosure and help seeking behaviour among Asian international students. Cogan (PI), Lui, Kelly, Anderson. Value: £11,000.
2018-2020: Scottish Innovation Fund: WELBOT. Kirk (PI), Cogan, Janssen, Gibson.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Oct 2007

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 30 Sep 2003

Master of Arts, University Of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jul 1997


  • Mental health
  • Citizenship
  • wellbeing
  • Behaviour change
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Trauma
  • Covid-19


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