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The HWB research group comprises established researchers of international standing in the fields of clinical and health psychology. Our research spans a wide range of areas and includes:
psychological interventions for both adult and child populations including CBT, systemic and third wave (e.g. Mindfulness and ACT) approaches
psychosocial, cognitive and affective factors in clinical and student populations associated with mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis
well-being and future-directed thinking
child mental health and family functioning
parenting and sexuality in people with learning disabilities
psychological factors in chronic diseases including multiple sclerosis, diabetes, chronic pain and HIV.
Our research is supported by research council, government, charity and industry funding. We are:
Dr Lyn Ellett
My research interests include paranoia in the general population, examining persecutory delusions and voices and mindfulness for psychosis.
Dr Michael Evangeli
My main research interests relate to psychological and behavioural aspects of HIV, particularly HIV testing and HIV disclosure.
Dr Alex Fowke
My interest is in personality disorder, particularly Cluster A personality clusters; I’m also interested in the mental health and well-being of men, including their help-seeking behaviours and emotional experience.
Dr Jessica Kingston
My main research interests are examining the therapeutic effects of mindfulness, acceptance, and values, with a particular interest in Psychosis and mental health in young people.
Professor Dawn Langdon
Dawn Langdon studies cognition in multiple sclerosis.
Professor Andy Macleod
I am interested in prospection (mental states about the future such as expectancies, goals and plans) and their link with mental health and positive states of well-being.
Dr Ines Mendes
My research interests include: Process of change in different therapeutic treatments and with different clinical problems; Emotion regulation skills in mental health professionals; Role of self-criticism and self-compassion in the development of clinical symptoms.
Professor Tamar Pincus
Tamar’s research has included investigation of attention and recall in pain patients, psychological predictors for poor outcome in low back pain, and the study of clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes in low back pain.
Dr Helen Pote
My research centres on child mental health and family functioning. Recent projects have focused on cognitive processes associated with child mental health problems and school-based interventions to improve mental health literacy.
Dr Afsane Riazi
My research interest is to investigate the impact of individual's physical health and well-being and quality of life, with the aim of using psychological interventions to improve such outcomes.
Dr Oliver Schauman
I am interested in transdiagnostic processes in adolescents as well as mental health stigma and discrimination.
Dr Danijela Serbic
My research interests are in the psychology of chronic pain, with specific focus on diagnostic uncertainty, depression, anxiety, guilt and the underlying cognitive processes in chronic pain patients.
Dr Kate Theodore
I am a clinical psychologist whose main area of research and clinical special interest is in working with adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities, in particular researching the experiences of people with learning disabilities who are parents.
The convenor for the HWB research group, Dr Lyn Ellett, is happy to receive enquiries about the group's research activities and other news.
Telephone: 01784 414049
If you're interested in coming to work with us, please see information about fellowship opportunities.
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