Health Psychology Research Area

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The Health Psychology Research Area is a dynamic and enthusiastic research group using both quantitative and qualitative methods to address questions about the experience of health and illness (including mental health).

We are interested in the use of medicines and treatment decision-making; the role of psychological and behavioural factors in disease (e.g., stress, diet, physical activity); and the experience of health services among patients, carers, and clinicians. Our work has been published in leading journals including: BMJ, BMJ Open, and Diabetes Care: funders include the Wellcome Trust; Diabetes UK; NIHR; and the ESRC. Applications for PhD supervision are very welcome, and should be addressed to Dr Charlotte Paddison in the first instance.

The Health Psychology Research Area is part of the Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group.


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