health psychology

We’re here at the Psychobiology Section conference. Everybody these days accepts that link between the ‘psycho’ and the ‘bio’. What is it that you are doing to take the study of that relationship to the next level?

I’m not unique in being interested in this, but the one...

Burn injuries affect around 250,000 people in the UK each year and can have a marked impact on wellbeing. While many standardised questionnaires, known as PROMs (patient reported outcome measures), exist for patients, few are specific to burns. Dr Catrin Griffiths opened a...

As trainee Health Psychologists in our final year, committed to staying up to date with developments in the field, we were pleased to discover an article by Hilton and Johnston (2017) reflecting on...

The following tips were included in an 8-page, A5 leaflet to be sent out with copies of the May edition of The Psychologist, kindly sponsored by Staffordshire University. You can download it below, or request hard copies if you can get...

Something had been nagging Dr Lucie Byrne-Davis and Dr Jo Hart, health psychologists at the University of Manchester. Looking around them and then at the world news each day, there was a disconnect. ‘We knew of so many willing volunteers, but how could we go about finding a...

It is not uncommon these days to hear or read a story in the media about the increasing number of older people in our country. Unfortunately, these stories tend to focus on the negative aspects of ageing and the challenges this population will present to society in the not-...

The Change Exchange is a collaboration between The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), University of Manchester and the Global Health Exchange.

Using theories, interventions and measures of behaviour and behaviour change they aim to assist UK healthcare...

The potential role for psychologists in combating the rise in antibiotic misuse has been highlighted by Dr Helen Lambert, the new ...

A health psychologist has been involved in launching a petition which calls for earlier recognition and recording of a marker of possibly the ‘most common rare genetic disorder’. Light brown café au lait patches (CALs) are a phenotypic marker of the neurogenetic condition...

As an undergraduate psychology student at Southampton University I sought part-time employment to help fund and complement my studies. During this time I worked as an applied behavioural analysis tutor with children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder and as a...