We have a strong and growing community of Postgraduate Researchers, including Post-doctoral Fellows, Research Officers, fully funded PhD Students, as well as students undertaking training on our Professional Doctorates in Health and Clinical Psychology. Click on the below profile pictures for further details about our research staff and research students.
Adam is a Trainee Health Psychologist at Staffordshire University and also contributes to undergraduate Psychology teaching at the university. Adam is involved in a number of research projects in Psychology and Public Health.
Lisa is a Trainee Health Psychologist at Staffordshire University and is also currently working as a Research Officer on an MRC-funded Smoking Prevention Project being conducted in schools in the Staffordshire county and Leeds.
Keira is a Health Psychologist (completed 2014) and is currently a Research Officer working on the MRC funded Smoking Prevention Project in Schools. Keira is also involved in research projects using facial morphing software to show the effects of smoking and alcohol use on facial appearance.
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Povey, Dr Christopher Gidlow & Dr Naomi Ellis
Thesis Title: The design, development and evaluation of a diabetes prevention programme
Supervisors: Professor Marc Jones & Dr Michael Batashvili
Thesis Title: Investigating the relationship between glucose-regulation and cognitive processing
Supervisors: Dr Robert Dempsey & Dr Rachel Povey
Thesis Title: Applying the social norms approach to improve dietary behaviours amongst high school students
Supervisors: Dr Daniel Jolley, Dr Robert Dempsey, & Dr Rachel Povey
Thesis Title: “The role of social norms in reducing belief in conspiracy theories”
Supervisors: Dr Mani das Gupta & Dr Amy Burton
Thesis title: Investigating the use of sand-tray with adult clients in short-term Person-Centred Therapy
Supervisors: Dr Robert Dempsey & Professor Eleanor Bradley (University of Worcester)
Thesis Title: A critical analysis of adult safeguarding practices in NHS mental health trusts
Supervisors: Dr Christopher Gidlow, Dr Naomi Ellis, & Dr Gemma Hurst
Thesis title: Natural environments, stress and cognitive functioning
Supervisors: Professor Karen Rodham & Dr Amy Burton
Thesis Title: Portraits of Pain: The use of pain drawings to meaningfully communicate pain experiences
Supervisors: Dr Louise Humphreys, Dr Emily Buckley & Dr Erica Lucas
Thesis Title: Consumers and their brands: An integrated approach to initial brand attraction.
Supervisors: Dr Louise Humphreys & Dr Sarah Krahenbuhl
Thesis Title: The role of attention and negative emotion in the production of false memories