Health Psychology Research Group
Staff and students within the Health Psychology section are engaged in the following key areas of research:
- Fundamental research to establish the psychosocial and neurological processes underlying adaptation to long term conditions and the experience of symptoms.
- Translational research testing the efficacy and effectiveness of theory-based psychological interventions for people with Long Term Conditions.
- Development and evaluation of innovative methods of supporting self-management of health, symptoms, mood, and adherence including telecare, stepped care and web based interventions.
- Treatment development work focused specifically on the psychological flexibility model, contextual behavioural science, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for physical health problems, particularly chronic pain.
- Education and training for health professionals and psychologists in the use of psychological interventions.
- Sexual orientation and mental health.