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Dr Aliya Amirova

Dr Aliya Amirova

  • Researchers

Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Psychology
  • Mental Health

Contact details


Dr Aliya Amirova joined the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience in September 2021 as a Research Associate. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of stress, in the form of perceived discrimination, on mental and physical health in older age.

Aliya completed her PhD in Health Psychology in 2021 at the City University of London. Her PhD project included a series of studies that inform the development of physical activity interventions for older adults living with heart failure. Aliya received an Early Career Award from the International Congress of Behavioural Medicine (ICBM) for a research study she conducted as part of her MSc studies at the Department of Health Psychology, University of Surrey.

Research Interests:

  • Ageing
  • Development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions for chronically ill.
  • Psychosocial stress factors and stress response
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Mixed-methods studies