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Professor John Weinman

Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicines

Research interests

  • Psychology

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Biography

John Weinman is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicines in the School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience in King’s College London. He is also Co-Director of the recently established KCL/KHP Centre for Adherence Research & Education. The main focus of his research has been on the ways in which patients’ beliefs about their illness and treatment affect self-regulation and self-management across a wide range of physical health problems. An increasing part of this work is concerned with understanding the reasons underlying non-adherence to treatment, and in developing effective interventions for improving use of medicines and other recommended treatments. This work has also resulted in the development of widely used measures and cognitively-based interventions, which have been shown to be effective in improving adherence to treatment, recovery and quality of life. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate medical, pharmacy and psychology students, and is the author of many books and papers in peer review journals. He has been instrumental in developing Health Psychology as a discipline and a profession within the UK and Europe, and was the founding editor of Psychology & Health: an international journal. He currently holds visiting professorships in UCL, Denmark and Ireland, and was awarded a lifetime achievement award and an Honorary Fellowship by the British Psychological Society. He is a Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society, the American Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Academy of Social Sciences.

    Research

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    Medicines Use

    The Medicines Use Research Group provides expertise on the evaluation, optimisation and risk associated with medicines.

    Health Psychology section
    Health Psychology Section

    Health Psychology Section is a global leading centre of clinical health psychology at King's College London

    alcohol and military
    Alcohol Dependence and Adherence to Medications (ADAM)

    Alcohol dependence causes considerable physical and mental health problems;

    Project status: Ongoing

    Features

    Making asthma inhaler checks more effective- on and offline

    Up to 80% of people with asthma use their inhaler incorrectly. Support in techniques and outcomes is essential - on and offline.

    spacer inhaler 1

    4 patient barriers in talking about adherence

    A patient not discussing adherence issues, doesn’t necessarily signal blue skies. We discuss 4 common patient barriers to talking openly about adherence.

    not talking 1

    The power of action planning

    Sometimes the solution for learning something new or creating a new habit lies in looking what is already there.

    routine 1

    Why we have not solved the nonadherence to antihypertensives problem yet

    Hypertension is one of the most common chronic health conditions worldwide and yet often goes unrecognised and untreated. And when people have been diagnosed...

    Hypertension 1

    Naming the elephant in the room: 3 Reasons why opening-up a conversation about adherence matters

    A staggering €125 billion annually is lost in Europe due to non-adherence to medication. Even when adherence issues come up in routine consultations,...

    conversation

    Help! My patient is “wrong” about their medication

    Here are five evidence-based methods of addressing - and exploring - treatment beliefs whilst respecting the patient’s right to disagree.

    Mature male doctor works with female patient, listening complaints and making medical records

      Research

      Untitled design - 2022-01-13T164043.182
      Medicines Use

      The Medicines Use Research Group provides expertise on the evaluation, optimisation and risk associated with medicines.

      Health Psychology section
      Health Psychology Section

      Health Psychology Section is a global leading centre of clinical health psychology at King's College London

      alcohol and military
      Alcohol Dependence and Adherence to Medications (ADAM)

      Alcohol dependence causes considerable physical and mental health problems;

      Project status: Ongoing

      Features

      Making asthma inhaler checks more effective- on and offline

      Up to 80% of people with asthma use their inhaler incorrectly. Support in techniques and outcomes is essential - on and offline.

      spacer inhaler 1

      4 patient barriers in talking about adherence

      A patient not discussing adherence issues, doesn’t necessarily signal blue skies. We discuss 4 common patient barriers to talking openly about adherence.

      not talking 1

      The power of action planning

      Sometimes the solution for learning something new or creating a new habit lies in looking what is already there.

      routine 1

      Why we have not solved the nonadherence to antihypertensives problem yet

      Hypertension is one of the most common chronic health conditions worldwide and yet often goes unrecognised and untreated. And when people have been diagnosed...

      Hypertension 1

      Naming the elephant in the room: 3 Reasons why opening-up a conversation about adherence matters

      A staggering €125 billion annually is lost in Europe due to non-adherence to medication. Even when adherence issues come up in routine consultations,...

      conversation

      Help! My patient is “wrong” about their medication

      Here are five evidence-based methods of addressing - and exploring - treatment beliefs whilst respecting the patient’s right to disagree.

      Mature male doctor works with female patient, listening complaints and making medical records