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PsychologyHealth Psychology, Mental Health & Behaviour Change

We have a team of health, clinical, social and cognitive psychologists that work together to deliver research which improves the health and wellbeing of communities. Our work is part of the University’s strategic research theme of Health & wellbeing and contributes to Health & Care Futures at Strathclyde.

We develop, test, and apply psychological theory to help our understanding of behaviours that influence health and wellbeing throughout people’s lives. We also have expertise in intervention development, evaluation, and implementation.

Staff research interests

Academic staff

Staff memberRole
Research interests
Dr Louise Brown Nicholls  Senior Lecturer Cognitive ageing; cognitive interventions; cognition & emotion; vaccination behaviour
Dr Nicola Cogan Lecturer Mental health; recovery; citizenship; post traumatic growth; participatory research
Dr Megan Crawford Lecturer Sleep; insomnia; adherence; mental health
Dr Mark Elliott Senior Lecturer Applied & experimental social psychology; attitudes; social cognition models
Dr Leanne Fleming Senior Lecturer Insomnia; sleep; cognitive behavioural therapy; cancer; mental health
Professor Paul Flowers Professor Behaviour change; implementation science; intervention development; intervention evaluation; interpretative phenomenological analysis
Professor Madeleine Grealy Professor
Stroke rehabilitation; ageing; perceptuomotor control; positive psychology; physical activity
Dr Susan Rasmussen Senior Lecturer Suicidal behaviours; bereavement; vaccination behaviour; health behaviour change; personality
Dr Dwight Tse Lecturer Mental health; positive ageing; flow experience; prosociality
Dr Lynn Williams Reader Behaviour change; vaccination behaviour; salutogenesis; personality

Teaching staff

Staff member
Role
Research interests
Dr Joanne Cummings Teaching Fellow Physical activity; sedentary behaviour; stroke rehabilitation; perceptuo-motor control; cognitive training
Dr Karen Deakin Teaching Associate Qualitative methods; health & wellbeing
Dr Xi Liu Teaching Fellow Mental health; therapeutic stories; international student mental health; help seeking
Dr Nicola Peddie Teaching Associate Mental health; adherence; physical activity; sleep
Dr Aliyah Rehman Teaching Associate Insomnia; sleep; psychosis; schizophrenia; mental health
Dr Damien Williams Teaching Associate Community development; violence; health promotion; critical (health) psychology; social determinants of health

Recently funded projects

Below are some examples of our recently funded work and associated outputs: