Dr Nicola Cogan



Personal statement

Nicola joined Strathclyde in October 2017 having previously worked as a consultant clinical psychologist in the NHS. She completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) at the University of Edinburgh (2004-2007). Prior to this she completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow (1999-2002).Her research interests are in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, resilience, recovery and citizenship. She is involved with research adopting community participatory research methods. She has an interest in issues concerning transitions from military to civilian life for veterans and their families. Finally, she is interested in the uses of technology in health and well-being interventions.




Understanding the motivations behind the "iron sport" among Greek competitive bodybuilders using interpretive phenomenological analysis
Karavaglides Constantinos, Cogan Nicola
Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies Vol 12, pp. 167-180 (2018)
Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members : A Guide for the Non-Military Mental Health Clinician
Cogan Nicola
The Psychologist (2018)
International Research: Scotland and Citizenship Measure Development
MacIntyre Gillian, Cogan Nicola
International Recovery and Citizenship Council Recovering Citizenship II: Community, National, and International Perspectives (2018)
Concept mapping in context as a means of understanding how people with lived experience of mental health problems make sense of citizenship
MacIntyre Gillian, Cogan Nicola
Journal of Brain and Neurology Vol 2, pp. 30 (2018)
Adopting a community based participatory research approach to explore citizenship in mental health within the Scottish context
Cogan Nicola, MacIntyre Gillian
Journal of Brain and Neurology Vol 2, pp. 25 (2018)
Quality assurance of placement supervision and placement learning environments : development of a new supervision measure for use as part of a trainee survey
Millar Neil, Banga Claire Ann, Cogan Nicola
Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 2018 (2018)

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Development of a cross platform, personalised digital intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour and improve physical and mental well-being at work
Terzis, Sotirios (Principal Investigator) Kirk, Alison (Principal Investigator) Roper, Marc (Co-investigator) Wallace, William (Co-investigator) Gibson, Ann-Marie (Co-investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Co-investigator) Janssen, Xanne (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
The impact of patient clothing on wellbeing and health among adults with a congenital health condition
Morton, Liza (Principal Investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Academic)
We are conducting a study to better understand the impact of hospital clothing on identity, wellbeing, and recovery, focusing on people with a congenital heart condition. We plan to use the findings from the study to enhance the patient experience and to inform the development of hospital clothing to positively impact on wellness and mobility. This study is run in collaboration between researchers at Strathclyde University, The University of Suffolk’s Congenital Cardiac Research Centre, The Somerville Foundation and Inga Wellbeing. The study involves taking part in a focus groups in which participants will be asked to discuss their experience of hospital clothing, its impact on the patient journey as well as its impact on their emotions and identity. In the second part of the focus group participants will be provided with an item of patient wear clothing from INGA Wellbeing and asked to discuss how the garment: the way it feels, the finish, the cut, the look and the way it makes them feel.
18-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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