Dr Nicola Cogan

Lecturer

Psychology

Personal statement

Nicola joined Strathclyde in October 2017 having previously worked as a consultant clinical psychologist and clinical lead in mental health services in the NHS. She has over 15 years NHS experience working as a practitioner clinical psychologist in mental health services. She retains an honorary consultant clinical psychologist post in NHS Lanarkshire. She completed a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this she completed a PhD in Psychology and Social Policy and Social Work and MA (Hons) Psychology at the University of Glasgow.Her research interests are in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, recovery and citizenship in applied health and social contexts. She is involved with research adopting community participatory research methods. She is a member of the International Recovery and Citizenship Collective led by Yale Medical School, where she has a strong working collaborative.

She has an interest in issues concerning transitions from military to civilian life for veterans and their families. She has a growing interest in health behaviour change, with a focus on vaccination uptake. Finally, she is interested in the uses of technology in health and well-being interventions.

Publications

A mixed methods study of seasonal influenza vaccine hesitancy in adults with chronic respiratory conditions
Williams Lynn, Deakin Karen, Gallant Allyson, Rasmussen Susan, Young David, Cogan Nicola
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1111/irv.12856
Adopting a citizenship approach to make sense of people's lived experiences of mental health recovery : developing a model of citizenship for health and social care practice
MacIntyre Gillian, Cogan Nicola
Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (2021)
Learning from adults with a lifelong congenital heart condition : Promoting post traumatic growth & mental health during COVID-19
Morton Liza, Cogan Nicola, Calderwood Calum
Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (2021)
Understandings of mental health, disclosure and help-seeking among international students studying in Scotland
Cogan Nicola, Liu Xi, Chau Chin-Van, Kelly Stephen, Anderson Tony, Elewosi Heartwill, Ford Sarah, Auld Hannah
Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (2021)
Healthcare workers’ views on the utility and impact on patient wellbeing of wearing the hospital gown
Cogan Nicola, Morton Liza, Johnstone Johanna, Fleck Victoria, Mansouri Haneen, Georgiadis Manos
Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (2021)
Older adults' vaccine hesitancy : psychosocial predictors of influenza, pneumococcal, & shingles vaccine uptake
Brown Nicholls Louise, Gallant Allyson, Cogan Nicola, Rasmussen Susan, Young David, Williams Lynn
Innovation in Aging Vol 4, pp. 913-914 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igaa057.3358

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Teaching

Nicola has a range of teaching and citizenship roles at both UG and PG level. She has a specific interest teaching in applied mental health and clinical practice. She utilises a range of teaching methods including didactic approaches, group work, role play techniques and case study illustration. She has the following citizenship roles associated with teaching:

 - Deputy Course Director on MSc in Clinical Health Psychology course 

 - Class leader for the 4th year Psychology of Mental Health class

 - Class leader for Professional Practice (MSc in Clinical Health Psychology

She teaches on the following classes:

  - 2nd year Introduction to Mental Health Difficulties class (Psychology and Counselling)

  - 3rd year Research Methods and Data Analyses class (Psychology and Physical Activity for Health).

 - 4th year Psychology of Mental Health Class

 - Clinical Psychology Related to Medical Conditions (MSc in Clinical Health Psychology)

 - Professional Practice (MSc in Clinical Health Psychology).

She teaches within Social Policy and Social Work on the Mental Health Officer practitioner course and UG course in Social Work.

She also supervises UG and PG dissertation projects.

I am currently supervising the following PhD students:

- Rachel Taylor – Mental health self-stigma and peer victimisation in adolescence

- Chloe Moore –  A multi-method investigation of the role of illness perceptions in endometriosis 

- Nesrine Boussaoui –The distinctive understandings and experiences of mental health and help seeking behaviour among Algerian students

- Enver Ether - LGBT Mental health: a multi-dimensional  psychosocial analysis of LGBT mental health issues in North Cyprus

- Dr Colin Stewart – The role of cognitive behavioural therapy as an adjunct to the treatment of patients with asthma, with a focus on remote delivery via app development and other technology

Research interests

Nicola joined Strathclyde in October 2017 having worked full-time as a consultant clinical psychologist and clinical lead in mental health services in the NHS. She has over 15 years applied NHS experience working as a practitioner clinical psychologist in mental health services. She retains an honorary consultant clinical psychologist post in NHS Lanarkshire. She completed a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this she completed a PhD in Psychology and Social Policy and Social Work and MA (Hons) Psychology at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests are in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, recovery and citizenship in applied health and social contexts. She is involved with research adopting community participatory research methods. She is a member of the International Recovery and Citizenship Collective led by Yale Medical School, where she has a strong working collaborative.

She has an interest in issues concerning transitions from military to civilian life for veterans and their families. She has a growing interest in health behaviour change, with a focus on vaccination uptake. Finally, she is interested in the uses of technology in health and well-being interventions.

Professional activities

University of Illinois (External organisation)
Advisor
1/9/2020
Faculty Unit Hass (Organisational unit)
Advisor
1/6/2020
Trauma and the Railway Industry
Organiser
1/5/2020
UK Psychological Trauma Society (External organisation)
Advisor
24/1/2020
Trauma and the Railway Industry
Organiser
15/1/2020
European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) (External organisation)
Advisor
1/1/2020

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Projects

Trauma awareness and the fire brigade
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Trauma awareness training for health and social care workers
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator)
Trauma awareness training developed for health and social care workers funded by Unison
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Trauma awareness training and health and social care workers
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator)
Trauma awareness training developed and delivered online for health and social care workers. Funded by Unison.
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Trauma awareness and health and social care workers
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator)
07-Jan-2020 - 18-Jan-2021
PTSD and trauma awareness for health and social care workers
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator)
09-Jan-2020 - 23-Jan-2020
Working from home and the impact on mental health
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator)
To deliver latest evidence base on working from home and impact on mental health to civil servant across one Directorate
28-Jan-2020 - 29-Jan-2020

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