Department of Psychology

Health Psychology

Health PsychologyCurrent research in Health Psychology benefits from both a theoretical, methodological and applied focus and has strong interdisciplinary research links with:

We are supported by our links with:

Research focus

  • Stress and well-being
  • Psychosocial influences on aetiology and exacerbation of acute and chronic illness
  • Psychosocial management of long term conditions
  • Child & adolescent health
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Coping responses and social support
  • Pain and pain management
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Medical help seeking behaviour
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Cancer and cancer survivorship
  • Alcohol & tobacco addiction
  • Digital interventions for health promotion
  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Stigma and self-perception in long term conditions

Our staff

We have a successful community of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduates, and research has been published in a wide range of high quality peer-reviewed academic journals.