Department of Psychology

Dr Charlotte Dack

10West 3.14

Tel + 44 (0) 1225 38 3658


I joined the University of Bath as a lecturer of psychology in June 2014. I completed my PhD at Swansea University (2010). This research investigated the generalisation of self-efficacy judgements to novel stimuli after evaluative learning.  I studied the mechanisms involved in the generation and transfer of negative and positive self-evaluations through derived stimulus relations. My aim was to provide a better model of how such evaluations about many aspects of people’s lives (the future, the environment etc.) are common place in people who are suffering from depression and anxiety disorders. 

From 2010 to 2014 I worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry and a Research Associate at University College London on two interdisciplinary programme grants funded by the NIHR. Both projects were to develop, evaluate and implement complex health interventions in NHS settings. Safewards is an intervention designed to reduce conflict and containment within acute psychiatric wards and ‘HeLP-Diabetes’ is an internet intervention designed to improve self-management skills in people with type 2 diabetes in primary care.  

My research interests include: the role of evaluative learning and environmental contingencies in the development of preferences; the factors involved in caffeine consumption; stimulus equivalence and Relational Frame Theory; complex health interventions (with special interest in the self-management of long term conditions and mindfulness and acceptance based interventions). I am an associate editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science which is the official Journal for the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Research interests

  • Evaluative Learning, Preference and Self-efficacy
  • Behaviour Change Interventions
  • Use of Mobile Technology for Health Applications
  • Self-management of Long Term Conditions
  • Patient and Public Involvement in Research/Participatory Design
  • Relational Responding and Relational Frame Theory


Jump to: Articles


Medina-Perucha, L., Family, H., Dack, C., Scott, J. and Barnett, J., 2017. Psychosocial determinants of sexual practices among women using heroin and other drugs: a systematic literature review. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 93 (Suppl 2), 008.6.

Madurasinghe, V., Eldridge, S. and Dack, C., 2016. Guidelines for reporting embedded recruitment trials. Trials

Hofmann, M., Dack, C., Barker, C. and Murray, E., 2016. The impact of an internet-based self-management intervention (HeLP-Diabetes) on the psychological well-being of adults with type 2 diabetes:a mixed method cohort study. Journal of Diabetes Research

Nolan, T., Dack, C., Pal, K., Ross, J., Stevenson, F. A., Peacock, R., Pearson, M., Spiegelhalter, D., Sweeting, M. and Murray, E., 2015. Patient reactions to a web-based cardiovascular risk calculator in type 2 diabetes:a qualitative study in primary care. The British Journal of General Practice, 65 (632), e152-e160.

Murray, E., Dack, C., Barnard, M., Farmer, A., Michie, S., Pal, K., Parrott, S., Ross, J., Sweeting, M., Wood, B., Yardley, L. and Li, J., 2015. HeLP-Diabetes:randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Health Services Research, 15 (578).

Munnelly, A., Martin, G., Dack, C., Zedginidze, A. and McHugh, L., 2014. The transfer of social exclusion and inclusion functions through derived stimulus relations. Learning and Behavior, 42 (3), pp. 270-280.

Bowers, L., Alexander, J., Bilgin, H., Botha, M., Dack, C., James, K., Jarrett, M., Jeffery, D., Nijman, H., Owiti, J. A., Papadopoulos, C., Ross, J., Wright, S. and Stewart, D., 2014. Safewards:The empirical basis of the model and a critical appraisal. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21 (4), pp. 354-364.

Ross, J., Stevenson, F., Dack, C., May, C., Michie, S., Parrott, S. and Murray, E., 2014. Evaluating the implementation of HeLP-Diabetes within NHS services:Study protocol. BMC Health Services Research, 14, p. 51.

Dack, C., Ross, J., Papadopoulos, C., Stewart, D. and Bowers, L., 2013. Reply:To PMID 23289890. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 128 (1), p. 102.

Dack, C., Ross, J., Papadopoulos, C., Stewart, D. and Bowers, L., 2013. A review and meta-analysis of the patient factors associated with psychiatric in-patient aggression. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 127 (4), pp. 255-268.

Dack, C., McHugh, L. and Reed, P., 2012. Transfer of judgments of control to a target stimulus and to novel stimuli through derived relations. Learning and Behavior, 40 (4), pp. 448-464.

Dack, C., Ross, J. and Bowers, L., 2012. The relationship between attitudes towards different containment measures and their usage in a national sample of psychiatric inpatients. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19 (7), pp. 577-86.

Papadopoulos, C., Ross, J., Stewart, D., Dack, C., James, K. and Bowers, L., 2012. The antecedents of violence and aggression within psychiatric in-patient settings. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 125 (6), pp. 425-439.

Bowers, L., Dack, C., Gul, N., Thomas, B. and James, K., 2011. Learning from prevented suicide in psychiatric inpatient care:an analysis of data from the National Patient Safety Agency. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48 (12), pp. 1459-1465.

Wang, T., Dack, C., McHugh, L. and Whelan, R., 2011. Preserved nodal number effects under equal reinforcement. Learning and Behavior, 39 (3), pp. 224-38.

Dack, C., Reed, P. and McHugh, L., 2010. Multiple determinants of transfer of evaluative function after conditioning with free-operant schedules of reinforcement. Learning and Behavior, 38 (4), pp. 348-66.

Dack, C., McHugh, L. and Reed, P., 2009. Generalization of causal efficacy judgments after evaluative learning. Learning and Behavior, 37 (4), pp. 336-48.

Dack, C. and Reed, P., 2009. Caffeine reinforces flavor preference and behavior in moderate users but not in low caffeine users. Learning and Motivation, 40 (1), pp. 35-45.

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