Alliance Manchester Business School
Senior Lecturer


  • Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester
  • Founder Chair of the North West Health Psychology Research Network prior to establishment of Manchester Centre for Health Psychology
  • Former Committee Member British Psychological Society: Division of Health Psychology Practitioner Committee


After several years teaching and lecturing I began a full-time PhD in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at the University of Manchester. I started as a lecturer in the School of Medicine in 2000.  

Current research focus: 

  • psychological aspects of long-term physical illness, particuarly inflammatory joint and skin conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (adults),  juvenile arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis.
  • psychological and physical comorbidities of inflammatory diseases
  • self-management including adherence to medication and lifestyle behaviour changes
  • cognitive representations of illness, pain
  • patient reported outcome measures

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