Exploring patients’ experiences of late effects following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Written by Blossom Bell, MSc Health Psychology, Research student at Teesside University, Centre of Applied Psychological Science; Email: b.bell@tees.ac.uk Dr Katherine Swainston, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Health and Wellbeing theme; Email: k.swaintson@tees.ac.uk In 2016, Blossom returned to academic study after a career within the shipping sector. Initially qualifying as a … Continue reading “Exploring patients’ experiences of late effects following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation”

The role of online health information in COVID-19 vaccine uptake decisions

Written by Dr Lauren Bussey, Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: l.bussey@tees.ac.uk  At some point we have all consulted with ‘Dr Google’ to search for health information regarding a new symptom, prescribed medication, or perhaps to feel better informed before attending a GP appointment. Whatever … Continue reading “The role of online health information in COVID-19 vaccine uptake decisions”

A day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist during Covid-19

Written by Dr Angela Prout, Lecturer on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Lead Clinical Tutor, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, member of the ‘Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice System’ research theme from the Centre for Applied Psychological Science. For further information please contact a.prout@tees.ac.uk In March 2020 the UK was put into lockdown. … Continue reading “A day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist during Covid-19”

Prejudice and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Dr Shani Burke, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, member of the ‘Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice’ research theme. Email: s.burke@tees.ac.uk There is little else we discuss or read about in the media nowadays that is not related to COVID-19. The virus has spread rapidly across the globe whilst we await the … Continue reading “Prejudice and the COVID-19 Pandemic”

A, B, E, easy as 1, 2, 3: the importance of communication assessments prior to questioning vulnerable witnesses

Written by Dr Kimberly Collins, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, theme lead for ‘vulnerable victims and offenders in the criminal justice system’. Email: K.collins@tees.ac.uk The communication assessment of a vulnerable person prior to the commencement of participation in legal proceedings is essential for several different reasons: (1). to provide the questioner with valuable information about … Continue reading “A, B, E, easy as 1, 2, 3: the importance of communication assessments prior to questioning vulnerable witnesses”

Does wearing a face mask effect face processing?

Written by Dr Natalie Butcher, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: n.butcher@tees.ac.uk During the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries and health organisations (e.g. the WHO) have recommended wearing face masks to reduce the spread of the severe respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS 2) coronavirus. In fact, … Continue reading “Does wearing a face mask effect face processing?”

What about the older male victims of domestic abuse?

Written by Dr Nikki Carthy, Senior lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice System theme. Email: n.carthy@tees.ac.uk Much of what we know about domestic and intimate partner violence comes from research that focuses on female victims and male perpetrators. Furthermore, much of what … Continue reading “What about the older male victims of domestic abuse?”

The Narrative Identity Development of Young Offenders

Written by, Dr Laura Jackson. Dr Laura Jackson completed the research while she was a Counselling Psychology trainee at Teesside University. I decided to conduct a piece of research which focussed on young offenders and the process of rehabilitation. Since completing a MSc in Forensic Psychology, I’ve always been interested in understanding offending behaviour. A … Continue reading “The Narrative Identity Development of Young Offenders”

How coronavirus restrictions have changed our day to day lives, impacted our sleep, and affected our mental health

Written by Dr Sarah Allen, Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University Centre of Applied Psychological Science, Health and Well-being theme. Email: s.allen@tees.ac.uk The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic has very much been the focus of 2020. The outbreak was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and by March 2020 had spread worldwide. In response … Continue reading “How coronavirus restrictions have changed our day to day lives, impacted our sleep, and affected our mental health”

A lockdown by any other name would still swell the street

Written by Dr Matt Watson, Head of Psychology Department, Teesside University, member of Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: m.watson@tees.ac.uk We are starting the new year entering a third lockdown, something which is necessary, but unlikely to be greeted with much joy. Since the start of the pandemic epidemiology, public health, … Continue reading “A lockdown by any other name would still swell the street”