The long- term psychosocial impacts and consequences of being diagnosed with Retinoblastoma

Written by Nicole Beddard, Senior Psychology Technician at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychology Science, Health and Well-being Theme. Email: N.Beddard@tees.ac.uk  Dr Grant McGeechan, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychology Science, Health and Well-being Theme Dr Jill Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychology Science, … Continue reading “The long- term psychosocial impacts and consequences of being diagnosed with Retinoblastoma”

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”

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”

CAPS research themes

The centre for applied psychological science is organised around four core research themes in which our members have achieved national and international prominence: Health and Well-Being The number of people living with a health condition(s) is increasing and is detrimental to an individual as well as society as a whole. It is known that health inequalities are related … Continue reading “CAPS research themes”

Welcome to the Centre for Applied Psychological Science (CAPS) research blog

CAPS aims to bridge the gap between theoretical research and applied practice by providing evidence-based solutions to real-world problems. We specialise in research that contributes to knowledge in the academic community and beyond to have a significant contribution to the public, practitioners, policy-makers and the wider community. CAPS is guided by an interdisciplinary approach that … Continue reading “Welcome to the Centre for Applied Psychological Science (CAPS) research blog”