About me




I am Professor of Health Psychology at Staffordshire University.

I am also currently Past Chair of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology (having served a year as Chair Elect and 2 years as Chair)

My research focuses on understanding how people cope with difficult health-related situations. Interviews, discussions and observations help me to learn what helps or hinders peoples’ ability to cope. As a researcher, I build theory and share my knowledge with fellow academics. As a practitioner, I make sure that my research has practical application in the real world for practising health psychologists as well as policy-makers. As a teacher, I share my learning from both academia and practice to ensure that tomorrow’s health psychologists whom I am training are informed about evidence-based practice. You can find out more about my work by clicking on the links at the side of this page. In my spare time, I take to the hills, sometimes leading groups, but I mostly love to walk (and camp) alone. You can read about my non-work stuff in the 'un-academic' section.