About me





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My research focuses on understanding how people cope with difficult health-related situations. I am especially interested in how we can help people cope well when living with persistent pain conditions. 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 academia and practice (I used to practice in the NHS) 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. 


The best way to get hold of me is to email me: Karen.Rodham@staffs.ac.uk

My ORCID ID is: 0000-0002-5377-1998

My Twitter is @ProfRodham