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Dr Emma Anderson

Dr Emma Anderson

Dr Emma Anderson
BA, M.Sc.(Sus.), DHealthPsych

Senior Research Associate/ Trial Manager Paediatrics CFS/ ME

Area of research

Health psychology and interventions

Office 1.16
1-5 Whiteladies Road,
BS8 1NU
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+44 (0) 117 42 83102

Summary

I am a Health Psychologist with an interest in developing and evaluating interventions and health-related behaviour change.

I set up the Health Psychology and Interventions Group (HPIG) in the School of Social and Community Medicine (together with Drs Clare Thomas and Katie Whale). The group draws together Health Psychology and related expertise across the school.

I am working with Professor Esther Crawley to run the FITNET-NHS Trial which evaluates an online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme for children with chronic fatigue.

I am also working with Professor Alastair Hay to run the EEPRIS Study, a feasibility study tracking respiratory infections in Bristol children. Together with nested parent and clinician qualitative interview studies, EEPRIS forms a major step towards developing an online intervention which aims to improve the efficiency of primary care consultations and reduce antibiotic prescribing.

Key words:

  • Health psychology
  • Behaviour change
  • Intervention development and evaluation
  • Qualitative Research
  • Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Study Management

I have worked in many successful pragmatic NHS-based studies and trials over the years, including mental health and addictions interventions and other public health research in both primary and secondary care settings. These include:

  • Preloading Trial: Nicotine patch preloading for smoking cessation
  • Reeact Trial: Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for depression
  • CADET Trial: Collaborative care for depression
  • Psygrid: Psychosis study
  • Matisse Trial: Art therapy for schizophrenia 
  • Inpatient Staff Morale study

Biography

My interests are in healthcare interventions, addiction and mental health, health psychology and behaviour change. I enjoy both clinical and research work, having trained in motivational interviewing, personal coaching, CBT and as an NHS smoking cessation practitioner. I completed a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology in December 2016, alongside my research management role.

I gained a (first class) BSc in Social Psychology in 2003 and Msc in Health Psychology in 2005 - both at the University of Sussex. I went on to work as Mental Health Worker supporting drug and alcohol patients on an addictions treatment ward in Bristol for over two years before joining the Academic Unit of Psychiatry at the University of Bristol as research staff in 2007.

I have worked in many NHS-based studies and trials over the years, including mental health and addictions interventions and other public health research in both primary and secondary care settings.

 

 

Teaching

I have taught years one, two and three of the Consultation and Communication Skills course for medical undergraduates over recent years, including lecturing on health behaviour change communication.

Recent publications

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