Dr Fiona Eccles

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research is focussed on the psychological impact of living with chronic illness, particularly neurological conditions (for example Parkinson’s disease, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis or dystonia). We hope to develop psychological therapies to support people with neurological conditions and are currently involved in a small pilot trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for people with Huntington's disease.

I am also interested in the cognitive and psychological outcomes of treatment (both psychological and surgical). In addition, I am interested in people’s own understanding and sense making processes when living with illness (“illness beliefs”). I use both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Experiences of caring for a family member with Parkinson’s disease: a meta-synthesis
Theed, R., Eccles, F.J.R., Simpson, J. 10/2017 In: Aging and Mental Health. 21, 10, p. 1007-1016. 10 p.
Journal article

Understandings of psychological difficulties in people with the Huntington’s disease gene mutation and their expectations of psychological therapy
Theed, R., Eccles, F.J.R., Simpson, J. 11/09/2017 In: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.
Journal article

Same-sex partner bereavement in older women: an interpretative phenomenological analysis
Ingham, C., Eccles, F.J.R., Armitage, J.R., Murray, C.D. 09/2017 In: Aging and Mental Health. 21, 9, p. 917-925. 9 p.
Journal article

The use of the truth and deception in dementia care amongst general hospital staff
Turner, A., Eccles, F.J.R., Keady, J., Simpson, J., Elvish, R. 08/2017 In: Aging and Mental Health. 21, 8, p. 862-869. 8 p.
Journal article

Suicide in Trans Populations: A Systematic Review of Prevalence and Correlates
McNeil, J., Ellis, S., Eccles, F.J.R. 3/06/2017 In: Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
Journal article

The experiences of parenting a child with an acquired brain injury: a metasynthesis of the qualitative literature
Tyerman, E., Eccles, F.J.R., Gray, V. 5/05/2017 In: Brain Injury.
Journal article

Non-heterosexual women's experiences of informal social support: a qualitative metasynthesis
Ingham, C., Eccles, F.J.R., Armitage, J.R. 05/2017 In: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 29, 2, p. 109-143. 35 p.
Journal article

Personalised asthma action plans for adults with asthma
Gatheral, T.L., Rushton, A., Evans, D., Mulvaney, C., Halcovitch, N., Whiteley, G., Eccles, F., Spencer, S. 10/04/2017 In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 4, 78 p.
Journal article

The experience of caring for patients with dementia within a general hospital setting: a meta-synthesis of the qualitative literature
Turner, A., Eccles, F., Elvish, R., Simpson, J., Keady, J. 01/2017 In: Aging and Mental Health. 21, 1, p. 66-76. 11 p.
Journal article

The experiences of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
Warren, E., Eccles, F.J.R., Travers, V., Simpson, J. 21/12/2016 In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 12, 6, p. 288-296. 9 p.
Journal article

The experiences of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
Warren, E., Eccles, F.J.R., Travers, V., Simpson, J. 28/11/2016 In: Psychology of Older People : the FPOP bulletin. 136, p. 3-8.
Journal article

A pilot evaluation of mindfulness based cognitive therapy for Huntington's disease
Simpson, J., Craufurd, D., Smith, D.A., Eccles, F.J.R., Peeren, S., Rogers, D., Skitt, Z., Theed, R. 1/09/2016
Meeting abstract

Exploring parents’ understandings of their child’s journey into offending behaviours: a narrative analysis
Knowles, S., Eccles, F.J.R., Daiches, A., Bowers, M. 07/2016 In: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 21, 3, p. 447-460. 14 p.
Journal article

The recognition and management of psychological difficulties in individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: perspectives of the Parkinson’s Disease nurse specialist
Theed, R., Eccles, F.J.R., Travers, V., Simpson, J. 27/06/2016 In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 12, 3, p. 132-139. 8 p.
Journal article

The Parkinson's UK scale of perceived control: further validation
Simpson, J., Fletcher, I.J., Perpetuo, L., Chatzidamianos, G., Eccles, F.J.R. 2016
Other contribution

Clinical psychologists' experiences of NHS organisational change
Colley, R., Eccles, F., Hutton, C. 06/2015 In: Clinical Psychology Forum. 270, p. 14-18. 5 p.
Journal article

Involvement in rehabilitative care and wellbeing for partners of people with an amputation
Murray, C., Simpson, J., Eccles, F., Forshaw, M.J. 2015 In: Psychology, Health and Medicine. 20, 1, p. 71-76. 6 p.
Journal article

Loneliness, social isolation and sight loss
Hodge, S., Eccles, F. 10/2014 Thomas Pocklington Trust. 8 p.
Commissioned report

Deep brain stimulation as a treatment for neuropathic pain: a longitudinal study addressing neuropsychological outcomes
Gray, A., Pounds-Cornish, E., Eccles, F., Aziz, T., Green, A., Scott, R.B. 03/2014 In: The Journal of Pain. 15, 3, p. 283-292. 10 p.
Journal article

Loneliness, social isolation and sight loss: a literature review conducted for Thomas Pocklington Trust
Hodge, S., Eccles, F. 12/2013 Lancaster University.
Commissioned report

A review of the demographic, clinical and psychosocial correlates of perceived control in three chronic motor illnesses
Eccles, F., Simpson, J. 2011 In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 33, 13-14, p. 1065-88. 24 p.
Journal article

Perceptions of cause and control in people with Parkinson's disease.
Eccles, F., Murray, C., Simpson, J. 2011 In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 33, 15-16, p. 1409-1420. 12 p.
Journal article

Improved cognitive outcomes with endovascular coiling versus neurosurgical clipping for ruptured intracranial aneurysms: neuropsychological outcomes from International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT)
Scott, R., Eccles, F., Molyneux, A., Kerr, R., Rothwell, P., Carpenter, K. 08/2010 In: Stroke. 41, 8, p. 1743-1747. 5 p.
Journal article

Synchronization of modulated traveling baroclinic waves in a periodically forced, rotating fluid annulus
Eccles, F., Read, P., Castrejon-Pita, A., Haine, T. 19/01/2009 In: Physical Review E. 79, 1, 4 p.
Journal article

Perceptions of cause and control in people with Parkinson's disease
Eccles, F. 2009 Lancaster University.
Doctoral Thesis

From multidimensional neuropsychological outcomes to a cognitive complication rate: the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial.
Scott, R.B., Eccles, F., Lloyd, A., Carpenter, K. 2008 In: Trials. 14, 9, p. 13.
Journal article

Synchronization and chaos control in a periodically-forced, quasi-geostrophic, two-layer model of baroclinic instability
Eccles, F., Read, P., Haine, T. 22/02/2006 In: Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics. 13, 1, p. 23-39. 17 p.
Journal article

Nonlinear effects on ENSO's period
Eccles, F., Tziperman, E. 02/2004 In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 61, 4, p. 474-482. 9 p.
Journal article

A laboratory and numerical study of periodically forced, nonlinear, baroclinic systems
Eccles, F. 2003 University of Oxford.
Doctoral Thesis