Previous thesis topics
Graduating year 2017
A qualitative exploration of the impact of stress and workplace adversity on healthcare staff experiences, well-being and resilience
Psychological perspectives on stigma and self-compassion in adults with epilepsy
Self-concept clarity, adverse experiences and psychopathology
The mechanisms of psychological therapy with people with long-term physical health conditions
A systematic review of the concept of self-disgust, and an empirical examination of its role in post-traumatic stress difficulties
A qualitative exploration of family members' experiences of paediatric chronic illness
A qualitative exploration of the experiences of women involved in sex work
Family carers and mental health: The role of self compassion
A compassionate and relational understanding of borderline personality disorder
Experiences of transition to secondary school in children with a cleft lip and/or palate
Staff experiences in paediatric trauma services: Exploring perceptions of resilience when dealing with distress
A qualitative exploration of how risk is conceptualised and worked with in mental health services
Exploration of mental health professionals' views on hope and austerity: The synergy of a paradox?
Early life adverse experiences and the effect on parenting stress and schizotypal symptons
Lived long-term experience of eating disorders: A narrative exploration
Exploring the experiences of staff working in forensic mental health settings
A qualitative exploration of the movement disorder experience
Being the parent of a child with either a cleft lip and /or palate or limb difference
Women's stories of emotional distress, relational experiences and sense-making. Listening in a different way
Disability following traumatic brain injury: Considering the wider context
The role of emotions in obsessive-compulsive experiences
Looked after children's experiences of self-harm: A qualitative analysis
Sicilia, Anna Chiara
Risk-taking behaviour in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder
What are the experiences of caring for a loved one with a chronic illness
Emotional and systemic experiences of having a partner with dementia
The role of interpreters in accessing psychological support and developing relationships in mental health and deafness
Does professional language affect help seeking in young people? A randomised study
Graduating year 2016
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis and fibromyalgia: A social model of disability perspective
Psychological interventions in forensic learning disability services: A focus on anger and aggression
Body image and self-disgust as self-appraisals influencing adjustment to limb amputation
An exploration of experiences of bipolar disorder with couples
Psychosocial pathways involved in the development of psychosis
What is the process by which a decision to administer electronconvulsive therapy (ECT) or not is made: A grounded theory informed study from the perspectives of those involved
The relationships between mental health experiences, trauma and posttraumatic growth
Quantitative investigations of compassion satisfaction and challenges to compassion in mental health professionals
Relatives' experiences of last resort interventions for people with mental health difficulties
Exploring transracial and transethnic international adpotion
An exploration of transgender people's mental health
What is the relationship between self harm and self compassion in the context of voice hearing
The views of adults with Huntington's Disease on assisted dying: A psychological exploration
Parents, adverse childhood experiences and psychological distress
Towards an understanding of the self-behaviour of vulnerable young people
The importance of addressing the impact of contextual difficulties on mental health
Psychological characteristics related to epileptic and non-epileptic seizures
Psychological distress in the context of Huntington's Disease
The experience of seizures: Epilepsy and non-epileptic attack disorder
An exploration of adult attachment, style, empathy and social distance
Graduating year 2015
Sleep disturbances following traumatic brain injury: lived experiences and the use of psychological interventions
Client experiences of CBT: factors influencing engagement
Exploring experiences of compassion amd resilience in clinical psychologists working in palliative care
Self-esteem and social anxiety following brain injury
Recovery and sense of self for individuals with a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis
The experience of low grade and pituary tumours
Neuropsychological assessment and coping in traumatic brain injury
Edwards, Nicola Faye
Experiences of support following a diagnosis of breast cancer
What is the lived experience of young people during their admission to a psychiatric inpatient unit
Psychiatric diagnosis: learning from people who experience distress and the practitioners who work with them
Experiences of non-heterosexual women in relation to psychological wellbeing
Living well with acquired visual impairment: a narrative analysis
Challenging behaviours: caregiver attributions and emotional experiences
The experiences of staff supporting people with dementia, death and bereavement
Qualitiative explorations of talking therapies for CSA survivors and theraputic relationships for people experiencing dissociation
An exploration of the way in which services support adolescents with eating disorders
Relationships between mental imagery, emotion and suicidality in extreme mood states
Tallentire, Elizabeth Margaret
Psychological factors related to epileptic and non-epileptic seizures
Psychiatric diagnosis: views of service users and professionals
Family experiences after paediatric aquired brain injury
Well-being in psychologists
Anna Mothers' experiences of postpartum psychosis and negative emotions during breastfeeding
Graduating year 2014
Exploring experiences of parenting a child with autism
Young people's perspectives on the role of the media in wellbeing
Caring for looked after children from the perspectives of foster carers and social workers
Understanding shared experiences of couples and families in which one person has dementia
Postnatal mental distress: exploring the experiences of professionals, mothers, and significant others
Managing bipolar moods without medication: A qualitative investigation
Exploration of how children and young people self-construe following a traumatic experience
Clinical psychologists' experiences of accessing personal therapy during training
Compassion and burnout in community mental health work
Young people, home and homelessness a narrative exploration
The process of change in non-residential therapeutic communities
Experiencing health services and mentalisation-based treatment for borderline personality disorder: Service user perspectives
An exploration of psychiatrists' understanding and use of psychological formulation
Hearts and minds: How do people experience and psychologically recover from traumatic cardiac treatment-related events?
Caring for patients with dementia in a general hospital setting
An exploration of coping in sex work
Narrative identities and self-constructs of individuals with histories of sexual and violent offences
Graduating year 2013
Navigating the organ donation journey
The narratives of life before and after cardiothoracic transplant
Experiences of support for first-episode psychosis: Family member seeking help and service user engagement with psychosocial formulation
An exploration of the experiences of people with coexisting mental health and substance use difficulties
Does coping mediate the relationship between attachment style and substance use in a clinical and non-clinical sample?
Mental imagery and self-injury
Therapists' perceptions of the therapeutic alliance in 'mandatory' therapy with sex offenders
Evolutionary processes in paranoia
Stories from adoptive parents: A narrative analysis
The role of religion and faith in the recovery journey of individuals with experience of psychosis
Service users' experiences of risk management in relation to their own self-harm
Lived experiences of rupture and endings in psychological therapy
The development of the fatigue severity scale for people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury
A qualitative analysis of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for stress for therapy health care workers
The experiences of body image in young women with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)
Narratives of living well with cystic-fibrosis
Experience of bipolar disorder from the perspectives of parents with the diagnosis of family members
Providing therapy whilst pregnant: Reflections of clinical psychologists after returning to work
Art, creativity and mental health
Graduating year 2012
What is the process by which placement supervisors make difficult decisions in trainee assessment?
Understanding previous experiences and developing parenting views: The perspective of adults who have been in care
Clients' experiences of CBT: Meta-synthesis exploring experience and a narrative analysis of maintaining change
Experiences of Apathy in People with Parkinson's Disease: A Qualitative Exploration
Narratives of Experts by Experience and Conceptualisations of Mental Health Recovery
"A Post-Transplant Person". Narratives of Heart of Lung Transplantation and Intensive Care Unit Delirium.
Psychological Factors Associated with Posttraumatic Stress Following Brain Injury
Living with a Pituitary Tumour: A Narrative Analysis
Admission to Discharge: Experiences of inpatient mental health care from the perspective of individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder
Mechanisms of change in Compassion Focused Therapy: A grounded theory investigation
Exploring Parents' Understandings of their Child's Journey into Offending Behaviours: A Narrative Analysis
Huntington's disease: Family experiences and presymptomatic genetic testing in young people
Palliative care professionals' experiences of unusual spiritual phenomena at the end of life
Narratives of change in fathers who have completed an Incredible Years Parent Training Programme
Cultural Competence: The Importance of Exploring Identity
The experience of stroke from the perspectives of survivors and partners
Exploring Intimate Relationships for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Eating Disorders, Alexithymia and Emotions: A Narrative Review and Qualitative Study
Navigating the Solid Organ Transplant Process
Cultural factors in the provision of psychological support
Graduating year 2011
Making sense of intimacy and sexual health for people with exstrophy-epispadias complex conditions
Illness perceptions, coping styles and psychological distress in adults with Huntington's disease
Listening to the voices of intellectually disabled offenders: Qualitative enquiry in secure services
The journey through early intervention services: A narrative analysis
Stories of ongoing transition: An exploration of becoming and being retired
The interpersonal impact of trauma: Couples' experiences and current approaches to treatment
The relationship between trauma and psychosis
Mechanisms of change: A qualitative investigation into the emergence of exits in Cognitive Analytic Therapy
The process of seeking asylum in the United Kingdom
Older people's experiences of residential care
The perceptions of cause and control in people with Alzheimer's disease
Exploring the psychological experiences of people living with a diagnosis of motor neurone disease
Emotion and self-harm
Self-conscious emotions and eating disorders
An exploration into the active ingredients within therapeutic practice: A meta-synthesis of the therapeutic alliance and a grounded theory of the mechanisms of change
Family experiences of the cancer journey
Improving the effectiveness of supervision: A clinical psychology perspective
Obesity: An emotion focused understanding and the role of clinical psychology
Graduating year 2010
The construction of the coparenting relationship: A qualitative enquiry
The self regulation model and psychological outcomes of people with primary brain tumours
Stories of adoption: A narrative analysis
Aspects and stories of helpful therapy and its outcomes: A narrative enquiry
Perceptions of cause and control of impulse control disorders in people with Parkinson's Disease
Partners of alcohol-dependent adults: intervention effectiveness, predictors of enabling behaviours and gathering data by-proxy
A qualitative exploration into adolescents' understanding of emotional difficulties in female peers
Couples' participation in dementia research and partners' perspectives on their relationship in young onset dementia
An investigation of vicarious posttraumatic growth
A qualitative exploration of sensing presence of deceased following bereavement
Religiosity: Effects on client and clinician
A narrative exploration of the experiences of clinical psychologists following client suicide
The experience of fibromyalgia: A narrative inquiry
The subjective experience of personhood in dementia care settings
A qualitative investigation of the experience of coping and recovery from stroke at a young age
Psychological well-being and barriers to accessing psychological services within South Asian and Muslim populations
Using a participatory approach to explore how young people understand the concept of social inclusion
Developing an early therapeutic alliance with the transferred client
A qualitative exploration of the role of identity in older people experiencing chronic pain
Exploring and supporting stories of resilience in parenthood
A qualitative investigation into non-clinical voice hearing: What factors may protect against distress?
Graduating year 2009
A qualitative exploration of first time fathers' experiences of becoming a father
Do shame, self-criticism and/or depression mediate the relationship between negative early life experiences and later problems with eating?
How does having Asperger Syndrome affect parenting experience?
Perceptions of cause and control in people with Parkinson's Disease
Support staff's experiences of relationship formation and development in secure services
Service users' perceptions of change following treatment in democratic therapeutic communities
The experience of guilt, shame and entrapment in carers of people with dementia and the relationship of these variables to psychological outcome
Understanding young offenders' experiences of drinking alcohol: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Dementia and long-term care experiences from a relative's perspective
A qualitative exploration of voice hearing within an interpersonal context
The caring relationship: reflections on terminology and the concept of 'couplehood' compulsions in people with dementia
A qualitative study exploring people's responses to their partners' and spouses' obsessions and compulsions
A psychosocial model of parent fixation in people with dementia: the role of personality and attachment
Attachment patterns, supervisory style and the supervisory working alliance
Theories of posttraumatic growth: vicarious and cross-cultural aspects
Listening to people with Learning Disabilities about their identity andexperiences of therapy
'Rebuilding after the Storm': Stories of Young Motherhood
Multiple Sclerosis and the experience of self
Graduating year 2008
Does alexithymia mediate the relationship between obligatory exercise and eating pathology in adult female exercisers?
Client Attachment to Services, Satisfaction with Services and their Predictors
Retrospective Accounts of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders: Which Aspects were Most Useful
A Qualitative Exploration into Young Children's Perspectives and Understandings of Emotional Difficulties in Other Children
Clinical and Demographic Predictors of Poor Insight In Individuals with Obsessions and Compulsions
Stroke, Psychological Outcomes and the Self-Regulatory Model
Subjective Experiences of Personal Relationships throughout the Course of Schizophrenia: Low Secure Service-Users' Perspectives
A Qualitative Analysis of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Parkinson's Disease
Burnout and Ways of Coping Among Workers in Young Offender Services
Men with intellectual disabilities who display sexually abusive behaviour
BurnEd: Exploring the Factors Influencing a Burn-Injured Child's Return to Education.
The pregnancy and health care experiences of women who became mothers when they were teenagers
The Impact of Adolescent Self-Harm on Parental Well-Being
An examination of the factors that affect activities of daily living skills in individuals who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery
An Investigation of the Factors Associated with Body Dissatisfaction in Adult Men
Paradox and conflict: An exploration of personal accounts of self-harm and self-injury
Evaluation of a School-Based Intervention Addressing Children's Appraisals of Interparental Conflict
Exploring Bereavement and Spirituality in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
The experiences of administrative staff working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health: A grounded theory study
Patients' Experiences of Psychiatric Intensive Care: A Wellbeing Perspective
A phenomenological analysis of delusions in people with Parkinson's Disease
Asking about Childhood Trauma: The Experiences of Psychological Therapists in Early Intervention Services
Facial difference: Psychosocial implications for individuals and relevant others
Muslim Views on Mental Health and Psychology
Graduating year 2007
Distress and the self-care practices of trainee clinical psychologists.
An investigation into the role of worry and rumination in deliberate selfharm.
A qualitative study of postnatal resilience in fathers and mothers and what services can do to help.
Mothers' experiences of raising a child with autism.
Differential coping with disease-related stressors and its effects on psychological outcomes and quality of life in people with Parkinson's Disease and their spouses.
The implicit relational procedure: assessing the implicit beliefs of sexual offenders.
An exploratory study to identify obstacles and enablers to communication about erectile dysfunction following cardiac trauma.
The relationship between magical thinking, thought-shape fusion and symptoms associated with eating difficulties in a non-clinical population.
Forensic inpatient sexuality: a qualitative investigation of the nursing perspective.
A study investigating the relationship between parental conflict, self-concept and the roles children play in bullying situations.
The effects of training on the ability of adults with a learning disability to give informed consent to medication
Theory of mind and perspective - taking ability amongst people with intellectual disabilities.
Conceptualisations of risk within female sex work: a literature review.
Online game playing, lifestyle factors and general health in men aged 18-40
Subjective experiences of transgenerational parenting effects: a qualitative analysis.
Illness beliefs, coping and psychological outcome in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
User involvement in personality disorder literature: methodological, clinical and theoretical considerations.
The use of alcohol in a chronic pain population: physical and psychosocial factors.
Understanding intimacy and its effects on wellbeing for a sample of older women: a grounded theory approach.
The experience of carers of people with young onset dementia
Psychological well-being and perceptions of stigma in people with a disability.
The role of attachment in paranoia and hallucinations.
Shame in adults: exploring the relationships between shame, attachment, the family system and psychological outcome.
Graduating year 2006
Does hopefulness predict good adjustment to chronic renal failure and consequent dialysis?
An investigation into self-harm in primary school aged children
The impact of pre-morbid personality on challenging behaviour in dementia
Young children's beliefs and attitudes towards mental health
Development and primary validation of the Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ) for adolescents
Measures of depressive rumination and of underlying metacognitive beliefs: A factor analytic study
Investigating the relationship between presence of negative thoughts and control strategies in postnatally depressed and non-postnatally depressed mothers after childbirth
The effect of individual differences upon response styles to low mood
Relationships between perfectionism, perseverative negative thinking and affect
How do nursing staff, working in a secure forensic setting, talk about their responses to patients' challenging behaviours: A qualitative study
The impact of child-centred play taught in behavioural parent training on the development of children's language skills
The psychological impact of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
The experience of obesity: a qualitative study
The ruminative response scale: a cross-cultural factor analysis and gender comparison
An investigation of the psychosocial characteristics of individuals requesting cosmetic surgery on the NHS
Emotional reactions to receiving a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome
Harnessing hope to promote positive reappraisal coping and post-traumatic growth
The role of appraisal and coping in post-acquired brain injury adjustment; A qualitative investigation
An understanding of self harm in primary school children
Trauma Experiences of adolescents with psychosis
Caregivers' experiences of caring for a spouse with Parkinson's Disease and psychotic symptoms
Adapting the Illness Perception Questionnaire for mothers of children with Autism and Down's Syndrome
Does rumination run in families?
The role of attachment experiences and emotional regulation in deliberate self-harm
Graduating year 2005
A study to investigate empathy amongst adult offenders and non-offenders with mild intellectual disabilities
A study to investigate the emotional and behavioural adjustment of Asylum seeker, refugee and British Children attending a Primary School in the United Kingdom
An exploration of the relationships between trauma and delusional ideation in secure services
Experiments of antipsychotic medication for people with Learning Disabilities
Social inclusion, citizenship and people with intellectual disabilities
A study of the relationship between Childhood Trauma and Symptom profiles of Bipolar disorder
The experience of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: an interpretive phenomenological analysis
Angela Goddard Walsh
An exploration of clinical psychologists' experiences of informed consent in psychodynamic therapy
Experiences of the child protection system for women with alcohol problems
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after stroke
Anger beliefs and behaviour; an investigation of associations with hypomania in a non-clinical sample
A phenomenological study to explore the impact on children of parental brain injury
Problem-solving confidence, rumination and depression
Illness representations and psychological adjustment in people with end-stage renal disease on dialysis
An investigation of Inhibitory control in hard to manage preschoolers and the effects of 'Executive Skills' training
Factors affecting the correspondence between teacher and child self-reports of anxiety and depression
An exploratory investigation into sex-related communications by parents of an adolescent with intellectual disabilities
Psychological outcome in people with Parkinson's Disease and their spouses: the effect of motor fluctuations
ADHD: diagnosis, medication and self-identity in adolescents. An interpretative phenomenological analysis
Relationships between parenting styles and metacognitive beliefs about rumination in depression
Graduating year 2004 (17 trainees)
Changing Young People's attitudes toward people with mental health problems: Evaluation of an educational Approach
Family and Marital Adaptation Following Traumatic Brain Injury
The experiences and identity issues of men with intellectual disabilities who sexually offend against women
The impact of a booster session following behavioural parent training
Repetitive thought as a predictor of treatment outcome in individuals who misuse alcohol
Body site specificity of self-injurious behaviour in children with severe intellectual disability
A Case Series to Pilot Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Female Urinary Incontinence
An Investigation of Transgenerational Parenting Constructs and their relationship to childhood behaviour difficulties
Postnatal negative cognitions: A review of current understanding and development of a self-report scale
Parental Attributions, Responses, and expectancy towards Behaviours of children with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome
Breast Reconstruction: Its impact on patients' and Partner' Sexual functioning
Does Executive Functioning predict behaviour change in offenders following the enhances thinking skills programme?
Carer responses to Challenging Behaviour: The role of optimism
Experiences of pregnancy for women with eating disorders: A qualitative investigation
The prevalence and correlates of burnout amongst direct care workers of adults with intellectual disabilities
Self-esteem and psychological adjustment in adolescents with Asperger syndrome
An Investigation into the association Between Physical activity and dimensions of psychological Well-being among Children with an intellectual disability.
Graduating year 2003 (13 trainees)
The involvement of people with learning disabilities in person-centred planning
Models of illness amongst carers of people with dementia
The impact of a child with Asperger's syndrome on parents
Quality of life amongst adolescent survivors of childhood heart surgery
Attachment behaviours and parent fixation amongst adults with dementia
Factors associated with hallucinations and delusions in children
Sexuality and women with learning disabilities
Understanding of the basic principles of CBT amongst older adults and adults with dementia
Family environment and challenging behaviour in families with a young child with learning disabilities
Meta-cognition and rumination in depression
Post-traumatic stress disorder amongst adults experiencing burns
Comparing models of hypertension between older adults and professionals
What skills are necessary for people with learning disabilities to engage in community leisure activities?
Graduating year 2002 (12 trainees)
An investigation to determine the social and psychological characteristics of people who frequently attend Accident & Emergency services
A qualitative investigation into the experiences of clients and therapists engaged in psychodynamic interpersonal therapy following an episode of deliberate self-harm
Illness representations, coping, depression and anxiety in South Asian and British people with inflammatory arthritis
Children's adjustment following parental separation: the role of interparental conflict and children's appraisals
Prevalence of emotional disorders in adults with Asperger syndrome and access to mental health services
Burnout in clinical psychologists in the UK: an examination of its nature, extent and correlates
Emotion identification, emotion word fluency and alexithymia in people with learning disabilities
Theory of mind and concept of death in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Care staff responses to behaviour changes resulting from dementia in people with learning disabilities
Psychological functioning, coping strategies and metabolic control in adolescents with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
Emotional and behavioural responses to music in people with dementia
Parental attributions and responses towards challenging behaviour displayed by children and adolescents with learning disabilities
Graduating year 2001 (11 trainees)
Theory of mind and children with autism: a cross-modal deficit?
Thought-shape fusion, obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders.
Women considering preventive mastectomy: a qualitative investigation of the decision-making process.
Central coherence and children with autism: consistency of deficits acrosscentral coherence tasks.
Women experiencing domestic violence during pregnancy: impact on the mother and the child.
Dissociation and self-harm in adolescent women attending A&E departments.
The role of dysfunctional attitudes and knowledge in health anxiety: the case of HIV/AIDS education.
Physical functioning, coping and quality of life amongst adults in need of long-term rehabilitation.
Sexual functioning in women with diabetes.
Attributions, emotional reactions and willingness of offer help to a person with dementia and challenging behaviours: comparing support staff and clinical psychologists.
Testing the congruent schema/life event theory of depression in outpatients of an adult mental health service.
Graduating year 2000 (7 trainees)
The impact on parents of their pre-school child being accidentally burned: a phenomenological investigation.
Social reasoning, paranoia and theory of mind in adults with Asperger's syndrome and paranoid psychosis.
Social support as a mediator of the impact of crime on the mental health of older adults.
Negative therapist interventions and patient outcomes in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Attributions, hallucinations, delusions and post traumatic stress disorder amongst paramedic staff.
The role of autobiographical memory in problem solving and challenging behaviour in people with mild/moderate learning disabilities.
Attitudes towards help-seeking, coping and mental health in farmers.