I have been lucky to work with some brilliant young minds over the last decade, and I’ve feel privileged to have been part of their research supervision teams (see Alumni page). Many of them have  gone on to take up great positions in academic and clinical settings. I’m currently supervising a large group of students conducting some really fantastic research projects in our Research Centre.

Will Kent: Acceptance and commitment coaching for oncology healthcare professionals

Working in a healthcare setting can put people at high risk of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue. This is problematic not only for staff wellbeing, but may also affect the standard of care provided to patients. In this programme of work, Will is developing and testing an Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) based coaching psychology intervention to reduce stress in healthcare professionals working in cancer care settings. Target award: PhD.

Sabrina Norwood: Reducing others’ stigmatised attitudes towards LGBT people 

Sabrina is undertaking a series of linked studies around the broad topic of stigma towards people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. This includes developing a robust psychometric measures of stigmatised attitudes, and then a series of experimental studies testing whether enforcing new, politically correct language reduces stigma. Target award: PhD.

Tim Cartwright: Self-authenticity and value-based living in gay men

Tim’s primary research interest lies in the psychological health of people who identify as LGBT. His PhD focuses on how the the potential link between how easily gay men find it to live a values-driven, self-authentic life, and psychological wellbeing Target award: PhD.

If you’d like to join this great group of researchers, click here for more information about how to register for an MRes, MPhil or PhD at the University of Chester.