Projects per year
I achieved my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queen’s University Belfast in 2012 and obtained my PhD in Health Psychology from QUB in 2018. My PhD focused on the development and evaluation of a psychological intervention to improve emotional wellbeing in individuals with Type 2 diabetes and their partners. During the PhD I worked as a research assistant for the Centre for Public Health at QUB on projects surrounding the enhancement of quality of life among persons with Neurological conditions. In July 2018 I joined the School of Psychology at QUB as a Health Psychology Lecturer and I am eager to contribute to the flourishing body of clinical health psychology research within the School.
Broadly, I am interested in the psychological, social, and organic factors that influence adjustment to health conditions such as Diabetes and Stroke. I am keen to explore new and more creative methods of psychological support for individuals with challenging health conditions, to develop resources that are ultimately more accessible and acceptable to both service users and facilitators. Current and prospective research avenues include enhancing psychological support for couples living with diabetes and exploring the support needs and preferences of children, young people and parents affected by diabetes. Additionally, I have an interest in Health Behaviour Change and I am involved in research which applies models of behaviour change to public health issues such as COVID-19 and environmental concerns such as plastic waste and recycling.
- Level 1 Personal Tutor
- MSc Clinical Health Psychology Thesis Supervisor
- PhD supervisor
- DClin supervisor
- MSc Clinical Health Psychology module co-ordinator
- Level 3 An Introduction to Clinical Health Psychology module co-ordinator
- Test Librarian and Green Champion
- PSY1010 Psychology in Everyday Life
- PSY1009 Lab practical class
- PSY2065 Core Psychology 1
- PSY3122 An Introduction to Clinical Health Psychology
- MSc Psychology (conversion course)
- MSc Clinical Health Psychology
Expertise related to UN SDGs
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Examining temporal interactions between loneliness and depressive symptoms and the mediating role of emotion regulation difficulties among UK residents during the COVID-19 lockdown: Longitudinal results from the COVID-19 psychological wellbeing studyGroarke, J. M., McGlinchey, E., McKenna-Plumley, P. E., Berry, E., Graham-Wisener, L. & Armour, C., 15 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 285, p. 1-9 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Psychological, social, and situational factors associated with COVID‐19 vaccination intentions: A study of UK key workers and non‐key workersButter, S., McGlinchey, E., Berry, E. & Armour, C., 05 May 2021, (Early online date) In: British Journal of Health Psychology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Dempster, M., Orr, K. & Berry, E., Apr 2021, QUB. 54 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile11 Downloads (Pure)
Understanding the lived experiences of Healthcare Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Interpretative phenomenological analysisMcGlinchey, E., Hitch, C., Butter, S., McCaughey, L., Berry, E. & Armour, C., 2021, In: European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 12, 14 p., 1904700.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Acceptable or weird? Exploring environmentalists’, students’ and the general public’s perceptions of bio-based plasticsMehta, N., Cunningham, E., Roy, D., Cathcart, A., Dempster, M., Berry, E. & Smyth, B., 31 Jan 2020, (Accepted) Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Emma Berry (Editorial board member)19 Apr 2021 → 2022
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Editorial activity
12 Feb 2021 → 12 Mar 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Emma Berry (Peer reviewer)2021
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Publication peer-review
The Behaviour Change Group: supporting transmission prevention behaviour in Northern Ireland (Public Health Agency blog)
1 Media contribution
Developing an intervention to reduce diabetes distress in individuals with Type 2 diabetes and their partnersAuthor: Berry, E., May 2018
Supervisor: Dempster, M. (Supervisor) & Davies, M. (External person) (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of PhilosophyFile