Emma Berry
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    Particulars

    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 most eager to contribute to the flourishing body of clinical health psychology research within the School.

    Research Interests

    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 Type 2 diabetes and exploring the support needs and preferences of children, young people and parents affected by diabetes. I am also interested in the use of alternative modes of therapy such as Mobile apps and eHealth counselling techniques and endeavour to explore these growing pockets of health research.

    Teaching

    • PSY1008 Foundations in Psychology (Personal Tutor)
    • PSY1010 & PSY7092 Using Psychology in Everyday Life
    • PSY1009 Introduction to Methods in Psychology (Interview Process Lab)
    • PSY3114 Psychology Thesis (Supervisor)

    Frequent Journals

    • Postgraduate Medical Journal

      ISSNs: 0032-5473

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.691 SNIP 0.939

      Journal

    • Diabetic Medicine

      ISSNs: 0742-3071

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-5491

      Wiley-Blackwell

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.515 SNIP 1.225

      Journal

    • Patient Educ Couns

      ISSNs: 0738-3991

      Elsevier Ireland Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.334 SNIP 1.434

      Journal

    • Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

      ISSNs: 0168-8227

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-8227

      Elsevier Ireland Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.206 SNIP 1.147

      Journal

    • Psychology, Health and Medicine

      ISSNs: 1354-8506

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1465-3966

      Routledge

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.689 SNIP 0.848

      Journal

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