Dr Kate Hamilton-West PhD, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, FHEA
Reader in Health Psychology and Kent Academic Lead for NIHR Research Design Service SE Phone: 01227 823872
Excellence in Health Research
The health psychology group within CHSS brings together researchers with a broad range of experience and skills. Specialisms include self-management of long term conditions, health behaviour change interventions, psychological wellbeing, mental health, cognitive impairment, disability and appearance research. The group incorporates expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, and patient and public engagement.
Projects are focused on the application of psychology research and methods to understanding and improving health and the healthcare system, with a particular emphasis on the development and evaluation of interventions. We have developed educational and training interventions for a wide range of professional groups including mental health and community workers, primary care clinicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and teachers. This work has included local, national and international initiatives.
Patient Experience and Public Involvement Lead Phone: 01227 824406
Senior Research Fellow Phone: 01227 827759
Senior Research Fellow and NIHR RDS SE Research Adviser Phone: 01227 827963
Email: Kate Hamilton-West