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Professor Kate Hamilton-West PhD, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, FHEA

Honorary Professor of Health Psychology

 

 

Kate is a Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered Health Psychologist and Professor of Health Psychology specialising in improving care and support for people with long term conditions. 

Kate was a member of CHSS from 2011-2020. She acted as Kent Academic Lead (and Health Psychology Lead) for RDS-SE and Faculty Director of Medical Social Sciences. She remains an honorary Chair in CHSS and PhD supervisor to Catherine Neden. 

Kate’s research in CHSS focused on improving understanding, knowledge and confidence in carers of children with physical disabilities, evaluating the introduction of a Primary Care Mental Health Specialist service, examining medicines support needs of Stroke survivors, training mental health workers to support people with co-morbid physical and mental health conditions, examining benefits of mindfulness for reducing stress and burnout in NHS GPs, evaluating a sudarshan kriya yoga-based intervention for people with depression and anxiety disorders and developing a more rigorous evidence base in relation to social prescribing.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
Hamilton-West, K., Milne, A. and Hotham, S. (2020) "New Horizons in Supporting Older People's Health and Wellbeing: Is Social Prescribing a Way Forward?", Age and Ageing. Oxford University Press, pp. 319-326. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afaa016.
Hamilton-West, K., Pellatt-Higgins, T. and Sharief, F. (2019) "Evaluation of a Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) based breath intervention for patients with mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety disorders", Primary Health Care Research and Development. Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/S1463423619000045.
Hamilton-West, K., Gadsby, E. and Hotham, S. (2019) "Improving the evidence base for social prescribing", British Medical Journal. BMJ. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l744.
Hamilton-West, K., Gadsby, E., Zaremba, N. and Jaswal, S. (2019) "Evaluability Assessments as an Approach to Examining Social Prescribing", Health and Social Care in the Community. Wiley, pp. 1085-1094. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12726.
Hamilton-West, K., Gadsby, E. and Hotham, S. (2019) "Helen Salisbury: Social prescribing and the No 17 bus", BMJ. BMJ Publishing Group. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l271.
Hamilton-West, K., Bates, A., Hotham, S. and Wilson, P. (2019) "Development of a training programme for primary care mental health staff to support management of depression and anxiety in long-term conditions", Primary Health Care Research & Development. Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/S1463423618000658.
Hamilton-West, K. (2018) "Behavioural and social sciences should be part of medical education", Times Higher Education. News UK. Available at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/behavioural-and-social-sciences-should-be-part-medical-education.
Hamilton-West, K. (2018) "How Origami Frogs can Help Jump the Health Gap", The Psychologist. The British Psychological Society. Available at: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/how-origami-frogs-can-help-jump-health-gap.
Hamilton-West, K., Pellatt-Higgins, T. and Pillai, N. (2018) "Does A Modified MBCT Course Have the Potential to Reduce Stress and Burnout in NHS GPs? Feasibility Study", Primary Health Care Research and Development. Cambridge University Press, pp. 591-597. doi: 10.1017/S1463423618000129.
Hamilton-West, K., Hotham, S., Yang, W., Hedayioglu, J. and Brigden, C. (2017) "Evaluation of a pilot service to facilitate discharge of patients with stable long-term mental health needs from secondary to primary care: the role of Primary Care Mental Health Specialists", Primary Health Care Research and Development. Cambridge University Press, pp. 344-353. doi: 10.1017/S1463423617000184.
Hotham, S., Hamilton-West, K., Hutton, E., King, A. and Abbott, N. (2017) "A study in to the effectiveness of a postural care training programme aimed at improving knowledge, understanding, and confidence in parents and school staff", Child: Care, Health and Development. Wiley, pp. 743-751. doi: 10.1111/cch.12444.
Monograph
Hamilton-West, K., Bates, A., Hotham, S. and Wilson, P. (2017) Improving competencies of PWPs/counsellors to work with people with long-term conditions: Final Report. University of Kent.
Hamilton-West, K. and Zaremba, N. (2017) Evaluability Assessment of the Encompass MCP Social Prescribing Service. University of Kent.
Research report (external)
Hutton, E., King, A., Hamilton-West, K. and Hotham, S. (2016) Understanding the support needs of disabled children and their families in East Kent. East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust.
Internet publication
Hamilton-West, K. and Hutton, E. (2016) POSTED Training. Youtube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT9kbTFT9kI&feature=youtu.be.
Conference or workshop item
Hamilton-West, K. and Hotham, S. (2019) "Embedding behavioural science in social prescribing research, policy and practice.", in UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting.
Hashem, F. and Hamilton-West, K. (2019) "Developing Undergraduate Curriculum Resources on Health and Work in Medical Education", in UK Conference for Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education. UK Conference for Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education.
Hamilton-West, K. and Hotham, S. (2018) "Introduction to Evaluability Assessments: Using the methodology to improve evaluation of behaviour change interventions.", in UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting.. Available at: http://www.uksbm.org.uk/.
Hamilton-West, K., Bates, A., Hotham, S. and Wilson, P. (2018) "Development and Evaluation of a Long-Term Conditions Training Programme for Primary Care Mental Health Workers.", in European Health Psychology Society Conference. European Health Psychology Society Conference.
Jaswal, S. and Hamilton-West, K. (2018) "Social Prescribing and Integrated Care: An Evaluability Assessment", in ICIC18 – 18th International Conference on Integrated Care, Utrecht. ICIC18 – 18th International Conference on Integrated Care, Utrecht.
Lawrence, W., Hamilton-West, K., Godfrey, E., Rovner, G. and Hotham, S. (2017) "Training healthcare professionals in novel health psychology strategies and tools.", in European Health Psychology Society Conference. European Health Psychology Society Conference.
Hamilton-West, K., Pellatt-Higgins, T. and Pillai, N. (2017) "Does mindfulness meditation have the potential to reduce stress and burnout in NHS General Practitioners?", in European Health Psychology Society Conference. European Health Psychology Society Conference. Available at: http://2017.ehps.net/.
Confidential report
Hamilton-West, K. and Jaswal, S. (2017) Evaluability Assessment of the Encompass MCP Social Prescribing Service. Final Report. Encompass Multispecialty Community Provider.
Other
Hamilton-West, K. (2016) "Values hold the key to moving forward. In six leading scientists give perspectives on UK science after Brexit (J. Wilsdon, Ed.)", The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2016/jul/14/six-leading-scientists-give-perspectives-on-uk-science-after-brexit.
Hamilton-West, K. (2016) "Channelling Brexit Anger", Times Higher Education Supplement. TSL Education Ltd. Available at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/letters/channelling-brexit-anger.
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