News archive: 2013




  • Professor Suzie Skevington presented at the PROMs Summit - Second National Summit focusing on the development of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in Clinical Practice at a Local Level.   Her talk on 'Quality of Life and Wellbeing' was held on 14 November at the Hallam Conference Centre in London.

  • Dr Debbie Smith has won The British Psychological Society Research Seminars Competition 2013 to support the seminars on 'Psychological methods, models and theories to the understanding of health in the pregnancy and postpartum period' with co-applicant Dr Ellinor Olander.
  • Dr Debbie Smith and Dr Alison Fisher have been awarded a Faculty Education Academy Teaching and Learning Grant for the following project 'The use of audio feedback versus written feedback for coursework essays'.

  • Dr Debbie Smith and Dr Christine Rogers have been awarded a School of Psychological Sciences, Education Innovation & Evaluation Grant for the following project 'A qualitative study of university academics’ understanding of ‘employability’, their role in enhancing student employability and their attitudes towards this role'.


  • Congratulations to the winning team at the MSc networking event on 24th October in the Hub in Zochonis. It was a fantastic event organised by Debbie Smith and had a pub quiz theme including snacks, drinks and a quiz master. Dave's Team, comprising of Dave Parry, Alison Wearden, Emma Braithwaite, Rob White, Christina Pearce and Matilda Rizzo, are pictured with the winner's trophy.


  • Dr Debbie Smith is the winner of a grant for research seminar competition 2013, awarded by the Division of Health Psychology.


  • MCHP is pleased to welcome Professor Belinda Borelli to the group as a Visiting Professor on a 20% appointment. Belinda is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Nicotine and Tobacco at Brown University and the Miriam Hospital, US, and will be visiting us to assist in building the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology in the School of Psychological Sciences. She brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and energy, and represents a significant move towards raising the international profile of the new Centre and of the School as a whole.