The School of Psychology welcomes new member of staff, Dr Emma Berry, Lecturer in Health Psychology. Emma graduated with a BSc Psychology from Queen's University Belfast in 2012, and obtained her PhD in Health Psychology in 2018.
Emma's PhD studies focused on exploring the psychological and social factors underpinning emotional distress in Type 2 Diabetes using a combination of quantitative and qualitative techniques:
During the PhD Emma worked as a research assistant for the Centre for Public Health at Queen's University, involving projects surrounding the enhancement of quality of life among persons with neurological conditions. She also travelled extensively to destinations such as Wurzburg, Copenhagen and San Diego, from which she has developed international links that it is hoped will be sustained and strengthened as her research evolves.
Emma has further developed connections with Diabetes UK through research activities, having attended as guest speaker at Diabetes UK Northern Ireland support groups and conferences.
Emma's current and prospective research avenues include:
Welcome to the team Emma!
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