Dr Rebecca Goulding

Research Associate

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I am an experienced Health Services Researcher with established interests in healthcare communication, the management of (multiple) long-term conditions and patient safety in primary care. I am passionate about improving patients’ interactions with and experience of healthcare services, and involving patients and other stakeholders in research.

Social responsibility

Coordinator of the Multimorbidity Research Advisory Group (MRAG) - a patient and public involvement group

Lead of the School of Health Sciences Environmental Sustainability Group (May 2018 - Oct 2020)

Member of the Social Responsibility Steering Group for the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care (Jul 2017 - Sep 2020)

Green Impact Team Lead for the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research (@CPCGreenImpact) (Feb 2013 - Nov 2019)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Member of the International Association of Communication in Healthcare (EACH)


  • Health Services Research, Health Psychology, Primary Care, Access to Health Care, Healthcare Communication, Patient Empowerment, Patient and Public Involvement, Patient Safety, Long-Term Conditions, Multimorbidity, Depression, Older People, Care Homes, Suicide Prevention, Behaviour Change, Qualitative Research Methods

Sustainable Development Goals

Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Improving communication between older people and primary care staff: development of a behaviour change intervention, The University of Manchester (2018 - 2022)
  • Master of Philosophy, Attitudes towards suicide prevention and the impact of training, The University of Manchester (2008 - 2009)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, The University of Manchester (2001 - 2004)

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