Dr Lis Cordingley PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Senior Lecturer

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  • Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester
  • Founder Chair of the North West Health Psychology Research Network prior to establishment of Manchester Centre for Health Psychology
  • Former Committee Member British Psychological Society: Division of Health Psychology Practitioner Committee


After several years teaching and lecturing I began a full-time PhD in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at the University of Manchester. I started as a lecturer in the School of Medicine in 2000.  

Current research focus: 

  • psychological aspects of long-term physical illness, particuarly inflammatory joint and skin conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (adults),  juvenile arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis.
  • pain assessment and communication
  • psychological and physical comorbidities of inflammatory diseases
  • self-management including adherence to medication and lifestyle behaviour changes
  • training health professionals to optimise consultations
  • patient reported outcome measures

Social responsibility

Design and delivery of training on supporting families bereaved by suicide. Collaborators on this project include colleagues at the Centre for Suicide Prevention and the charity, If U Care Share Foundation.

Board member of YOUNG IDENTITY - a poetry and creative writing collective for young people in Manchester aged 13-25


  • BSc Joint Hons Statistics and Psychology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • MSc Applied Psychology, University of Manchester
  • PhD, University of Manchester
  • Chartered Psychologist (Health)
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Chartered Psychologist (Health)
  • Registered as a Health Psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council
  • British Psychological Society: Full member of  Division of Health Psychology
  • Former Member of the Practitioner sub-committee of the Division of Health Psychology
  • Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
  • Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • Co-founder of BeSST in Medicine (Behavioural & Social Sciences Teaching in Medicine)

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