Dr Rachael Powell PhD CPsychol

Senior Lecturer

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Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology. 

Adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS NW) (http://www.rds-nw.nihr.ac.uk).


After completing my PhD at the University of St Andrews I spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  I returned to the UK in 2005 to take up a research fellowship funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates at the University of Aberdeen.  I moved to Aston University as an RCUK Academic Research Fellowship in 2008.  In January 2013 I took up my current post at the University of Manchester.


PhD (Psychology) 2003. University of St Andrews.

MSc (Health Services and Public Health Research) 2006. University of Aberdeen.

BSc Hons (Psychology) 1999. University of St Andrews.

PGCert (Professional Practice in Higher Education) 2012. Aston University.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Registered as a Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council

Chartered Psychologist (BPS)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Full member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology

Member of the European Health Psychology Society

Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (General Secretary 2007-2011)

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