Lydia Aston

Research Assistant


Lydia joined Birmingham City University in 2019. Prior to this, Lydia completed her PhD at Aston University in Health Psychology. Her doctoral research incorporated a phenomenological approach to understanding the illness experience of people living with a rare, neurodegenerative, life-limiting condition called Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC).

Lydia now supports funded projects within C-SCHaRR and assists on the development of funding applications as well as working on her own research.

Lydia is currently completing her Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2) with the British Psychological Society alongside her research post. This is a doctoral level qualification and demonstrates competency to a doctoral standard in the following areas: research, psychological interventions, teaching and training, consultancy, and professional practice. Completing this qualification will confer eligibility for Chartered membership with the British Psychological Society, full membership of the Division of Health Psychology, and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Lydia co-leads the Early Career Research network with Dr Rebecca Snape and is postdoctoral rep on the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee.

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision