Dr Deborah Wallis

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Reader in Psychology

School of Social Sciences
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Dr Deborah Wallis joined BCU in September 2018. She began her academic career after completing a PhD in 2005 on Individual Differences in the Effects of Stress on Eating at Liverpool University. She then worked as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Loughborough and De Montfort Universities. She is now Reader in Psychology, has completed terms as Deputy and Research Director for the Department of Psychology, and is now leading REF 2029 activities for UoA4 (Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience). She is also Deputy Director of the Health and Wellbeing Research Centre after a 3-year term as Research Director.

Debbie is a Chartered Member (CPsychol) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) of the British Psychological Society. Her research follows two key strands: the psychology of appetite, eating behaviour and eating disorders, and cognitive and emotional wellbeing in cancer patients and their carers. She is dedicated to developing research-informed teaching. Overall, her research aims to advance our understanding of both theoretical and applied aspects of psychological health to develop interventions for behaviour change for the improvement of health and wellbeing.

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