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MSc health psych graduate moves on to Professional Doctorate

Congratulations to Anjulie Dhillon, who took her MSc Health Psychology at Coventry in 2014/15 and has gone on to do stage two training in health psychology, via a professional doctorate.

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“Since graduating with an MSc in Health Psychology at Coventry University, I have recently joined Staffordshire University on the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology. I am working as a Trainee Health Psychologist, based primarily on a Paediatric Burns Unit. I support young burn victims and their families through recovery and I will also be undertaking clinical work with adults with diabetes and chronic pain. This opportunity has provided me with the chance to apply my knowledge of Health Psychology models and theories in a clinical area, allowing me to grow and develop as a Trainee Health Psychologist. During the next two years I will be working on a number of projects including psychological interventions, research and teaching. I have also been very fortunate to have continued my work with Coventry University and I look forward to carrying out some research with Liz Sparkes in the new year, as well as delivering some teaching sessions to current MSc students later this academic year.”

We wish Anjulie enjoyment and success in her stage two training and we’re looking forward to her visiting us on the programme at Coventry.

MSc graduate moves on to PhD

Congratulations to recent graduate Prabneet Gill who took her MSc Health Psychology at Coventry in 2014/15.  Prabneet has gone on to take up a place on a PhD in Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

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“My project is on multi-morbidity, which is the co-occurrence of two or more chronic medical conditions in one person.  This can present many problems for the NHS and if not managed appropriately, can exacerbate symptoms and cause complications to occur.  I will be working in collaboration with local University hospitals and be focusing specifically on  the self-management aspect of multi-morbidity.  I will mainly be conducting research on patients to gain an insight into what barriers they face when managing their conditions (whether this is in primary care itself or other issues) and what can be done to remove these barriers.  Finally, I will be creating an intervention to help empower patients and to encourage greater independence and self-management of their conditions.  Hopefully the project will give an up-to-date insight into a growing area of healthcare in the UK, and may inform how clinicians across disciplines can administer more consistent care.”

We wish Prabneet success in her research and we hope she’ll be back to visit us some time to inspire current and future students.