Dr Vicki Staples

Position: Programme Leader MSc Health Psychology

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Subject area: Psychology

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About

Programme Leader MSc Health Psychology

Teaching responsibilities

Module Leaderships:

The Psychology of Health (UG campus & Collboarative provision)

Health Promotion and Behaviour Change (PG campus and online)

Research interests

My research interests are mainly in the area of health psychology, especially compensatory health beliefs in relation to weight regulation and obesity; the psychology of pain, especially neuropathic pain, pain coping and impact of pain on identity. I also have interests in men's health and developmental health and illness concepts.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the British Psychology Society
  • Member of the Division of Health Psychology
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Acadamy

Qualifications

Undergraduate Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

Postgraduate Qualifications:

  • MSc Health Psychology
  • D.Health.Psy
  • PG Cert. HE

Recent publications

  • Mullender A, Pavlovic A, and Staples V (2005) 'I have no beginning I have no end' The experience of being a foundling. Quarterly Journal of Adoption and Fostering, 20 (2):53-65
  • Dolan, A., Staples, V., Summer, S. and Lewando Hundt, G. (2005). 'You ain't going to say...I've got a problem down there': workplace-based prostate health promotion with men.Health Education Research, 20(6), 730-738.
  • Closs SJStaples VReid IBennett MIBriggs M. (2007). Managing the symptoms of neuropathic pain: an exploration of patients' experiences.Journal of Pain Symptom Management. 34(4), 422-33.
  • Staples, V., Montague, J., Closs, SJ., Bennett, MI., and Briggs M. (2008). The loss of masculine identity in the context of chronic neuropathic pain.Psychology and Health, 23, Supp 1, 244.
  • Staples V., Sheffield, D. Closs, SJ., Bennett, MI., and Briggs M (2008). Coping with chronic neuropathic pain: Exploring the utility of two different measures of coping. Psychology and Health, 23, Supp 1, 244-245.
  • Closs SJStaples VReid IBennett MIBriggs M. (2009). The impact of neuropathic pain on relationships.Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(2), 402-411.
  • Duncan, M. J. and Staples, V. (2010). The effect of 6-weeks active video games on body mass index and physical activity during school recess.International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Vol5, suppl1, 55.
  • Duncan, M. J. and Staples, V. (2010). The impact of a school-based active video game play intervention on children's physical activity during recess. Human Movement, 11(1), 91-95.
  • Gale, C., Baldwin, Staples, V. Montague, J. and Waldram, D. (2012). An exploration of the experience of mental health service users when they decide they would like to change or withdraw from prescribed medications. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 1-5.

Recent conferences

  • Duncan, M. J. and Staples, V. (2010). The effect of 6-weeks active video games on body mass index and physical activity during school recess. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Vol5, suppl1, 55.
  • Kamal, A. and Staples, V. (2010). Do children hold compensatory health beliefs: an exploratory study? Poster Presentation at the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, September 15-17th 2010, Queens University: Belfast.
  • Kamal, A. and Staples, V. (2010). Understanding obesity as a function of cognitive developmental changes. Poster Presentation at the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, September 15-17th 2010, Queens University: Belfast.
  • Thomson, R. and Staples, V. (2011). "Just ten more reps": The drive for muscularity, self-esteem and muscle dysmorphia in male recreational gym users. Poster Presentation at the Midlands Health Psychology Annual Conference, February 2011, University of Derby.
  • Knibb, R.C. and Staples, V. (2011). Compensatory health beliefs, self-efficacy and self esteem in relation to BMI. Accepted for Oral Presentation at the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, September 14-16th2011, University of Southampton: UK
  • Ashcroft, M and Staples, V (2012). The benefits of Green Gym Exercise on mood and self esteem compared to Traditional Gym-based Exercise: a pilot study. Poster Presentation at the Midlands Health Psychology Annual Conference, February 2012, Coventry University.

Additional interests and activities

  • PhD Supervision
  • Atiya Kamal - The Development of Compensatory Health Beliefs

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