Your Health Psychology MSc teaching team

The Psychology teaching team have many years’ experience in psychology and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.

Gulcan Garip
Academic Lead in Psychology

Dr Gülcan Garip is the Academic Lead for the MSc and PG Diploma Psychology programmes and teaches on the MSc Health Psychology programme. Gülcan is a registered Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), a registered Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and a member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology.

Lecturer in Psychology

Claire began working for the University of Derby in 2011 in the campus Psychology team. Following maternity leave Claire returned to work as a Remote Lecturer in Psychology for UDOL in 2016. Claire's areas of interest and expertise lie within the areas of Health and Clinical Psychology.

Associate Head of Centre for Psychological Research

David Sheffield is a Professor of Psychology at the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. He is also Head of Research and Director of Professional Psychology Programmes at the University of Derby Online Learning. He also supervises PhD and Doctorate students. David's work has helped us to understand the impact of stress and pressure on health, wellbeing and performance.

Elaina sitting on a red and blue couch, smiling.
Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Elaina Taylor is a Lecturer and Chartered Psychologist. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, full member of the Division of Health Psychology and Chartered member of the British Psychological Society.

Dr Sophie Williams outside
Academic Lead in Psychology

Academic Lead in Psychology, Dr Sophie Williams is a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Sophie's research interests lie in women’s health and long-term conditions, her research particularly focuses on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and quality of life.

Lecturer in Psychology

Senior Lecturer for Computing and Information Technology, Barry Blundell, is a physicist and engineer. He is also an Accreditation Inspector for the British Computer Society (BCS), and for the British Accreditation Council (BAC).