Staff profile

Dr Claire Hampson

Lecturer in Psychology




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


University of Derby Online Learning

Research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre



I am a Derby graduate myself, having studied both my BSc. (Hons) Psychology and MSc. in Health Psychology at the University of Derby. I then went onto work as a Research Associate within the Psychopharmacology Department at the University of Nottingham’s Medical School. My research post involved testing novel antipsychotics and new treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. Following this I completed a PhD within the Addiction Research Unit at the University of Birmingham. My PhD involved a mixed-methods evaluation of the implementation of family-focused treatment within routine addiction treatment services.

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

Teaching responsibilities

I lead our most popular third year optional module, Clinical Applications of Psychology. 

Research interests

My main research interests relate to substance misuse and the impact on the family. Other interests include stress and health; quality of life and burden in informal carers; and positive psychology in relation to health promotion.

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Research qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Throughout my PhD I was employed as a Teaching Assistant and taught across a range of undergraduate psychology modules.

Research posts

In the media

Recent publications