Staff profile

Dr Claire Hampson


Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Subject

Psychology

College

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Department

University of Derby Online Learning

Research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre

Email

c.hampson@derby.ac.uk

About

I have been working for the University of Derby since 2011. I have a BSc. (Hons) Psychology degree and MSc. in Health Psychology from the University of Derby. Following my MSc. I worked as a Research Associate within the Psychopharmacology Department at the University of Nottingham’s Medical School. My research post involved testing novel treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer's and Addiction problems. I then 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.

My areas of interest and expertise lie within the areas of Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychopharmacology.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across a number of our undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, but predominantly on the MSc. in Health Psychology programme. I lead the Psychology of Health and Illness module as well as the Health Promotion and Behaviour Change module. 

Research interests

My main research interests relate to addictive behaviours. 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

Qualifications

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

Recent publications

Courses