Staff profile

Dr Gulcan Garip

Academic Lead in Psychology

Gulcan Garip




University of Derby Online Learning

Research centre

Human Sciences Research Centre



I am the Academic Lead for the MSc and PG Diploma Psychology programmes and I teach on the MSc Health Psychology programme. I am 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. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After completing my PhD and Stage 2 training in health psychology in 2013, I held a lecturer post in psychology in Cyprus before moving to Derby. I am a mixed methods researcher interested in evaluating nature-based and digital behavioural interventions for improving wellbeing and quality of life in people with long-term physical conditions and informal caregivers. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

Research interests

Digital behaviour change interventions for the self-management of health and illness; sexual health; online learning; health and wellbeing; workplace wellbeing; qualitative methods; mixed methods.

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities

Hiking, yoga, TED talks, travelling, playing the ukulele, & juggling.

Recent publications


Blog Posts


Dr Gulcan Garip, Health Psychologist at the University of Derby, offers some top tips to help make the most of your days whilst in self-isolation.

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Dr Gulcan Garip, Health Psychologist at the University of Derby Online Learning, is researching how people cope with Retinitis Pigmentosa and what this means for their vision-related quality of life.