Staff profile

Dr Natalie Zadurian

Programme Co-Lead in MSc/PG Dip Psychology

Natalie Zadurian in the University of Derby




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Psychology, University of Derby Online Learning



I joined the University of Derby as a Lecturer in Psychology in October 2016, and I became the Programme Co-Lead in MSc and PG Dip Psychology in February 2021. I have held previous teaching roles at Oxford Brookes University, the University of Worcester and the University of Wolverhampton. I also taught privately for several years on a one-to-one basis.

I obtained my BSc (Hons) Psychology from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2004, followed by an MSc in Health Psychology from London Metropolitan University in 2007. I gained my PhD in Psychology and Epidemiology from Keele University in 2011.

My main area of expertise is in Health Psychology, and my PhD explored how individuals cope with chronic pain and how this coping could influence the trajectory and outcome of their pain condition. I also have a lot of experience teaching Developmental Psychology and Research Methods & Statistics.

Research interests

My research interests include investigating the range of behaviours, cognitions and perceptions that influence the way in which individuals cope with difficult or stressful situations, as well as the impact of using different coping strategies and the management of long-term chronic conditions. I am also interested in health risk behaviours, health promotion and intervention, as well as the links between sport participation and health and well-being.


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