Staff profile

Dr Vicki Staples

Programme Leader MSc Health Psychology


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Programme Leader MSc Health Psychology

Teaching responsibilities

Module Leaderships:

The Psychology of Health (UG campus & collaborative provision)

Health Promotion and Behaviour Change (PG campus and online)

Research interests

My research interests are mainly in the area of health psychology, especially compensatory health beliefs in relation to weight regulation and obesity; the psychology of pain, especially neuropathic pain, pain coping and impact of pain on identity. I also have interests in men's health and developmental health and illness concepts.

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate Qualifications:

Postgraduate Qualifications:

Recent conferences

Additional interests and activities

Recent publications