Brief overview of our researchers and their work
Dr Kate Gee is the Health and Wellbeing Lead and Senior Lecturer. Her research focus on music making, careers and well-being particularly perfectionism and performance anxiety. She utilises applied methodologies, lifespan, career and social identity frameworks to understand the lives of musicians. She is part of the editorial board for the Journal ‘Arts and Health’ and is a trustee for the British Association of Music Therapy.
Dr Martin Anson is the Programme Director for the MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology programme and Senior Lecturer. Martin is also a HCPC and BPS registered Clinical Psychologist. Martin specialises in CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder, anxiety, trauma and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Martin is currently working on a project focused on body image and relationship satisfaction.
Dr Joe Hinds is a Senior Lecturer, social-environmental psychologist and a practising integrative Psychotherapist. Joe has an interest in the application of the natural environment as a therapeutic medium (Eco-therapy/ Eco-psychology). The affective nature of psychological well-being, in particular eudemonic and humanistic indicators of well-being and its relation to the natural environment (in its many forms).
Ms Belinda Siesmaa is the Psychology Postgraduate Programme Director, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for a new MSc and PGCert in Forensic and Investigative Psychology (commencing in 2018). Belinda is also a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the HCPC, BPS and a registered psychologist in Australia (AHPRA). Belinda’s research interests include: criminality (risk assessment, rehabilitation, offending behaviour), personality disorder, stalking, terrorism, cyberbullying, revenge porn and schema therapy.
Ms Summer Hubble is a CCCU PhD Candidate and a Psychology programme Instructor. Summer completed her BSc in Psychology at CCCU and is currently studying her PhD (part time), whilst also working as an Instructor. Summer’s PhD focuses on adult autism, specifically in relation to special interests (e.g. aircrafts, trains, pets, computer games, dolls) and well-being (e.g. physical, psychology, autonomy, social, environmental, spiritual).
Ms Kirstin Holsey is a CCCU PhD Candidate and a Psychology Programme Instructor. Kirstin completed her BSc in Psychology and MSc in Developmental Psychology at the University of Lincoln. Kirstin’s PhD focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in adults and insight into ASD characteristics.
Mr Tom Prosser is a CCCU PhD Candidate and a Psychology Programme Instructor. Tom completed is BSc in Psychology at CCCU. Tom’s PhD explores how electronic interventions (websites, SMS, Apps and wearable technology) can be used to help students cut down their drinking. Tom is also the host of the Health and Wellbeing Podcast ‘Behind the research’ which will be first airing in 2018.