Dr Suzie Wang
About Dr Suzie Wang
Suzie is an enthusiastic and motivated psychologist. Her research programme crosses the domains of health and clinical psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Her teaching mainly includes research methods, individual differences, health psychology and mental health.
Suzie completed her MSc in Psychological Research Methods and PhD at the University of Plymouth. She worked part time as a research assistant at the Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth while finishing writing up her PhD thesis. Suzie moved to a postdoctoral post at the University of Lancaster in 2008 where she was part of a team of academics and clinicians researching palliative care issues.
In December 2010 Suzie joined our University as a Lecturer in Psychology.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Intermediate research methods (Module Leader)
- Mental health in psychology
- Clinical & counselling psychology
- Health psychology
- Master & BSc (Hons) Dietetics
- Life style and long term conditions;
Suzie also supervises doctoral, masters and undergraduate students conducting health and clinical psychology research.
Suzie’s research is in the area of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric problems following life threatening illnesses (e.g., stroke, cancer, COPD). In particular, Suzie is interested in investigating resilient factors (dispositionally and culturally) for developing mental health problems after experiencing a life threating illness.
Another area of her research is in education and self-management of chronic conditions, particularly in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her work was to identify how better patient education impacts on reducing hospital admissions for people with COPD. She helped to develop and validate a tool (LINQ) that clinicians use to assess the information needs of their patients.
Suzie is a co-applicant of two successful research grants. The first is Marie Curie Cancer Care Fund of £249,500. The project title: Unpacking the home: Family carers reflection on dying at home, with Professor S Payne, Dr S Brearley, Professor C Milligan, Professor C Thomas, Dr D Seamark & Ms C Kerr.
The second grant is from Pedagogic Research Institute & Observatory / Plymouth University of £ 9,767.22. The project title: Understanding student attendance: Informing teaching and learning practice with evidence based decisions, with Dr Serpell and Dr Bacon.