Dr Neda Mahmoodi, Senior Lecturer

Dr Neda Mahmoodi

Senior Lecturer

Neda Mahmoodi is a Chartered Psychologist. She joined the School of Social Sciences at Leeds Beckett University in 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology.

Neda has a PhD in Psychology (2015) from Keele University on "the experience of Shared Decision Making for women with breast cancer". She also has successfully completed a PGCE Psychology (2010), a MRes Clinical Psychology (2008) from Birmingham University, and a BSc (Hons) Psychology (2007) from Sheffield University.

During and since her studies, Neda has worked as a psychology Research Fellow at Manchester University, Leeds University, Leeds Beckett University; and various NHS secondary care trusts across the North West, Yorkshire, and Staffordshire. Neda has also experience of working as a secondary school / college teacher, teaching A-level Psychology and Sociology, and the BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Currently Neda is teaching, and acting module leader, on variety of modules on the BSc and MSc Psychology course at Leeds Beckett University. She has experience of supervising undergraduate final year projects and PhD students. She also has particular expertise and interest in teaching research methods, health and clinical psychology, and critical / philosophical debates in psychology.

Research Interests

Neda has a background in critical health psychology. Her research expertise and interests involve investigating medical decision-making, and to evaluate health service interventions which help people think differently about their healthcare decisions and/or to improve their quality of life. Her approach to research uses qualitative methods, and combines a theoretical reworking of the way language, the ‘lived’ experience, and psychology are understood, with detailed technical analyses of empirical data using conversation analysis (CA) and thematic analysis (TA). Her research interests include shared decision-making, doctor-patient communication, quality of life measures, and complex health intervention for behaviour change, with a special focus on oncology and women's health.

Neda has collaborated on research focusing on:

  • Exploring and improving doctor-patient communication within breast cancer consultations
  • Developing and evaluating new services for women with breast cancer to improve quality of life
  • Exploring the psychological impact of different management strategies in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration
  • Developing a complex health intervention to improve diabetes outcomes in people severe mental illness
  • Mapping of Behaviour Change Techniques/Taxonomies onto health interventions within delirium care
  • Evaluating the feasibility of a health intervention for managing diabetes in people with learning disabilities

Currently at Leeds Beckett University, Neda is working with Professor Georgina Jones on a research project funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research called ‘Cancer Fertility & Me'. This is a three year, prospective, mixed-method study across Yorkshire, to develop and evaluate a patient decision aid (PtDa) for teenage and adult women of a reproductive age, diagnosed with any cancer ,who need to consider fertility preservation choices before starting cancer treatment.

Dr Neda Mahmoodi, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Taylor J; Siddiqi N; Mahmoodi N; Stubbs B; Lewis H (2016) Improving diabetes outcomes in severe mental illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. In: Society for Social Medicine, 60th Annual Scientific Meeting.

    http://jech.bmj.com/content/70/Suppl_1/A60.1.full.pdf

  • Mahmoodi N; Bekker H; King N; Hughes J; Jones G (2016) DECISION AIDS' EFFICACY TO SUPPORT WOMEN'S FERTILITY PRESERVATION CHOICES BEFORE CANCER TREATMENT: AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN. In: Society for Medical Shared Decision Making, 12 June 2016 - 14 June 2016, London.

  • Jones G; Hughes J; Mahmoodi N; Greenfield D; Brauten-Smith G; Skull J; Gath J; Yeomanson D4, D; Lane S; Phillips B (2016) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FERTILITY PRESERVATION DECISION AID TO SUPPORT TEENAGE AND ADULT WOMEN WITH CANCER. In: Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer : The essentials of fertility in young people with cancer.

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  • Mahmoodi N; Bekker H; King N; Hughes J; Jones G (2016) DECISION AIDS’ EFFICACY TO SUPPORT WOMEN’S FERTILITY PRESERVATION CHOICES BEFORE CANCER TREATMENT: AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN. In: Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer : The essentials of fertility in young people with cancer.

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  • Senra H; Balaskas K; Mahmoodi N; Aslam T (2016) Patients’ Experiences of Receiving Anti-VEGF Treatments for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration and its Psychological Impact – a mixed-methods study. In: EAPM 2016.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2016.03.197

  • Mahmoodi N; Bekker H; King N; Hughes J; Jones G (2016) DECISION AIDS' EFFICACY TO SUPPORT WOMEN'S FERTILITY PRESERVATION CHOICES BEFORE CANCER TREATMENT: AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN. In: Shared Medical Decision Making.

  • Mahmoodi N; Jones G; Muskett T; Sargeant S (2020) Exploring shared decision making in breast cancer care: A case-based conversation analytic approach. Communication and Medicine, 16 (1), pp. 40-53.

    https://doi.org/10.1558/cam.36775

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  • Martin N; Mahmoodi N; Hudson N; Jones G (2019) Recipient and donor experiences of known egg donation: Implications for fertility counselling. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

    https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1645308

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  • Mahmoodi N; Bekker H; Natalie K; Hughes J; Jones G (2018) Are publicly available internet resources enabling women to make informed fertility preservation decisions before starting cancer treatment: an environmental scan?. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 18

    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-018-0698-3

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  • Vogt KS; Hughes J; Wilkinson A; Mahmoodi N; Skull J; Wood H; McDougall S; Slade P; Greenfield DM; Pacey A (2018) Preserving fertility in women with cancer (PreFer): decision-making and patient-reported outcomes in women offered egg and embryo banking prior to cancer treatment. Psycho-Oncology, 27 (12), pp. 2725-2732.

    https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4866

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  • Mahdi S; Mahmoodi N; Siddiqi N (2018) Using a taxonomy of behaviour change techniques to define key components of Stop Delirium! a complex intervention to prevent delirium in care homes. Psychreg Journal of Psychology, 2 (1),

    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1287299

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  • Jones GL; Hughes J; Mahmoodi N; Smith E; Skull J; Ledger W (2017) What factors hinder the decision-making process for women with cancer and contemplating fertility preservation treatment?. Human Reproduction Update, 23 (4), pp. 433-457.

    https://doi.org/10.1093/humupd/dmx009

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  • Serna H; Balaskas K; Mahmoodi N; Aslam T (2017) Experience of Anti-VEGF Treatment and Clinical Levels of Depression and Anxiety in Patients With Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 177 pp. 213-224.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2017.03.005

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  • Jones GL; Hughes J; Mahmoodi N; Greenfield D; Brauten-Smith G; Skull J; Gath J; Yeomanson D; Baskind E; Snowden JA (2017) Observational study of the development and evaluation of a fertility preservation patient decision aid for teenage and adult women diagnosed with cancer: the Cancer, Fertility and Me research protocol. BMJ OPEN, 7 (3),

    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013219

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  • Mahmoodi N; Sargeant S (2017) Shared decision-making – Rhetoric and reality: Women’s experiences and perceptions of adjuvant treatment decision-making for breast cancer. Journal of Health Psychology, 24 (8), pp. 1082-1092.

    https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316689141

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  • Taylor J; Stubbs B; Hewitt C; Ajjan RA; Alderson SL; Gilbody S; Holt RIG; Holsali P; Hughes T; Kayalackakom T (2017) The Effectiveness of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Improving Glycaemic Control in Adults with Severe Mental Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE, 12 (1),

    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168549

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  • Taylor J; Siddiqi N; Mahmoodi N; Stubbs B; Lewis H (2016) Improving diabetes outcomes in severe mental illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 70 (Suppl 1), pp. A60-A61.

  • Siddiqi N; Lewis H; Taylor J; Mahmoodi N; Wright J; McDermid K; Alderson S; Hughes T; Hosalli P; Ajjan R (2016) A systematic review of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for improving diabetes outcomes in people with severe mental illness. PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews

    http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42015015558

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  • Senra H; Balaskas K; Mahmoodi N; Aslam T (2016) Patients’ Experiences of Receiving Anti-VEGF Treatments for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration and its Psychological Impact – a mixed-methods study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 85 pp. 80-81.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2016.03.199

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  • Tolosa I; Powell T; Baniamer N (2009) Patients from Birmingham-UK Use the Medical Interview Satisfaction Scale (MISS-21) to Feedback on Their Oncology Consultations, with and Without the Distress Thermometer. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 18 (S2), pp. S272-S273.

    https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.1594

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