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Dr Suzie Wang
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Dr Suzie Wang

Senior Lecturer

School Of Social Sciences

0113 81 25580 X.Wang@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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.

Current Teaching

  • 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.

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (15)

  • Wang X; Smith C; Ashley L; Hyland M (2019), Tailoring self-help mindfulness and relaxation techniques for stroke survivors: examining preferences, feasibility and acceptability. Frontiers in Psychology
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00391
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  • Thomas C; Turner M; Payne S; Milligan C; Brearley S; Seamark D; Wang X; Blake S (2018), Family carers' experiences of coping with the deaths of adults in home settings: A narrative analysis of carers' relevant background worries. Palliative Medicine
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216318757134
  • Turner M; King C; Milligan C; Thomas C; Brearley SG; Seamark D; Wang X; Blake S; Payne S (2016), Caring for a dying spouse at the end of life: 'It's one of the things you volunteer for when you get married': A qualitative study of the oldest carers' experiences. Age and Ageing, vol. 45 (3), p. 421-426.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afw047
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  • Payne S; Turner M; Seamark D; Thomas C; Brearley S; Wang X; Blake S; Milligan C (2016), Managing end of life medications at home--accounts of bereaved family carers: a qualitative interview study.. BMJ supportive & palliative care, vol. 5 (2), p. 181-188.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000658
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  • Milligan C; Turner M; Blake S; Brearley S; Seamark D; Thomas C; Wang X; Payne S (2016), Unpacking the impact of older adults' home death on family care-givers' experiences of home. Health and Place, vol. 38
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.01.005
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  • Hu L; Li J; Wang X; Payne S; Chen Y; Mei Q (2015), Prior Study of Cross-Cultural Validation of McGill Quality-of-Life Questionnaire in Mainland Mandarin Chinese Patients With Cancer. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 32 (7), p. 709-714.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909114537400
  • Seamark D; Blake S; Brearley SG; Milligan C; Thomas C; Turner M; Wang X; Payne S (2014), Dying at home: A qualitative study of family carers' views of support provided by GPs community staff. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 64 (629), p. e796-e803.
    https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp14X682885
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  • Turner M; Seamark D; Milligan C; Thomas C; Brearley SG; Wang X; Blake S; Payne S (2013), Family carers' delivery of medications for the person dying at home: preliminary findings from the 'unpacking the home' study.. BMJ Support Palliat Care, vol. 3 (1), p. 125-126.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000453a.5
  • Payne S; Brearley S; Milligan C; Seamark D; Thomas C; Wang X; Blake S; Turner M (2012), The perspectives of bereaved family carers on dying at home: The study protocol of 'unpacking the home: Family carers' reflections on dying at home. BMC Palliative Care, vol. 11
    https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-684X-11-23
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  • Turner M; Seamark D; Milligan C; Brearley S; Wang X; Blake S; Payne S (2012), 'Unpacking the home' - a social science approach to researching dying at home.. BMJ Support Palliat Care, vol. 2 (2)
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000264.9
  • Wang X; Chung MC; Hyland ME; Bahkeit M (2011), Posttraumatic stress disorder and psychiatric co-morbidity following stroke: The role of alexithymia. Psychiatry Research, vol. 188 (1), p. 51-57.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2010.10.002
  • Gruffydd-Jones K; Richman J; Jones RCM; Wang X (2010), A pilot study of identification and case management of high-risk COPD patients in a general practice. Family Practice, vol. 27 (5), p. 494-498.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmq045
  • Jones RCM; Wang X; Harding S; Bott J; Hyland M (2008), Educational impact of pulmonary rehabilitation: Lung Information Needs Questionnaire. Respiratory Medicine, vol. 102 (10), p. 1439-1445.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2008.04.015
  • Jones RCM; Wang X; Harding SA; Hyland ME (2006), Education for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is variable and poorly targeted - self management and exercise are neglected. Thorax, vol. 61 (Supplement 2)
  • Wang X; Chung MC; Hyland M (2004), Exploring the subjective experience of posttraumatic stress following stroke among Chinese patients. International Journal of Psychology, vol. 39 (5-6)
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00207594.2004.20040812
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