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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, health psychology, clinical and counselling psychology and mental and physical wellbeing.

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
    • Topics in Mental and Physical Wellbeing
    • Health psychology
    • Clinical & counselling 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 interests include psychological problems following chronic conditions (e.g., stroke, cancer, COPD). In particular, Suzie is interested in investigating psychological interventions that can be tailored to the target patient groups.

She also has research interest in secondary prevention for stroke, and has been a key member of the International Network of Stroke secondary Prevention Researchers (INSsPiRE) since 2015.

Another research interest of Suzie is in the area of self-management of long term conditions, particularly on peer support and its impact on patients and carers.

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)

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