Academic Profiles

Research Interests

 

  1. Stress and health - particularly the relationship between psychosocial factors and disease (cardiovascular disease and infectious illness), and how individuals recover from work demands and illness

  2. Fibromyalgia – particular how individuals manage their symptoms and the effects of fibromyalgia on sleep and well-being

 

Recovery from Work

The first international workshop on 'Recovery from Work' was held at the University of Surrey, on the 31st March and 1st of April 2008. The focus was on how workers respond to the physical and mental demands of their workplace both during and after working hours.

http://www.ias.surrey.ac.uk/reports/recovery-report.html

 

Recovery from Work Workshop

On the 3rd of June 2010, Mark Cropley (Department of Psychology) & Jason Devereux (QST) organised a one-day workshop at the University of Surrey to disseminate and discuss recent findings in the area of ‘Recovery from Work’.

Teaching

A selection of MSc Dissertations Supervised

  • Anxiety, Depression and self-esteem in secondary school children: An Investigation into the impact of important school examinations
  • Effects of herbal remedies: Valerian and Kava, on physiological and subjective response to psychological stress under laboratory conditions
  • Type-D personality, blood pressure & response to uncontrollable stress
  • The affects of family and work conflict on job satisfaction, burnout, organizational commitment, health and job strain.
  • Personal resilience, life stress, psychological and physical symptoms: a prospective study of chronic and recent life stress in adolescence
  • An examination into the effects of hypoalgesia and pain experience on self-reported pain perception
  • The role of rumination, thought control and resource loss spiralling in chronic insomnia
  • The effect of short bouts of moderate-intensity exercise on short term nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cigarette craving
  • Job strain after the working day in school teachers: an investigation into the role of cognitive rumination

PhD Supervision

Helen Keyworth
Title: Nicotine addiction: neurochemical and behavioural mechanisms

Dawn Querstret
Title: Health consequences of inadequate recovery from work: the relationship between work-related rumination, sleep quality and work-related fatigue

Questionnaire


Workplace Behaviour Research Study

As part of a research project, we are investigating how people think about work, and behave at work.
We will be asking you questions about your work and time outside of work; your health and wellbeing; and your sleep and sleeping patterns.

To collect a sample that is representative of the general population, we kindly ask for fifteen minutes of your time to fill out the questionnaire below (there will also be a follow up questionnaire in three months time). All answers will remain anonymous and be used for research purposes only. If you wish, we can send a personalised report of your results when both questionnaires have been completed.

Please click on the link below which will take you to the online questionnaire.

https://surreypsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dgQI3qB01caX5HL

Contact Me

E-mail:
Phone: 01483 68 6928

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My office hours

Monday 2-4 pm (please email for an appointment outside these hours).

Publications

Querstret, D. & Cropley, M. (2013). Assessing the effectiveness of treatments to reduce rumination and worry): a systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 996-1009.

Cropley, M., Rydstedt, L.W., Devereux, J.J., Middleton, B. (in press). The Relationship between Work-related Rumination and Evening and Morning Salivary Cortisol Secretion. Stress and Health.

Williams, C.J. & Cropley, M. (in press). Perfectionism and Engagement in Preventive Health Behaviours. Journal of Health Psychology.

Haasova, M., Warren, F. C., Ussher, M., Janse Van Rensburg, K., Faulkner, G., Cropley, M., Byron-Daniel J., Everson-Hock E. S., Oh, H. & Taylor, A. H. (2013). The acute effects of physical activity on cigarette cravings: Systematic review and meta-analysis with individual participant data (IPD). Addiction, 108, 26-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04034.x.

Kneebone, I.I., Hull, S.L., McGurk, R., & Cropley, M. (2012). Assessing the Reliability and Validity of a Neurorehabilitation Experience Questionnaire (NREQ) for use in Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Settings. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26, 834-842.

Querstret, D. & Cropley, M. (2012). Exploring the relationship between work-related rumination, sleep quality and work-related fatigue. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17, 341-53.

Kantermann, T., Theadom, A., Roenneberg, T. & Cropley, M. (2012).  Fibromyalgia syndrome and chronotype: Late chronotypes are more affected. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 27, 176-179.

Cropley, M., Michalianou, G. Pravettoni, G,. & Millward, L. (2012). The relation of post work ruminative thinking with eating behaviour. Stress and Health, 28, 23-30.

Devereux, J., Rydstedt, L.W. & Cropley, M. (2011). Psychosocial work characteristics, need for recovery and musculoskeletal problems predict psychological distress in a sample of British workers. Ergonomics, 54, 840-848.

Erskine, J., Ussher, M., Cropley, M., Elgindi, A., Zaman, M., & Corlett, B. (2011). Effect of thought suppression on desire to smoke and tobacco withdrawal symptoms.  Psychopharmacology,  219, 205-211.

Theadom, A., Cropley, M., Parker, P. & Feigin, V. (2011). Psychiatric morbidity in fibromyalgia syndrome in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124, 38-47.

Rydstedt, L.W., Cropley, M., & Devereux, J.J. (2011). Long-term impact of role stress and cognitive rumination upon morning and evening saliva cortisol secretion. Ergonomics, 54, 430-435.

Cropley, M. & Zijlstra, F.  (in press). Work and Rumination. Chapter to appear in Langan-Fox, J & Cooper, C.L. (Eds). Handbook of Stress in the Occupations. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., U.K

Wain, H., Kneebone, I., & Cropley, M. (2011). Attributional intervention for depression in two people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Single case design. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39, 1, 115-121.

Ingall, G. & Cropley, M. (2010). Exploring the barriers of quitting smoking during pregnancy: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Women and Birth, 23, 45-52.

Kneebone, I., Hurn, J., Raisbeck, E., Cropley, M., Khoshnaw, H., & Milton, J. (2010). The validity of goal achievement as an outcome measure in physical rehabilitation day hospitals for older people. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 57, 2, 145–153.

Theadom, A. & Cropley, M (2010) “It’s the constant waking up that is the worst thing”– experiences of sleep in fibromyalgia syndrome. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32, 23, 1939-1947.

Theadom A, Cropley M, Hankins M, Smith HE. (2009). Mind and body therapy for fibromyalgia (Protocol). The Cochrane Library 2009, Issue 4.

Rydstedt, L.W., Cropley, M., Devereux, J.J., & Michalianou, G. (2009). The Effects of Gender, Long-Term Need for Recovery and Trait Inhibition-Rumination on Morning and Evening Saliva Cortisol Secretion. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 22, 465-474.

Cropley, M. & Millward, L.J. (2009). How do individuals ‘switch-off’ from work during leisure? A qualitative description of the unwinding process in high and low ruminators. Leisure Studies, 28, 333-347.

Ussher, M., Cropley, M., Playle, S., Mohidin, R., & West, R. (2009). Effect of isometric exercise and body scanning on cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Addiction, 104, 1251-1257

Cropley, M., Theadom, A. (2008). Sleep Disturbance in Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Future Medicine, 3, 533-535

Rydstedt, L.W., Cropley, M., Devereux, J.J., & Michalianou, G. (2008). The Relationships between Long-term Iso-Strain and Morning and Evening Saliva Cortisol Secretion among White-Collar Workers. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13, 105-113.
Cropley, M., Theadom, A., Pravettoni, G. & Webb, G. (2008). The effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions prior to surgery: A Systematic Review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10, 407-12.

Theadom, A. & Cropley, M (2007) Dysfunctional Beliefs, Stress and Sleep Disturbance in Fibromyalgia (Sleep Disturbance in Fibromyalgia). Sleep Medicine.

Daniel, J., Cropley, M. & Fife-Schaw (2007). Acute exercise effects on smoking withdrawal symptoms and desire to smoke are not related to expectation Psychopharmacology,. 195, 125-129.

Ellis, J., Hampson, S.E. & Cropley, M. (2007). The role of sleep catastrophizing in attributions for poor sleep amongst late-life insomniacs. Sleep Medicine, 8, 277-280.

Cropley, M., Ussher, M., & Charitou, E. (2007). Acute effects of a guided relaxation routine (bodyscan) on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and cravings in abstinent smokers, Addiction, 102, 989-93.

Ellis, J., Hampson, S. & Cropley, M. (2007). The role of dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes in late-life insomnia. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62, 81-84.

Theadom, A., Cropley, M. & Humphrey, K-L (2007). Exploring the role of Sleep and Coping on Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62, 145-151.

Theadom, A. & Cropley, M. (2006). Effects of preoperative smoking cessation on the incidence and risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications in adult smokers: a systematic review. Tobacco Control, 15, 352-358.

Hurn, J., Kneebone, I. & Cropley, M. (2006). Goal setting as an outcome measure: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20, 756-772.

Daniel, J., Cropley, M. & Fife-Schaw, C. (2006). The effect of exercise reducing desire to smoke and cigarette withdrawal symptoms is not caused by distraction. Addiction. 101, 1181-1192

Cropley, M., Dijk, D-J. ,& Stanley, N. (2006). Job strain, work rumination and sleep in school teachers, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 15, 181-196.

Cropley, M. & Steptoe, A. (2005). Social support, life events, and physical illness symptom reporting: A prospective study of chronic and short term stressors in men and women. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 10, 317-325.

Boyle, J. & Cropley, M. (2004). Children’s Sleep: Problems and Solutions. Journal of Family Health Care, 14, 61-63.

Daniel, J., Cropley, M., Ussher, M. & West. R. (2004). Acute effects of a short bout of moderate and light intensity exercise on tobacco withdrawal symptoms in sedentary smokers Psychopharmacology,174, 320-326.

Locker, J. & Cropley, M. (2004). Anxiety, Depression and Self-esteem in Secondary School Children: An Investigation into the Impact of SAT’s and Other Important School Examinations. School Psychology International, 25, 333-345.

Cropley, M.& Dijk D-J (2003). Sleep – is the 24/7 lifestyle leaving us seriously short? Journal of Family Health Care, 13, 114-115.

Cropley, M. & MacLeod, A.K. (2003). Dysphoria, Attributional Reasoning and Future Event Probability. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 10, 220-227.

Cropley, M., Ayers, S. & Nokes, L. (2003). People don’t exercise because they can’t think of reasons to exercise: an examination of causal reasoning within The Transtheoretical Model. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 8, 409-414.

Cropley, M.& Millward Purvis, L.J. (2003). Job Strain And Rumination About Work Issues During Leisure Time: A Diary Study. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 12, 195-207.

Millward, L.J. & Cropley, M. (2003). The Psychological contracts of National Health Service nurses: predicting intent to leave. Journal of Nursing Management, 11, 107-120.

Millward Purvis, L.J. & Cropley, M. (2003). Psychological contracting: Processes of contract formation during interviews between nannies and their ‘employers’. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76, 213-241.

Cropley, M., Cave, Z., Ellis, J. & Middleton, R.W. (2002). Effect of Kava
and Valerian on physiological and psychological responses to mental stress assessed under laboratory conditions. Phytotherapy Research, 16, 23-27.

Ellis, J., &Cropley, M. (2002). An examination of thought control strategies employed by acute and chronic insomniacs, Sleep Medicine. 3, 393-400.

Ellis, J., Cropley, M.& Hampson, S. (2002). Sleep hygiene or compensatory sleep practices: an examination of behaviours affecting sleep in older adults. Psychology Health & Medicine, 7, 157-162.

Ellis, J., Cropley, M.& Hampson, S. (2001). Insomnia and ageing:
implications for health care practice and policy. Quality in Ageing, 2, 20-32.

Ussher, M., Nunziata, P., Cropley, M.& West, R. (2001). Effect of a short bout of exercise on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and desire to smoke. Psychopharmocology, 158, 66-72.

Cropley, M.& Steptoe, A. (2000). Occupational Stress and Health: An Overview Brunei International Medical Journal (Millennium Issue), 2, 141-145.

Ghiadoni, L., Donald, A., Cropley, M., Mullen, J., Oakley, G, Gibbson, G., Steptoe., A. & Deanfield, J. (2000). Effect of Mental Stress on Endothelial Function. Circulation, 102, 2473-2478.

Steptoe, A., Lundwall, K. & Cropley, M. (2000). Gender, family structure and cardiovascular activity during the working day and evening. Social Science and Medicine. 50, 531-539.

Steptoe, A., Cropley, M. & Joekes, K. (2000). Task demands and the pressures of everyday life: Associations between cardiovascular reactivity and work blood pressure and heart rate. Health Psychology, 19, 46-54.

Steptoe, A., Cropley, M. ,Griffith, J. & Kirschbaum, C. (2000) Job strain and anger expression predict early morning elevations in salivary cortisol. Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 286-292.

Steptoe, A. & Cropley, M. (2000). Persistent high job demands and reactivity to mental stress predict future ambulatory blood pressure. Journal of Hypertension, 18, 581-586.

Cropley, M., MacLeod, A.K. & Tata, P. (2000) Memory retrieval and subjective probability judgements in control and depressed participants. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 7, 367-378.

Costa, M., Steptoe, A., Cropley, M. & Griffith, J. (1999). Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is associated with reduced physical activity during every day life. Psychosomatic Medicine. 61, 806-811.

Cropley, M., Steptoe, A. & Joekes, K. (1999). Job strain and psychiatric morbidity. Psychological Medicine, 29, 1411-1416.

Griffith, J., Steptoe, A. & Cropley, M. (1999). An investigation of coping strategies associated with job stress in teachers. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 69, 517-531.

Steptoe, A., Cropley, M. & Joekes, K. (1999). Job strain, blood pressure, and response to uncontrollable stress. Journal of Hypertension, 17, 193-200.

Steptoe, A., Cropley, M. ,Griffith, J, & Joekes, K. (1999). The influence of abdominal obesity and chronic work stress on ambulatory blood pressure in men and women. International Journal of Obesity, 23, 1184-1191.

MacLeod, A.K. & Cropley, M.L. (1995), Depressive Future-Thinking: The role of Valence and Specificity. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 19, 35-50.

Conference papers and published abstract

Cropley, M. & Pravettoni, G. (2006). Effects of work rumination of self-reported sleep in Italian workers. Work, Stress, and Health 2006: Making a Difference in the Workplace, APA Conference, Miami, USA, March, 2-4

Sanders J, Cropley M, Archer S, Dijk DJ. (2005). Identification of natural short and long sleepers. 17th British Sleep Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 25 to 27 September, Cambridge.

Ellis, J.G., Cropley, M., & Hampson, S.E. (2005). Sleep catastrophizing as an implicit and explicit process in older insomniacs. Sleep, 28, A115. 19th Annual Meeting, 18-23 June, Denver, Colorado.

Pravettoni, G., Leotta, S.N., Cropley, M. & Bagnara, S. (2005). Rumination and work. XII. European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey. May 12-15.

Pravettoni, G., Leotta, S.N., Cropley, M. & Bagnara, S. (2005). Is Rumination About Work Issues During Leisure Time Affected by Type of Work? Eighth International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management, Special 20th Aloha Anniversary Symposium, Maui, Hawaii, USA, June 22-25.

Cropley, M. & Pravettoni, G. (2005). The effects of work rumination on self-reported sleep quality in a sample of Italian workers. 26th International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society. Halle, Germany, July 21-23.

Cropley, M. & Pravettoni, G. (2005). The effects of work rumination on self-reported sleep time and sleep quality in a sample of Italian workers, 19th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Galway, Ireland, 31 Aug-3 Sept 2005. Published in Psychology & Health 20, Supp 1, pp 55.

Kneebone, I., Hurn, J., Raisbeck, E., Cropley, M. (2004). Goal setting: An outcome measure in physical rehabilitation day hospitals? To be presented at PSIGE BPS Conference, July Durham.

Pravettoni, G., Cropley, M., Leotta, S.N., & Bottino, M. (2004). Stress, anxiety and quality of life: a path analysis study. 18th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society 21-26 June 2004 in Helsinki, Finland.

Cropley, M., Dijk, D-J. ,& Stanley, N (2004). The effects of ruminative thinking about work on sleep, 18th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society 21-26 June 2004 in Helsinki, Finland.

Cropley, M., Dijk, D-J. ,& Stanley, N (2004). The effects of ruminative thinking about work on sleep, Psychology & Health, 19, p 36.

Kneebone, I., Hurn J., Raisbeck. E., Cropley, M., & Khoshnaw, H. (2004). Goal Setting in Physical Rehabilitation Day Hospitals: Preliminary results. 3rd Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), Vienna, Austria May.

Kneebone, I., Hurn, J., Raisbeck, E., Cropley, M. (2004). Goal setting in older adult day hospitals. RSCH, January, Guildford, UK.

Cropley, M., Dawson, J., Dijk, D-J., Howard, S. & Stanley, N. (2003). The effects of rumination about work on sleep: a diary and wrist actigraphy study. Invited symposia 11th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, May, Lisbon, Portugal.

Cropley M, Dijk D, Stanley N (2003). The effects of rumination about work issues during leisure time on sleep: A two day diary study. SLEEP 26: A305-A305 MAY 15 2003, USA.

Daniel, JZ., Cropley, M., Fife-Schaw, C. & Ussher, M. (2003). Comparison of the acute effects of 10 minutes of moderate intensity exercise and 10 minutes of a cognitive distraction task on desire to smoke and nicotine withdrawal symptoms in sedentary smokers. Division of Health Psychology Conference, September, Stafford, UK.

Ellis, J., Cropley, M. & Hampson, S. (2003). The 24-hour sleep catastrophizing scale: development and validation. Division of Health Psychology Conference, September, Stafford, UK.

Cropley, M. & Millward, L.J. (2002). The Effects of Job Strain and Work Social Support on Work Related Rumination in School Teachers After Work. Division of Health Psychology Conference, September, Sheffield, UK.

Ellis, J., Hampson, S.E. & Cropley, M. (2002). Age related variations in sleep sensitive parameters: implications for research design and theoretical debate. British Psychological Society Annual Conference: Blackpool, UK. (Published abstract Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 10, 2, pp64).

Ellis, J., Hampson, S.E. & Cropley, M. (2002). What are the determinants of good sleep in older adults? The 16th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. October, Lisbon, Portugal.

Daniel, J., Cropley, M., Ussher, M. & West. (2002). Investigation into the acute effects of a short bout of moderate intensity exercise or light intensity exercise on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and the desire to smoke. Division of Health Psychology Conference, September, Sheffield, UK..

Cropley, M. (2001). Type-D personality, cardiovascular reactivity in response to mental stress. Health Psychology Changing Behaviour: health and healthcare, St Andrews.

Ellis, J., Hampson, S.E. & Cropley, M. (2001). Older adults and sleep: the relationship between beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. Health Psychology Changing Behaviour: health and healthcare, St Andrews.

Ellis, J. & Cropley, M. (2001). The role of cognitive coping styles and sleep hygiene in acute and chronic insomnia. BABCP 29th Annual Conference. Glasgow, 35.

Ussher, M., Cropley, M., Nunziata, P. & West, R. (2001). Acute effect of a short bout of moderate intensity exercise on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and desire to smoke. Journal of Sport and Exercise Science.

Cropley, M. (2001). Effects of Kava and Valerian on physiological responses to psychological stress assessed under laboratory conditions. The Sixth ESCOP International Symposium. Bonn.

Cropley, M.& Bromilow, J. (2001). Job strain, rumination, and failure to unwind following the cessation of work related duties. 10th EAWOP. Prague.

Cropley, M. Cave, Z. (2001). Effects of Kava and Valerian on physiological responses to psychological stress assessed under laboratory conditions. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT), 6. (7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care).

Costa, M., Steptoe, A., Cropley, M., & Griffith, J. (1999). Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is associated with reduced physical activity during every day life. SPR Conference. Granada.

Cropley, M., Steptoe, A., & Joekes, K. (1999). Demand, control, and social support interaction: Effects on sickness absenteeism. Work, Stress, and Health '99: Organization of Work in a Global Economy

Steptoe, A., Cropley, M., (1999). Job strain, blood pressure and responsivity to uncontrollable stress. Work, Stress, and Health '99: Organization of Work in a Global Economy

Steptoe, A., Cropley, M., & Joekes, K. (1998). Acute cardiovascular responses to uncontrollable stress are enhanced in high compared with low job strain groups. Behavioral Medicine Abstracts, 12.2.

Cropley, M., Steptoe, A., & Joekes, K. (1998). Perceived working condition and sickness absenteeism in primary and secondary school teachers. Behavioral Medicine Abstracts, 5.4.

Steptoe, A., Cropley, M., (1998). Job strain, blood pressure and responsivity to uncontrollable stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 30, 7-94.

Cropley, M. (1996). Depression, memory accessibility and future event subjective probability. British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Annual Conference. Stockport.

Book Chapters

Zijlstra, F.R.H. & Cropley, M (2006). Recovery after work. In F. Jones, R. Burke, & M. Westman (Eds). Managing the work-home interface: A psychological perspective. East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press

Pravettoni G., Leotta S.N., Cropley M., Bagnara S., (2005). Is Rumination about Work Issues during Leisure Time affected by Type of Work? In: Carayon P., Robertson M., Kleiner B., Hoonakker P.L.T. (Eds), Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management – VIII. IEA Press, Santa Monica, CA, USA. 117-122.

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