Dr Bridget Dibb

Dr Bridget Dibb

Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, PhD Health Psychology Course Director
PhD Health Psychology (University of Southampton); MSc Health Psychology (University of Southampton); BA (Hons) Psychology (University of South Africa)
+44 (0)1483 686866
39 AC 05
Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00



Research interests


Postgraduate research supervision

Completed postgraduate research projects I have supervised



Dovey, T.M., Francis, R., Corbett, S. &, Dibb, B. (2017) "There's no punishment when working in special needs schools". [Mis]Perceptions and Use of Reinforcement by Special Education Teachers: Interviews and Corroborating Observational data. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 17 (4), 282 – 293.
Arya S.T., & Dibb, B. (2016) The Experience of Infertility Treatment: The Male Perspective. Human Fertility. DOI: 10.1080/14647273.2016.12222083
Tedesco Triccas, L., Donovan-Hall, M., Burridge, J., Ellis-Hill, C., Dibb, B., & Rushton, D. (2016) Cognitive Interviewing Techniques: Applied in the Development of a Questionnaire on Functional Electrical Stimulation in Spinal Cord Injury Study. The International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23(3), 114 - 121.
Pearce, V., Dibb, B. & Gaines, S.O. (2014) Body weight perceptions, obesity and health behaviours in Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Psychology, 6(1), 43 – 61.
Dibb, B., Ellis-Hill, C., Donovan-Hall, M.K., Burridge, J. & Rushton, D. (2014) Exploring positive adjustment in spinal cord injury. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(8), 1043 – 1054.
Nyman, S.R., Dibb, B., Victor, C.R., & Gosney, M.A. (2012) Emotional well-being and adjustment to vision loss: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Disability & Rehabilitation, early on-line, 1-11.
Dibb, B. & Kamalesh, T. (2012) Exploring positive adjustment in HIV positive African women living in the UK. AIDS Care, 24 (2), 143 – 148.
Brien, S., Dibb, B. & Burch, A. (2011) The use of intuition in homeopathic clinical decision making: an interpretative phenomenological study. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; article ID 935307 doi: 10.1093/ecam/nep153.
Arnold, A., Bruton, A., Donovan-Hall, M., Fenwick, A., Dibb, B., & Walker, E. (2011) Ambulatory oxygen: a qualitative study to understand the barriers to COPD patients using their prescribed system. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 11 (9) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2466/11/9 .
Donovan-Hall, M.K., Burridge, J., Dibb, B., Ellis-Hill, C. & Rushton, D. (2011) The views of people with Spinal Cord Injury about the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation. Artificial Organs, 35(3), 204 – 211.
Hughes, A.M., Donovan-Hall, M., Burridge, J., Freeman, C., Chappell, P. & Dibb, B. (2011) Stroke participants’ perceptions of robotic and electrical stimulation therapy: a new approach. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 6 (2), 130 – 138. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2010.509882.
Burridge, J.H., Turk, R., Merrill, D., Dibb, B., Hughes, A., Sparrow, O., Roberts, H., & Davis, R. (2010) A personalized micro-stimulator system for arm rehabilitation post-stroke. Part 2: objective outcomes and patient’s perspectives. Neuromodulation: Technology at the neural interface, 14 (1) doi:10.1111/j.1525-1403.2010.00310.x.
Hodges, L. & Dibb, B. (2010) The role of the self-help group for parents of children with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy. Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (4), 483 – 492.
Hughes, A-M., Burridge, J., Freeman, C., Chappell, P., Lewin, P., Donovan-Hall, M., Dibb, B., & Rogers, E. (2009) Efficacy of iterative learning control for Stroke rehabilitation. Progress in Neurology & Psychiatry, 3(5), 16 - 20.
Dibb, B. (2009) Positive Change with Ménière’s disease. British Journal of Health Psychology, 14 (4), 613 - 624.
Donovan-Hall, M. and Dibb, B. (2008) Carrying out qualitative research. Chapter 8. In S. Porter’s First Steps in Research. Elsevier: Oxford.
Burch, A.L., Dibb, B., & Brien, S.B. (2008) Understanding Homeopathic Decision-Making: A Qualitative Study. Forschende Komplementarmedizin; 15: 218-225.
Yardley, L. & Dibb, B. (2007) Assessing subjective change in chronic illness: an examination of response shift in health-related and goal-oriented subjective status. Psychology and Health, 22(7), 813 - 828.
Dibb, B. & Yardley, L. (2006) How does social comparison within a self-help group influence adjustment to chronic illness? A longitudinal study. Social Science and Medicine, 63 (6), 1602 – 1613.
Dibb, B. & Yardley, L. (2006) Factors important for the measurement of social comparison in chronic illness: a mixed-methods study. Chronic Illness, 2, 219 – 230.
Yardley, L., Dibb, B., and Osborne, G. (2003) Factors associated with quality of life in Ménière’s disease. Clinical Otolaryngology, 28, 436 – 441.
Dibb, B. (2018) Assessing perceived stigma, disclosure regret and posttraumatic growth in people with HIV. AIDS & Behavior, 22(12), 3916-3923. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2230-2
Dibb, B. (2018) Social media use and perceptions of physical health. Heliyon, 4 e00989. doi: 10.1016/j.
Dibb, B., Hardiman, A. & Rose, J. (2019) Understanding weight loss in obese adults: a qualitative study. Journal of Obesity and Medical Complications, 1(1), 1-5. 10.31021/jomc.20191101.
Botha, M., Frost, D., & Dibb, B. (2020) “Autism is me": An investigation of how autistic individuals make sense of autism and stigma. Disability and Society.