Dr Katy Penfold

PhD Student
Psychology BSc, Social Psychology MSc

Academic and research departments

School of Psychology.


I completed a degree in Psychology (2011), and then a Masters in Social Psychology (2015) before starting a PhD in 2017, of which I am in the final year. My research is focussed on gambling. I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms involved in mutual aid groups, and their relationship to problem gambling recovery. 


Penfold. K, L,. & Ogden, J. (2021). Exploring the experience of Gamblers Anonymous meetings during COVID-19: a qualitative study. Current Psychology, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s12144-021-02089-5. Online ahead of print.