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Dr Laura Simonds

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme
BSc (Hons), PGDipHE, PhD
+44 (0)1483 686936
Office Location: 29AC05

Academic and research departments

School of Psychology.


Areas of specialism

Applied Psychology Research Design and Methods; Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion; Therapeutic help-seeking, trust, and disclosure

University roles and responsibilities

  • PsychD Clinical Examinations Officer

    My qualifications

    BSc (Hons) Psychology
    PhD in Psychology
    Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education

    Affiliations and memberships

    Chartered Psychologist
    Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


    Research interests


    Postgraduate research supervision

    Completed postgraduate research projects I have supervised



    Cox, K.E., Simonds, L.M. & Moulton-Perkins, A. (2021) Patient-Targeted Googling: A narrative review of the literature.
    Thompson, H., Simonds, L.M., Barr, S. & Meddings, S. (2021) Recovery colleges: long-term impact and mechanisms of change.
    Simonds, L.M. & Harvey, R. (2020) Evaluating the Acceptability of a Brief Self-Compassion Intervention for Mental Contamination Using a Mixed-Methods Feasibility Study Design