Professor Mark Cropley

Professor of Health Psychology
+44 (0)1483 686928
10 AC 05
Student consultation & feedback: 2pm-6pm Mondays; Wednesdays 10-12
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University roles and responsibilities

  • Programme Leader for MSc Health Psychology


    Research interests


    Postgraduate research supervision

    Postgraduate research supervision

    Courses I teach on

    Postgraduate taught

    Postgraduate research

    Health Psychology PhD

    My publications


    Keyworth Helen, Georgiou Polymnia, Zanos Panos, Veloso Rueda Andre, Chen Ying, Kitchen Ian, Camarini Rosana, Cropley Mark, Bailey Alexis (2017)Wheel running during chronic nicotine exposure is protective against mecamylamine-precipitated withdrawal and upregulates hippocampal a7 nACh receptors in mice, In: British Journal of Pharmacology175(11)pp. 1928-1943 Wiley
    Cropley Mark, Michailidis Evie (2016)Exploring Predictors and Consequences of Embitterment in the Workplace, In: Ergonomics60(9)pp. 1197-1206 Taylor & Francis
    Cropley M, Millward Purvis L (2003)Job strain and rumination about work issues during leisure time: A diary study, In: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology12(3)pp. 195-207 Taylor & Francis
    Cropley Mark, Rydstedt Leif W., Andersen David Recovery from work: Testing the effects of chronic internal and external workload on health and wellbeing, In: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health SAGE Publications
    Querstret D, Cropley M, Kruger P, Heron R (2016)Assessing the effect of a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)-based workshop on work-related rumination, fatigue, and sleep, In: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology25(1)pp. 50-67 Taylor & Francis
    Masiero Marianna, Keyworth Helen, Pravettoni Gabriella, Cropley Mark, Bailey Alexis Short Bouts of Physical Activity Are Associated with Reduced Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms, but Perceptions of Intensity May Be the Key, In: Healthcare (Basel)8(4)425 MDPI AG
    Theadom A, Cropley M, Parmar P, Barker-Collo S, Starkey N, Jones K, Feigin VL (2015)Sleep difficulties one year following mild traumatic brain injury in a population-based study, In: SLEEP MEDICINE16(8)pp. 926-932 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
    Kneebone II, Hurn JS, Raisbeck E, Cropley M, Khoshnaw H, Milton JE (2010)The Validity of Goal Achievement as an Outcome Measure in Physical Rehabilitation Day Hospitals for Older People, In: International Journal of Disability, Development and Education57(2)pp. 145-153 Routledge, Taylor & Francis
    Golding Sarah, Gatersleben Birgitta, Cropley Mark (2018)An Experimental Exploration of the Effects of Exposure to Images of Nature on Rumination, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health15(2) MDPI
    Michailidis Evie, Cropley Mark (2018)Investigating the predictors of workplace embitterment using a longitudinal design, In: Occupational Medicine68(8)kqy121pp. 523-529 Oxford University Press
    Cropley Mark, Collis Hannah The Association Between Work-Related Rumination and Executive Function Using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, In: Grawitch Matthew, Kinnunen Ulla, Golonka Krystyna (eds.), Frontiers in Psychology Frontiers Media
    Zijlstra FRH, Cropley M (2006)Recovery after work, In: Westman M (eds.), Managing the work-home interface: A psychological perspective Psychology Press
    Querstret Dawn, Cropley Mark (2013)Assessing treatments used to reduce rumination and/or worry: A systematic review., In: Clin Psychol Rev33(8)pp. 996-1009
    Ellis J, Hampson SE, Cropley M (2007)The role of dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes in late-life insomnia, In: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH62(1)pp. 81-84 PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
    Steptoe A, Lundwall K, Cropley M (2000)Gender, family structure and cardiovascular activity during the working day and evening., In: Soc Sci Med50(4)pp. 531-539
    Golding Sarah, Horsfield Clare, Davies Annette, Egan Mary, Jones Martyn, Raleigh Mary, Schofield Patricia, Squires Allison, Start Kath, Quinn Tom, Cropley Mark (2017)Exploring the psychological health of emergency dispatch centre operatives: a systematic review and narrative synthesis, In: PeerJ5 PeerJ
    Steptoe A, Cropley M, Griffith J, Kirschbaum C (2000)Job strain and anger expression predict early morning elevations in salivary cortisol., In: Psychosom Med62(2)pp. 286-292
    Daniel JZ, Cropley M, Fife-Schaw C (2007)Acute exercise effects on smoking withdrawal symptoms and desire to smoke are not related to expectation, In: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY195(1)pp. 125-129 SPRINGER
    Theadom A, Cropley M (2008)Dysfunctional beliefs, stress and sleep disturbance in fibromyalgia, In: SLEEP MEDICINE9(4)pp. 376-381 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
    Cropley M, Cave Z, Ellis J, Middleton RW (2002)Effect of kava and valerian on human physiological and psychological responses to mental stress assessed under laboratory conditions, In: PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH16(1)pp. 23-27 JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
    Ellis J, Hampson SE, Cropley M (2007)The role of preoccupation in attributions for poor sleep, In: SLEEP MEDICINE8(3)pp. 277-280 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
    Kneebone I, Cropley M (2007)Response [2], In: Clinical Rehabilitation21(3)pp. 285-286
    Theadom A, Cropley M, Humphrey K-L (2007)Exploring the role of sleep and coping in quality of life in fibromyalgia, In: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH62(2)pp. 145-151 PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
    Gorini A, Riva S, Marzorati C, Cropley Mark, Pravettoni G (2017)Rumination in breast and lung cancer patients: Preliminary data on an Italian Sample, In: Psycho-Oncology27(2)pp. 703-705 JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
    Hurn J, Kneebone I, Cropley M (2006)Goal setting as an outcome measure: a systematic review, In: CLINICAL REHABILITATION20(9)pp. 756-772 SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Costa M, Cropley M, Griffith J, Steptoe A (1999)Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is associated with reduced physical activity during everyday life., In: Psychosom Med61(6)pp. 806-811
    Pravettoni G, Cropley M, Leotta SN, Bagnara S (2007)The differential role of mental rumination among industrial and knowledge workers, In: ERGONOMICS50(11)pp. 1931-1940 TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
    Zoupanou Z, Cropley M, Rydstedt LF (2013)Recovery after Work: The Role of Work Beliefs in the Unwinding Process, In: PlosOne8(12)pp. e81381-? Public Library of Science
    Cropley M, Rydstedt LW, Devereux JJ, Middleton B (2015)The Relationship Between Work-Related Rumination and Evening and Morning Salivary Cortisol Secretion, In: STRESS AND HEALTH31(2)pp. 150-157 WILEY-BLACKWELL
    Ussher M, Nunziata P, Cropley M, West R (2001)Effect of a short bout of exercise on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and desire to smoke, In: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY158(1)pp. 66-72 SPRINGER-VERLAG
    Ghiadoni L, Donald AE, Cropley M, Mullen MJ, Oakley G, Taylor M, O'Connor G, Betteridge J, Klein N, Steptoe A, Deanfield JE (2000)Mental stress induces transient endothelial dysfunction in humans., In: Circulation102(20)pp. 2473-2478
    Griffith J, Steptoe A, Cropley M (1999)An investigation of coping strategies associated with job stress in teachers., In: Br J Educ Psychol69 ( Ppp. 517-531
    Cropley M, Steptoe A, Joekes K (1999)Job strain and psychiatric morbidity, In: PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE29(6)pp. 1411-1416 CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
    Cropley M, Zijlstra RFH (2011)Work and Rumination, In: Langan-Fox J, Cooper CL (eds.), Handbook of Stress in the Occupations(24) Edward Elgar Publishing
    Kantermann T, Theadom A, Roenneberg T, Cropley M (2012)Fibromyalgia syndrome and chronotype: late chronotypes are more affected., In: Journal of Biological Rhythms27(2)pp. 176-179 Sage
    Cropley Mark, Zijlstra FRH, Querstret Dawn, Beck S (2016)Is Work-related Rumination Associated with deficits in Executive Functioning?, In: Frontiers in Psychology71524 Frontiers Media
    Cropley M, Banks AP, Boyle J (2015)The Effects of Rhodiola rosea L. Extract on Anxiety, Stress, Cognition and Other Mood Symptoms, In: PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH29(12)pp. 1934-1939 WILEY-BLACKWELL
    Theadom A, Cropley M, Kantermann T (2015)Daytime napping associated with increased symptom severity in fibromyalgia syndrome, In: BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS16ARTN 13 BIOMED CENTRAL LTD
    Querstret D, Cropley M (2011)Why nurses need to unwind from work., In: Nurs Times107(10)pp. 14-17
    Cropley M, Michalianou G, Pravettoni G, Millward LJ (2012)The relation of post work ruminative thinking with eating behaviour., In: Stress and Health28(1)pp. 23-30 Wiley
    Querstret Dawn, Cropley Mark (2012)Exploring the relationship between work-related rumination, sleep quality and work-related fatigue., In: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology17(3)pp. 341-353 American Psychological Association
    Purvis LJM, Cropley M (2003)Psychological contracting: Processes of contract formation during interviews between nannies and their 'employers', In: JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY76pp. 213-241 BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC
    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., In: Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord23(11)pp. 1184-1191
    Cropley M, MacLeod AK, Tata P (2000)Memory retrieval and subjective probability judgements in control and depressed participants, In: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOTHERAPY7(5)pp. 367-378 JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
    Schlachter Svenja, McDowall A, Cropley Mark, Inceoglu Ilke (2017)Voluntary Work-Related Technology Use during Non-Work Time: A Narrative Synthesis of Empirical Research and Research Agenda, In: International Journal of Management Reviews20(4)pp. 825-846 Wiley
    Steptoe A, Cropley M, Joekes K (1999)Job strain, blood pressure and response to uncontrollable stress., In: J Hypertens17(2)pp. 193-200
    Cropley M, Dijk DJ, Stanley N (2006)Job strain, work rumination, and sleep in school teachers, In: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology15(2)pp. 181-196
    Ellis JG, Gardani M, Cropley M (2008)Differences in higher cognitive processing between acute and chronic insomniacs, In: Journal of Sleep Research17(S1)pp. 190-190
    Michailidis Evie, Cropley Mark Testing the benefits of expressive writing for workplace embitterment: a randomized control trial, In: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology28(3)pp. pp 315-328
    Cropley M, MacLeod AK (2003)Dysphoria, attributional reasoning and future event probability, In: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOTHERAPY10(4)pp. 220-227 JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
    Eikeseth Fillip F., Denninghaus Sabrina, Cropley Mark, Witthöft Michael, Pawelzik Markus, Sütterlin Stefan The cortisol awakening response at admission to hospital predicts depression severity after discharge in MDD patients, In: Journal of Psychiatric Research111pp. pp 45-50 Elsevier
    Cropley M, Dijk DJ (2003)Sleep--is the 24/7 lifestyle leaving us seriously short?, In: J Fam Health Care13(5)pp. 114-115
    Pravettoni G, Leotta SN, Cropley M, Bagnara S (2005)Is Rumination about Work Issues during Leisure Time affected by Type of Work?, In: P.L.T. H (eds.), Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - VIII.pp. 117-122 IEA Press
    Ellis JG, Cropley M, Hampson SE (2005)Sleep catastrophizing as an implicit and explicit process in older insomniacs, In: Sleep28pp. A115-A115
    Erskine JA, Ussher M, Cropley M, Elgindi A, Zaman M, Corlett B (2011)Effect of thought suppression on desire to smoke and tobacco withdrawal symptoms., In: Psychopharmacology (Berl)pp. 1-7 Springer Verlag
    McDowall A, Kinman G, Cropley M (2010)An integrated approach to understanding work-life balance in the Police., In: Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference Proceedings
    Ellis J, Hampson SE, Cropley M (2002)Sleep hygiene or compensatory sleep practices: An examination of behaviours affecting sleep in older adults, In: Psychology, Health and Medicine7(2)pp. 157-162
    Purvis LJ, Cropley M (2003)The psychological contracts of National Health Service nurses., In: J Nurs Manag11(2)pp. 107-120
    Theadom A, Cropley M, Smith HE, Feigin VL, McPherson K (2015)Mind and body therapy for fibromyalgia, In: COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS(4)ARTN CD001 WILEY-BLACKWELL
    Haasova M, Oh H, Taylor AH, Warren FC, Cropley M, Ussher M, Janse Van Rensburg K, Faulkner G, Byron-Daniel J, Everson-Hock ES (2013)The acute effects of physical activity on cigarette cravings: Systematic review and meta-analysis with individual participant data, In: Addiction108(1)pp. 26-37 Wiley
    Theadom A, Cropley M, Parker P, Feigin V (2011)Women with fibromyalgia syndrome in New Zealand: the symptom experience., In: The New Zealand Medical Journal124(1347)pp. 38-47 New Zealand Medical Association
    Rydstedt LW, Cropley M, Devereux JJ, Michalianou G (2009)The effects of gender, long-term need for recovery and trait inhibition-rumination on morning and evening saliva cortisol secretion, In: Anxiety, Stress and Coping22(4)pp. 465-474 Taylor & Francis
    Kneebone II, Hull SL, McGurk R, Cropley M (2012)Reliability and Validity of the Neurorehabilitation Experience Questionnaire for Inpatients, In: Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair26(7)pp. 834-841 Sage
    Rydstedt LW, Cropley M, Devereux JJ, Michalianou G (2008)The relationship between long-term job strain and morning and evening saliva cortisol secretion among white-collar workers, In: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology13(2)pp. 105-113 American Psychological Association
    Ussher M, Cropley M, Playle S, Mohidin R, West R (2009)Effect of isometric exercise and body scanning on cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms, In: Addiction104(7)pp. 1251-1257 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
    Ellis J, Cropley M, Hampson S (2001)Insomnia and ageing: Implications for healthcare practice and policy, In: Quality in Ageing and Older Adults2(4)pp. 20-32
    Aazh H, Moore BCJ, Lammaing K, Cropley M (2016)Tinnitus and hyperacusis therapy in a UK National Health Service audiology department: Patients' evaluations of the effectiveness of treatments, In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY55(9)pp. 514-522 TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
    Theadom A, Cropley M (2010)'This constant being woken up is the worst thing' - experiences of sleep in fibromyalgia syndrome, In: Disability and Rehabilitation32(23)pp. 1939-1947 Informa Healthcare
    Theadom A, Cropley M, Hankins M, Smith HE (2009)Mind and body therapy for fibromyalgia (Protocol), In: The Cochrane Library(4)pp. 1-7 Wiley
    Plans David, Morelli Davide, Sütterlin Stefan, Ollis Lucie, Derbyshire Georgia, Cropley Mark (2019)Use of a Biofeedback Breathing App to Augment Poststress Physiological Recovery: Randomized Pilot Study, In: JMIR Formative Research3(1) JMIR Publications
    Chelidoni Olga, Plans David, Ponzo Sonia, Morelli Davide, Cropley Mark (2020)Exploring the Effects of a Brief Biofeedback Breathing Session Delivered Through the BioBase App in Facilitating Employee Stress Recovery: Randomized Experimental Study, In: JMIR mHealth and uHealth8(10)e19412 JMIR Publications
    Cropley M, Byron-Daniel J, Everson-Hock ES, Haasova M, Oh H, Taylor AH, Warren FC, Faulkner G, Ussher M, Janse Van Rensburg K (2014)The acute effects of physical activity on cigarette cravings: Exploration of potential moderators, mediators and physical activity attributes using individual participant data (IPD) meta-analyses, In: Psychopharmacology231(7)pp. 1267-1275
    Cropley M, Theadom A, Pravettoni G, Webb G (2008)The effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions prior to surgery: a systematic review., In: Nicotine & Tobacco Research10(3)pp. 407-412 Oxford Journals
    Boyle J, Cropley M (2004)Children's sleep: problems and solutions, In: J Fam Health Care14(3)pp. 61-63
    Cropley M, Rydstedt LW, Zijlstra FRH (2014)Guest Editors' Introduction: Recovery after Work, In: STRESS AND HEALTH30(3)pp. 177-178 WILEY-BLACKWELL
    Masiero M., Mazzocco K., Harnois C., Cropley Mark, Pravettoni G. From Individual to Social Trauma: Sources of Everyday Trauma in Italy, the US and UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic, In: Journal of Trauma and Dissociation Routledge
    Cropley M, Theadom A (2008)Sleep disturbance in fibromyalgia syndrome, In: Future Rheumatology3(6)pp. 533-535 Future medicine
    Wain H, Kneebone II, Cropley M (2011)Attributional intervention for depression in two people with multiple sclerosis (MS): Single case design, In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy39(1)pp. 115-121 Cambridge University Press
    Cropley M, Dijk DJ, Stanley N (2004)The effects of ruminative thinking about work on sleep, In: Psychology and Health19(SUPPL.)pp. 36-?
    Cropley Mark, Plans David, Morelli Davide, Sütterlin S, Inceoglu Ilke, Thomas Geoff, Chu Chris Wai Lung (2017)The Association between Work-Related Rumination and Heart Rate Variability: A Field Study, In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience1127 Frontiers Media
    Querstret Dawn, Cropley Mark, Fife-Schaw Christopher (2016)Internet-based instructor-led mindfulness for work-related rumination, fatigue and sleep: assessing facets of mindfulness as mechanisms of change. A randomised waitlist control trial., In: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology22(2)pp. 153-169 American Psychological Association
    Zijlstra FRH, Cropley M, Rydstedt LW (2014)From Recovery to Regulation: An Attempt to Reconceptualize 'Recovery from Work', In: STRESS AND HEALTH30(3)pp. 244-252 WILEY-BLACKWELL