Dr Sarah Golding

Knowledge Exchange Fellow
PhD Health Psychology; MSc Health Psychology; BSc (Hons) Psychology
My core working days are Tues, Wed, Thur. When on campus (most Tuesdays) I am based in room 14 AC 05

Academic and research departments

School of Psychology.


Affiliations and memberships

Behavioural Science and Public Health Network
British Psychological Society
Chartered Member
British Psychological Society's Community Psychology Section
British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology
Full Member
Health and Care Professions Council
Registered Practitioner Psychologist
Higher Education Academy
Associate Fellow


Research interests



Journal Articles

Dibb, B., & Golding, S. E. (2022). A longitudinal investigation of quality of life and negative emotions in misophonia. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 900474. https://doi.org/10.3389/FNINS.2022.900474

Weber, C., Golding, S. E., Yarker, J., Lewis, R., Ratcliffe, E., Munir, F., … Windlinger, L. (2022). Future teleworking inclinations post-COVID-19: Examining the role of teleworking conditions and perceived productivity. Frontiers in Psychology, 1907. https://doi.org/10.3389/FPSYG.2022.863197

Bunten, A., Shute, B., Golding, S. E., Charlton, C., Porter, L., Willis, Z., … Chadborn, T. (2022). Encouraging healthier grocery purchases online: A randomised controlled trial and lessons learned. Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1111/NBU.12552

Golding, S. E., Higgins, H. M., & Ogden, J. (2022). Assessing knowledge, beliefs, and behaviours around antibiotic usage and antibiotic resistance amongst veterinary students: A multi-site, cross-sectional survey. Antibiotics, 11, 256. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11020256

Xu, S., Murrell, G., Golding, S. E., Brockett, B. F. T., Gatersleben, B., Scarles, C., … Wyles, K. J. (2021). #Springwatch #WildMorningswithChris: Engaging with nature via social media and wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 701769. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.701769

Dibb, B., Golding, S. E., & Dozier, T. H. (2021). The development and validation of the Misophonia Response Scale. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 149, 110587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110587

Golding, S. E., Ogden, J., & Higgins, H. M. (2021). Examining the effect of context, beliefs, and values on UK farm veterinarians’ antimicrobial prescribing: A randomized experimental vignette and cross-sectional survey. Antibiotics, 10, 445. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10040445

Golding, S. E., Ogden, J., & Higgins, H. M. (2021). ‘Ideal’ versus ‘real-world’: Application of vignettes to investigate antibiotic prescribing decisions by farm vets. PsyArXiv Preprintshttps://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/uz5mb

Golding, S. E., Bondaronek, P., Bunten, A., Porter, L., Maynard, V., Rennie, D., … Chadborn, T. (2021). Interventions to change purchasing behaviour in supermarkets: A systematic review and intervention content analysis. Health Psychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2021.1911670 

Russell, P. S., Smith, D. M., Birtel, M. D., Hart, K. H., & Golding, S. E. (2021). The role of emotions and injunctive norms in breastfeeding: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2021.1893783

Golding, S. E., Ogden, J., & Higgins, H. M. (2019). Shared goals, different barriers: A qualitative study of UK veterinarians’ and farmers’ beliefs about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. Frontiers in Veterinary Science6https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00132

Shaw, K., Golding, S. E., Knight, J., Chadborn, T., Dempster, L., Finistrella, V., … Dempster, L. (2019). A unique approach to the development of infection prevention and control resources for front-line health care workers. Infection Prevention in Practice1(1), 100004. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infpip.2019.100004

Golding, S. E., Gatersleben, B., & Cropley, M. (2018). An experimental exploration of the effects of exposure to images of nature on rumination. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(2), 300. http://doi.org/10.3390/IJERPH15020300

Golding, S. E., Horsfield, C., Davies, A., Egan, B., Jones, M., Raleigh, M., … Cropley, M. (2017). Exploring the psychological health of emergency dispatch centre operatives: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. PeerJ, 5, e3735. http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3735

Golding, S. E., & Cropley, M. (2017). Effects of community-based interventions on rates of organ donor registration: a systematic narrative review. Progress in Transplantation, 27(3), 295–308. http://doi.org/10.1177/1526924817715461

Higgins, H. M., Golding, S. E., Mouncey, J., Nanjiani, I., & Cook, A. J. C. (2017). Understanding veterinarians’ prescribing decisions on antibiotic dry cow therapy. Journal of Dairy Science, 100(4), 2909–2916. http://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11923


Other Articles & Reports

White, E. V., Gatersleben, B., Wyles, K. J., Murrell, G., Golding, S. E., Scarles, C., & Xu, S. (2021). Gardens and wellbeing during the first UK COVID-19 lockdown (Research Report No. 1, July-2021). Retrieved from https://bit.ly/people-nature-pandemic

Gatersleben, B., Scarles, C., Wyles, K. J., Xu, S., Golding, S. E., White, E. V., & Murrell, G. (2021). Nature engagement and wellbeing pre-, during, and post COVID-19: Supporting the UK (green) recovery. Progress report July 2021. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/people-nature-pandemic 

Gatersleben, B., Scarles, C., Wyles, K. J., Xu, S., Golding, S. E., White, E. V., & Murrell, G. (2021). Nature engagement and wellbeing pre-, during and post COVID-19: Supporting the UK (green) recovery. Progress report January 2021. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/people-nature-pandemic

Gatersleben, B., Scarles, C., Wyles, K. J., Xu, S., Golding, S. E., White, E. V., … Willis, C. (2020). People and nature in a pandemic: Interactive online event Dec 2020. Workshop Report. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/people-nature-pandemic

Weber, C., Golding, S. E., Ratcliffe, E., Yarker, J., Lewis, R., & Munir, F. (2020). Homeworking during COVID-19 lockdown: Relationships between the physical and social environments at home, work-related burnout, and musculoskeletal pain. Health Psychology Update, 29(Special Issue), 55–56. Retrieved from https://shop.bps.org.uk/health-psychology-update-vol-29-special-issue-2020

Golding, S. E. (2020). “Celebrating Health Psychology” webinar: Event review and reflections. Health Psychology Update29(Special Issue), 19–20. Retrieved from https://shop.bps.org.uk/health-psychology-update-vol-29-special-issue-2020

Golding, S. E. (2020). Coronavirus and other pathogens: Reflecting on the relationship between health psychology and infectious disease. Health Psychology Update, 29(Autumn), 3–6. Retrieved from https://psyarxiv.com/f432m

Golding, S. E. (2017). Applying health psychology to a public health threat: encouraging the responsible use of antibiotics. Health Psychology in Public Health Network Newsletter.

Golding, S. E., Wylie, B., & Reaves, D. (2015). Event Review: “Psychology4Students & Psychology4Graduates 2014.” Health Psychology Update, 24(2), 60–61

Rhodes, E., Lambert, H., Rodham, K., & Golding, S. E. (2015). Tackling the antibiotics problem. The Psychologist, 28(12), 960. Retrieved from https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/championing-responsible-antibiotic-use

Golding, S. E. (2014). Conference review: “Psychological Perspectives on Health & Wellbeing.” Open University Psychological Society (OUPS) Newsletter.


Guest Blogs & Media Articles

White, E. V., & Golding, S. E. (2021). Five ways to use your garden to support your wellbeing. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/five-ways-to-use-your-garden-to-support-your-wellbeing-165841

Golding, S. E., Ollis, L., Cogdell-Brooke, L., & Lynden, J. (2019). Navigating the PhD Journey: Building career and personal development into your route. Surrey Researchers’ Blog. Available here

Golding, S. E. (2018). A change is as good as a rest! My experience of an RCUK internship. Surrey Researchers’ Blog. Available here 

Golding, S. E. (2017). No, I don’t do the psychology of cows: Reflections on applying health psychology to veterinary medicine. Division of Health Psychology. Available here


Systematic Review Registrations

Russell, S., Smith, D., Hart, K., Birtel, M., & Golding, S. E. (2018). A systematic review of the impact of moral norms and affect on breastfeeding [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42018112720

Golding, S. E., Bunten, A., Chadborn, T., Alamoudi, S., Ellis, D., & Maynard, V. (2017). Drivers of food and drink purchasing behaviour in supermarkets: a systematic review and behavioural analysis [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42017071065

Cockle, S., Golding, S. E., Marks, L., & Ogden, J. (2015). The impact of psychological coping on psychological outcomes (quality of life and wellbeing) in people with cancer: A systematic review [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42015026607.

Cropley, M., Jones, M., Horsfield, C., Start, K., Egan, M., Raleigh, M., Quinn, T., Golding, S. E., Squires, A., Davies, A. (2014). Exploring the psychological health of emergency dispatch centre operatives: A systematic review [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42014010806.

Cropley, M., & Golding, S. E. (2014). Effects of community-based interventions on rates of registration for posthumous solid organ donation: A systematic review [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42014012975


Policy Impact

In 2018, I contributed to two policy-facing documents about antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial usage:

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. (2018). Reducing UK antibiotic use in animals. Available here

Health and Social Care Committee's Inquiry on Antimicrobial Resistance. (11-09-2018). Written evidence to the inquiry from the Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance. Available here