Miss Sophia Quirke-McFarlane


PhD Student and Trainee Health Psychologist
BA (Hons), MSc
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Academic and research departments

School of Psychology.

About

I am a 1st year PhD Student and Trainee Health Psychologist here at the University of Surrey. I plan to use both qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore the role of social support throughout patients' Bariatric Surgery journey. Alongside my PhD research, I am also working towards achieving the Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology.

 

In 2019, I completed an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of St Andrews. Prior to that, I completed a BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology at University College Cork.

 

Prior to commencing my PhD, I worked as a Research Assistant at King’s College London and Imperial College London. At King’s College London (with who I still collaborate), under the supervision of Professor John Weinman, I used a range of research methodologies to investigate the extent of and reasons underlying treatment adherence in chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, asthma, and psoriasis. At Imperial College London, using qualitative research methods, I explored differences in consultant orthopaedic surgeons’ pre-operative decision-making in total hip replacements.

 

My research interests include eating behaviours, obesity and weight management, communication in healthcare, and treatment adherence.

My qualifications

2015-2018
BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology
University College Cork
2018 - 2019
MSc in Health Psychology
University of St Andrews

Affiliations and memberships

Division of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society
Graduate member

Teaching

Publications

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