Paul Morris

Lecturer in Health Psychology

  • School of Health in Social Science
  • Clinical Psychology

Contact details



Medical Quad, Teviot Place

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I joined the academic team in 2002. Amongst other roles, I co-ordinate health psychology teaching and was Research Director for the DClinPsychol programme from Nov 2010 until March 2014. I am involved in developing our DClinPsychol research training to facilitate development of transferable research skills, greater dissemination of findings from thesis projects and the establishment of programmes of research.

Outside of work I like the great outdoors, enjoying both long treks over hills and more gentle strolls. I enjoy playing tennis and am involved in projects which support a more ethical and sustainable approach to economics and / or the environment.

Research summary

My main research interests include:

  • Anxiety, Stress Reduction & Mindfulness
  • Evaluating Interventions aimed at Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy
  • Unexplained symptoms / Functional Disorders
  • Values, Value Directed Living and associations with Health, Wellbeing and behaviours

Other areas of interest to me include:

  • Evaluating benefits of spending time in natural enviornments
  • Means of promoting and predicting Environmental behaviours

I would be interested in hearing from anyone considering a PhD project in any of these areas.

Research activity

Examples of Recent or On-Going Research Projects:

  • CBT-based Guided Self-help projects (e.g. for Anxiety or Depression; Fatigue in MS and for Unexplained Chest Pain)
  • Mindfulness interventions for Medically Unexplained Symptoms or Distress
  • Value directed living and well-being
  • Pain related Imagery in Chronic Pain
  • Flexibility and Acceptance in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Evaluation of Stress Reduction Programmes

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