How can health psychology help improve the lives of older people?
Friday 19 February 2016
- Dr Laura Brown - 'Relationships between Cognition and Health in Older Adults'
- Prof Alison Wearden - 'Understanding fatigue in health and illness'
- Laura McGowan and Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald - 'Acceptability of physical activity interventions to inactive older adults'
- Dr Rachael Powell - 'How can health psychology help people prepare for surgery?'
- Prof Chris Armitage - 'Facing your fears: Self-affirmation and behaviour change'
- Dr Joanne Hart and Dr Lucie Byrne-Davis - 'understanding doctors and nurses are people: how psychology can improve health care services'
- Chair Prof David French
Health Psychology is concerned with understanding thoughts, feelings and behaviour in relation to health and illness. The Manchester Centre for Health Psychology was set up in 2013, and is the largest group of health psychologist in the UK. Several members of the Centre are working with older people, or working on topics of direct relevance to older people. The aims of this seminar were to communicate a range of work that health psychologists in Manchester are doing of particular relevance to older people in Manchester, and get feedback on how this could best be developed.