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Elaine Clarke

Dr Elaine Clarke PhD, BSc

Researcher - Psychology, Sociology & Politics Subject group: Psychology


Summary

My research interests are centred around helping people live healthier and happier lives. In particular, I am interested in health promotion and self-help, including online resources; stepped care treatments and evidence-based practice; psychosocial aspects of skin conditions (psychodermatology); mental health, particularly depression and anxiety disorders; and compassion and self-compassion.

About

In 2005 I completed my Psychology BSc (Hons) at the University of Sheffield. I then worked with adults with learning disabilities for three years before becoming an early member of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) workforce in England. I began my part-time PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Andrew R. Thompson and Prof. Paul Norman. My PhD research used mixed methods to investigate compassion and depression in people with skin conditions, which included creating a compassion-based self-help website. I completed my PhD in 2020.

I've been working at CeBSAP since 2021 and have been involved in various behavioural science projects relating to COVID-19 health behaviours, vaccine hesitancy, active travel, smoking cessation and improving relationships. I was recently awarded a Early Career Researcher grant from the Psoriasis Association for a project that aims to support people with using topical psoriasis treatments. 

Publications

Journal articles

Thorneloe, R., Clarke, E., & Arden, M. (2022). Adherence to behaviours associated with the test, trace, and isolate system: an analysis using the theoretical domains framework. BMC Public Health, 22. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12815-8

Clarke, E.N. (2022). Asking important questions: exploring ongoing psychosocial healthcare needs using qualitative methods. British Journal of Dermatology. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.21749

Clarke, E.N., Thompson, A.R., & Norman, P. (2020). Depression in people with skin conditions: The effects of disgust and self-compassion. British Journal of Health Psychology, 25 (3), 540-557. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12421

Thorneloe, R., Clarke, E., & Arden, M. (n.d.). Adherence to behaviours associated with the test, trace, and isolate system: An analysis using the Theoretical Domains Framework. . http://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/uxbfa

Book chapters

Clarke, E.N., & Thompson, A.R. (2021). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Skin Conditions. In Psychodermatology in Clinical Practice. (pp. 65-74). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54307-5_7

Reports

Millings, A., Clarke, E., Thorneloe, R., & Arden, M. (2021). Be Well DoncasterReport on final co-design workshop with community members.

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