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Katie Cutts

Dr Katie Cutts BSc (Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer In Psychology


I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree. I teach across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the department. Much of the focus of my teaching is in Health Psychology and Individual Differences.

  • About

    Having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc in Psychology in 2004 I stayed on to undertake a PhD in Health Psychology. After completing my PhD in 2009 I took my first full-time lectureship at the University of Derby. I returned to Sheffield Hallam University as a lecturer in the department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics in 2010.

    My main research interests are within the area of Health Psychology. More specifically, I am interested in examining the potential psychological and physical health benefits of expressive writing and the moderators of these effects. Other research interests include the role of Individual Differences in the adaptation to chronic illness and internet mediated health interventions.

    I am a member of the Applied Health Psychology Research Group at SHU. I am a member of The British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences.

    Senior Lecturer

  • Teaching

    Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

    Social Sciences and Humanities

    • BSc Psychology 

    • BSc Psychology
    • MSC Health Psychology

    • Abnormal Psychology;
    • Individual Differences;
    • Cognitive Processes and Individual Differences;
    • Clinical Psychology;
    • Client Groups and Stakeholders;
    • Applications and Practice of Health Psychology.

  • Research

    • Developing resilience in cancer care;
    • Dark Triad traits and romantic relationships.

  • Publications

    Academic Publications:

    Cutts, K. J., Arden, M. A., Hurst, K. M., & Reidy, J. (in preparation). Disclosure writing: A web-based intervention for individuals experiencing infertility. Patient Education and Counselling.

    Peplow, D., Hopkins, C., McClimens A., Healey, J., Greaves, M., & Cutts, K. J. (in preparation) Reading Poetry to Nursing Home Residents: Potential Therapeutic Benefits. Journal of Poetry Therapy.

    Selected Conference Presentations:

    Consultancy Outputs

    O’Toole, D., Cutts, K. J., & Hurst, K.M. (2008). Five a day workplace fruit scheme: Evaluation of a pilot scheme to promote “health in the workplace”. Specialist Health Promotion Service, Public Health, North East Lincolnshire Care Trust.

    MALTBY, John, DAY, Liza, HATCHER, Ruth, TAZZYMAN, Sarah, FLOWE, Heather D, PALMER, Emma J, FROSCH, Caren A, O'REILLY, Michelle, JONES, Ceri, BUCKLEY, Chloe, KNIEPS, Melanie and CUTTS, Katie J (2016). Implicit theories of online trolling: evidence that attention-seeking conceptions are associated with increased psychological resilience. British Journal of Psychology, 107 (3), 448-466.

    Cutts, K. J. & Vine, E. (2012). Writing about infertility: Exploring emotional narratives of the infertility experience. European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference, University of Ireland, Galway. 1st September, 2005.

    Cutts, K. J., Arden, M. A ., Hurst, K. M., & Reidy, J. (2006). Written Emotional Disclosure and the Role of context in Study Outcome. Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, University of Essex, 14th September 2006.

    Cutts, K. J., Hurst, K. M., Arden, M. A., & Reidy, J. (2005). Emotional Disclosure Through Writing and Well-being: an analysis of modality. European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference, University of Ireland, Galway. 1st September, 2005.

    Cutts, K. J., Hurst, K. M., Arden, M. A., & Reidy, J. (2005). Development and Evaluation of a Written Emotional Disclosure Intervention in Infertile Individuals. North West Consortium for Postgraduates Annual Conference, University of Leeds. 13th May, 2005.

  • Other activities

  • Post graduate supervision

    Megan Bean

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