Lecturer in Health Psychology
Institute of Health & Society
BSc (Hons) Class I Psychology
PgCert Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
MSc Health Psychology
PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Elaine’s experience in clinical practice has influenced her research interests, which include the relationship between physical and mental health, CBT and self-management approaches for long-term conditions, the experience of invisible illness and stress in healthcare staff.
Elaine currently leads the undergraduate Health Psychology and Introduction to Psychology modules. In addition, Elaine leads Health Psychology Interventions and The Psychology of Mental Health modules on the MSc Applied Psychology. She also contributes to Research Methods teaching and is an undergraduate Independent Study Supervisor.
- Professional Experience
Elaine previously worked in the NHS for a number of years as a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. This role involved the development and evaluation of Primary Care interventions for individuals with long-term health conditions and co-morbid mental health problems.
Elaine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Peer reviewed publications:
Walklet, E., Muse, K., Meyrick, J. & Moss, T. (2016). Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 3, 347-362. doi: 10.3233/JND-160155
Walklet, E., Taylor, C., Bradley, E., Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L., & O’Hickey, S. (2016). “Because it kind of falls in between, doesn’t it? Like an acute thing and a chronic”: the psychological experience of anaphylaxis in adulthood". Journal of Health Psychology, OnlineFirst, 1-11. doi: 10.1177/1359105316664130
Walklet, E., Davis, S., Farrelly, D., & Muse, K. (2016). The impact of student response systems on the learning experience of undergraduate psychology students. Psychology Teaching Review, 22(1): 35-48
Highfield, J.A. Lowe, K., Lewis, E., Warren, R., Martin, K., Walklet, E. (2016). Clinical psychologists training and supervising IAPT therapists to work with long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms: A service development project. Clinical Psychology Forum, 280, 34-39
Walklet, E., & Percy, C. (2014). Stress and coping in IAPT Staff: a mixed methods study. Applied Psychological Research Journal, 1(2), 15-25.
O’ Connor, D.B., Hurling, R., Hendrickx, H., Osborne, G., Hall, J., Walklet, E., Whaley, A., & Wood, H. (2011). Effects of written emotional disclosure on implicit self-esteem and body image. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16(3), 488-501.
Non-peer reviewed publications:
Taylor, C., Walklet, E., Bradley, E., Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L. & O’Hickey, S. (2016). The psychological impact of adult-onset anaphylaxis. Outlook: Anaphylaxis Campaign Magazine, 59, 10.
Walklet, E., Muse, K., Meyrick, J. & Moss, T. (2016). Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Poster accepted for European Health Psychology Society/ Division of Health Psychology joint annual conference, Aberdeen, August, 2015
Parrett, C. & Walklet, E. (2016). Exploring how users of e-cigarettes make sense of and define their smoking identity. Poster presented at Midlands Health Psychology Network Annual Conference, Stoke, February 2016
Walklet, E., Taylor, C., Mahoney, B., Bradley, E., Skurlock-Evans, L. & O’Hickey, S. (2015). Anaphylaxis in adulthood: exploring the psychological experience and patient-centred care. Poster presented at Division of Health Psychology (BPS) Annual Conference, London, September 2015
Walklet, E., Taylor, C., Mahoney, B., Bradley, E., Skurlock-Evans, L. & O’Hickey, S. (2015). Anaphylaxis in adulthood: exploring the psychological experience and patient-centred care. Poster presented at British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annual Meeting, Telford, September 2015
Walklet, E. (2015). Using clickers for formative assessment and feedback in first year Psychology students: an action research study. Oral presentation at Worcester University Learning and Teaching Conference, Worcester, June 2015
Still, H., & Walklet, E. (2015). Discovering the experiences of adults with congenital heart disease. Poster presented at Midlands Health Psychology Network Annual Conference, Derby, Feb 2015
Highfield, J., Lowe, K., Lewis, E. & Walklet, E. (2014). A comparison of supervision as usual to specialist in house training and supervision from a Clinical Health Psychologist, in the treatment of Long Term Conditions in an IAPT service at steps 2 & 3. Poster presented at the IAPT for Long Term Conditions Conference, Manchester, September 2014.
Taylor, C., Walklet, E., Mahoney, B., Upton, P., & Martin, T. (2014). A phenomenological approach to understanding the impact of chronic ear disease on wellbeing in young people: patient and carer perspectives. Poster presented at Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, York, September 2014
Lowe, K., & Walklet, E. (2013). Working with long-term conditions in IAPT and the Mind & Body Group. Invited talk at Evolving your IAPT Service National Conference, Birmingham, Feb 2013.
Highfield, J., Lowe, K., Walklet, E., & Lewis, E. (2013). Long-term conditions: Innovation through partnership working. Poster presentation at IAPT across the Lifespan: Drawing on Experience, Leicester, Feb 2013.
Walklet, E. (2013). Stress and coping in IAPT workers. Poster presentation at Division of Health Psychology Postgraduate Conference, The University of Northampton, June 2013.
- External Responsibilities
Peer-reviewer for Applied Psychological Research Journal