Professor Dominic Upton

Associate Head: Academic Delivery

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: d.upton@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 85 5517

PhD

MSc Health Psychology

BSc Psychology and Biology

Teaching & Research

Teaching

  • Health Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Doctorate: Doctorate in Health Sciences
  • PhD Supervision

Research

  • Health Psychology
  • Evaluation and novel developments in health and social care
  • Wound healing and wound care
  • Promoting healthy behaviours

Professional Experience

  • National Teaching Fellow
  • Fellow, British Psychological Society
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Health Psychologist
  • European Health Psychology Society
  • Association of Psychological Science, US
  • Chartered Scientist
  • Practitioner Psychologist
  • Evaluation Society
  • Social Research Association
  • International Society for Nutrition and Physical Activity

Publications

Publications (2010 onwards)

Books, as author:

  • Upton, D and Thirlaway, K (in press) Promoting healthy lifestyles, 2nd edition. London: Pearson Educational. 
  • Upton, D and Upton, P (2011) Test yourself: Cognitive psychology. London: Learning Matters.
  • Upton, D and Upton, P (2011) Test yourself: Social psychology. London: Learning Matters.
  • Upton, D and Upton, P (2011) Test yourself: Biopsychology. London: Learning Matters.
  • Upton, D and Upton, P (2011) Test yourself: Individual differences and personality. London: Learning Matters.
  • Upton, D and Upton, P (2011) Test yourself: Research Methods. London: Learning Matters.
  • Upton, D and Upton, P (2011) Test yourself: Developmental psychology. London: Learning Matters.
  • Upton D (2012) Psychology for Nurses, 2nd edition. London: Pearson Educational
  • Andrews, H, Steele, C and Upton D (2011) Statistics Revision Guide. London: Pearson Educational.
  • Trapp, A, Banister, P, Ellis, J, Latto, R, Miell, D, Upton, D (2011) The Future of Undergraduate Psychology in the UK. York: HEA 
  • Upton, D and Trapp, A (2010) Teaching Psychology in Higher Education. Oxford: Blackwell publications.

Book chapters:

  • Leck C, Upton D and Evans N (in press) Social aspects of Green Care. In: Gallis, C (Ed) Green Care: for Human Therapy, Social innovation, Rural economy, and Education. NY: Nova Science Publishing. 
  • Upton D (2013) Clinimetrics. In: Michalos, AC (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Quality of Life Research. Dordrecht: Springer Sciences Research. 
  • Upton, D and Taylor, CE (2012) Teaching Psychology in Higher Education. In: Davey, G (Ed) Applied Psychology. Oxford: Wiley.
  • Upton, D (2011) Psychology of Stress. In: Upton D (Ed) (2011) Psychological Impact of Pain in Patients with Wounds. London: Wounds UK. 
  • Richardson, C and Upton, D (2011) Managing pain and stress in wound care. In: Upton D (Ed) (2011) Psychological Impact of Pain in Patients with Wounds. London: Wounds UK. 
  • Bernstein, D and Upton, D (2010) Curriculum Development. In: Upton, D and Trapp, A (eds) Teaching Psychology in Higher Education. Oxford: Blackwell publications. 
  • Upton, D (2010) Teaching Psychology to non-Psychologists. In: Upton, D and Trapp, A (eds) Teaching Psychology in Higher Education. Oxford: Blackwell publications. 
  • Upton, D (2010) Psychology teaching: past, present and future. In: Upton, D and Trapp, A (eds) Teaching Psychology in Higher Education. Oxford: Blackwell publications.

Peer reviewed publications:

  • South, F., Upton, P., Upton, D (in press) The Impact of Ramadan on Patients attending Cardiac Rehabilitation: A narrative review. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation.
  • Upton, D., Morgan, J., Andrews, A., Lumenta, D.B., Giretzlehner, M., Kamolz, L.P. (in press) The Pain and Stress of Wound Treatment in Burns Patients: A Worldwide Burn Specialist Perspective. Wounds
  • Upton, D and Andrews, A (in press) The relationship between stress, pain and itching in burns. Wounds
  • Leck, C., Evans, N., Upton D (in press) Agriculture – Who Cares? An Investigation of ‘Care Farming’ in the UK. Journal of Rural Studies
  • Upton, D., Andrews, A., Springett, K. (in press) Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment: Patient and Clinician Perceptions. Diabetic Foot Journal.
  • Upton, D., Stephens, D., Williams B, Scurlock-Evans, L (in press) Occupational Therapists’ attitudes, knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practice: A narrative review. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 
  • Jones, T., Upton, P, Kay, D, Upton, D (in press) An evaluation of older adults use of iPads in eleven UK care-homes. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction. Impact factor- 0.69
  • Upton, D, and Andrews, A (in press) Pain and Trauma in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: A Review. International Wound Journal. Impact factor – 1.458
  • Upton, D, Richardson C, Van Aken K, Andrews A, Springett K (in press) Diabetes, Pain and the Consequences: Reflections from the MHC-Sponsored Symposium at the DFSG conference. Diabetic Foot Journal
  • Thomas, E., Upton D (in press) Effects of an intervention on environmental access, habit strength and physical activity in children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Impact Factor- 1.87
  • Upton, D., Upton, P., Scurlock-Evans, L (in press) The Reach, Transferability and Impact of the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire (EBPQ): A Narrative and Methodological Literature Review. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Impact factor – 1.24
  • Upton, D., Solowiej, K., Woo, K (in press) A multinational health professional perspective of the prevalence of mood disorders in patients with acute and chronic wounds. International Wound Journal
  • Upton, D., Bray, J., Jones, T., Upton, P (in press) The use of touch screen technology by people with dementia and their carers in care home settings. Journal Of Dementia Care
  • Upton, P., Upton, D., and Taylor, C. (in press) Reply to “Evaluation to the Food Dudes programme by Upton et al.” Public Health Nutrition
  • Upton, D. (2013) The emotional and financial costs associated with stress and pain in two chronic leg ulcer patients. Wounds UK, 
  • Upton, D., Solowiej, K. (2012) The impact of atraumatic vs conventional dressings on pain and stress. Journal of Wound Care. 21 (5), 209-215
  • Upton, D, Stephens, D, Andrews, A (2013) Patients’ experience of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. Journal of Wound Care, 22(1), 34-39
  • Matsuzaki, K., Upton, D (2012) Wound treatment and pain management: A stressful time. International Wound Journal . 
  • Solowiej, K., Upton, D. (2012) Painful dressing changes for chronic wounds: assessment and management. British Journal of Nursing, 21(20), S24-S28.
  • Upton, D., Hender, C., Solowiej, K. (2012) Mood disorders in patients with acute and chronic wounds: a health professional perspective. Journal of Wound Care. 21(1), 42-48.
  • Upton, D., Upton, P., & Taylor, C. (2012). Fruit and vegetable intake of primary school children: a study of school meals. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 
  • Upton, D., Upton, D, & Taylor, C. (2012). Increasing children’s lunchtime consumption of fruit and vegetables: an evaluation of the Food Dudes programme. Public Health Nutrition. 
  • Upton, P., Taylor, C. E., Peters, D. M., Erol, R. and Upton, D. (2012). The effectiveness of local child weight management programmes: an audit study. Child: Care, Health and Development. 
  • South, F, Taylor C, Darby H, Upton P, Upton D (2012) What do lunchtime staff think about children’s eating habits following a healthy eating intervention? Education and Health, 30 (4), 68-72.
  • Upton, P., Taylor, C., & Upton, D. (2012). Exploring primary school teachers' experiences of implementing a healthy eating intervention. Education and Health, 30(2), 27-31.
  • Selig, H.F., Lumenta, D.B., Giretzlehner M., Jeschke, M.G., Upton, D., Kamolz, L.P (2012) The properties of an “ideal” burn wound dressing- what do we require in daily clinical practice? Burns, 38(7), 960-6. 
  • Routen, A. C, Upton, D., Edwards, M. G., Peters, D (2012) Intra and Inter-instrument reliability of the Actiwatch-4 in a mechanical laboratory setting. Journal of Human Kinetic, 31, 17-24. 
  • Routen, A.C., Upton, D., Edwards, M.G., Peters, D.M. (2012) Discrepancies in accelerometer-measured physical activity in children due to cut-point non-equivalence and placement site. Journal of Sport Sciences, 30(12), 1303-1310. 
  • Upton D, Upton P, Scurlock-Evans L, South D (2012) The adoption and implementation of evidence based practice (EBQ) amongst allied health professions (AHPs). International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(9), 497-503
  • Upton D, Hender C. (2012) The cost of mood disorders in patients with chronic wounds. Wounds UK, 8, 107-9
  • Stephens K and Upton D (2012) Speech and Language Therapists understanding and adoption of Evidence Based Practice. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19 (6), 1-7
  • Upton, P, Taylor, C and Upton, D (2012) Exploring Primary school teachers’ experiences of implementing a healthy eating intervention. Education and Health, 30(2), 27-31
  • Upton D and South F (2012) The Psychological consequences of wounds- a vicious circle that should not be overlooked. Wounds UK, 7(4), 116-118
  • Upton, D, Hender, C, Solowiej, K, Woo, K (2012) Stress and pain associated with dressing change in chronic wound patients. Journal of Wound Care, 22(2), 53-61.
  • Upton, D, Hender, C, Solowiej, K (2012) Mood disorders in patients with acute and chronic wounds: a health professional perspective. Journal of Wound Care, 21(1), 42-48.
  • Routen, A., Edwards, M., Upton, D., Peters, D (2011) The impact of school-day variation in weight and height on National Child Measurement BMI determined weight category in Year 6 Children. Child Care Health Development, 37(3), 360-367. 
  • Upton, D., Mason, V., Solowiej, K., et al. (2011) The experience of burnout across surgical specialties in the UK: a cross-sectional survey. Surgery, 15(4), 493–501. 
  • Richardson, C and Upton D (2011) Managing pain and stress in wound care. Wounds UK, 7(4), 1-8
  • Upton, D and Bernstein, D (2011) Creativity in the curriculum. The Psychologist, 24(5), 356-359.
  • Upton, D and Solowiej K (2011) Using electronic voting systems in wound care conferences. Wounds UK, 7(1), 58-61
  • Dodd, J, Taylor E, Bunyan, P, White, P; Thomas SM, Upton D (2011) A service model for delivering care closer to home: Upton Surgery's Complex Care Team. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 12, 95-111.

External Responsibilities

  • External examiner: University of Bangor, PGCert, Medical Education Practice
  • External examiner: University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (MSc Interprofessional Studies)
  • Professorial appointments panel: University of Worcester, University of Derby, University of Westminster, UWIC, Staffordshire University, York St John Huddersfield University, Birmingham City University; Nottingham Trent University, De Montford University, Swansea University
  • Specialist Reader, National Teaching Fellowships, HEA
  • Graduate Qualification Accreditation Committee (GQAC) (2004-2011)
  • Division of Teachers and Researchers in psychology (Chair) (2004-2008)
  • Teaching of Psychology to Other Professions, BPS (Chair) (2003-2008)
  • QAA Benchmarking Group- Psychology (2007)
  • Council, British Psychological Society (2001-2008)
  • External consultant for REF (2014) Psychology submission, Bath Spa University (2012)

Manuscript reviews:

Public Health Nursing, Public Health Nutrition, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Journal of Wound Care, BMJ, European Journal of Health Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences, British Journal of Health Psychology, Journal of Health Psychology, Health Services Research Journal, Psychology Learning and Teaching, Public Health Nursing, Personality and Individual Differences, Nursing Times, Psychology Teaching Review, Psychiatry Review, Epilepsia, Journal of Epilepsy, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Health Service Research, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

Book manuscript reviews:

Sage Publications, Blackwell books, Pearson Educational

Funding reviews:

Higher Education Academy, Association of Psychological Science