Dr Elaine Walklet

dr-elaine-walklet

Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology

Academics

Contact Details

email: e.walklet@worc.ac.uk

Elaine is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology. She teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)Psychology
PgCert Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
MSc Health Psychology
PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
DHealth Psy Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Elaine currently leads the undergraduate Health Psychology and Psychology Research Project modules. In addition,she leads The Psychology of Mental Health module on the MSc Counselling. Elainealso contributes to Research Methods and Introduction to Psychology teaching and is an undergraduate research project supervisor.

Research

Elaines experience in clinical practice has influenced her research interests, which include the relationship between physical and mental health, the psychological impact of illness and long-term conditions, behaviour change and adherence, self-management interventions, and stress in healthcare staff.

Professional Experience

Elaine completed her Practitioner Doctorate in Health Psychology in 2018.

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 difficulties.

Publications

Walklet, E., Mahoney, B., Bradley, E., OHickey, S. (2018). Applications of health psychology: Development of a practitioner training intervention in anaphylaxis. Manuscript submitted for publication

Hamlet, C., Marfleet, F., Walklet, E. & Webb, J. (2017). Health psychology - a profession misunderstood? The Psychologist [online].

Freeman, D., Sheaves, B., Walklet, E.et al.(2017).The effects of improving sleep on mental health (OASIS): a randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis.The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(10), 749-758

Davis, S.K., Farrelly, D., Muse, K. &Walklet, E. (2017).Technology enhanced learning in psychology: current direction and perspectives.Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (11)

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., & OHickey, S. (2016). Because it kind of falls in between, doesnt 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

Taylor, C., Walklet, E., Bradley, E., Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L. & OHickey, S. (2016). The psychological impact of adult-onset anaphylaxis. Outlook: Anaphylaxis Campaign Magazine, 59, 10

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

Conference presentations:

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. & OHickey, 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. & OHickey, 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.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the Division of Health Psychology
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy