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Gareth Abbey

Dr Gareth Abbey CPsychol AFBPsS

Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 6296 ext. 6296 Room no. RM132

Biography

Gareth completed his BSc (Hons) in psychology and MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Wales, Bangor. Gareth then completed his PGCert in Low-Intensity Psychological Therapies at the University of Exeter, and worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) in NHS primary care, before completing his PhD at Bournemouth University.

Gareth subsequently completed his PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety & Depression at the University of Southampton, and has since been working in clinical practice treating anxiety and depressive disorders in an NHS setting. He is a CBT therapist, Chartered Psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Recent publications

    Gareth's recent publications include A meta-analysis of prevalence rates and moderating factors for cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder and ...

    Abbey, G., Thompson, S.B.N., Hickish, T., & Heathcote, D. (2014). A meta-analysis of prevalence rates and moderating factors for cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Psycho-Oncology, DOI: 10.1002/pon.3654

    Cherry, MG, Salmon, P., Byrne, A., Ullmer, H., Abbey, G., & Fisher, P. (2019). Qualitative Evaluation of Cancer Survivors’ Experiences of Metacognitive Therapy: A New Perspective on Psychotherapy in Cancer Care. Frontiers in Psychology. 10.949. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00949.

    Fisher, P., Byrne, A., Fairburn, L., Abbey, G., Ullmer, H., & Salmon, P. (2019). Brief Metacognitive Therapy for Emotional Distress in Adult Cancer Survivors. Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00162

  2. Research interests

    Gareth’s clinical research interests include, but are not limited to: the assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in cancer survivors, emotional processing, and the impact of emotion avoidance and metacognitive beliefs on vulnerability and maintenance in psychological disorder.