Imogen’s background is in health psychology, with specific interests in adherence to treatments, self-management of long-term conditions, control of behaviour, exercise behaviour and health promotion including behaviour change. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Reading which was followed by an MSc and ESRC funded PhD at the University of Southampton. She gained her teaching qualification, PGCLT(HE), here at Solent University.
Imogen has taught across all levels of all the psychology courses offered by Solent since 2007, with a particular focus on health psychology, research methods, personality and counselling related topics.
Imogen’s research and enterprise interests are currently trying to understand the facilitators and barriers to aquatic exercise in older adults with arthritis.
Imogen's recent publications include conference papers and academic journal articles.
Harvey, J.M. & Tijou, I. (2015). '“Open Up and Say …” A Preliminary Study of the Aetiology and Maintenance Cognitive Vulnerability Perceptions as Mediators in the Relationship Between Negative Dental Beliefs and Dental Anxiety'. Poster to be presented at the BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference, London, UK.
Tijou, I. (2015). 'Barriers & Facilitators to Aquatic exercise in those over 55 with arthritis'. Presentation given at Southampton Solent University Health and Wellbeing Conference, Southampton, UK.
Tijou, I. (2014). 'Collaborating with patients in health research'. Presentation given at Southampton Solent University Research and Enterprise conference on Public Engagement, Southampton, UK.
Tijou, I., Mair, C. & McKensie, S. (2012) 'Adherence to moderate or high intensity diet or exercise and effects on memory and well-being'. 26th Conference on European Health Psychology Society, Prague, 21-25 August 2012.
Tijou, I., Mair, C. & McKensie, S. (2012) 'The effect of intensity of recommendations on adherence to a healthy diet & exercise and subsequent effects on working memory and well-being'. BPS Annual Conference, London, 18-20 April 2012.
Tijou, I. (2011). 'The effect of intensity of requirements on exercise and diet in students'. Paper presented at the BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference, Southampton, UK.
Tijou, I., Yardley, L. Sedikides, C. & Bizo, L. A. (2010). Understanding adherence to physiotherapy: findings from an experimental simulation and an observational clinical study. Psychology and Health, 25, 231-247.
Tijou, I. & Yardley, L. (2008). 'Adherence to Physiotherapy: A Systematic Review'. Poster presented at the BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference, Bath, UK.
Saunders, J & Tijou, I. (2008). 'Pain self-efficacy, pain-related anxiety and attentional bias in chronic pain and control participants'. Poster presented at the BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference, Bath, UK.
Imogen is currently working towards understanding facilitators and barriers to aquatic exercise participation in older adults with osteoarthritis.