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Dr Gareth Abbey
CPsychol, AFBPsS

Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Portrait of Gareth Abbey

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.

Further information

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

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Psychology is about what makes people tick: it is the study of mind, behaviour, experience and relationships. Become a Chartered Psychologist with our BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

This is a contemporary and exciting course which combines the disciplines of sociology and psychology for students to develop the knowledge, application and skills to...

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling and Mental Health

Combine your skills in psychology and counselling to influence behaviour change and recovery on our BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Over the last few decades, interest in sport and exercise psychology has grown. More time and money is being spent on understanding what motivates people to exercise, play sport...