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Portrait of Teresa Corbett

Dr Teresa Corbett
BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPsychol, FHEA

Senior Lecturer


Teresa received her BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin in 2011, before completing an MSc in Health Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2012. Teresa was awarded her PhD in Psychology and Health from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2016.

Teresa is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and is a member of the Division of Health Psychology. Teresa is also a member of the UK Society of Behavioural Medicine and co-leads the Cancer Prevention and Screening Special Interest Group. She is also an executive editor of the Health Psychology Bulletin.

Research interests

Teresa’s research to date has focused on health behaviour change and the development of acceptable and engaging interventions for those self-managing health conditions. To date, her work has largely focused on the development interventions for to promote quality of life in those who have completed treatment for cancer.

Recently, Teresa’s work has focused on the experiences of older adults living with multiple complex conditions. This has led to an interest in person-centred care, and the challenges to implementing this approach in practice.

Teresa is also currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton. Working with the CenTRIC+ team, she works on a study that aims to formalise the identification of appropriate personalised supportive care for people diagnosed with cancer. This research is funded by the Wessex Cancer Alliance, and Teresa leads the qualitative component of the study.

She has expertise in systematic reviews and web-based interventions, as well as qualitative and quantitative research.




qualitative, health psychology, person-centered care, ageing, living with and beyond cancer

Further information

Teresa has experience teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her teaching primarily focuses on health behaviour change, and qualitative research methods.

Teresa’s current PhD students:

Mary Farron, Solent University

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Psychology is a popular subject because it has relevance to so many areas of everyday life. It is of interest to anyone who wants to understand what causes certain elements of...

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) 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...

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling and Mental Health

Fascinated by psychology? Hoping to pursue a career in counselling after graduation? This specialist degree can help you to develop a strong grounding in psychology (the...