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

Senior Lecturer

Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Portrait of Teresa Corbett


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-centred 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 about the study of mind, behaviour, experience and relationships. Become a Chartered Psychologist with our BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

Explore the fascinating behaviours of individuals, as well as the cultural and political issues that shape collective experiences, on this BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Understanding performance and wellbeing is essential for helping athletes to cope with pressure and regulate their emotions. Prepare for your future in sport psychology on this BPS accredited degree.

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.