Dr Catherine Nixon is a Research Associate for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) at Teesside University. Catherine graduated from Teesside University with a BSc. (hons) in Psychology & Counselling (2003) and a Master of Science in Social Research Methods (2004). She was awarded her PhD in Education from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012. Catherine is a UKCP-registered Psychotherapist previously working with clients in primary care and bereavement support services and currently in private practice.
Summary of Research Interests
Catherine has worked on a variety of evaluation and research projects in education, psychology, sociology, and health and wellbeing. In part, her work has focused on the development and implementation of behaviour change interventions relevant to obesity prevention, and the evaluation of investigative/diagnostic practices of clinicians in primary and secondary healthcare services. In her current post Catherine supports a number of ARC projects within the theme of Integrating physical health, mental health and social care; alongside this, Catherine is exploring the utility of psychotherapeutic interventions in chronic pain self-management.