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Academic Biography

I completed my PhD in Health Psychology at Northumbria University examining the psychobiological mechanisms underpinning the association between Type D personality and physical health complaints. After my PhD I stayed at Northumbria to work on the 'Healthy Sleep Project' in collaboration with The Sleep Council, and was also involved in a project developing an intervention for alleviating fatigue in healthcare professionals. I then moved to the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group at the University of York where I worked on a number of research projects at the interface of somatic and mental health. I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and serve on the BPS Research Board as an Early Career Representative. I started as lecturer in Psychology at Teesside in January 2020 where I hope to expand my research profile. My research interests lie at the interface of health and biological psychology and I am particularly interested in the areas of stress, sleep, fatigue and somatic symptoms.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northumbria University

Award Date: 17 Nov 2017

Master, Northumbria University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2013

Bachelor, Northumbria University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

External positions

Associate Editor, BMC Psychology

30 Jun 2020 → …

Early Career Representative - Research Board, British Psychological Society

1 Jan 2018 → …

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Childhood sexual abuse predicts treatment outcome in conversion disorder/functional neurological disorder. An observational longitudinal study

van der Feltz-Cornelis, C., Allen, S. & van Eck van der Sluijs, J., 14 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Brain and Behavior.

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    Emotion dysregulation mediates the relationship between nightmares and psychotic experiences: Results from a student population

    Akram, U., Gardani, M., Irvine, K., Allen, S., Ypsilanti, A., Lazuras, L., Drabble, J., Stevenson, J. & Akram, A., 17 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : npj Schizophrenia.

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  • Misdiagnosis of an underlying medical condition as Conversion Disorder/Functional Neurological Disorders (CD/FND) still occurs

    van der Feltz-Cornelis, C., Allen, S. & van Eck van der Sluijs, J., 7 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 8 p.

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  • Prevalence and psychiatric correlates of suicidal ideation in UK university students

    Akram, U., Ypsilanti, A., Gardani, M., Irvine, K., Allen, S., Akram, A., Drabble, J., Bickle, E., Kaye, L., Lipinski, D., Matuszyk, E., Sarlak, H. & Lazuras, L., 7 May 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 272, p. 191-197 7 p.

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  • The associations between loneliness, social exclusion and pain in the general population: A N=502,528 cross-sectional UK Biobank study.

    Allen, S., Gilbody, S., Atkin, K. & van der Feltz-Cornelis, C., 28 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Psychiatric Research.

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