Job Title and Responsibilities
Head of Department - Psychology
After doing my undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Lincoln, I completed the MSc in Health Psychology at Staffordshire in 2002. From September 2002 until January 2006 I worked at Staffordshire University as a Research Associate and part-time Lecturer in Health Psychology. In December 2005 I was the first person to complete the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology here at Staffs, and soon after started a full-time lecturing position here within Psychology.
In 2004 I was involved in establishing a Post-Graduate sub-committee of the BPS Division of Health Psychology, of which I was Chair from 2004 until September 2006. I was then the Chair of the DHP Continuing Professional Development sub-committee, and member of the Division of Health Psychology Committee until September 2009. I was also a member of the BPS Board of Assessors in Health Psychology (2009-10).
Completed ‘Leading For Success’ leadership programme at Staffordshire University in 2013
Certificate in CPD: Research Supervision (Distinction), Staffordshire University, 2010
PgCert in Higher and Professional Education (Merit), Staffordshire University, 2007
Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology, Staffordshire University, 2005
MSc Health Psychology (Merit), Staffordshire University, 2002
BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class), University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, 2001
Professional Memberships and Activities
I am a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), a Health Psychologist (Registered with the HCPC), an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
I am a Full Member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology, and also an Approved Supervisor and an Assessor for the BPS Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology
I am a Health Psychologist and most of my research has been within the area of health promotion and health inequalities. I have designed, delivered and evaluated interventions targeting health behaviours within the areas of sexual health and injecting drug use. I have conducted service evaluations and needs assessments for drug treatment services (funded by the Home Office), and have also conducted a health needs assessment of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population of the West Midlands (partially funded by the Department of Health). I have also conducted systematic literature reviews funded by the Department for Education and Skills (now the Department for Children Schools and Families) and the Learning and Skills Council.
Enterprise and Commercial Activities
2009-10 Working with Dr Mark Forshaw and Professor Sarah Grogan on a service evaluation/needs
assessment for smoking cessation services, funded by South Staffordshire PCT.
2009 With Dr Stephen Gallagher and Professor Sarah Grogan; a service evaluation project funded by
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
2008-9 I was a consultant to GfKNOP on ‘Healthy Futures’; a tendered project for the DH/COI looking at predictors of health behaviours.
2007 Project management of a tendered literature review into research into work-life balance. This was funded by the Learning and Skills Council (via Adjust the Balance Project, EQUAL funding).
2006 A questionnaire based study into the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population of the West Midlands. This work was funded by the West Midlands South Strategic Health Authority.
2005 Needs assessment and service evaluation of drug treatment services. Home Office funding.
2003 I worked for Professor David White on a tendered literature review for the Department for Education
My research interests focus on health promotion, in particular sexual health, health inequalities, parental attitudes to childhood vaccinations, evaluation of health care service delivery, and reducing the harm associated with intravenous drug use.
Owen, A. Grogan, S. Clark-Carter, D. & Buckley, E. (2018) The impact of an appearance-focussed facial-ageing intervention on adolescents’ attitudes towards sun protection and UV exposure, British Journal of School Nursing.
Owen, A. Grogan, S. Clark-Carter, D. & Buckley, E. (2016). Effects of an appearance-focussed versus a health-focussed intervention on men's attitudes towards UV exposure, International Journal of Men’s Health, 15(1).
Grogan, S. Parlane, V & Buckley, E.J. (2015). Younger British Men’s Understandings of Prostate Cancer: A Qualitative Study, Journal of Health Psychology , 15(4). Doi: 10.1177/1359105315613776.
Fern, V. Grogan, S. & Buckley, E.J. (2014). Postpartum Body Image and Baby Feeding Choices: Dealing with the Pressure to Be Slender, British Journal of Midwifery, 22(11), 788-794.
Williams, A. Grogan, S, Clark-Carter, D. & Buckley, EJ. (2013). British adolescents’ sun protection and UV exposure awareness, British Journal of School Nursing, Vol 8 (9), 2-7.
Pulman, J., & Buckley, EJ. (2013). Assessing the efficacy of different upper limb hemi paresis interventions on improving health-related quality of life in stroke patients: a systematic review, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20(2). doi:10.1310/tsr2002-171.
Pulman, J., Buckley, EJ., & Clark-Carter, D. (2013). A meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of two different upper limb hemi paresis interventions on improving health-related quality of life following stroke, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20(2). doi: 10.1310/tsr2002-189.
Williams, A. Grogan, S, Clark-Carter, D. & Buckley, EJ. (2013). Appearance-based Interventions to Reduce UV Exposure and/or Increase Sun Protection Intentions and Behaviours: A Systematic Review and Meta Analyses, British Journal of Health Psychology, 18(1), 182-217. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02089.x
Buckley, E.J. & Cowap, L.J., (2013). Transformation in Assessment and Feedback: An evaluation of the piloted use of Turnitin for electronic submission, marking and as a formative feedback tool from an educator’s perspective, British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(4), 562-570. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12054
Fern, V. Buckley, E.J. & Grogan, S. (2012). Women's Experiences of Body Image and Weight Loss After Childbirth: Dealing with the Pressure to Be Slender, British Journal of Midwifery, 20(12), 860-5.
Williams, AL., Grogan, S., Buckley, EJ. and Clark-Carter, D. (2012) A qualitative study examining women’s experiences of an appearance-focussed facial-ageing sun protection intervention, Body Image.
Gallagher, S. Randall, J. Buckley, E. Punnett, G. Li, E & Grogan, S. (2011): Experiences of adolescent participation in a four-week community-based workshop designed to improve psychosocial skills: what are the key benefits?, Community, Work & Family, DOI:10.1080/13668803.2011.609660
Buckley, E.J., White, D.G., Morris, C., Elsmore, M., Morrall, I. A., Silcox, P., Jones, P., Pugh, R.N & Sanderson, P. (2010). The Effects of Community-Based Sexual Health Testing and Health Promotion on Gay Men’s Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviour, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 48(4), 123-8
Meads, C., Buckley, E.J. & Sanderson, P. (2007). Ten years of lesbian health survey research in the UK West Midlands. BMC Public Health, 7(251)
Buckley, E.J., Sanderson, P., & White, D.G. (2007). Health Needs of the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Extend Beyond Sexual Health, Gay & Lesbian Psychology Review 8(2), 116-126
Buckley, E.J. (2007). MMR Vaccine. In S.Ayers et al (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2nd Edition). UK: Cambridge University Press
Buckley, E.J. & White, D.G. (2007). Review of the Role of External Contributors in School Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education, Health Education. 17(1), 42-62
Joseph, A.T., Pallan, M.J., Buckley, E.J., Pugh, N., White, D.G., Morrall, I.A., Morris, C., Chandramani, S. (2007) Syphilis outbreak in Walsall: lessons for control and prevention, International Journal of STD & AIDS, 18, 55-57
Theadom, A. & Buckley, E.J. (2006). Achieving the Stage 2 Qualification. Health Psychology Update, 15(3)
White, D.G., Buckley, E.J. & Hassan, J. (2004). Literature review on the role of external contributors in school drug, alcohol and tobacco education. London: DfES Research Report RR514.
I supervise PhD and Professional Doctorate students within Psychology
MSc Health Psychology - I teach on the ‘Applications of Health Psychology’ and ‘Impact and Experience of Long Term Conditions’ modules.
Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology - I contribute to the modules ‘Teaching in Health Psychology’, and ‘Research Methods in Health Psychology’.
I have also delivered sessions to post-graduate nurses and allied health professionals on patient’s adjustment to ill health and the psychology of sexual health.
ContactDr Emily Buckley
Head of Department - Psychology
School of Life Sciences and Education
Stoke on Trent
t: +44 (0)1782 294737