Job Title and Responsibilities
Professor of Health and Wellbeing
Research Lead for the School of Health and Social Care
National Teaching Fellow (2007)
Teaching Excellence Fellow (2007)
Senior Fellow of the HEA (2016)
Research lead and in perinatal mental health, public health, and social welfare law. Chair of Independent Peer Review Committee.
I have over thirty years’ experience of health research and social care, research and education. I have expertise in perinatal mental health, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and service user and carer involvement in research and education and have published widely in these areas including over 60 peer reviewed publications, books and toolkits. I am a National Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Teaching Excellence Fellow. These awards recognize my outstanding contribution to teaching and learning.
PhD (1999): Keele university
Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (1999): Keele University
BA (Hons) Psychology (1988): Strathclyde University
ILM Coach (2015): Staffordshire University
Advanced University Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Stress Management (2015): Staffordshire University
Professional Memberships and Activities
Association of National Teaching Fellows
Academy of Teaching Excellence Fellows
International Marcé Society
Professional Education and Public Involvement: UK Network (PEPIN)
British Psychological Society, Faculty of Perinatal Mental Health
Cochrane Review Group on the Antidepressant Prevention of Postnatal Depression
Co-Chair AAMET Research Committee
Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Association for the Advancement of Meridian Therapies (AAMET)
Perinatal mental health, evidence-based practice and critical appraisal skills, service user and carer involvement in research and education, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Enterprise and Commercial Activities
Bespoke training for perinatal mental health
EFT for stress and anxiety management
Critical appraisal skills
Identification, treatment and prevention of perinatal mental health. Emotional freedom Techniques (EFT)
Brayford D, Chambers R, Boath EH & Rogers D. (2008) Evidence-based care for midwives. Clinical effectiveness made easy. 2nd edition. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Boath EH. How to ensure that your proposal is turned down. In Chambers R (2007) How to write a successful bid. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Chambers R, Boath EH & Rogers D (2007) Clinical effectiveness and clinical governance made easy. 4th edition. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Chambers R, Boath EH & Rogers D (2004) Clinical effectiveness and clinical governance made easy. 3rd edition. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Chambers R, Drinkwater C & Boath EH (2003) Involving patients and the public: how to do it better. 2nd edition. Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press.
Chambers R, Schwartz A & Boath EH (2002) Beating stress in the NHS: how to do it. Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press.
Chambers R & Boath EH (2001) Mental Health Matters in Primary Care. Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press.
Weston A, Chambers R & Boath EH (2001) Clinical effectiveness and clinical governance for midwives. Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press.
Chambers R & Boath EH (2000) Clinical effectiveness and clinical governance made easy. 2nd edition. Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press.
Church, D., Stapleton, P., Mollon, P., Feinstein, D, Boath, E., Mackay, D. & Sims, R. (2018) Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD Using Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Healthcare 2018, 6(4), 146;
Molyneaux, Emma, Telesia, Laurence A, HENSHAW, Carol A, BOATH, Elizabeth, BRADLEY, Eleanor and Howard, Louise M (2018) Antidepressants for preventing postnatal depression. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. ISSN 14651858
BOATH, Elizabeth, SIMCOCK, Peter, WATTS, Richard, THOMAS, Nigel, EVANS, Jayne, Taylor, Lisa and O'Connell, Phil (2018) Stay with the ‘FLO’: Evaluating a mobile texting service to enhance social work student retention while on placement. Social Work Education. ISSN 0261-5479
BOATH, Elizabeth, VIGURS, Katy and FRANGOS, Juliette (2018) Twittering Away - Is twitter an appropriate adjunctive tool to enhance learning and engagement in Higher Education? Innovative Practice in Higher Education
BOATH, Elizabeth, GOOD, Rachel, TSAROUCHA, Anna, STEWART, Tony, PITCH, Sheila and BOUGHEY, Adam (2017) Tapping your way to success: using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce anxiety and improve communication skills in social work students. Social Work Education, online. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0261-5479
CARTER, Ruth, CUST, Fiona and BOATH, Elizabeth (2017) Peer support workers’ experiences of supporting women with postnatal depression: a constant comparative exploration. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1469-672X
BOATH, Elizabeth, Church, Dawson, Stern, Sheri, STEWART, Tony, Feinstein, David, Palmer-Hoffman, Julie and Clond, Morgan (2017) Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Treat PTSD in Veterans: A Review of the Evidence, Survey of Practitioners, and Proposed Clinical Guidelines. The Permanente Journal, 21. pp. 16-100. ISSN 1552-5767
FORSYTH, Jacky, BOATH, Elizabeth, HENSHAW, Carol A and BROWN, Hannah (2017) Exercise as an adjunct treatment for postpartum depression for women living in an inner city—A pilot study. Health Care for Women International. ISSN 0739-9332
BOATH, Elizabeth, JINKS, Annette, THOMAS, Nigel, THOMPSON, Roy, EVANS, Jayne, O'Connell, Phil and Taylor, Lisa (2016) Don't go with the ‘FLO’ – a student mobile texting service to enhance nursing student retention. Nurse Education Today, 45. pp. 80-86. ISSN 0260-6917
BOATH, Elizabeth, MACHIN, Richard, DIXON, Martin, THOMAS, Nigel, O'CONNELL, Phil and TAYLOR, Lisa (2016) Stop with the FLO: using text messaging to improve retention rates in University Students. Innovative Practice in Higher Education, 2 (3). pp. 29-39. ISSN 2044-3315
MACHIN, Richard, TSAROUCHA, Anna and BOATH, Elizabeth (2015) Staying put: the impact of the ‘bedroom tax’ on tenants in North Staffordshire. Poverty, 152 (Autumn). pp. 15-17. ISSN 0032 5856
BOATH, Elizabeth and ROLLING, Caroline (2015) Echoes in Bosnia and Beyond. Somatic Psychotherapy Today, 5 (4). pp. 38-41.
WRIGHT, A, PORTEOUS, Emor, BOATH, Elizabeth and TSAROUCHA, Anna (2014) Asking the Oracle: A Delphi Study to develop a new Advanced Accreditation Award (Triple A). Quarterly Account, 34 (Autumn). pp. 13-14.
BOATH, Elizabeth, STEWART, Tony and ROLLING, Caroline (2014) THE IMPACT OF EFT AND MATRIX REIMPRINTING ON THE CIVILIAN SURVIVORS OF WAR IN BOSNIA: A PILOT STUDY. Current Research in Psychology, 5 (1). pp. 64-72. ISSN 1949-0178
BOATH, Elizabeth, CARRYER, Angela and STEWART, Anthony (2013) Is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Generalizable? Comparing Effects in Sport Science Students Versus Complementary Therapy Students. Energy Psychology Journal, 5 (2). ISSN 1949-6575
Boath, EH, Chensaw, C & Bradley, E (2013) Meeting the Challenges of Teenage Mothers with Postpartum Depression: Overcoming Stigma through Support. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2013.800635
Boath, EH. Stewart, A & Carryer, A (2013) Is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as effective with Complementary therapy students as Sport Science students? Energy Psychology:Theory, Research, and Treatment. doi 10.9769.EPJ.2013.5.2.EB.AC.AS.SU
Machin, R., Tsaroucha A. & Boath, E. (2015) Staying put: the impact of the ‘bedroom tax’ on tenants in North Staffordshire. Poverty, 152, 15-17.
Wright, A., Porteous, E, Boath EH & Tsaroucha, A (2014) Asking the Oracle: A Delphi
Study to develop a new Advanced Accreditation Award (Triple A) in Money Advice
Practice. Quarterly Account: The Journal of the Institute of Money Advisers, Issue 34,
Autumn 2014, 13-14.
Boath, EH. Stewart, A & Carryer, A, Walton, I, Hill, L & Dawson, K (2013) Can Matrix Reimprinting Be Effective in the Treatment of Emotional Conditions in a Public Health Setting? Results of a U.K. Pilot Study. Energy Psychology:Theory, Research, and Treatment, DOI: 10.9769.EPJ.2013.5.1.AS.EB.AC.IW.LH.DP.KD
Stewart A, Boath EH, Carryer A, Walton I & Hill L (2013) Can Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? Results of a Service Evaluation in Sandwell. Psychological Therapies in Primary care, 2 (1),71-84
Boath, EH. Stewart, A & Carryer, A (2013) Tapping for success: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for enhancing academic performance in University students Innovative Practice in Higher Education, I(3), http://www.staffs.ac.uk/ipihe.
Boath, EH., Stewart, T & Carryer A. (2012) A narrative systematic review of the effectiveness of Emotional Freedoms Technique (EFT). Staffordshire University, CPSI Monograph.
Boath, EH. Stewart, A & Carryer, A (2012) Tapping for PEAS: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT ) in reducing Presentation Expression Anxiety Syndrome (PEAS) in University students. Innovative Practice in Higher Education, 1(2), 1-12. http://www.staffs.ac.uk/ipihe
Moss B, Boath EH, Sullivan W & Lewis E. (2010) Upskilling the Skills Lab: social work students and service users and carers views of the skills lab. Social Work Education. 20(3), 230-243.
Boath EH, Moss B, Buckley SL & Colgan AJ. (2009) The fount of all knowledge: A Delphi study to determine the training required to involve service users and carers in health and social care education and training. Social Work Education, 28(5), 562-572. See also Corrigendum Social Work Education, 28(8) 940.
Boath E & Henshaw C (2008) Women’s Health: postnatal depression. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants; 2(3):127-131.
Boath EH. Campbell P, Banks S, Bailey M, Burrell H, Benbow S & Hayes L. (2008) Good to Go: A toolkit for embedding patient and public involvement in Workforce Development. Staffordshire University, Staffordshire.
Boath EH, Henshaw, C. & Dennis, C-L (2007) The treatment of postnatal
depression: An update and critical review. Archives of Women’s Mental Health; 10: XII.
Howard, LM, Hoffbrand, S., Henshaw, C, Boath EH & Bradley E (2005) Antidepressant prevention of postnatal depression. Cochrane Database Syst Rev; 2: CD004363.
Boath EH, Bradley E & Henshaw C (2004) Women’s views of antidepressants in the treatment of postnatal depression. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 25(3-4): 221-33.
Henshaw C, Boath E, Bradley E (2005) The prevention of postnatal
depression: a narrative systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 26(3): 185-192.
Henshaw C, Boath EH, Bradley E (2005) The prevention of postnatal
depression a narrative systematic review. Archives of Women’s Mental Health; 8: 68.
Boath EH, Bradley E, Anthony P (2004) Users’ views of two alternative approaches to the treatment of postnatal depression. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology; 22(1): 13-24.
Bradley E, Mackenzie M, Boath EH (2004) The experience of fatherhood. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology; 22(1): 45-47.
Boath EH, Major K, Cox JL (2003) When the cradle falls II: the cost-effectiveness of treating postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders; 74(2): 159-166.
Boath EH & Henshaw C (2003) The treatment of postnatal depression: a comprehensive literature review. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE). Document: 278556; Accession Number: 20015472 3103.
Westhead J, Boath EH, Bradley E, Cobb, S (2003) Feedback on Constant Observations. Mental Health Nursing; 23(1): 4-8.
O’Brien LM, Boath EH, Hodgson R, Cox JL (2002) The long-term follow-up of women treated at a specialist day hospital compared to routine primary care. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice; 6: 199-203.
Chambers R, Boath EH, Chambers S, (2002) Young people's and professionals' views about ways to reduce teenage pregnancy rates: to agree or not agree. The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care; 28(2): 85-90.
Grocott K, Boath EH, Richardson J, Lewis M & Croft P (2002) Physical activity in young people. Primary Health Care; 12(3): 25-31.
Chambers R, Boath E & Chambers S (2001) The A to Z of authorship. BMJ; 323: 1460-1461.
Boath EH & Henshaw C (2001) The treatment of postnatal depression: a comprehensive review. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology; 19(3): 215-248.
Boath EH, Cox J, Lewis M, Jones P, Pryce A (1999) When the cradle falls: the treatment of postnatal depression in a psychiatric day hospital compared with routine primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders; 53(2): 143-151.
Boath EH, Cox J, Lewis M, Jones P, Pryce A (1998) Postnatal depression: the impact on the family. Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology; 16: 199-203.
Boath EH, Mucklow J, Black P (1997) Consulting the oracle: a Delphi study to determine the content of a postgraduate distance learning course in therapeutics. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; 43: 643-647.
Boath EH, Blenkinsopp A (1997) The rise and rise of proton pump inhibitor drugs: patients’ perspectives. Social Science & Medicine; 45(10): 1571-1579.
Wood KM, Mucklow JC, Boath EH (1997) Influencing prescribing in primary care: a collaboration between clinical pharmacology and clinical pharmacy. The International Journal of Pharmacy Practice; 5(1): 1-5.
Wood KM, Boath EH, Mucklow JC.& Blenkinsopp A (1997) Changing medication: general practitioner and patient perspectives. The International Journal of Pharmacy Practice; 5(4): 176-184.
Boath EH, Haycox A (1997) Resource utilisation and mental health care. Parapraxis; 3(1): 11-9.
Boath EH, Barnett B, Britto D, Pryce A (1994) When the bough breaks: Charles Street Parent and Baby Day Unit. Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology; 13: 237-240.
Boath EH, Pryce A & Cox JL (1994) Social adjustment in childbearing women: the modified Work Leisure and Family Life Questionnaire. Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology; 13: 211-218.
Ogilvy CM, Boath EH, Cheyne WM, Jahoda G, Schaffer HR (1992) Staff-child interaction styles in multi-ethnic nursery schools. British Journal of Developmental Psychology; 10(1): 85-97.
Ogilvy CM, Boath EH, Cheyne WM, Jahoda G, Schaffer HR (1991) Staff attitudes and perceptions in multi-cultural nursery schools. Early Child Development and Care; 64: 1-13.
Masters of Public Health (MPh)
Masters In Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice (MA SWLPAP)
Nursing and Midwifery
ContactProfessor Liz Boath
Professor of Health and Wellbeing
Department of Social Work and Social Welfare
School of Health and Social Care
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