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Dr John Walsh

Lecturer

Psychology

, School of Psychology

James Walsh is a principal lecturer in Psychology at UEL. James obtained his BSc Psychology from University College London and his PhD from Royal Holloway. He is a chartered psychologist and full member of the Division of Health Psychology at the British Psychological Society. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has lectured at UEL since 1995.

Areas Of Interest

  • Individual differences in both mindfulness and trait anxiety
  • Social cognition models and their application to health-related behaviour
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OVERVIEW

James obtained his BSc Psychology from University College London and his PhD from Royal Holloway. He is a chartered psychologist and full member of the Division of Health Psychology at the British Psychological Society. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has lectured at UEL since 1995.

External roles

  • External Examiner

CURRENT RESEARCH

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • DeZoysa, N., Ruths, F., Walsh, J., & Hutton, J. (in press). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for mental health professionals: a long-term qualitative follow-up study. Mindfulness.
  • DeZoysa, N., Ruths, F., Walsh, J., & Hutton, J. (in press). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for mental health professionals: a long-term quantitative follow-up study. Mindfulness.
  • Ruths, F., DeZoysa, N., Frearson, S., Hutton, J., Williams, J. M. G., & Walsh, J. (in press). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for mental health professionals: a pilot study. Mindfulness.
  • Walsh, J., Balint, M., Smolira, D., Kamstrup Fredericksen, L., & Madsen, S. (2009). Predicting individual differences in mindfulness: the role of trait anxiety, attachment anxiety and attentional control. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 94–99. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2008.09.008
  • Collard, P., & Walsh, J. (2008). Sensory awareness mindfulness training in coaching: accepting life's challenges. Journal of Rational-Emotive Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, 26(1), 30–37. doi:10.1007/s10942-007-0071-4|
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PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed journal articles

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  • Wallace, V., Boardman, J., & Walsh, J. (2007). Attitudes towards mental illness in Uganda: a survey in 18 districts. International Psychiatry, 4(1), 19–21.
  • Walsh, J., & Burns, F. (2000). Sexual maturation and control issues among sexually abused and non-abused anorexia patients. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 39, 307–310. doi:10.1348/014466500163310
  • Lidderdale, J. M., & Walsh, J. (1998). The effects of social support on cardiovascular reactivity and perinatal outcome. Psychology and Health, 13, 1061–1070. doi:10.1080/08870449808407450
  • Walsh, J. J., Wilding, J. M., Eysenck., M. W., & Valentine, J. D. (1997). Neuroticism, locus of control, type-A behaviour pattern and occupational stress. Work & Stress, 11, 148–159. doi:10.1080/02678379708256831
  • Mughal, S., Walsh, J., & Wilding, J. (1996). Stress and work performance: the role of trait anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 20(6), 685–691. doi:10.1016/0191-8869(96)00025-6
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Book chapters

  • Walsh, J., & McDermott, M. (2003). Health psychology. In R. Bayne & I. Horton (Eds.), Applied Psychology (pp. 79–93). London: Sage.

Conference papers

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  • Walsh, J., & Jama, K. (2005). Physical, sexual and attitudinal correlates of circumcision among Somalian women living in London. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Galway, Ireland.
  • Walsh, J., Kaproski, O., & Flanagan, J. (2005). Predicting recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery: the role of outcome expectancies and dispositional factors. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Galway, Ireland.
  • Brennan, T., & Walsh, J. (2004). Douglas Harding and 'headlessness': implications for psychology. Paper presented at the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the BPS Conference, Scarborough.
  • Germanova, L., & Walsh, J. (2004). Predicting healthy eating: a test of the theory of planned behaviour, past behaviour and time perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Health Psychology Division of the BPS, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh.
  • Walsh, J. (2004). Identity, coping style and health behaviour among first generation Irish immigrants in England. Paper presented at the Health and Risk Behaviour of the Irish at Home and Away conference, Middlesex University.
  • Brennan, T., & Walsh, J. (2005). Douglas Harding and 'headlessness': implications for psychology. Transpersonal Psychology Review, 9(1), 80–93.
  • Walsh, J., Banta, A., & Soares da Fonseca, R. (2003). Watching and participating in exercise videos: a test of the theory of planned behaviour and the role of implementation intentions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Health Psychology Division of the BPS, Staffordshire University, Stafford.
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Poster presentations

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  • Walsh, J., Banta, A., & Soares da Fonseca, R. (2003, September). Watching and participating in exercise videos: a test of the theory of planned behaviour and the role of implementation intentions. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the Health Psychology Division of the BPS, Staffordshire University, Stafford.
  • Walsh, J., & Fernandes, G. (2000, September). Mindfulness, stress and psychological well-being. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology section of the BPS, Somerville College, Oxford.
  • Walsh, J., Soares da Fonseca, R., & Banta, A. (2005). Watching and participating in exercise videos: a test of the theory of planned behaviour, conscientiousness, and the role of implementation intentions. Psychology and Health, 20(6), 729–741. doi:10.1080/1476832050018786
  • Murgraff, V., McDermott, M. R., & Walsh, J. (2003). Self-efficacy and behavioural enactment: the application of Schwarzers Health Action Process Approach to the prediction of low risk single occasion drinking. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2003.tb01900.x
  • Walsh, J. J., & Ugumba-Agwunobi, G. (2002). Individual differences in statistics anxiety: the role of perfectionism, trait anxiety and academic procrastination. Personality & Individual Differences, 33, 239–251. doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(01)00148-9
  • Murgraff, V., McDermott, M. R., & Walsh, J. (2001). Testing the utility of the new guidelines for low risk single occasion drinking: an application of the theory of planned behaviour. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 36(2), 135–140. doi:10.1093/alcalc/36.2.135
  • Walsh, J. (2001). The multidimensional inventory of black identity: a cross-cultural validation study. The Journal of Black Psychology, 27, 172–189. doi:10.1177/0095798401027002002
  • Murgraff, V., Walsh, J., & McDermott, M. R. (2000). The application of Bagozzi and Edwards (1998) theory of self-regulation to the prediction of low risk single occasion drinking. Psychology: Health and Medicine, 5, 455–470. doi:10.1080/713690220
  • Walsh, J., & McGrath, F. (2000). Identity, coping style, and health behaviour among first generation Irish immigrants in England. Psychology and Health, 15, 467–482. doi:10.1080/08870440008402007
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TEACHING

BSc (Hons) Psychology

You will develop a good knowledge of the influences on, and factors involved in, human functioning in all the core areas of psychology.

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MSc Psychology

This is a conversion course for students with a first degree in another subject area. It means you could go on and train to be a professional psychologist – for example, by studying for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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MODULES

  • PY5201: Research Methods 3
  • PY6306: Health Psychology
  • PY7154: Research Methods
  • PY7155: Independent Research Thesis