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Dr James Walsh

Principal Lecturer

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.

    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.


    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
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    Overview




    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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    Research

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles 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

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

    Conference Papers 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.

    Poster Presentations 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

    Publications

    James’s research interests include individual differences in both mindfulness and trait anxiety as well as social cognition models and their application to health-related behaviour.


    Interests




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

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