Dr Lorna Rixon
Dr Lorna Rixon's background is in health psychology. She completed the stage 1 and stage 2 training in Health Psychology at University College London, and was awarded her PhD from King's College London, which examined on the role of illness perceptions in recovery from cancer. She currently works on the Whole Systems Demonstrator programme as a Research Associate with Professor Stanton Newman and his team at City University to investigate the role of assistive technologies for chronic disease management.
- Quality of life, psychological wellbeing and cognitive functioning in chronic illness
- The role of illness perceptions in explaining individual differences in chronic disease management and recovery from illness
- The dynamic relationship between cognition and emotion in recovery from illness
- Psychological and behavioural interventions to improve recovery from illness, and management of long-term conditions (including self-management, telehealth and patient support programmes)
Davies, A. Rixon, L. Newman, S. Systematic review of the effects of telecare provided for a person with social care needs on outcomes for their informal carers (submitted to Health and Social care in the Community)
Steventon A, Bardley M, Billings J, Dixon J, Hirani S, Cartwright M, Rixon, L, Doll H, Knapp, M, Henderson C, Rogers A, Raymond F, Hendy J, and Newman, S (2012) Impact of telehealth on use of secondary care and mortality according to routine operational data sets: findings from the Whole System Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. British Medical Journal.
Cooper AF, Rixon L, Eaton E, and Grunfeld EA (2012) Distinct work-related, clinical and psychological factors predict return to work following treatment in four different cancer types. Psycho-Oncology.
Turner-Cobb, J.M. Rixon, L. and Jessop, D.(2010) Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and upper respiratory tract infection in young children transitioning to primary school. Psychopharmacology, 27.
Walburn, J, Vedhara, K. Hankins, M. & Rixon, L Weinman, J (2009). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between psychological stress and wound healing in humans, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 67(3):253-71
Grunfeld EA, Rixon L, Eaton E, Cooper AF (2008) The organisational perspective on the return to work of employees following treatment for cancer Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 18(4):381-8.
Turner-Cobb, J.M. Rixon, L. and Jessop, D.(2008) A prospective study of diurnal cortisol responses to the social experience of school transition in four-year-old children: anticipation, exposure, and adaptation. Developmental Psychobiology. 50 (4) 377-89.
Brown, C. Yap, T. Cromwell, Rixon, L. Steed, L. Mulligan, K. D. Newman, S. van der Meulen, J. Emberton, M. (2007) Self management for men with lower urinary tract symptoms: a randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal.