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Background

Kathleen is a Chartered Psychologist whose background is in health psychology. She joined City University in 2012, having previously worked at University College London, King's College London and Queen Mary University of London.

Kathleen completed her MSc and PhD in Health Psychology at UCL and then worked as a research fellow at UCL where her main area of research was in self-management of long-term conditions. After working in trial management at King's College London and Queen Mary University of London, Kathleen moved to City in 2012. She works jointly with the University and the East London NHS Foundation Trust to develop research in long-term conditions.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology; MSc Health Psychology; PhD Health Psychology

Administrative roles

School of Health Sciences Ethics Committee member
School of Health Sciences Research Committee member

Memberships of professional bodies

Associate Fellow British Psychological Society

Research

Research overview

Kathleen's current research includes:

- Self-management of diabetes in people with severe mental illness
- Behaviour change techniques used in diabetes self-management programmes
- Barriers and facilitators to insulin adjustment in type 2 diabetes
- Coping with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Medication adherence in heart disease
- Physical activity in heart failure
- Pain management in sickle cell disease

Research areas

- Health Psychology
- Self-management of long-term conditions
- Development and evaluation of self-management interventions

Research centres

- Centre for Health Services Research

Principal collaborators

Internal collaborators:

- Professor Stanton Newman
- Hayley McBain
- Dr Martin Cartwright
- Dr Chris Flood
- Professor Jill Francis
- Dr Mark Haddad
- Dr Julia Jones
- Professor Alan Simpson


External Collaborators

- Prof Stefan Priebe, East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Kate Corlett, East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team, East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Service, East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Professor Lucy Wedderburn, UCL-ICH
- Professor Martin Cowie, Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College London
- Dr Martin Steggall, University of South Wales

Research Students

Name
Aliya Amirova
Name
Paul Williams

Publications

Chapters (5)

  1. Mulligan, K. and Newman, S. (2014). Coronary heart disease: Heart failure. Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, Second Edition (pp. 654–656). ISBN 978-0-511-54357-9.
  2. Mulligan, K. and Newman, S. (2014). Self-management interventions. Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, Second Edition (pp. 393–397). ISBN 978-0-511-54357-9.
  3. Mulligan, K. and Newman, S. (2014). Rheumatoid arthritis. Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, Second Edition (pp. 850–852). ISBN 978-0-511-54357-9.
  4. McBain, H., Mulligan, K. and Newman, S.P. (2014). Nonpharmacologic pain management. Rheumatology: Sixth Edition (pp. 401–405). ISBN 978-0-323-32585-1.
  5. Newman, S. and Mulligan, K. (2000). The psychology of rheumatic diseases. (pp. 773–786).

Conference Papers and Proceedings (5)

  1. Melville, L., Buerkle, K., Mulligan, K., Wedderburn, L.R. and Newman, S. (2014). DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT WEBSITE FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS. Annual Conference of the British-Society-for-Paediatric-and-Adolescent-Rheumatology (BSPAR) 3 Oct 2013 – 4 Oct 2013, Dublin, IRELAND.
  2. Mulligan, K., Melville, L., Kassoumeri, L., Etheridge, A., Wedderburn, L.R. and Newman, S. (2014). TAKING MTX FOR JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS: CHILDREN'S RATINGS AND IMPACT ON HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE. Annual Conference of the British-Society-for-Paediatric-and-Adolescent-Rheumatology (BSPAR) 3 Oct 2013 – 4 Oct 2013, Dublin, IRELAND.
  3. Zaphiriou, A., Mulligan, K., Hagrave, P., Patterson, D., Cowie, M., Newman, S. and Hardman, S. (2006). Improved outcomes following hospitalisation in patients with a new diagnosis of heart failure: Results from a randomised controlled trial of a novel, nurse-led self-management intervention. Annual Scientific Conference of the British-Society-Promoting-Cardiovascular-Health 24-27 April, Glasgow, SCOTLAND.
  4. Zaphiriou, A., Mulligan, K., Cowie, M.R., Newman, S. and Hardman, S.M. (2005). Should we assume that low-intensity interventions benefit patients admitted to hospital with heart failure in all health care systems? 78th Annual Scientific Session of the American-Heart-Association 13-16 November, Dallas, TX.
  5. Mulligan, K., Zaphiriou, A., Hargrave, P., Patterson, D.H.L., Cowie, M.R., Hardman, S.M.C. and Newman, S. (2005). Quality of life in heart failure is related to mood and illness beliefs rather than left ventricular dysfunction. 27th Congress of the European-Society-of-Cardiology 3-7 September, Stockholm, SWEDEN.

Journal Articles (40)

  1. Williams, P., Bandhoo, S., McBain, H., Mulligan, K. and Steggall, M.J. (2017). The prevalence of erectile dysfunction in men attending cardiac rehabilitation: an audit in East London. International Journal of Urological Nursing, 11(1), pp. 23–30. doi:10.1111/ijun.12116.
  2. Mulligan, K., Lamontagne-Godwin, F., McBain, H., Haddad, M., Jones, J., Flood, C., Thomas, D. and Simpson, A. (2017). Diabetes care for people with severe mental illness: a survey of health professionals. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 34, pp. 180–180.
  3. Mulligan, K., Mcbain, H., Lamontagne-Godwin, F., Chapman, J., Haddad, M., Jones, J., Flood, C., Thomas, D. and Simpson, A. (2017). Barriers and enablers of type 2 diabetes self-management in people with severe mental illness. Health Expectations . doi:10.1111/hex.12543.
  4. McBain, H., Mulligan, K., Lamontagne-Godwin, F., Jones, J., Haddad, M., Flood, C., Thomas, D. and Simpson, A. (2016). Implementation of recommended type 2 diabetes care for people with severe mental illness – a qualitative exploration with healthcare professionals. BMC Psychiatry, 16(1) . doi:10.1186/s12888-016-0942-2.
  5. McBain, H., Begum, S., Rahman, S. and Mulligan, K. (2016). Barriers and enablers to self-titration of insulin in adults with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study. Diabetic Medicine . doi:10.1111/dme.13196.
  6. Jones, J., McBain, H., Lamontagne-Godwin, F., Mulligan, K., Haddad, M., Flood, C., Thomas, D. and Simpson, A. (2016). Severe mental illness and type 2 diabetes: using theory and research evidence to develop complex behaviour change interventions. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23(5), pp. 312–321. doi:10.1111/jpm.12311.
  7. Mcbain, H., Mulligan, K., Haddad, M., Flood, C., Jones, J. and Simpson, A. (2016). Self management interventions for type 2 diabetes in adult people with severe mental illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(4) . doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011361.pub2.
  8. Mulligan, K., Wedderburn, L.R. and Newman, S. (2015). The experience of taking methotrexate for juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Results of a cross-sectional survey with children and young people. Pediatric Rheumatology, 13(1) . doi:10.1186/s12969-015-0052-6.
  9. Amin, T.S., Shenton, S., Mulligan, K., Wedderburn, L.R., Wood, M., VanRooyen, V. and Leone, V. (2015). Strategies for the prevention and management of methotrexate-related nausea and vomiting in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: results of a UK Paediatric Rheumatology prescriber survey. Rheumatology (Oxford, England), 54(11), pp. 2108–2109. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kev259.
  10. Amin, T.S., Shenton, S., Mulligan, K., Wedderburn, L.R., Wood, M., VanRooyen, V. and Leone, V. (2015). Strategies for the prevention and management of methotrexate-related nausea and vomiting in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Results of a UK Paediatric Rheumatology prescriber survey. Rheumatology (United Kingdom), 54(11), pp. 2108–2109. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kev259.
  11. Williams, P., Bandhoo, S., McBain, H., Mulligan, K. and Steggall, M.J. (2015). Erectile dysfunction and its detection in the healthcare setting: 10 years on. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 69(8), pp. 910–911. doi:10.1111/ijcp.12659.
  12. Lucas, R., Riley, J.P., Mehta, P.A., Goodman, H., Banya, W., Mulligan, K., Newman, S. and Cowie, M.R. (2015). The effect of heart failure nurse consultations on heart failure patients' illness beliefs, mood and quality of life over a six-month period. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(1-2), pp. 256–265. doi:10.1111/jocn.12616.
  13. McBain, H., Mulligan, K., Haddad, M., Flood, C., Jones, J., Chapman, J., Hilton, N. and Simpson, A. (2014). Diabetes self-management in people with severe mental illness. The European Health Psychologist, 16(6), pp. 240–248.
  14. Lucas, R., Riley, J.P., Mehta, P.A., Goodman, H., Banya, W., Mulligan, K., Newman, S. and Cowie, M.R. (2014). The effect of heart failure nurse consultations on heart failure patients' illness beliefs, mood and quality of life over a six-month period. Journal of Clinical Nursing . doi:10.1111/jocn.12616.
  15. Williams, P., Mcbain, H., Mulligan, K. and Steggall, M.J. (2014). Cardiovascular disease: The effect of erectile dysfunction on adherence to cardiovascular disease medication. International Journal of Urological Nursing, 8(2), pp. 54–61. doi:10.1111/ijun.12032.
  16. McBain, H., Mulligan, K., Haddad, M., Flood, C., Jones, J. and Simpson, A. (2014). Self-management interventions for type 2 diabetes in adult people with severe mental illness (Protocol). Cochrane Library, (11) . doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011361.
  17. Foran, H.M., Garber, B.G., Zamorski, M.A., Wray, M., Mulligan, K., Greenberg, N., Castro, C.A. and Adler, A.B. (2013). Postdeployment military mental health training: Cross-national evaluations. Psychological Services, 10(2), pp. 152–160. doi:10.1037/a0032609.
  18. Mulligan, K., Kassoumeri, L., Etheridge, A., Moncrieffe, H., Wedderburn, L.R. and Newman, S. (2013). Mothers' reports of the difficulties that their children experience in taking methotrexate for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and how these impact on quality of life. Pediatric Rheumatology, 11(1) . doi:10.1186/1546-0096-11-23.
  19. Mulligan, K., Jones, N., Davies, M., McAllister, P., Fear, N.T., Wessely, S. and Greenberg, N. (2012). Effects of home on the mental health of British forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. British Journal of Psychiatry, 201(3), pp. 193–198. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.111.097527.
  20. Mulligan, K., Fear, N.T., Jones, N., Alvarez, H., Hull, L., Naumann, U., Wessely, S. and Greenberg, N. (2012). Postdeployment Battlemind training for the U.K. armed forces: a cluster randomized controlled trial. J Consult Clin Psychol, 80(3), pp. 331–341. doi:10.1037/a0027664.
  21. Sundin, J., Mulligan, K., Henry, S., Hull, L., Jones, N., Greenberg, N., Wessely, S. and Fear, N.T. (2012). Impact on mental health of deploying as an individual augmentee in the U.K. Armed Forces. Mil Med, 177(5), pp. 511–516.
  22. Mulligan, K., Mehta, P.A., Fteropoulli, T., Dubrey, S.W., McIntyre, H.F., McDonagh, T.A., Sutton, G.C., Walker, D.M., Cowie, M.R. and Newman, S. (2012). Newly diagnosed heart failure: Change in quality
    of life, mood, and illness beliefs in the
    first 6 months after diagnosis.
    British Journal of Health Psychology . doi:10.1111/j.2044-8287.2011.02047.x.
  23. Buerkle, K.S., Mulligan, K., Hirani, S., Kassoumeri, L., Etheridge, A., Wedderburn, L. and Newman, S. (2011). THE IMPACT OF RESPONSE TO MTX ON THE ILLNESS AND TREATMENT BELIEFS OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH JIA. RHEUMATOLOGY, 50, pp. 92–92.
  24. Mulligan, K., Fear, N.T., Jones, N., Wessely, S. and Greenberg, N. (2011). Psycho-educational interventions designed to prevent deployment-related psychological ill-health in Armed Forces personnel: a review. Psychol Med, 41(4), pp. 673–686. doi:10.1017/S003329171000125X.
  25. Fertout, M., Jones, N., Greenberg, N., Mulligan, K., Knight, T. and Wessely, S. (2011). A review of United Kingdom Armed Forces' approaches to prevent post-deployment mental health problems. International Review of Psychiatry, 23(2), pp. 135–143. doi:10.3109/09540261.2010.557770.
  26. Mulligan, K., Jones, N., Woodhead, C., Davies, M., Wessely, S. and Greenberg, N. (2010). Mental health of UK military personnel while on deployment in Iraq. British Journal of Psychiatry, 197(5), pp. 405–410. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.077263.
  27. Barlow, C., Cooke, D., Mulligan, K., Beck, E. and Newman, S. (2010). A critical review of self-management and educational interventions in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology Nursing, 33(1), pp. 11–18. doi:10.1097/SGA.0b013e3181ca03cc.
  28. Mulligan, K., Etheridge, A., Kassoumeri, L., Wedderburn, L.R. and Newman, S. (2009). Do mothers and fathers hold similar views about their child's arthritis? Arthritis Care and Research, 61(12), pp. 1712–1718. doi:10.1002/art.25008.
  29. Brown, C.T., Yap, T., Cromwell, D.A., Rixon, L., Steed, L., Mulligan, K., Mundy, A., Newman, S.P., van der Meulen, J. and Emberton, M. (2007). Self management for men with lower urinary tract symptoms: randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 334(7583), p. 25. doi:10.1136/bmj.39010.551319.AE.
  30. Mulligan, K., Zaphiriou, A., Hargrave, P., Patterson, D., Cowie, M.R., Hardman, S.M.C. and Newman, S. (2006). A self-management intervention in heart failure: differential impact on newly diagnosed patients. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, pp. 109–109.
  31. Newman, S., Brown, C., Yap, T., Cromwell, D., Rixon, L., Steed, L., Mulligan, K., Mundy, A., van der Meulen, J. and Emberton, M. (2006). Evaluation of a self-management intervention for men with lower urinary tract symptoms. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, pp. 111–111.
  32. Mulligan, K., Newman, S.P., Taal, E., Hazea, M. and Rasker, H. (2005). The design and evaluation of psycho-educational/self-management interventions. Journal of Rheumatology, 32(12), pp. 2470–2474.
  33. Newman, S.P., Steed, L. and Mulligan, K. (2004). Self-management interventions in chronic illness. Lancet, 364, pp. 1523–1537.
  34. Stygall, J., Newman, S.P., Fitzgerald, G., Steed, L., Mulligan, K., Arrowsmith, J.E., Pugsley, W., Humphries, S. and Harrison, M.J. (2003). Cognitive Change 5 Years after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Health Psychology, 22(6), pp. 579–586. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.22.6.579.
  35. Mulligan, K. and Newman, S. (2003). Psychoeducational interventions in rheumatic diseases: a review of papers published from September 2001 to August 2002. Curr Opin Rheumatol, 15(2), pp. 156–159.
  36. Cooke, D.D., McNally, L., Mulligan, K.T., Harrison, M.J.G. and Newman, S.P. (2001). Psychosocial interventions for caregivers of people with dementia: A systematic review. Aging and Mental Health, 5(2), pp. 120–135.
  37. Newman, S., Mulligan, K. and Steed, L. (2001). What is meant by self-management and how can its efficacy be established? Rheumatology, 40(1), pp. 1–4.
  38. Mulligan, K., Cooke, D.D., McNally, L., Harrison, M.J.G. and Newman, S.P. (2001). Psychosocial interventions for caregivers of people with dementia: A systematic review. Aging & Mental Health, 5(2), pp. 120–135.
  39. Mulligan, K., Newman, S. and Steed, L. (2001). What is meant by self-management and how can its efficacy be established? Rheumatology, 40(1), pp. 1–4. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/40.1.1.
  40. Newman, S. and Mulligan, K. (2000). The psychology of rheumatic diseases. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 14(4), pp. 773–786. doi:10.1053/berh.2000.0112.

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