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Pauline Whitelaw

Research Assistant & PhD Student

School of Health Sciences, Division of Health Services Research & Management

Contact Information

Contact

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Pauline is a health psychology researcher, researching in the area of long-term illness management. She joined City University London in July 2015, working in the Centre for Health Services Research in the School of Health Sciences.

She previously studied at the University of Sussex, where she completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, and went on to do an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Westminster in London. Pauline has previously worked in the health sector, working for the British Society for Rheumatology as a policy and projects officer contributing to consultation processes and committees, and at both the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the Royal College of Physicians in London, working directly with senior health professionals. She has also previously held an Honorary Research position at UCLH, working in the area of chronic pain and pain management within a multi-disciplinary team.

Pauline is currently a full-time Research Assistant at City University London, working on an NIHR (RfPB) funded randomised-controlled trial, evaluating the effectiveness of a specially designed web-based intervention for parents of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

Pauline is also currently undertaking a PhD in Health Psychology, and is PhD representative for the Health Services Research (HSRM) division.

Qualifications

2012 MSc Health Psychology - University of Westminster
2004 BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Sussex

Membership of professional bodies

British Psychological Society Graduate Member (MBPsS)
British Psychological Society - Division of Health Psychology
UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
European Health Psychology Society

Research

Research Overview

Pauline's research focuses on long-term condition management, and is specifically looking at the evaluation of a specially designed web-based intervention for parents of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Pauline's PhD work is linked to the work on the project, which will involve conducting a process evaluation of the intervention, looking at usage, satisfaction, and causal mechanisms.

Research Centres

Centre for Health Services Research

Principle Collaborators

Professor Stanton Newman
Dr Kathleen Mulligan

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (2)

  1. European Health Psychology Society and BPS Division of Health Psychology Conference (2016). Aberdeen Exhibition Centre & University of Aberdeen (2016).
    Description: Poster Presentation: WebParC - Evaluation of a Website for Parents of Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Whitelaw, P. Mulligan, K. Clarke, S. Hirani, S. Wedderburn, L. Newman, S.
  2. School of Health Sciences Annual Doctoral Conference. City, University of London (2016).
    Description: Poster Presentation: Are parent focused, web-based interventions effective in helping parents of children with a chronic illness manage their child's condition? Evaluating a specifically designed web-based intervention for parents of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Whitelaw, P. Mulligan, K. Newman, S.

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City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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