Dr Lucy Piggin
Lucy is a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in patients’ treatment experiences across acute and chronic illness. She joined City University in November 2015, working within the School of Health Sciences.
Lucy obtained her undergraduate degree (BA Hons) in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford and also has an MSc in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Liverpool. Her PhD in Health Psychology – also from the University of Liverpool – explored treatment decision-making and treatment experiences in patients with motor neurone disease (MND), with specific focus on respiratory decline and the use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV). This research was funded by a grant from the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).
Lucy also has a professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Bangor University, where her thesis investigated the psychosocial impact of dialysis use in young adulthood. Lucy has worked in specialist stroke services and, most recently, as a Macmillan Clinical Psychologist in cancer services. She has also worked across mental health services within the NHS, including adult and older adult community mental health, adult psychological therapies, autism assessment, and within child and adolescent mental health.
Lucy currently works as a Research Fellow on a project funded by Barts Charity, exploring cancer-related cognitive impairment and quality of life in patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. She is also undertaking research focusing on carer experiences of cognitive change during cancer treatment.
MA (Oxon) Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
MSc Research Methods in Psychology, University of Liverpool
PhD Health Psychology, University of Liverpool
DclinPsy Clinical Psychology, Bangor University
- Piggin, L., Dwek, M.-.R., Propper, D., Machesney, M., Rixon, L., Newman, S. … Hurt, C. (2017). Perceived cognitive impairment and quality of life during adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: a preliminary report from a longitudinal study.
- Piggin, L., Dwek, M.-.R., Machesney, M., Propper, D., Rixon, L., Newman, S. … Hurt, C. (2016). Chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment in adults with colorectal cancer: preliminary data exploring perceived impairment in relation to fatigue, anxiety, and low mood.
- Piggin, L.H., Thornton, E.W., Angus, R.M., Chakrabarti, B. and Young, C.A. (2009). NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION IN MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE: THE UTILITY OF THE EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE AS AN OUTCOME MEASURE.
- Piggin, L.H., Thornton, E.W., Angus, R.M., Chakrabarti, B. and Young, C.A. (2009). NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION IN MOTOR NEURON DISEASE: QUALITATIVE ACCOUNTS OF INITIATION AND IMPACT.
- Ando, H., Williams, C., Angus, R.M., Thornton, E.W., Chakrabarti, B., Cousins, R. … Young, C.A. (2015). Why don't they accept non-invasive ventilation?: Insight into the interpersonal perspectives of patients with motor neurone disease. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(2), pp. 341–359. doi:10.1111/bjhp.12104.