Kerry Montgomery

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Department of Psychology, The University of Sheffield

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Research Postgraduate


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Kerry’s background is in Psychology, and she has worked for Improving Access to Psychological therapies as a Psychological wellbeing practitioner for the last 5 years.

PhD title : Mindfulness and chronic skin conditions

Skin conditions can be associated with social distress and poor quality of life. Despite having both physical and psychological consequences there are relatively few psychological interventions available to people with skin conditions and access to these in dermatology is limited. This PhD aims to build upon existing theoretical knowledge by examining the relationship between mindfulness and measures of social distress for people experiencing skin conditions using quantitative and qualitative methods. Developing a psychological intervention based on mindfulness techniques to reduce social distress experienced by individuals with skin conditions.

The PhD is funded by an ESRC studentship for 3 years and is within the Clinical Psychology department.

Kerry is supervised by Dr Andrew Thompson, Professor Paul Norman and Professor Andrew Messenger (Department of Dermatology).