Dr Daniel Powell

Dr Daniel Powell
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPsychol


Dr Daniel Powell
Dr Daniel Powell

Contact Details

work +44 (0)1224 438101
The University of Aberdeen 1st Floor, Health Sciences Building
Foresterhill Campus
Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD


I am a Lecturer in Health Psychology within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. I joined the Aberdeen Health Psychology Group (AHPG) in 2014, having completed my PhD at the University of Southampton, and have been here ever since!

I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Full Member of its Division of Health Psychology (DHP). I am also a member of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) and Society for Ambulatory Assessment.

As part of my role, I contribute teaching and supervision on the Health Psychology masters here in Aberdeen, and various other postgraduate and undergraduate courses. I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2019.

My research typically uses intensive longitudinal methods (ecological momentary assessment) to investigate contextual and temporal influences on stress and fatigue, clinical symptoms, and self-regulation. I run several workshops, and a summer school, on intensive longitudinal methods.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Aberdeen Health Psychology Group
  • Health Psychology Workshop Chair
  • IAHS Staff Development Group
  • IAHS Postgraduate Teaching Committee
  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the Division of Health Psychology, BPS
  • Member of the European Health Psychology Society
  • Member of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

Research Areas


  • Health Psychology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Research Overview

Research interests are broadly within Health Psychology, with a particular focus on

  • Stress and Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Self-regulatory fatigue and decision fatigue
  • Work, effort, and demand
  • Symptom variability
  • Habits in nutrition

The majority of my work employs real-time assessment methodologies (i.e. ecological momentary assessment; EMA) to study changing phenomena in daily life.

I am always keen to hear from potential collaborators, particular in relation to use of EMA methods and/or testing models of self-regulatory fatigue. 



Teaching Responsibilities

I am actively involved in the delivery of the BPS-accredited MSc Health Psychology programme, and contribute to postgraduate and undergrate courses on other programmes. 

I'm currently the course co-ordinator of the following courses:

  • PU5022 - Health Behaviour & Behaviour Change
  • PU5053 - Stress, Personality & Health 
  • PU5909 - Health Psychology Research Projects


Non-Course Teaching Responsibilities

External courses

Dr Turu Stadler and Dr Dan Powell established a Summer School in Intensive Longitudinal Methods in 2018. This was followed up with a Virtual Summer School in Intensive Longitudinal Methods in 2020. Future iterations will be announced soon.



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