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Dan is a Lecturer in Health Psychology within the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, at the University of Aberdeen. He joined the Health Psychology Group in 2014, initially as a research fellow. He is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a full member of its Division of Health Psychology (DHP).
Dan gained a Masters in Health Psychology with Distinction from the University of Southampton in 2009 and went on to defend his PhD thesis at the same University in 2014. He has published in many of the key journals in Health Psychology, including Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology, and Psychoneuroendocrinology.
His research typically utilises intensive longitudinal methods (ecological momentary assessment) and complex statistics to investigate contextual and temporal influences on stress and fatigue, clinical symptoms, and self-regulation. He has run several workshops, and a summer school, on intensive longitudinal methods.
Dan also contributes significantly to teaching on the Health Psychology masters here in Aberdeen, and various other postgraduate and undergraduate courses. In 2019, Dan became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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
The majority of my work employs real-time assessment methodologies (i.e. ecological momentary assessment) 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.
Current Research Projects include:
- "De-habitualising" established unhealthy eating habits
- Performance-related pay and stress: an interdisciplinary study
- NurseLIFE: Nurses' Lifestyle, Food Intake, and Exercise
Dan is actively involved in the delivery of the BPS-accredited MSc Health Psychology programme, and co-ordinates and contributes to postgraduate and undergrate courses on other programmes. He supervises several MSc student research projects and two PhD students.
He is currently the co-ordinator of the following courses:
- PU5022 - Health Behaviour & Behaviour Change
- PU5044 - Applies Statistics for Health Psychology
- PU5524 - Stress, Personality & Health
- PU5909 - Health Psychology Research Projects
PhD students: Neza Javornik, Bernard Asare
Dr Turu Stadler and Dr Dan Powell established a Summer School in Intensive Longitudinal Methods in 2018. This was highly rated by participants, with attendees from across the UK and internationally. The next installment will be announced soon.
- Further Info
- 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