The subcommittee promotes the interests of all Health Psychology postgraduates and Stage 2 Trainees. It provides peer support, guidance, events, training and career resources.
Postgraduate Subcommittee Members
The Chair's role is to take postgraduate issues to the DHP and disseminate relevant issues to all Health Psychology trainees and postgraduates via the web-based discussion forum and our social media accounts (Twitter @DHPPostgraduate and Facebook)
The current post holder is Shanu Sadhwani, PhD student. She was awarded a studentship at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School. She is examining the use of electronic health records, and the impact of stigmatisation on the way in which doctors choose to input data in patient records.
Deputy Chair & Project Liaison Officer
The Deputy Chair's role is to promote effective communication between postgraduates. It also includes acting as the Student Editor for Health Psychology Update.
The current post holder is Lesley-Anne Henry who is a PhD student at Ulster University. The focus of her research is child development, in particular investigating the psychological benefits for children whose mothers took folic acid supplementation throughout pregnancy.
The PsyPAG Rep's role involves working cooperatively with the DHP and PsyPAG (Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group) to achieve the mutual goal of improving the experience of Health Psychology postgraduates through improved support and communication.
The current post holder is Allison Middleton who is currently studying part time for a MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Derby. Alison currently works within an Eating Disorder day service.
DHP Scotland Representative
The DHP Scotland Rep's role is to improve and consolidate the link between Scotland and National postgraduate subcommittees, and represent postgraduate issues, training and support needs for Scotland. The Rep attends meetings of the Scottish Branch of the DHP as a postgraduate member.
The current post holder is Amy Malaguti who is a trainee health psychologist in NHS Tayside on the NHS Education for Scotland Stage 2 training program. Amy’s current post focuses on people who experience problematic substance misuse, aiming to lower the number of hepatitis C reinfections in injecting drug users who have been through treatment.
DHP Northern Ireland Representative
The DHP Northern Ireland Rep's role is to improve and consolidate the link between the Northern Ireland and National postgraduate subcommittees, and represent postgraduate issues, training and support needs for Northern Ireland. The Rep attends meetings of the Northern Ireland Branch of the DHP as a postgraduate member. The current post holder is Julie Doherty who is a PhD student at Ulster University and a Trainee Health Psychologist completing the Society’s Stage 2 qualification. Her current research is focused on understanding the issues in attaining recommended levels of physical activity across menopausal stages with the aim of developing tailored interventions to increase physical activity and to promote women’s health.