Mrs Beth Herring

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons) French and Social Policy and Administration; BSc Psychology (First); MSc Health Psychology (Distinction).
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 83273

About me

I am a PhD Student at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) researching the psychosocial impact of male breast cancer.   My supervisory team is Professor Diana Harcourt, Dr Nicole Paraskeva, Dr Helena Lewis-Smith and Associate Professor Emma Halliwell (2019-2022).  

As a mature student, I returned to studying when our children started school and have thoroughly relished the opportunity.  During my MSc I undertook a placement at CAR and worked on a mixed-methods study exploring women's initial experiences of looking at their breast cancer scars following surgery.  This resulted in my dissertation, a qualitative study, on the same topic.  
I previously studied French and Social Policy and Administration which led me to spend time in Paris working for the Red Cross with the homeless and young people with HIV.  I have always been actively involved with charity work including projects with orphanages in Africa and working with street children in Brazil.  More recently, I have been a volunteer for HomeStart, a charity supporting families facing challenges and also PACT (Prison Advice and Care Trust) which supports prisoners and their families.  These experiences sparked my interest in psychology and, in particular, health psychology.  


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