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
  • Email:Beth2.Herring@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am a PhD Student at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) researching appearance related concerns in men with breast cancer. My supervisory team is Professor Diana Harcourt, Associate Professor Emma Halliwell, Dr Nicole Paraskeva and Dr Helena Lewis-Smith.

As a mature student, I returned to studying when our children started school and have thoroughly relished the opportunity.  I have recently completed my MSc, during this time 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 led on to 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 suppports prisoners and their families.  These experiences sparked my interest in psychology and, in particular, health psychology.  

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