Dr Lydia French

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  • Qualifications:BSc. MSc. PhD
  • Position:Associate Lecturer & Researcher
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261

About me

I am a Chartered Research Psychologist, with a PhD in Primary Care from the University of Bristol Medical School. The focus of my research is the experience and treatment of common mental health disorders; depression, anxiety and personality disorder. I am a mixed methods researcher with special interests in perinatal mental health following fertility treatment and qualitative research methods. I have taught across all year groups on the BSc. Psychology at UWE. I also teach at the University of Bristol on the ​​MB ChB Medicine and supervise MB ChB students on the intercalated BSc. in Global Health​​​​. Recent publications include:​

Pocock, L., Wye, L., French, L.R., and Purdy, S., 2019. Barriers to GPs identifying patients at the End-of-Life and discussions about their care: A qualitative study. Family Practice.

French, L.R., Turner, K.M., Wiles, N.J., Kessler, D., and Moran, P., 2019. GPs' views and experiences of managing patients with personality disorder. BMJ Open.

French, L.R., Turner, K.M., Dawson, S. and Moran, P., 2017. Psychological treatment of depression and anxiety in patients with co‐morbid personality disorder: A scoping study of trial evidence. Personality and mental health11(2), pp.101-117.

French, L.R., Turner, K.M., Morley, H., Goldsworthy, L., Sharp, D.J. and Hamilton-Shield, J., 2017. Characteristics of children who do not attend their hospital appointments, and GPs' response: a mixed methods study in primary and secondary care. Br J Gen Pract67(660), pp.e483-e489.

French, L.R., Thomas, L., Campbell, J., Kuyken, W., Lewis, G., Williams, C., Wiles, N.J. and Turner, K.M., 2017. Individuals' long term use of cognitive behavioural skills to manage their depression: a qualitative study. Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy45(1), pp.46-57.

French, L.R., Sharp, D.J. and Turner, K.M., 2015. Antenatal needs of couples following fertility treatment: a qualitative study in primary care. Br J Gen Pract65(638), pp.e570-e577.


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