Dr Nicola Stock

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  • Qualifications:DPhil in Psychology; MSc Health Psychology; MSc Research Methods in Psychology; BSc Psychology and Mental Health
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87929
  • Email:Nicola2.Stock@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I am a Research Psychologist at the world-leading Centre for Appearance Research (CAR).  I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Mental Health in 2008, and have since completed two Masters degrees in Research Methods and Health Psychology.  I completed a PhD by publication (DPhil) in 2015 on the psychological impact of cleft lip and/or palate.

I lead the CARE study (Craniofacial microsomia: Accelerating Research and Education) at CAR and a range of other craniofacial projects.  I am Behavioural Sciences Section Editor of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Co-Chair of the ACPA Global Task Force for Holistic Outcomes, member of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and Board member of the NIHR Craniofacial Clinical Studies Group.

Please see below for a list of recent publications.  You can also find me on:

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicola_Stock

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolamariestock

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicolaMarie

Area of expertise

I am passionate about the global provision of high quality holistic care for individuals and families affected by cleft lip and palate and other congenital craniofacial conditions.

I apply my comprehensive research skills to investigate the psychosocial impact of craniofacial conditions and their treatment, as well as a range of pragmatic psychological interventions to improve health and wellbeing.  I have additional experience in Public Involvement, cohort studies and service evaluation, and am leading a REF2021 Impact Case Study.

Specialist areas include: psychology; health; visible difference; cleft lip; cleft palate; craniofacial microsomia; craniosynostosis; craniofacial conditions; congenital conditions; qualitative research; research methods; patient and public involvement; working with charities; service evaluation; patient experience; outcome measures; impact; interventions.


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