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About Dr Janine Carroll

Janine is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. She is a full member of the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology and a graduate member of the Division of Health Psychology, both divisions of the British Psychological Society.


Janine teaches on the undergraduate modules Psychological Research Methods and Skills (PS4005), Psychology of the Unusual (PS4011), Becoming a Psychological Researcher (PS5015), Psychpathology (PS6007), Health Psychology (PS6015), and Applying Skills for Practice (PS7605). Additionally, Janine is responsible for supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and MRes projects.


Janine’s research interests lie within Health Psychology. Her previous work has involved investigating the coping methods and beliefs held by people living with chronic back pain, doctor-patient communication, the effects of a reading group intervention on older adults living with dementia and mental health professionals’ approach to the recovery process. She is currently working on projects concerning body image and weight stigma, and the attitudes towards and effects of vaping.

Published Work

Hochard, K., Ashcroft, S., Carroll, J., Heym, N., & Townsend, E. (2019) Nightmare content is not associated with immediate self-harm risk. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 48, 64-75.

Longdon, E., Davis, P., Carroll, J., Billington, & J. Kinderman, P. (2016). An evaluation of shared reading groups for adults living with dementia: Premilinary findings. Journal of Public Mental Health, 15(2), 75-82.

Carroll, J., Goodair, C., Chaytor, A., Notley, C., Ghodse, H., & Kopelman, P. (2014). Substance misuse teaching in undergraduate medical education. BMC Medical Education, 14(34).

Billington, J., Carroll, J., Davis, P., Healey, C., & Kinderman, P. (2013). A literature-based intervention for older people living with dementia. Perspectives in Public Health, 133, 3, 165-173.

Notely, C., Goodair, C., Chaytor, A., Carroll, J., Ghodse, H., & Kopelman, P. (2013). Report of the substance misuse in the undergraduate medical curriculum project in England. Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 1, 8, 173-176.

Pearson, E., Carroll, J., & Dornan, T. How do you make doctors? In Farnsworth, V., & Solomon, Y (Eds.), Reframing Educational Research: Resisting the ‘what works’ agenda (pp. 50-60). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Carroll, J. (2010). The role of Continuing Professional Development in the health professions. Health Psychology Update, 19(1), 30-32

Salmon, P., Wissow, L., Carroll, J., Ring, A., Humphris, G. M., Davies, J. C., & Dowrick, C. F. (2008). Doctors attachment style and their inclination to propose somatic interventions for medically unexplained symptoms. General Hospital Psychiatry, 30, 2, 104-111.

Salmon, P., Wissow, L., Carroll, J., Ring, A., Humphris, G. M., Davies, J. C., & Dowrick, C. F. (2007). Doctors’ responses to patients with medically unexplained symptoms who seek emotional support: criticism or confrontation? General Hospital Psychiatry, 29, 5, 454-460.


Janine completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University in 2001 and in 2011, was awarded her PhD from the University of Manchester. Her PhD research investigated the psychological and contextual factors that influenced personal and professional development in medical students. In 2011-2012 she completed an MSc in Health Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.