Dr Mark Forshaw

School of Psychology

I am a nationally and internationally recognised expert in training in psychology, through my work with the British Psychological Society and the European Federation of Psychologists Associations. I have consulted for a range of organisations across the world, both public and private sector, on training, continuing professional development, critical thinking, and leadership.

I founded and direct the Crisis & Pandemic Interest Group, a collaborative home for researchers at Liverpool John Moores University and beyond, who are working on projects relating to COVID-19 and any aspect of human crisis such as terrorism, natural disaster and economic crashes. I direct the group of almost 35 individuals across over 25 projects across psychology, health, law and business.

I have previously been President of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education, a BPS Trustee, a member of the Registration Authority of The Science Council, a board member of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register, and have been Chair of various boards and committees including the BPS DHP Training Committee, the Membership and Standards Board, the Board of Examiners in Health Psychology and the Qualifications Standards Committee. I serve on the EFPA European Awarding Committee for the EuroPsy certification.

I am the author of 12 books for students, health professionals and the public, most recently Health Psychology in Clinical Practice, coming in November 2021.
https://www.routledge.com/Health-Psychology-in-Clinical-Practice/Forshaw/p/book/9780367637316

Degrees

University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Hull, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons)

Highlighted publications

Hutchinson L, Forshaw M, McIlroy D, Poole H. 2021. The role of lifestyle on NHS ambulance workers’ wellbeing Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health: employee assistance practice and research, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Schneider J, Talamonti D, Gibson B, Forshaw M. 2021. Factors mediating the psychological well-being of healthcare workers responding to global pandemics: A systematic review Journal of Health Psychology, :135910532110127-135910532110127 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Akinbi O, Forshaw M, Blinkhorn V. 2021. Contact tracing apps for the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic literature review of challenges and future directions for neo-liberal societies Health Information Science and Systems, 9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gibson B, Schneider J, Talamonti D, Forshaw M. 2021. The impact of inequality on mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review. Canadian Psychology, 62 :101-126 DOI

Povey RC, Cowap LJ, Scholtens K, Forshaw MJ. 2019. 'She's not obese, she's a normal 5-year-old and she keeps up with the other kids': families' reasons for not attending a family-based obesity management programme PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC HEALTH, 140 :148-152 DOI Author Url

Forshaw MJ. 2015. Changing behaviours: interventions that count INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, 69 :28-30 DOI Author Url

Archer S, Forshaw MJ. 2015. Using a randomised controlled trial (RCT) methodology in CAM research with gynaecological cancer patients: A commentary on the perks and pitfalls COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, 21 :11-18 DOI Author Url

Hall M, Forshaw M, Montgomery C. Chemically Modified Minds Substance Use for Cognitive Enhancement Springer Nature 9789811567711

Journal article

Hutchinson L, Forshaw M, McIlroy D, Poole H. 2021. The role of lifestyle on NHS ambulance workers’ wellbeing Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health: employee assistance practice and research, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Schneider J, Talamonti D, Gibson B, Forshaw M. 2021. Factors mediating the psychological well-being of healthcare workers responding to global pandemics: A systematic review Journal of Health Psychology, :135910532110127-135910532110127 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Akinbi O, Forshaw M, Blinkhorn V. 2021. Contact tracing apps for the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic literature review of challenges and future directions for neo-liberal societies Health Information Science and Systems, 9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gibson B, Schneider J, Talamonti D, Forshaw M. 2021. The impact of inequality on mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review. Canadian Psychology, 62 :101-126 DOI

Forshaw M, Blinkhorn V, Galvin L. 2020. Feelings towards physical and behavioural adaptations during the Covid-19 pandemic Health Psychology Update, 29 Public Url

Hutchinson L, Forshaw M, Poole H. 2020. A Scoping Review of Empirical Literature Associated With Health Behaviours in the Ambulance Worker Population Journal of Paramedic Practice: the clinical monthly for emergency care professionals, Public Url

Povey RC, Cowap LJ, Scholtens K, Forshaw MJ. 2019. 'She's not obese, she's a normal 5-year-old and she keeps up with the other kids': families' reasons for not attending a family-based obesity management programme PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC HEALTH, 140 :148-152 DOI Author Url

Eubank MR, Forshaw MJ. 2018. Professional Doctorates for Practitioner Psychologists: Understanding the territory and its impact on programme development. Studies in Continuing Education, DOI Author Url Public Url

Forshaw MJ, Tod DA, Eubank MR. 2018. Conducting a systematic review: demystification for trainees in health psychology. Health Psychology Update, 27 (2) :24-31 Publisher Url Public Url

Watson MC, Forshaw M. 2016. TACKLING THE CRISIS IN GENERAL PRACTICE Prioritising prevention and health promotion BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 352 DOI Author Url

Vas S, Forshaw MJ, Grogan S. 2016. Men's experiences of middle-age: an interpretative phenomenological analysis NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, DOI

Forshaw M. 2016. Sugar, sugar… International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54 :113 DOI

Forshaw M. 2016. Relative risk and the frankfurter International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54 :58 DOI

Forshaw M. 2015. Presidents Letter: Sleep and public health International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 :338-339 DOI

Watson MC, Forshaw M. 2015. Why we shouldn't normalise the use of e-cigarettes BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 351 DOI Author Url

Forshaw MJ. 2015. Changing behaviours: interventions that count INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, 69 :28-30 DOI Author Url

Archer S, Forshaw MJ. 2015. Using a randomised controlled trial (RCT) methodology in CAM research with gynaecological cancer patients: A commentary on the perks and pitfalls COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, 21 :11-18 DOI Author Url

Murray CD, Simpson J, Eccles F, Forshaw MJ. 2015. Involvement in rehabilitative care and wellbeing for partners of people with an amputation PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & MEDICINE, 20 :71-76 DOI Author Url

Forshaw M. 2015. President's Letter: First, let us define complete well-being, then we can promote it International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 :227-228 DOI

Forshaw M. 2015. President's letter: Do too many cooks spoil the broth? International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 :169-170 DOI

Forshaw M. 2015. President's letter International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 :115-116 DOI

Forshaw M. 2015. President's letter International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 :55-56 DOI

Forshaw M. 2015. President's Letter: Health literacy: The race to the top International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 :281 DOI

Hare J, Clark-Carter D, Forshaw M. 2014. A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural group approach to improve patient adherence to peritoneal dialysis fluid restrictions: A pilot study Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 29 :555-564 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Murray CD, Forshaw MJ. 2014. "Look and feel your best": representations of artificial limb users in prosthetic company advertisements. Disabil Rehabil, 36 :170-176 DOI Author Url

Bennion A, Forshaw MJ. 2013. Insights from the experiences of older people with hearing impairment in the United Kingdom: recommendations for nurse-led rehabilitation. Int J Older People Nurs, 8 :270-278 DOI Author Url

Murray CD, Forshaw MJ. 2013. The experience of amputation and prosthesis use for adults: a metasynthesis. Disabil Rehabil, 35 :1133-1142 DOI Author Url

Bagnall A-M, South J, Forshaw MJ, Spoor C, Marchant P, Witty K, White AK. 2013. Self-care in primary care: findings from a longitudinal comparison study. Prim Health Care Res Dev, 14 :29-39 DOI Author Url

Dodd LJ, Forshaw MJ, Williams S. 2013. Indoor Tanning within UK Young Adults: An Extended Theory of Planned Behaviour Approach. ISRN preventive medicine, 2013 :394613 DOI Author Url

Dodd LJ, Forshaw MJ, Ward T. 2012. Predicting physical activity behaviour in male and female young adults. An application of the theory of Planned Behaviour International Journal of Sport Psychology, 43 :542-555 DOI Author Url

Forshaw M, Turnbull T. 2012. Sexual health psychology Psychologist, 25 :748-750

Turnbull T, Forshaw M. 2012. Sexual health - where theory meets Life PSYCHOLOGIST, 25 :748-750 Author Url

White A, South J, Bagnall AM, Forshaw M, Spoor C, Marchant P, Witty K. 2012. The self-care for people initiative: the outcome evaluation. Primary health care research & development, 13 :382-394 DOI Author Url

Bishop FL. 2011. Book review: Anna van Wersch, Mark Forshaw and Tina Cartwright (eds). Complementary Medicine and Health Psychology. McGraw-Hill Open University Press: Maidenhead, 2009; 184pp: 9780335220120, £65 (hb); 9780335220113, £23.99 (pbk) Journal of Health Psychology, 16 :1277-1278 DOI

Ayers BN, Forshaw MJ, Hunter MS. 2011. The menopause Psychologist, 24 :348-352 Author Url

Dodd LJ, Forshaw MJ. 2010. Assessing the efficacy of appearance-focused interventions to prevent skin cancer: A systematic review of the literature Health Psychology Review, 4 :93-111 DOI Author Url

Dodd LJ, Al-Nakeeb Y, Nevill A, Forshaw MJ. 2010. Lifestyle risk factors of students: a cluster analytical approach. Prev Med, 51 :73-77 DOI Author Url

Ayers B, Forshaw M. 2010. An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the psychological ramifications of hand-arm vibration syndrome Journal of Health Psychology, 15 :533-542 DOI Author Url

Forshaw MJ, Jones SJ. 2010. A test of the properties of a proprietary complementary remedy in conditions of temporary, induced, cognitive stress Perfusion, 23 :14-17

Ayers B, Forshaw M, Hunter MS. 2010. The impact of attitudes towards the menopause on women's symptom experience: A systematic review Maturitas, 65 :28-36 DOI Author Url

Forshaw M. 2008. Qualifying in health psychology - A correction Psychologist, 21 :809 Author Url

Forshaw M. 2007. In defence of psychology: A reply to Goodley and Lawthom (2005) Disability and Society, 22 :655-658 DOI Author Url

Forshaw MJ. 2007. Free qualitative research from the shackles of method Psychologist, 20 :478-479 Author Url

Forshaw M. 2006. Applied psychology: Putting theory into practice. APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 20 :1239-1240 DOI Author Url

Forshaw M. 2004. Be proud of your project Psychologist, 17 :594-595 Author Url

Forshaw M. 2001. Eating an artichoke: A mother's perspective on Asperger syndrome AUTISM, 5 :231-231 DOI Author Url

Hope P, Forshaw MJ. 1999. Assessment of psychological distress is important in patients presenting with low back pain Physiotherapy, 85 :563-570 DOI

Davis A, Bamford J, Wilson I, Ramkalawan T, Forshaw M, Wright S. 1997. A critical review of the role of neonatal hearing screening in the detection of congenital hearing impairment. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 1 Author Url

Forshaw MJ. New, normative, English-sample data for the Short Form Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-4). DOI Author Url

Vaughan S, Fallia M, Poole H, Forshaw M, McGlone F, Cascio C, Moore D. Pain Processing in Psychiatric Conditions: A systematic review Review of General Psychology, DOI Author Url Public Url

Chapters

Tully J, Forshaw M, Hall M, Montgomery C. 2020. Introduction Chemically Modified Minds: Substance Use for Cognitive Enhancement Palgrave Macmillan 9789811567704

Hall M, Forshaw M, Montgomery C. 2020. Being Limitless: A Discursive Analysis of Online Accounts of Modafinil Use Chemically Modified Minds: Substance Use for Cognitive Enhancement Palgrave Macmillan 9789811567704

Tully J, Forshaw M, Montgomery C, Hall M. 2020. Afterword Chemically Modified Minds: Substance Use for Cognitive Enhancement Palgrave Macmillan 9789811567704

Sheffield D, Forshaw M. 2013. Afterword Health Psychology in Action :221-223 9780470667347 DOI

Forshaw M. 2013. Writing, training, teaching, researching, consulting, quality assurance and the kitchen sink Health Psychology in Action :84-92 9780470667347 DOI

Forshaw M, Hansen S. 2010. Where Angels Fear to Tread: The Undergraduate Research Project Teaching Psychology in Higher Education :164-184 9781405195508 DOI

Phillips LH, Forshaw MJ. 2004. The role of working memory in age differences in reasoning Working Memory and Thinking: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning :21-42 9781138877153 DOI

Editorial/letter to the editor

Forshaw M. 2018. Editorial International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 56 :71-72 DOI

Forshaw M. 2017. Editorial International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 55 :233 DOI

Forshaw M. 2017. Editorial International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 55 :109 DOI

Forshaw M. 2016. Editorial International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54 :267 DOI

Forshaw M. 2016. Principles of Health Promotion International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54 :204 DOI

Forshaw M. 2016. Evidence-based healthcare should apply universally International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54 :153-154 DOI

Forshaw M. 2016. EDITORIAL International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54 :59 DOI

Forshaw M. 2016. Editorial International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54 :1 DOI

Forshaw M. 2015. Editorial International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 :283 DOI

Forshaw M. 2015. Editorial International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 :229 DOI

Report

Newson LM, Venturas C, Mackay MI, Sherratt F, Forshaw M. 2018. Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group Report, 2017. A systematic review on outcome–based smoking cessation apps and PPI investigation. A systematic review on outcome–based smoking cessation apps and PPI investigation.

Conference publication

Wright H, Forshaw MJ. 2016. "No Particular Place to Go": Gender, Sexuality and Sexual Health Help-Seeking in UK Older Adults GERONTOLOGIST, 56 Author Url

Book

Sheffield D, Forshaw M. 2013. Preface :xv-xvii 9780470667347 DOI

Forshaw M. 2013. Your Undergraduate Psychology Project John Wiley & Sons 9780470669983

Forshaw M. 2012. Critical Thinking For Psychology John Wiley & Sons 9781405191173

Forshaw M, Sheffield D. 2012. Health Psychology in Action John Wiley & Sons 9780470667330

Forshaw M, Sheffield D. 2012. Health Psychology in Action Forshaw M, Sheffield D. John Wiley & Sons 9780470667330 DOI

Jones S, Forshaw M. 2012. Research Methods in Psychology Prentice Hall 9780273737254

Wersch AV, Forshaw M, Cartwright T. 2009. Complementary Medicine and Health Psychology Open University Press 9780335220113 DOI Author Url

Forshaw M. 2007. Easy statistics in psychology Wiley-Blackwell

Forshaw M. 2007. Easy statistics in psychology Wiley-Blackwell

Forshaw M. 2004. Understanding Headaches and Migraines Wiley 9780470847602 DOI

Forshaw M. 2004. Your Undergraduate Psychology Project 9781405119368

Forshaw M. 2003. Advanced Psychology: Health Psychology Hodder Education 9780340859315

Forshaw M. 2002. Essential Health Psychology Hodder Arnold 9780340759714 Author Url

Hall M, Forshaw M, Montgomery C. Chemically Modified Minds Substance Use for Cognitive Enhancement Springer Nature 9789811567711

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU Covid-19 Rapid Response Funds, The PHOENIX Project: A survey of People and Households’ Ongoing Efforts in Response to the National COVID-19 Guidance and its Impacts Across the North West., Hope, V, Saini, P, Sumnall, H, Timpson, H, Brett, C, Forshaw, M, Quigg, Z, Hay, G, Gee, I, Leavey, C & Porcellato L., Grant value (£): 10,461. 2020

Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, A Critical Appraisal of Mobile Apps to Aid Smoking Cessation: Preliminary Evaluation. Awarded £19820, Forshaw, M LJMU; Sherratt, F, UoL., Grant value (£): £ 19820.34, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2016

Conference presentation:

Outcomes-Based Systematic Review on Smoking Cessation Apps, 13th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. Working together for healthy living: Multidisciplinary behavioural medicine, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

"No Particular Place to Go": Gender, Sexuality and Sexual Health Help-Seeking in UK Older Adults, Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, Louisana, Poster presentation. 2016

Editorial boards:

International Journal of Health Promotion & Education, Editor. 2015

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, Editorial Board Member.

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Southampton, PhD. 2013

Teesside University, PhD, Women's experiences of breast cancer: a longitudinal perspective. 2013

External committees:

Board of Directors, Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register Ltd, Director. 2012

Membership and Standards Board, British Psychological Society, Chair. 2012

Board of Trustees, British Psychological Society, Trustee.

Council, Institute of Health Promotion and Education, President Elect.

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

British Psychological Society, BPS Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology. 2012

Award:

Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology. 2011

Fellowships:

Fellow, British Psychological Society.

Fellow, Institute of Health Promotion and Education.

Membership of professional bodies:

Registered Health Psychologist Practitioner Health Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council.

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