Dr Rachel Tarling

School of Psychology

I am a registered Health Psychologist (HCPC) and Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and was awarded Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS) in recognition of several years' experience and contribution to the field of psychology. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. I have completed the Aurora advanced higher education women’s leadership and development programme, and the ILM/LJMU leadership courses. As an academic and health services researcher I have implemented health psychology practice to improve healthcare/health services, particularly in the areas of screening prevention and early diagnosis (SPED), contributing nationally to the cancer agenda. I am passionate about the advancement of health psychology in knowledge transfer and professional activity, for example, in my role as a national professional UK accreditor for MSc and Professional Doctorate (stage 1 & 2) courses in Health Psychology with the BPS Division of Health Psychology Training committee (DHPTC). I am Co-Director of the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology at LJMU and the Chair for the Institute of Health Research, Cancer Special Interest Group.

Degrees

2004, University of Wales College of Medicine, Wales, PhD (Health Psychology)
1994, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Psychology

Certifications

2005, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills
2004, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Toolkit

Academic appointments

Co-Director Professional Doctorate In Health Psychology, Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2023 - present
Chair IHR Cancer Special Interest Group, LJMU, LJMU, 2022 - present
Senior Lecturer in Health PSychology, LJMU, LJMU, 2018 - present
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2002 - 2018
Research Fellow, General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, 1995 - 2002

Journal article

Buck C, Castillo F, Bettio E, Yong K, Mcmillan A, Lee LSH, Papanikolaou X, Xu K, Kyriakou C, Rabin N, Wechalekar AD, Popat R, Land J, McCourt O, Poole H, Tarling R, Fisher A, Sive J. 2023. The Impact of Continuous Lenalidomide Maintenance Treatment on People Living with Multiple Myeloma - a Single-Centre Qualitative Service Evaluation Blood, 142 :6640-6640 DOI Publisher Url

Bowes M, Forshaw M, Tarling R. 2023. Investigating health behaviours and health beliefs in individuals with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, :1-14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

McCrossan T, Lannon R, Tarling R, Dooher M, Forshaw MJ, Poole H. 2022. Utilising the ‘COM-B’ bio-psychosocial approach to aid diabetes management Practical Diabetes, 39 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Tarling R, Dey P. 2014. Breast cancer in the over 70's: Women's perceptions and campaign trainer's views Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer,

Brown SL, Gibney TM, Tarling R. 2013. Busy lifestyles and mammography screening: Time pressure and women's reattendance likelihood PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28 :928-938 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Tarling R, Gale A, Martin-Hirsch P, Holmes L, Kanesalingam K, Dey P. 2013. Experiences of women referred for urgent assessment of postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, 33 :184-187 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Gale A, Tarling R, Martin-HIrsh P, Dey P. 2008. Psychological morbidity in women investigated for post menopausal bleeding Climacteric, 11

Tarling R, Gale A, Dey P. 2008. Psychological morbidity in women investigated for postmenopausal bleeding: CAMBER 1 Psychology and Health: an international journal,

Tarling R, Holmes L, Gale A, Dey P. 2008. Experiences of women investigated for postmenopausal bleeding: CAMBER 2 Psychology and Health: an international journal,

Holloway RM, Wilkinson C, Peters TJ, Russell I, Cohen D, Hale J, Rogers C, Lewis H. 2003. Cluster-randomised trial of risk communication to enhance informed uptake of cervical screening BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 53 :620-625 Author Url

Robling M, Matthews SJ, Hood K, Russell IT, Holloway R, Wilkinson C, Edwards AGK, Austoker J, Cohen D, Mansel R, Pill RM, Stott NCH, Thapar A. 2002. The development of a new site-specific measure of quality of life for breast problems: The Cardiff breast scales QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, 11 :339-348 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Archer J, Holloway R, McLoughlin K. 1995. Self-reported physical aggression among young men Aggressive Behavior, 21 :325-342 DOI Publisher Url

Rawlinson G, Connell L, Tarling R. What do physiotherapists really ask patients to do at home? An exploration of the content and provision of self-management physiotherapy programmes in MSK NHS out0pateint physiotherapy using the COM-B and TDF Physiotherapy,

Chapters

Lowrie E, Brewer G, Rogers P, Eslea M, Tarling R. 2018. Endorsement of paranormal and New Age beliefs as a unique form of coping Stress and Anxiety: Coping and Resilience

Conference organisation:

Cancer Experiences Event, Lead. 2023

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University of Central Lancashire, PhD, Applying behaviour change theory to explore adherence to self-management physiotherapy programmes in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. 2021

University of Central Lancashire, PhD, The Endorsement of Paranormal and New Age Belief as a Unique Form of Coping.. 2018

Membership of professional bodies:

Registered Health Psychologist, HCPC. 2009

Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society. 2006

External PGR examinations performed:

Monash University, Australia, PhD, Busy Lifestyles & Mammography Screening: Time Pressure & Women’s Mammography Re-Attendance. 2008

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