Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Mark Forshaw

Dr Mark Forshaw

Telephone: 0151 904 6299



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.

Journal article

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 MJ. 2015. Changing behaviours: interventions that count International Journal of Clinical Practice, 69 :28-30 >DOI

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

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

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 >Link

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 >Link

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 >Link

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 2010. An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the psychological ramifications of hand-arm vibration syndrome Journal of Health Psychology, 15 :533-542 >DOI

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 >Link

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

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

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

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

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

Watson MC, Forshaw M. Why we shouldn’t normalise the use of e-cigarettes BMJ, :h3770-h3770 >DOI

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


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

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

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

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

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

Forshaw M. 2004. Your Undergraduate Psychology Project 9781405119368

Forshaw M. 2004. Understanding Headaches and Migraines Wiley 9780470847602

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

Forshaw M. 2002. Essential Health Psychology Hodder Arnold 9780340759714


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

Engagement & Impact


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

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

"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

Editorial boards:

International Journal of Health Promotion & Education, Editor

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, Editorial Board Member

External committees:

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

Council, Institute of Health Promotion and Education, President Elect

Board of Trustees, British Psychological Society, Trustee

Membership and Standards Board, British Psychological Society, Chair

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Southampton, PhD

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

British Psychological Society, BPS Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology


Fellow, Institute of Health Promotion and Education

Fellow, British Psychological Society

Membership of professional bodies:

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

Research Grants Awarded:

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