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Medical school and partner universities contribute to one-stop health resource

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Medical school and partner universities contribute to one-stop health resource

Academics from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and partner universities have made a major contribution to the third edition of The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, published by Cambridge University Press.

Carrie Llewellyn, Professor of Applied Behavioural Medicine at BSMS, is lead editor of the book, which provides a comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource for doctors, healthcare professionals, mental healthcare professionals (such as psychologists, counsellors, specialist nurses), academics, researchers and students specialising in health across all these fields.

The contributions from the medical school and the Universities of Sussex and Brighton span particular areas of expertise including: brain imaging and function; neuropsychological assessment; dementias; sexual behaviour and health; sexually transmitted infections; motivational interviewing; service user and lay involvement in healthcare; peer support interventions; healthcare information quality; gender and health; complementary and alternative medicine; birth complications and antenatal screening.

Professor Llewellyn said: “It was a real privilege to be able to lead this well respected book from BSMS and to be able to involve experts from both universities within the prestigious authorship. It has a truly international appeal with an international editorship and contributions from 19 countries. 

“This is the only handbook I am aware of that contains such a comprehensive consideration of the evidence for how psychology interacts with health and illness, such as through the prevention or diagnosis of illness, how medical conditions are experienced and treated, and the effect of healthcare practice and environment on health and illness. I am personally very pleased to see this in print and hope it will be a well-received resource for our students.”

Along with Professor Llewellyn, contributors from BSMS include Dr Elaney Youssef, Dr Natasha Sigala, Dr Priya Paudyal, Prof Hugo Critchley, Dr Sophie Betka and Professor Pietro Ghezzi. Prof Jennifer Rusted, Dr Richard De Visser and Dr Rose Coates from the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex were also involved, along with Dr Natalie Edelman from the School of Health Sciences and Duncan Barron, Dr Alexandra Sawyer, Dr Rebecca Graber from the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton.