Publications

Phelps, C., Butler, C., Cousins, A. & Hughes C.  (2016) Sowing the seeds or failing to blossom?  A feasibility study of a simple ecotherapy-based intervention in women affected by breast cancer. Ecancermedicalscience (online open access) 

Pearce, S; Phelps, C; Matthews, M; Evans, A; Hughes; Lewis,I. (2016)  The case for targeting community pharmacy-led health improvement: Findings from a skin cancer campaign in Wales. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Advance online publication

Phelps, C., Minou M., Baker, A., Hughes C.,…Hutchings, P.B.  Involving young people in the development of an Online Counselling intervention for young people affected by Cancer:  The C:EVOLVE Project (Phase I).  In revision: Health Expectations

Hutchings, P. B., Grey, P. M., Manchipp, S. J., & Phelps, C. (2014). Understanding public attitudes to organ donation: A media analysis. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine, 21 (Suppl 1): S184 

Hutchings, P.B., Fitzgerald, E., & Phelps, C (2014). Quick to judge: Using experimental methods to explore implicit attitudes towards different genetic conditions and their influence on intentions to undergo genetic testing.  International Journal of Behavioural Medicine, 21 (Suppl 1): S36

Phelps, C., Hughes, C., Baker, A., French, H., Minou, M., & Hutchings, P. B. (2014.) #Letthekeyboarddothetalking: involving young people in the development of an online psychosocial counselling cancer intervention.  International Journal of Behavioural Medicine, 21 (Suppl 1): S76

Hutchings, P. B., Grey, P. M., Manchipp, S. J., & Phelps, C. (2013). Understanding Public Attitudes Towards Organ Donation: A Media Analysis. Cardiff: Welsh Government Social Research.

Hutchings, P. B. (2010). Examining student feedback preferences. In K. Fitzgibbon (Ed.), First year student experience Wales: A practice guide, pp 24 – 26. York: Higher Education Academy.

Hutchings, P. B. (2010). Heads up. In L. Thomas and C. Jamieson-Ball (Eds.), Engaging students to improve student retention and success in higher education in Wales, p27. York: Higher Education Academy.

Phelps C., Bennett P; Hood K., Brain K., & Murray A. (2013). “A self-help coping

intervention can reduce anxiety and avoidant health behaviours whilst waiting for cancer genetic risk information: results of a phase III randomised trial.”, Psycho-Oncology, 22(4), 837-834

Bennett P., Phelps C., Hilgart J., Hood K., Brain K., & Murray A. (2012) Concerns and coping during cancer genetic risk assessment. Psycho-Oncology. 21(6), 611-617.

Brain KE, Lifford, K J,  FraserL,. RosenthalA N., Rogers M, LancastleD, PhelpsC, WatsonE, ClementsA&   MenonU (2012) Psychological outcomes of familial ovarian cancer screening: no evidence of long-term harm.  Gynecologic Oncology; 127(3), 556-563

Lifford KJ, Fraser L, Rosenthal AN, Rogers MT, Lancastle D, Phelps C, Watson EK, Clements A, Iredale R, Jacobs I, Menon U, Brain KE (2012) 'Withdrawal from familial ovarian cancer screening for surgery: Findings from a psychological evaluation study (PsyFOCS)'  Gynecologic Oncology;124(1):158-63.

Lancastle DL; Brain K and Phelps C (2011).  Illness representations and distress in women undergoing screening for familial ovarian cancer.  Psychology & Health.26(12):1659-77. DOI:10.1080/08870446.2011.555544

Hughes L & Phelps C (2010).  “the bigger the network the bigger the bowl of cherries. Maybe there’s a cherry for every little problem you might come across.”:  Exploring the acceptability of, and preferences for, an ongoing support network for known BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutation carriers.  Journal of Genetic Counseling, 19(5), 487-90

Hilgart, J., Phelps, C., Bennett, P., Hood, K., Brain, K & Murray A (2010).  “I have always believed I was at high risk...” The role of expectation in emotional responses to the receipt of an average, moderate or high genetic risk assessment result:  A thematic analysis of free-text questionnaire comments.  Familial Cancer, 9(3), 469-477.

Phelps, C; Bennett P; Jones H; Hood K; Brain K & Murray A (2010). The development of a cancer-genetic specific measure of coping: The GRACE. Psycho-Oncology, 19, 847-854

 

Conference papers 2010-2015

 

Phelps, C; Symposium convenor. “applying experimental methods to health psychology questions: challenges and potentials”British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, York, September 2014.

Hutchings, P. B. (2014). Psychology and language: Targeted communication about genetics. British Psychological Society Welsh branch Health of the Nation Conference, Swansea.

Hutchings, P. B. (2014). Psychology in Society: Filling the Vacuum. Keynote speech to 39th Annual PsyPAG Conference, Cardiff.

Hutchings, P.B., Fitzgerald, E., & Phelps, C (2014). Exploring implicit attitudes towards different genetics information amongst lay people and the general population. British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, York.

Hutchings, P.B., Fitzgerald, E., & Phelps, C (2014) Exploring implicit attitudes towards different genetics information amongst lay people and the general population. British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, York

Crabtree, R. & Phelps, C., (2014). “No longer a man if you’re dead”: a reaction time study exploring men’s implicit and explicit attitudes towards engagement with health checks.  British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, York

Phelps, C., Hughes, C., Baker, A., French, H., Minou, M., & Hutchings, P. B. (2014.) #Letthekeyboarddothetalking: involving young people in the development of an online psychosocial counselling cancer intervention. Oral presentation at the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Groningen.

Phelps, C., Hughes, C., Baker, A., French, H., Minou, M., & Hutchings, P. B.(2013.) The C:EVOLVE Project.  Development and evaluation of an online virtual environment for counselling young people affected by cancer.  British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton. 

Hutchings, P. B. (2013). Digital natives... Aren’t. Conference presentation British Education Studies Association, Swansea, June 2013.

Hutchings, P. B., Fitzgerald, E., & Phelps, C. (2013). Quick to judge: Using experimental methods to explore implicit attitudes towards genetics and genetic conditions.Conference presentation to European Health Psychology Society. Bordeaux, July 2013.

Phelps, C (2013) Genetic risk, motivation and behaviour.  Wales Public Health Training Day on Public Health Impact of Genomics (invited speaker). Cardiff.

Phelps, C (2013) Are illness perceptions a useful predictor of emotional distress over time in individuals undergoing cancer genetic risk assessment?  British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Meeting, Southhampton/DHP 2013, Brighton.

Grey, P. M., & Hutchings, P. B. (2012). Parenting style and the Goldilocks principle: Influence on the perception of human emotion expression. Conference presentation to the Wales Social Science conference. Cardiff, June 2012.

Phelps C (2012) Are illness perceptions a useful predictor of emotional distress over time in individuals undergoing cancer genetic risk assessment?  European Meeting for Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics, Germany

Phelps, C, Hughes C & Butler C (2012).  Sowing the seeds or failing to blossom? A pilot study of a novel eco-therapy based intervention for individuals affected by cancer: preliminary findings and lessons learnt.  Poster presentation at BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Liverpool.

Hutchings, P. B. (December 2011). Putting the VLE before the HE: Prior training increases course engagement. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Higher Education, Newport, Wales.

Phelps, C (2011). Invited Speaker, South West of Britain Genetic Counsellors’ Annual Meeting 2011.  Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University. “Understanding cognitive and emotional responses to genetic risk “

Phelps C (2010) Why worry? Managing anxiety in patient populations: a self-help coping intervention can reduce psychological distress and avoidance of potentially threatening health information.  European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics, Sweden, June 2010.

Phelps C (2010) Why worry? Managing anxiety in patient populations: a self-help coping intervention can reduce psychological distress and avoidance of potentially threatening health information.  BPS Division of Health Psychology Society’s Annual Conference, Belfast, Sept 2010.

Hutchings, P. B. (March 2011). Surviving a terrorist attack. Keynote speech at 40th BPS Welsh Annual Student Conference, Swansea, UK.

Hutchings, P. B., & Haddock, G. (January 2010). Racist and grumpy? Global negativity in modern racists. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hilgart J; Phelps C; Bennett P; Hood ;  Brain K &  A Murray (2010) "I have always believed I was at high risk..." The role of expectation in emotional responses to the receipt of an average, moderate or high cancer genetic risk assessment result: A thematic analysis of free-text questionnaire comments.  European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics, Sweden, June 2010 & BPS Division of Health Psychology Society’s Annual Conference, Belfast, Sept 2010.

Phelps, C; Bennett P; Hood K;  Hilgart J; Brain K & Murray A (2010).  Managing anxiety in individuals undergoing cancer genetic risk assessment: a self-help coping intervention can reduce psychological distress and avoidance of potentially threatening health information.  Wales Cancer Conference, Cardiff