Professor John Weinman
Starts: 19 November 2014
Wednesday 19th November
Kings College London
“Taking the Treatment : how can Health Psychology help?”
John Weinman is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicines at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Institute of Psychiatry in King’s College London, and is also Head of Health Psychology (Europe) for Atlantis Healthcare. In his research he has investigated the influence of psychological process on health, illness and health care delivery. The main focus of this has been on the ways in which patients’ beliefs about their illness and treatment affect self-regulation and self-management across a wide range of major physical health problems. He is particularly interested in understanding the reasons underlying non-adherence to treatment and in developing effective interventions for improving medicines use. This work has also resulted in the development of a number of widely used measures and cognitively-based interventions, which have been shown to be effective in improving adherence to treatment, recovery and quality of life.
He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate medical and psychology students, and is the author of a large number of books and papers in peer review journals. He has been instrumental in developing Health Psychology as a discipline and a profession within the UK and Europe, and was the founding editor of Psychology & Health: an international journal. He currently holds visiting professorships in Denmark and Ireland, and was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award and an Honorary Fellowship by the British Psychological Society. He is a Fellow of the European Psychological Society, the American Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Academy of Social Sciences.
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