Ewch i’r prif gynnwys
 Olivia Hughes

Olivia Hughes

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Seicoleg

Email
hughesoa@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Adeilad y Tŵr, Plas y Parc, Caerdydd, CF10 3AT

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Trosolwg

My research involves developing a mindfulness-based online support resource to support children and their families affected by skin conditions. My aim is to create a sustainable resource drawing upon mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches to make a useful contribution.


Undergraduate Education


2016 - 2019: BA Counselling Studies and Psychology – University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea (First Class Honours).


Postgraduate Education


2019 - 2020: MSc Clinical Psychology and Mental Health – Swansea University (Distinction).


2020 - Present: PhD Studentship, Cardiff University School of Psychology.


Awards


2019: British Psychological Society Best Undergraduate Dissertation.


2019: British Psychological Society – Welsh Branch Annual Student Conference, Poster Presentation Prize.


2019: Swansea University Taught Masters Excellence Scholarship (awarded for attaining first class undergraduate degree).


Experience


2018 - Present: Trustee to Skin Care Cymru.


2019: PsoWell Training Programme for Motivational Interview in Psoriasis, Cardiff.


February 2020 - December 2020: Honorary Assistant Psychologist – The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea.


September 2021: Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) 'Teach Paws B' to 7-11 Year old Children: Qualified Instructor.


Media


Olivia was interviewed and featured in an article exploring skin conditions by the BBC, which can be found here


Membership


Graduate Member of The British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

Ymchil

Diddordebau ymchwil

I am interested in researching the psychological impact of living with visible skin conditions. My undergraduate research involved using mixed methods to investigate the ways in which males and females cope with skin conditions. For my postgraduate studies, I conducted a qualitative investigation into the experiences of anger in psoriasis, exploring how negative emotions impact on skin severity and maintenance of the skin condition.


My PhD research involves developing a mindfulness-based online support resource to support children and their families affected by skin conditions. My aim is to create a sustainable resource drawing upon mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches to make a useful contribution.



CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING STUDY: 


Does your child have a skin condition?


Would you and your child like to be interviewed about your experiences of support for psychosocial issues connected with childhood skin conditions?


Who is eligible?



  • Children aged between 8-11 years of age, diagnosed with a skin condition, and no other chronic health conditions.

  • Their adult parent(s)/primary caregiver(s) (18 years of age)

  • Two parents/carers are welcome to participate, although this is entirely flexible and up to the carers to decide which parent/carer (or two) takes part.


What will the study involve? 



  • The study will involve the child and their primary carer(s) participating in a recorded online interview held over Zoom, lasting approximately 1 hour.

  • Participants will be asked about any support options they have been offered or undergone, what they would like to see change in relation to current psychological support, and what they might find helpful from future interventions.


You and your child will be given an electronic £10 ‘Love2Shop’ voucher as a token of gratitude for your participation.


This study has been granted ethical approval by Cardiff University School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee.


If you would like more information about the study, or are interested in participating, please email Olivia Hughes hughesoa@cardiff.ac.uk.

Traethawd ymchwil

Mindfulness Based Online Support for Children and Families Affected by Skin Conditions.

Goruchwyliaeth

Andrew Thompson

Yr Athro Andrew Thompson

Professor of Clinical Psychology (Hons.), Programme Director (DClinPsy)

Dr Katherine Shelton

Yr Athro Katherine Shelton

Senior Lecturer

Helen Penny

Dr Helen Penny

Senior Therapies Tutor / Honorary Senior Lecturer