Professor Christine Bundy
Professor Behavioural Medicine; Research Theme Lead - Optimising Well-being in Health and Fitness (Co-Lead)
I am an applied Psychologist specialising in health and well-being research. I research and apply psychological interventions for patients with long-term conditions (particularly complex and multiple conditions). I am currently working with people who have inflammatory conditions including psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
I am working to develop integrated multi-disciplinary services across these long-term conditions that includes psychological support as part of the service provision and I am researching the best service models to address this.
I also provide training to all health professions to deliver good first-line psychological care including using motivational interviewing techniques to support patient engagement and self-management.
I am an experienced BPS Stage 2 (Doctoral level) Health Psychology trainer and currently have 3 trainees.
Over the last 30 years I have conducted translational research, applying psychology to inform and improve patient care. My focus is on the role of patient beliefs about long-term conditions and how this impacts on their mood and health behaviour through to interventions that enhance motivation for self-management.
That research has been across long-term conditions and over the last 10 years has focussed on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I design and deliver psychological interventions for mood management and behaviour change in long-term conditions and train motivational interviewing skills to health care staff as part of their routine consultations.
I was President of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine until December 2016 and have served on two NICE clinical guideline development groups. I have over 100 peer review publications including four key reports on the development of NHS patient services. I lead or collaborate on NIHR, industry and patient charity partners with research awards totalling over £20M.
BPS Division of Health Psychology member
UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (Immediate Past president)
International Psoriasis Council Counsellor
Reader Behavioural Medicine University of Manchester
Honorary Professor University of Manchester, UK.
Honorary Consultant Psychologist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Central Manchester Foundation Trust, UK.
I am fully media trained and am registered on the BPS list of experts.
Committees and reviewing
I am a grant and journal reviewer for a number of bodies.
I currently have a number of active studies:
1. Measuring impact of living with long-term conditions
Patient Reported Impact / Outcomes in serious skin conditions - development of a new global measure (GRIPP)
2. Psoriasis and specific co-morbidities
Psoriatic Arthritis and behaviour change;
Eating behaviour & mood in Psoriasis;
The role of sleep, mood & next-day impact on functioning in Psoriasis
3. Supprting Patient Self-Management
predictors of adherence to medicines and health advice
PsoExpect: identifying the role of expectancy outcomes of new psoriasis medication in medicines adherence
4. Health-care Staff Training
Devloping a team approach to well-being managment and behaviour change in patients with psoriasis (PsoWell)
- Behaviour change
- Medicines adherence
- Inflammatory conditions
- Patient self-management
- Sleep and psoriasis
- Development of a new measure of impact from living with psoriasis