Dr Heather Buchanan, Lecturer in Health Psychology, Rehabilitation and Ageing

Heather is a Registered Health Psychologist and Course Director for the MSc Health Psychology. Her research primarily focuses on the patient experience in medical and dental healthcare including: (i) the role of motives, expectations and information in dental and medical treatment (ii) anxiety in medical and dental settings (iii) scale development and testing in dental and medical care e.g., anxiety and informational coping and (iv) psychological interventions in improving patient outcomes in dental and medical treatment. Heather uses both quantitative and qualitative methods, with both adult and child populations.