About Me

I am a second year PhD student at the University of St Andrews, School of Medicine. I have a background in Social Research, completing an undergraduate degree (MA hons) in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews in 2003 and then a Masters (MSc) in Social Research Methods at the University of Dundee in 2011.  I then worked at the University of Dundee, Department of Psychiatry for two years as a researcher before starting my PhD here in St Andrews. I am funded by the ESRC via the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science and am also a member of the interdisciplinary collaborative group (between the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews) – the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI).

Wearing red for the British Heart Foundations ‘Wear It, Beat It’ day!

I am supervised by Dr Gozde Ozakinci, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the School of Medicine, University of St Andrews. Research interests in our group include physical activity, cardiac rehabiliation and cancer. My personal research interests beyond these areas also include mental health, gender and qualitative methods.

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My Publications:

Nutt, R., Kidd, B., & Matthews, K. (2015). Assessing the Adherence to Guidelines of Media Reporting of Suicide Using a Novel Instrument—the “Risk of Imitative Suicide Scale”(RISc). Suicide and life-threatening behaviour, 45(3), 360-75.

Gilchrist, G., Moskalewicz, J., Nutt, R., Love, J., Germeni, E., Valkova, I., … & Baldacchino, A. (2013). Understanding access to drug and alcohol treatment services in Europe: A multi-country service users’ perspective. Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 21(2), 120-130.

Recent Conferences:

UKSBM (Uk Society of Behavioural Medicine)  – 11th Annual Scientific Meeting (2015)

BACPR (British Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation)  – Annual Conference 2015