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Professor Mark Wetherell, Professor of Psychobiology, Northumbria University

Northumbria University

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Professor Mark Wetherell, Professor of Psychobiology, Northumbria University

 

"STOP STRESSING ME OUT!" My life of inducing, measuring (and sometimes trying to reduce) stress, by a stressed Psychologist

Professor Wetherell has spent the majority of his academic life stressing people out; in fact some people may suggest that it’s not just his academic life. 

He has always been interested in stress, its causes and consequences, and why it affects some people more than others. In order to understand this, it is necessary to observe people while they are experiencing stress. Sometimes this involves making people stressed in the laboratory and sometimes it involves studying groups of people who experience chronic levels of stress such as caregivers.

In this lecture, Professor Wetherell will introduce you to some of the techniques that he has developed to ‘stress people out’ and explain how they can help us to understand the harmful effects of chronic stress on health and wellbeing. He will finish by discussing interventions that could buffer these harmful effects and suggest how these could be used to help those at risk from chronic stress. 

Professor Mark Wetherelll is an HCPC Registered Health Psychologist and Professor of Psychobiology at Northumbria University. He also holds a visiting fellowship at the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University Melbourne. His research explores the psychobiological pathways through which psychological (e.g., stress) and behavioural (e.g., illicit drug use, lifestyle) factors can lead to deleterious effects on aspects of health, well-being and performance. His work also involves the development of bespoke interventions that are more easily accessible by individuals experiencing chronic stress.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

To register your attendance, please complete the form below. For queries email nu.events@northumbria.ac.uk.

Event Details

Northumbria University
Lecture Theatre 003, Business and Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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