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Dr Alyson Dodd

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Psychology

Alyson is a Senior Lecturer. Her research investigates the links between psychological mechanisms and mood.

Alyson’s research expertise is in the psychological mechanisms underlying mania risk and bipolar disorder, student mental health and wellbeing, and psychological interventions (online and face-to-face). Her methodological expertise is quantitative research, particularly survey and questionnaire design, development and psychometric evaluation of measures (psychological mechanisms and outcomes), and randomised controlled trials.

Alyson is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Alyson supervises undergraduate and postgraduate project and research internship/placement students in the Department of Psychology, leads the psychopathology component of the undergraduate module Social, Developmental and Psychopathology (Level 5), and is Module Tutor for the Research Internship module (Level 6).

Alyson Dodd

Campus Address

Room 151
Northumberland Building


  • Psychology PhD September 01 2009
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Beliefs about the automaticity of positive mood regulation, Dodd, A., Gilbert, K., Gruber, J. 7 Jun 2019, In: Cognition and Emotion
  • Emotion regulation strategies in bipolar disorder: A systematic and critical review, Dodd, A., Lockwood, E., Mansell, W., Palmier-Claus, J. 1 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Emotion Regulation Strategies in Mania Risk, McGrogan, C., Dodd, A., Smith, M. 6 Aug 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • Pathways to Mania Risk in Young Adults, Dodd, A., Robinson, L., Wright, K., Steel, C., Byrom, N., Dempsey, R., Palmier-Claus, J., Varese, F. 20 Jul 2019
  • Web-based Indicated Prevention of Common Mental Disorders in University Students in four European Countries – Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial, Musiat, P., Potterton, R., Gordon, G., Spencer, L., Zeiler, M., Waldherr, K., Kuso, S., Nitsch, M., Adamcik, T., Wagner, G., Karwautz, A., Ebert, D., Dodd, A., Dooley, B., Harrison, A., Whitt, E., Haselgrove, M., Sharpe, H., Smith, J., Tressler, R., Troop, N., Vinyard, C., Gorlich, D., Beecham, J., Bonin, E., Jacobi, C., Schmidt, U. 1 Apr 2019, In: Internet Interventions
  • Internalised stigma in mental health, Bradstreet, S., Dodd, A., Jones, S. 1 Dec 2018, In: Psychiatry Research
  • The clinical and cost effectiveness of adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Bipolar Mood Instability in primary care (ThrIVe-B programme): A feasibility study, Wright, K., Dodd, A., Warren, F., Medina-Lara, A., Taylor, R., Jones, S., Owens, C., Javaid, M., Dunn, B., Harvey, J., Newbold, A., Lynch, T. 16 Oct 2018, In: Trials
  • Assessing Feasibility and Acceptability of Web-Based Enhanced Relapse Prevention for Bipolar Disorder (ERPonline): A Randomized Controlled Trial, Lobban, F., Dodd, A., Sawczuk, A., Asar, O., Dagnan, D., Diggle, P., Griffiths, M., Honary, M., Knowles, D., Long, R., Morriss, R., Parker, R., Jones, S. 24 Mar 2017, In: Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Beliefs about automatic mood regulation: Links to psychopathology, Dodd, A., Gilbert, K., Gruber, J. Jul 2017
  • Do non-reflective thinkers apply extreme personal meanings to their activated moods?, Dodd, A., Haigh, M. Sep 2017, In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Psychological mechanisms underpinning the development and maintenance of mania risk and bipolar disorder
  • Emotion regulation and psychopathology
  • Student mental health and wellbeing
  • Development/evaluation of process and outcome measures
  • Psychological interventions for emotion regulation and mood difficulties

PGR Supervision

Claire McGrogan Start: 01/10/2017


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