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Dr Alyson Dodd

Department: Psychology

Alyson is a Senior Research Fellow. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Users’ experiences of an online intervention for bipolar disorder: important lessons for design and evaluation, Dodd, A., Mallinson, S., Griffiths, M., Morriss, R., Jones, S., Lobban, F. 1 Nov 2017, In: Evidence-Based Mental Health
  • Do non-reflective thinkers apply extreme personal meanings to their activated moods?, Dodd, A., Haigh, M. Sep 2017, In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Psychological mechanisms and the ups and downs of personal recovery in bipolar disorder, Dodd, A., Mezes, B., Lobban, F., Jones, S. Sep 2017, In: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • "When my moods drive upwards there is nothing I can do about it": A review of extreme appraisals of internal states and the bipolar spectrum, Kelly, R., Dodd, A., Mansell, W. 4 Aug 2017, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Structured group psychoeducation in patients with bipolar disorder delays time to mania and time to any episode compared with a peer support group, Watson, S., Dodd, A. 1 Aug 2017, In: Evidence Based Mental Health

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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