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Dr Alyson Dodd

Associate Professor

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
  • Are context-specific measures of positive emotion regulation more predictive of mania risk and mood symptoms than trait measures?, McGrogan, C., Dodd, A., Smith, M. 9 Dec 2020, In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Barriers to older adults’ uptake of mobile-based mental health interventions, Pywell, J., Vijaykumar, S., Dodd, A., Coventry, L. Jan 2020, In: Digital Health
  • Beliefs about the automaticity of positive mood regulation, Dodd, A., Gilbert, K., Gruber, J. 17 Feb 2020, In: Cognition and Emotion
  • The role of tenacious versus flexible goal pursuit in the vulnerability to bipolar disorder, Dempsey, R., Eardley, K., Dodd, A. 28 Apr 2020, In: Current Psychology
  • Understanding bipolar disorder within a biopsychosocial emotion dysregulation framework, Koenders, M., Dodd, A., Karl, A., Green, M., Elzinga, B., Wright, K. 15 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Affective Disorders Reports
  • 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. 1 Dec 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

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 Emotion regulation in context: Moderators of responses to positive affect, mania risk, and mood symptoms. Start: 01/10/2017

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