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Prof Vincent Deary


Department: Psychology

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Vincent is a writer, researcher, and practitioner health psychologist. He started his academic career fairly late in life, completing his Medical Research Council (MRC) Fellowship funded PhD in 2011. Prior to this he worked mainly as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with an interest in researching new interventions. Thanks to the MRC funding, he made the transition from clinician to clinical academic and continues to focus on the development and trialling of new interventions for a variety of health complaints. He still works clinically one morning a week in the UK’s first trans-diagnostic fatigue clinic. When he was 50 he published his first book, How We Are. This is the first part of the How To Live trilogy, published by Penguin Press. These books bring together his clinical and academic interests, along with his interest in philosophy, literature and popular culture, to paint a portrait of human life, suffering and well-being.

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Campus Address

Room 143E
Northumberland Building, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • PhD August 01 2010
  • Psychology MSc September 01 1999
  • Information not provided British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) 1995

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ‘Chronic cough, cause unknown’, Hulme, K., Dogan, S., Parker, S., Deary, V. 1 May 2019, In: Journal of Health Psychology
  • Conceptualizing the benefits of a group exercise program developed for those with chronic fatigue, Strassheim, V., Deary, V., Webster, D., Douglas, J., Newton, J., Hackett, K. 9 Jul 2019, In: Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Food play, Burges Watson, D., Lewis, S., Campbell, M., Bryant, V., Storey, S., Deary, V. 1 May 2019, In: Health and Place
  • Modelling logical intervention pathways through a stakeholder authored concept map to design complex interventions aimed at improving participation for people with Sjögren’s syndrome, Hackett, K., Kolehmainen, N., Deary, V., Deane, K., Newton, J., McCallum, C., Campbell, M., Ng, W., Rapley, T. 12 Apr 2019
  • Visually Impaired OLder people’s Exercise programme for falls prevenTion (VIOLET), Adams, N., Skelton, D., Bailey, C., Howel, D., Coe, D., Lampitt, R., Wilkinson, J., Fouweather, T., de Jong, L., Gawler, S., Deary, V., Gray, J., Waterman, H., Parry, S. 6 Feb 2019, In: Public Health Research
  • A psychosocial intervention for the management of functional dysphonia, Deary, V., Mccoll, E., Carding, P., Miller, T., Wilson, J. 8 Feb 2018, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • Experience of sleep disruption in primary Sjögren’s syndrome: A focus group study, Hackett, K., Deary, V., Deane, K., Newton, J., Ng, W., Rapley, T. 1 Apr 2018, In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Feasibility and acceptability of combining cognitive behavioural therapy techniques with swallowing therapy in head and neck cancer dysphagia, Patterson, J., Fay, M., Exley, C., Mccoll, E., Breckons, M., Deary, V. 2 Jan 2018, In: BMC Cancer
  • Feasibility of Trial Procedures for a Randomised Controlled Trial of a Community Based Group Exercise Intervention for Falls Prevention in Visually Impaired Older People: The VIOLET Study, Adams, N., Skelton, D., Howel, D., Bailey, C., Lampitt, R., Fouweather, T., Gray, J., Coe, D., Wilkinson, J., Gawler, S., de Jong, L., Waterman, H., Deary, V., Clarke, M., Parry, S. 12 Dec 2018, In: BMC Geriatrics
  • General illness and psychological factors in patients with chronic nasal symptoms, Kara, N., Yao, A., Newton, J., Deary, V., O'Hara, J., Wilson, J. Apr 2018, In: Clinical Otolaryngology

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