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Dr Leanne Andrews

Deputy Dean(Postgrad. Research Education)(Science & Health) & Senior Lecturer
School of Health and Social Care
Dr Leanne Andrews
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    +44 (0) 1206 874466

  • Location

    2S2.5.09, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    By appointment

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Biography

Leanne completed her undergraduate degree and her PhD in the Psychology Department at the University of Essex. Leanne's PhD focused on the structure and function of avoidance strategies following traumatic experiences. Following the completion of her PhD she enrolled on the Stage 1 training in Health Psychology (MSc) at UCL/KCL and subsequently obtained Chartered status as a Health Psychologist by completing the Stage 2 training via the BPS independent route. Leanne worked within a private Occupational Health company as a stress consultant before joining the School of Health and Human Sciences in 2006. Leanne is a Chartered Health Psychologist who is interested in researching topics closely aligned to both clinical and health psychology. Leanne also has a specific interest in questionnaire construction and development.

Qualifications

  • CPsychol British Psychological Society

  • PhD - Essex

  • MSc - Kings College London

  • BA (Hons) - Essex

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Responses to traumatic events (both positive and negative ie PTSD and posttraumatic growth)

Open to supervise

Self-compassion and its relationship to health

Open to supervise

Risk behaviour in vulnerable populations

Open to supervise

Measure development and psychometrics

Open to supervise

Current research

Leanne is currently funded to work on an evaluation of a Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) peer support programme within three Police Forces. This work aims to identify a procedure that can be implemented across the three Forces as they work more closely together in a number of operational and occupational health areas.

Leanne is also working on a funded project with colleagues in HHS evaluating a Perinatal Infant Mental Health Service that is being delivered by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and Norfolk County Council.

Conferences and presentations

Doncaster, E, Hiskey, S, McPherson, S. & Andrews, L. Im still fighting for the two of us: How partners of UK combat veterans construct their experience of living with combat-related trauma. Paper presented at the British Psychological Societys 4th Military Psychology Conference. May 2015.

British Psychological Societys 4th Military Psychology Conference, United Kingdom, 2015

Andrews, L., Barlow, R. & Easton, E. Differences in patient outcomes between a 6, 7 and 8 week pulmonary rehabilitation programme. COPD9. June 2014.

COPD9, United Kingdom, 2014

Watson, L. & Andrews, L. The effect of a Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) program on stigma and attitudes to stress and trauma in the Police Service. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference. May 2014.

British Psychological Society Annual Conference, United Kingdom, 2014

Watson, L. & Andrews, L. The effect of a Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) program on stigma and attitudes to stress and trauma in the Police Service. Paper presented at the Occupational Health NurseAdvisers to the Police Service Annual Conference. March 2014.

Occupational Health NurseAdvisers to the Police Service Annual Conference, United Kingdom, 2014

Doherty, E. M., Walsh, R., Andrews, L. & McPherson, S. The Relationship between Ability Emotional Intelligence, Catastrophisingand Chronic Pain. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. November 2012.

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Ireland, 2012

Martyn, D., Andrews, L. & Byrne, M. Prevalence and risk factors of mental health difficulties in adolescents aged 16 and 17 years living in rural Ireland. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. November 2011.

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Ireland, 2011

Martyn, D., Andrews, L. & Byrne, M. Prevalence rates and risk factors for mental health difficulties in adolescents aged 16 and 17 years living in rural Ireland. Poster presented at the Special Interest Group Youth Mental Health Conference. Dublin, Ireland. October 2011.

Special Interest Group Youth Mental Health Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2011

Andrews, L. & Joseph, S. Structure of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of the Factor Analytic Evidence. Poster presented at the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference. Essex. September 2006.

2006

Andrews, L., Fletcher, B, Pine, K. & Swanton, E. 'The Validation of the Person-Environment Stress Tool (PEST)'. Poster presented at the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference. Coventry. September 2005.

2005

Andrews, L., Troop, N. & Joseph, S. 'The Structure of Avoidance following Trauma in Emergency Service Personnel'. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Blackpool. March 2002.

2002

Andrews, L., Troop, N. & Joseph, S. 'The Structure and Function of Trauma-related Avoidance: An Emergency Service Sample'. Paper presented at the University of Hull (Dept. Seminar series). February 2002.

2002

Andrews, L., Troop, N. & Joseph, S. 'The Structure of Trauma-related Inhibition Processes in an Emergency Service Sample'. Paper presented at the Northern Ireland branch of the British Psychological Society. County Cavan, Republic of Ireland. May 2001.

2001

Andrews, L., Troop, N. & Joseph, S. Avoidance: Friend or Foe? Poster presented at After Disaster conference. Coventry. April 2000.

2000

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Susan Carolyn Rutter
Susan Carolyn Rutter
Thesis title: Not Just a Slap on the Wrist: A Thematic Analysis of Suspects' Decision-Making in Accepting and Subsequently Challenging a Simple Caution for Adult Offenders.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 20/12/2018
Mark Henry Wheeler
Mark Henry Wheeler
Thesis title: Managing Common Mental Disorders and Ptsd in the Community.
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 14/12/2018
Constantina Markides
Constantina Markides
Thesis title: A Feasibility Study Exploring the Impact of Practising Compassion-Focused Imagery Exercises Online on Eating Disorder Symptomatology in a Community Sample
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 15/11/2018
Evgenia Kostaki
Evgenia Kostaki
Thesis title: The Association Between Work-Related Potential Stressors, Self-Compassion and Perceived Stress in Iapt Therapists.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 24/10/2018
Madeleine Louise Cooper Dean
Madeleine Louise Cooper Dean
Thesis title: A Longitudinal Examination of the Impact of Self-Esteem on Alcohol Use in Untreated Heavy Drinkers
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 24/10/2018
Sophie Mitchell
Sophie Mitchell
Thesis title: Examining the Effect of Acquired Limb Loss on the Family Network: A Grounded Theory Study
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 24/10/2018
Emily Cheng-Li Tan
Emily Cheng-Li Tan
Thesis title: Trauma, Growth and Coping in Parents of Children with Congenital Heart Disease: A Mixed Methods Study.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 25/6/2018
Elizabeth Ann Bradley
Elizabeth Ann Bradley
Thesis title: Desire for Cosmetic Procedures: An Investigation of Associated Factors
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 20/12/2017
Simone Lindsey
Simone Lindsey
Thesis title: Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Compassionate Engagement and Action Scales in the General Population
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 10/10/2017
Duncan Luke Harris
Duncan Luke Harris
Thesis title: The Relationship Between Fear of Compassion, Attitudes Towards Emotional Expression and Subjective Wellbeing
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 13/6/2017
Kirsty-Lee Collins
Kirsty-Lee Collins
Thesis title: Social Media Use, Social Anxiety and the Relationship with Life Satisfaction.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 17/5/2017
Nina Melunsky
Nina Melunsky
Thesis title: Burnout and Social Connectedness: Predictors of Ptsd and Well-Being in the Police
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 17/11/2016
Natasha Louise Bennett
Natasha Louise Bennett
Thesis title: The Impact of Video-Communication on Older Adults' Psychological Well-Being: A Mixed Methods Study
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 6/6/2016
Emily Doncaster
Emily Doncaster
Thesis title: 'I'M Still Fighting for the Two of Us': How Partners of UK Veterans Construct Their Experience of Living with Combat-Related Trauma
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 22/10/2015
Claire Julie Emma Robinson
Claire Julie Emma Robinson
Thesis title: Factors Associated with Self-Compassion in Clinical Psychologists
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 13/10/2015
Linda Bouquillon
Linda Bouquillon
Thesis title: Compassion and Psychological Adjustment Following a Stroke in a Community Sample
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 7/10/2015
Jennifer Lacey
Jennifer Lacey
Thesis title: Compassion-Focused Expressive Writing for Carers of People with Dementia: A Small N, Case Series Study
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 11/3/2015
Georgina Faith Hurford
Georgina Faith Hurford
Thesis title: The Relationship Between Mindfulness, Experiential Avoidance and Hair Pulling Subtypes and Severity in a Non Clinical Sample
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 31/10/2014
Allison Ritchie
Allison Ritchie
Thesis title: Exploring the Effect of Shame and Self-Compassion on Bmi and Disordered Eating Behaviour in an Adult Community Sample
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 1/7/2014
Louise Sparrow
Louise Sparrow
Thesis title: Exploring the Psychometric Properties of a New Screening Tool for Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Young People in Psychiatric In-Patient Units
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 11/4/2014
Linda Monaci
Linda Monaci
Thesis title: Exploring the Psychometric Properties of the Personal Problems Questionnaire in a Sample of Chronic Pain Patients and in a Healthy Community Norming Sample
Degree subject: Applied Psychology
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 28/1/2014
Melanie Rowsell-Docherty
Melanie Rowsell-Docherty
Thesis title: Cognitive Bias Modification in Children: The Effect on Interpretation Bias, Anxiety and Mood
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 27/1/2014
Louise Barbara Watson
Louise Barbara Watson
Thesis title: The Effect of a Trauma Risk Management (Trim) Programme on Stigma and Attitudes to Stress and Trauma in the Police Service
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 16/10/2013
Eva Mary Frances Doherty
Eva Mary Frances Doherty
Thesis title: The Relationship Between Ability Emotional Intelligence, Catastrophising and Chronic Pain
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 22/4/2013
Janet Kennedy
Janet Kennedy
Thesis title: Perfectionism as a Mediator Between Negative Attitudes Towards Emotional Expression and Disordered Eating in a Community Sample.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 23/11/2012
Elizabeth Fourmy Nash
Elizabeth Fourmy Nash
Thesis title: Predictors of Psychological Well-Being in the Population Aged Over Sixty Five
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 31/5/2012
Laura Frances Tinkl
Laura Frances Tinkl
Thesis title: The Relationship Between Anxiety Sensitivity, Panic and Posttraumatic Stress Among Operational and Non-Operational Police Personnel
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 3/11/2011

Publications

Journal articles (18)

Doncaster, E., Hiskey, S., McPherson, S. and Andrews, L., (2019). “I'm Still Fighting for the Two of Us”: How Partners of UK Veterans Construct Their Experience of Living with Combat‐Related Trauma. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 45 (3), 464-479

Hurrell, A-K., Draycott, S. and Andrews, L., (2018). Secondary traumatic stress in police officers investigating childhood sexual abuse. Policing: An International Journal. 41 (5), 636-650

McPherson, S., Andrews, L., Taggart, D., Cox, P., Pratt, R., Smith, V. and Thandi, J., (2018). Evaluating integrative services in edge-of-care work. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 40 (3), 299-320

Crowley, D. and Andrews, L., (2018). The longitudinal relationship between acceptance and anxiety and depression in people who have had a stroke. Aging and Mental Health. 22 (10), 1321-1328

Watson, L. and Andrews, L., (2018). The effect of a Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) program on stigma and barriers to help-seeking in the police.. International Journal of Stress Management. 25 (4), 348-356

Doherty, E., Walsh, R., Andrews, L. and McPherson, SJ., (2017). Measuring Emotional Intelligence Enhances the Psychological Evaluation of Chronic Pain. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 24 (3-4), 365-375

Andrews, L., Barlow, R. and Easton, I., (2015). Differences in patient outcomes between a 6, 7 and 8 week pulmonary rehabilitation programme: A service evaluation. Physiotherapy. 101 (1), 62-68

Hiskey, S., Ayres, R., Andrews, L. and Troop, N., (2015). Support for the location of negative posttraumatic cognitions in the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder. Personality and Individual Differences. 74, 192-195

Martyn, D., Andrews, L. and Byrne, M., (2014). Prevalence rates and risk factors for mental health difficulties in adolescents aged 16 and 17 years living in rural Ireland. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. 31 (2), 111-123

Troop, NA., Andrews, L., Hiskey, S. and Treasure, JL., (2014). Social Rank and Symptom Change in Eating Disorders: A 6-month Longitudinal Study. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 21 (2), 115-122

Andrews, L., Joseph, S., Troop, N., Van Rooyen, T., Dunn, BD. and Dalgleish, T., (2013). The structure of avoidance following trauma: Development and validation of the Posttraumatic Avoidance Scale (PAS).. Traumatology. 19 (2), 126-135

McPherson, S., Clayton, S., Wood, H., Hiskey, S. and Andrews, L., (2013). The Role of Childhood Experiences in the Development of Sexual Compulsivity. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity. 20 (4), 259-278

Alex Linley, P., Andrews, L. and Joseph, S., (2007). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory. Journal of Loss and Trauma. 12 (4), 321-332

Andrews, L., Joseph, S., Shevlin, M. and Troop, N., (2006). Confirmatory factor analysis of posttraumatic stress symptoms in emergency personnel: An examination of seven alternative models. Personality and Individual Differences. 41 (2), 213-224

Joseph, S., Linley, PA., Andrews, L., Harris, G., Howle, B., Woodward, C. and Shevlin, M., (2005). Assessing Positive and Negative Changes in the Aftermath of Adversity: Psychometric Evaluation of the Changes in Outlook Questionnaire.. Psychological Assessment. 17 (1), 70-80

CAIN, KATE., PATSON, NIKOLE. and ANDREWS, LEANNE., (2005). Age- and ability-related differences in young readers' use of conjunctions. Journal of Child Language. 32 (4), 877-892

Andrews, L., Shevlin, M., Troop, N. and Joseph, S., (2004). Multidimensionality of intrusion and avoidance: alternative factor models of the Impact of Event Scale. Personality and Individual Differences. 36 (2), 431-446

Andrews, L., Troop, N., Joseph, S., Hiskey, S. and Coyne, I., (2002). Attempted versus successful avoidance: associations with distress, symptoms, and strategies for mental control. Personality and Individual Differences. 33 (6), 897-907

Conferences (1)

Barlow, R., Easton, I. and Andrews, L., (2014). P116 Differences In Patient Outcomes Between A 6, 7 And 8 Week Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme

Grants and funding

2018

Assessing the validity of the Organiclea Wellbeing Log outcome measure

Organiclea Limited

2016

Research Consulting to Gender Identity Development Service

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

2015

Consultancy by Dr Leanne Andrews

East of England Respiratory Specialist Clinical Network

Evaluating the Risk Avert Intervention in Essex Schools

Essex County Council

Analysis of data from an evalution of the Norfolk Perinatal infant mental health service (PIMHS)

Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Contact

landre@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874466

Location:

2S2.5.09, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

By appointment