Paul Jenkinson

Paul JenkinsonPaul Jenkinson studied a BSc in psychology and neuroscience and a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology at Keele University. He worked as a research psychologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, before commencing his first lectureship at Staffordshire University, and current senior lectureship in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.

Jenkinson’s research explores the underlying mechanisms and relationship between the mind, body and self. He employs various methods including experimental neuropsychology, and cognitive, behavioural, and psychodynamic neuroscience. His work examines the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying body awareness, ownership, and interoceptive signals in neurological patients and healthy subjects.

His research interests include: cognitive and psychodynamic neuroscience and neuropsychology; bodily self-consciousness (especially agency, body ownership, and awareness [anosognosia]) and stroke rehabilitation (following right-hemisphere brain injury). Jenkinson’s current research student supervision are in the areas of interoceptive awareness and anosognosia for hemipelgia.

Credits to University of Hertfordshire and Paul Jenkinson

Published: 29 July 2014

Last update: 06 April 2015

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John Done

 

John DoneJohn Done is a lecturer at University of Hertfordshire research with particular interest in psychosis.  Appointed as the University’s Health Research Co-ordinator  in the 1990’s , Done was also given the  task of developing the university’s health research base. This included creating research excellence within the university as well as collaborations with  NHS clinicians. As such  Done broadened his own research profile to include health services research and apply his epidemiological expertise , particularly with cohort based studies, to  chronic health care problems other than psychosis , particularly rheumatoid arthritis and renal disease. He set up two research centres at UH –the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care ( CRIPACC ) and the Centre for Life Span and Chronic Illnesses (CLiCIR) and with the NHS Trusts in Hertfordshire Done and his colleagues have established one of the UK’s first university-based R&D advisory services with a contract to support  NHS R&D.

His main research interests involve thinking in people with schizophrenia/psychosis using cognitive theory of intentions, causal attribution, belief,  perception , memory, and reasoning. Currently my focus is on reasoning by patients with delusions and whether errors of reasoning match those found in stroke patients who manifest confabulation or anosognosia.

He currently teaches on a clinical psychology option on the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and supervise PhD and D.Clin Psy students whose research is in mental health. Done has previously been the Research Tutor on the D.Clin Psy course.

His recent publications include:

  • Negative and positive illness representations of rheumatoid arthritis: a latent profile analysis
    Norton, S., Hughes, L. D., Chilcot, J., Sacker, A., van Os, S., Young, A. & Done, J. Jun 2014 In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 3, p. 524-532
  • Risk of adult schizophrenia and its relationship to childhood IQ in the 1958 British birth cohort.
    Schulz, J., Sundin, J., Leask, S. K. & Done, J. 2014 In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 40, 1, p. 143-51 9 p.

Credits to University of Hertfordshire

Published: 12 June 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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