Dr Nicola Payne


NameDr Nicola Payne
Job titleAssociate Professor in Psychology
Research institute
Primary appointmentPsychology
Email addressn.payne@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5885-9801
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Nicky Payne is an Associate Professor in Psychology, an HCPC Registered Practitioner Health Psychologist, and a Chartered Psychologist and full member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Psychology (Hertfordshire), MSc Health Psychology (City), PhD (Hertfordshire), PGCertHE (Middlesex)

Teaching

Department of Psychology Postgraduate Research Lead

Programme leader MSc Clinical Health Psychology and Wellbeing

MSc module leader: Research: Practice and reporting (research dissertation module)

MSc module leader: Clinical health psychology: perspectives, practice and placement

BSc module leader: Health psychology applied to behaviour change

Current PhD supervision

  • Neelam Ghuman.Work-life balance in employees with different family structures.
  • Tasneem Wadee. Leading and Managing business transformation in a changing economic climate.
  • Lindsay de Wal. The experience of humanist healthcare chaplains entering faith-based NHS Chaplaincy teams.
  • Nikki Swales. An exploration into skin cancer patients' experience of the helpful factors within psychotherapy.
  • Mary Attito. Black British Men's Perceptions of Therapy.
  • Andrew Waller. How do the experiences of overweight and obese men influence their cognitive and emotional processes?
  • Andrew Grimmer. A qualitative inquiry into cognitive behavioural therapy practitioners’ understanding of the meaning, context, and development of therapeutic competence across the professional lifespan.
  • Claire Gellard. Socioeconomic predictors of cooperative social Behaviour: an investigation into the ecological determinants of levels and styles of social coordination in humans.
  • Hosna Yasin. Workplace bullying and intergroup relations. The effect of organizational level social dominance and power distance orientation.
  • Kristina van Dam. The relationship between diabetes, stress and depression.

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with sickle cell disease

Constantinou, C. and Payne, N. 2024. Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with sickle cell disease. in: Inusa, B., Nwankwo, K., Azinge-Egbiri, N. and Bolarinwa, B. (ed.) Sickle Cell Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: Public Health Perspectives London, UK Routledge. pp. 31-43

Women's lives and temporalities of fertility treatment

Payne, N., Lewis, S. and Nilsen, A. 2024. Women's lives and temporalities of fertility treatment. Current Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/00113921241238433

Applying motivational techniques for user adherence to adopt a healthy lifestyle in a gamified application

Fatima, S., Augusto, J., Moseley, R., Urbonas, P., Elliott, A. and Payne, N. 2023. Applying motivational techniques for user adherence to adopt a healthy lifestyle in a gamified application. Entertainment Computing. 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.entcom.2023.100571

Mental health and coping with fertility treatment cessation during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

Payne, N. and van den Akker, O. 2022. Mental health and coping with fertility treatment cessation during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. https://doi.org/10.1080/0167482X.2022.2097475

Reiki practitioners' perceptions of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the experience, practice and future of Reiki

Abdurahman, F. and Payne, N. 2022. Reiki practitioners' perceptions of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the experience, practice and future of Reiki. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101530

A qualitative exploration of health-related quality of life and health behaviours in children with sickle cell disease and healthy siblings

Constantinou, C., Payne, N., van den Akker, O. and Inusa, B. 2021. A qualitative exploration of health-related quality of life and health behaviours in children with sickle cell disease and healthy siblings. Psychology and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2021.1955119

Job demands, resources and work-related well-being in UK firefighters

Payne, N. and Kinman, G. 2019. Job demands, resources and work-related well-being in UK firefighters. Occupational Medicine. 69 (8-9), pp. 604-609. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz167

Experiences of involuntary childlessness and treatment in the UK: what has changed in 20 years?

Payne, N., Seenan, S. and van den Akker, O. 2021. Experiences of involuntary childlessness and treatment in the UK: what has changed in 20 years? Human Fertility. 24 (5), pp. 333-340. https://doi.org/10.1080/14647273.2019.1687946

Resilience, stress and burnout in student midwives

Eaves, J. and Payne, N. 2019. Resilience, stress and burnout in student midwives. Nurse Education Today. 79, pp. 188-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.05.012

Experiences and psychological distress of fertility treatment and employment

Payne, N., Seenan, S. and van den Akker, O. 2019. Experiences and psychological distress of fertility treatment and employment. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. 40 (2), pp. 156-165. https://doi.org/10.1080/0167482X.2018.1460351

Catch 22? Disclosing assisted conception treatment at work

van den Akker, O., Payne, N. and Lewis, S. 2017. Catch 22? Disclosing assisted conception treatment at work. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 10 (5), pp. 364-375. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-03-2017-0022

New methods for stress assessment and monitoring at the workplace

Carneiro, D., Novais, P., Augusto, J. and Payne, N. 2019. New methods for stress assessment and monitoring at the workplace. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. 10 (2), pp. 237-254. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2017.2699633

A sanctuary of tranquillity in a ruptured world: evaluating long-term counselling at a women’s community health centre

Ciclitira, K., Starr, F., Payne, N., Clarke, L. and Marzano, L. 2017. A sanctuary of tranquillity in a ruptured world: evaluating long-term counselling at a women’s community health centre. Feminism & Psychology. 27 (4), pp. 530-552. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353516685344

Work–life balance and austerity: Implications of new ways of working in British public sector organisations

Lyonette, C., Anderson, D., Lewis, S., Payne, N. and Wood, S. 2016. Work–life balance and austerity: Implications of new ways of working in British public sector organisations. in: Lewis, S., Anderson, D., Lyonette, C., Payne, N. and Wood, S. (ed.) Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond New York Routledge. pp. 63-77

Public sector austerity cuts in the UK and the changing discourse of work-life balance

Lewis, S., Anderson, D., Lyonette, C., Payne, N. and Wood, S. 2017. Public sector austerity cuts in the UK and the changing discourse of work-life balance. Work, Employment and Society. 31 (4), pp. 586-704. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017016638994

Healthy eating beliefs and intentions of mothers and their adult children: an intergenerational transmission perspective

Sumodhee, D. and Payne, N. 2016. Healthy eating beliefs and intentions of mothers and their adult children: an intergenerational transmission perspective. Journal of Health Psychology. 21 (12), pp. 2775-2787. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315586214

Experiences of combining work and infertility treatment

Payne, N., van den Akker, O., Lewis, S. and Constantinou, C. 2015. Experiences of combining work and infertility treatment. BICA Journal/Journal of Fertility Counselling. 22 (1), pp. 13-16.

Sense of entitlement to workplace support for infertility treatment

Payne, N., Lewis, S., Constantinou, C. and van den Akker, O. 2014. Sense of entitlement to workplace support for infertility treatment. Work and Family Researchers Network Conference (WFRN): Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy. New York, USA 19 - 21 Jun 2014

Assessing the quality of life of children with sickle cell anaemia using self-, parent-proxy and healthcare professional-proxy reports

Constantinou, C., Payne, N. and Inusa, B. 2015. Assessing the quality of life of children with sickle cell anaemia using self-, parent-proxy and healthcare professional-proxy reports. British Journal of Health Psychology. 20 (2), pp. 290-304. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12099

Work-life balance and medically assisted reproduction (MAR): MAR uses experiences of workplace support

Payne, N., van den Akker, O., Constantinou, C. and Lewis, S. 2014. Work-life balance and medically assisted reproduction (MAR): MAR uses experiences of workplace support. 11th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. London, United Kingdom 14 - 16 Apr 2014

Evaluation of long-term counselling at a community health service for women who are on a low income

Payne, N., Ciclitira, K., Starr, F., Marzano, L. and Brunswick, N. 2015. Evaluation of long-term counselling at a community health service for women who are on a low income. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 15 (2), pp. 79-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733145.2013.877513

Work-life balance, recovery strategies, and well-being in fire service personnel

Payne, N. and Kinman, G. 2014. Work-life balance, recovery strategies, and well-being in fire service personnel. The BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference: Applying the Science of Psychology to Work. Brighton, UK 08 - 10 Jan 2014 pp. 228-232

Work-life balance policies, practices and discourse and public sector cuts

Anderson, D., Lewis, S., Lyonette, C., Payne, N. and Wood, S. 2013. Work-life balance policies, practices and discourse and public sector cuts. The BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference 2013: Connecting and contributing to make a difference. Chester, UK 09 - 11 Jan 2013 pp. 43-46

Employees’ perceptions of the impact of work on health behaviours

Payne, N., Jones, F. and Harris, P. 2013. Employees’ perceptions of the impact of work on health behaviours. Journal of Health Psychology. 18 (7), pp. 887-899. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105312446772

New ways of working and the implications for work-life balance

Lyonette, C., Anderson, D., Lewis, S., Payne, N. and Wood, S. 2013. New ways of working and the implications for work-life balance. Work, Employment and Society Conference: States of Work: Visions and Interpretations of Work, Employment, Society and the State. Warwick, UK 03 - 05 Sep 2013

Work, stress and health behaviours.

Payne, N., Kinman, G. and Jones, F. 2012. Work, stress and health behaviours. in: Houdmont, J., Leka, S. and Sinclair, R. (ed.) Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2. Chichester WileyBlackwell. pp. 239-255

Family based behavioural management of childhood obesity: Service evaluation of a group programme run in a community setting in the UK.

Murdoch, M., Payne, N., Samani-Radia, D., Rosen-Webb, J., Walker, L., Howe, M. and Lewis, P. 2011. Family based behavioural management of childhood obesity: Service evaluation of a group programme run in a community setting in the UK. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 65 (6), pp. 764-767. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2011.23

A qualitative investigation of employees’ perceptions of the impact of work on health behaviours

Payne, N., Jones, F. and Harris, P. 2011. A qualitative investigation of employees’ perceptions of the impact of work on health behaviours. BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference 2011: Creating value through occupational psychology. Stratford-upon-Avon, UK 12 - 14 Jan 2011 pp. 48-51

Work stress and health behaviour: daily diary methodology and multilevel modelling.

Payne, N. and Jones, F. 2007. Work stress and health behaviour: daily diary methodology and multilevel modelling. Health Psychology Update. 16 (3).

A qualitative investigation of employees' perceptions of the impact of work on health behaviours

Payne, N., Jones, F. and Harris, P. 2010. A qualitative investigation of employees' perceptions of the impact of work on health behaviours. Iavicoli, S., Jain, A., Petyx, M. and Tang, J. (ed.) 9th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. Rome, Italy 29 - 31 Mar 2010 Nottingham, UK EAOHP. pp. 256-256

Evaluation of an intervention to help students avoid unintentional plagiarism by improving their authorial identity.

Elander, J., Pittam, G., Lusher, J., Fox, P. and Payne, N. 2010. Evaluation of an intervention to help students avoid unintentional plagiarism by improving their authorial identity. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 35 (2), pp. 157-171.

A daily diary investigation of the effects of work stress on exercise intention implementation: Can planning overcome the disruptive effects of work?

Payne, N., Jones, F. and Harris, P. 2010. A daily diary investigation of the effects of work stress on exercise intention implementation: Can planning overcome the disruptive effects of work? Psychology and Health. 25 (1), pp. 111-129.

Student beliefs and attitudes about authorial identity in academic writing

Pittam, G., Elander, J., Lusher, J., Fox, P. and Payne, N. 2009. Student beliefs and attitudes about authorial identity in academic writing. Studies in Higher Education. 34 (2), pp. 153-170. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075070802528270

Learning, teaching and assessment of Health Psychology MSc courses: results from a survey.

Payne, N. 2008. Learning, teaching and assessment of Health Psychology MSc courses: results from a survey. Health Psychology Update. 17 (2), pp. 34-40.

Work stress and health behaviours: a work life balance issue

Jones, F., Kinman, G. and Payne, N. 2006. Work stress and health behaviours: a work life balance issue. in: Jones, F., Burke, R. and Westman, M. (ed.) Work-life balance: a psychological perspective Psychology Press. pp. 185-216

Learning, teaching and assessment in health psychology.

Payne, N. 2006. Learning, teaching and assessment in health psychology. Health Psychology Update. 15 (2), pp. 4-5.

The impact of job strain on the predictive validity of the theory of planned behaviour: an investigation of exercise and healthy eating

Payne, N., Jones, F. and Harris, P. 2005. The impact of job strain on the predictive validity of the theory of planned behaviour: an investigation of exercise and healthy eating. British Journal of Health Psychology. 10 (1), pp. 115-131. https://doi.org/10.1348/135910704X14636

The role of perceived need within the theory of planned behaviour: a comparison of exercise and healthy eating

Payne, N., Jones, F. and Harris, P. 2004. The role of perceived need within the theory of planned behaviour: a comparison of exercise and healthy eating. British Journal of Health Psychology. 9 (4), pp. 489-504. https://doi.org/10.1348/1359107042304524

The impact of working life on health behavior: the effect of job strain on the cognitive predictors of exercise

Payne, N., Jones, F. and Harris, P. 2002. The impact of working life on health behavior: the effect of job strain on the cognitive predictors of exercise. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 7 (4), pp. 342-353.

Occupational stressors and coping as determinants of burnout in female hospice nurses

Payne, N. 2001. Occupational stressors and coping as determinants of burnout in female hospice nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 33 (3), pp. 396-405. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2001.01677.x
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