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Mrs Samantha Goodliffe

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Professional biography

Since completing my MSc in Health Psychology l have worked as a researcher in academic settings and charities. This work has involved working in multidisciplinary teams with different health populations in the UK and internationally. I have experience of quantitative and qualitative research. This includes NHS clinical trials and training design. 

My work has included the design and delivery of self-management interventions, feasibility trials, training healthcare professionals, patient and public involvement, and the evaluation of a perinatal mental health support service. 


Research interests


The psychological and social effect on people with long-term conditions and their family members. Psychological based interventions to support the self-management of long-term conditions.


OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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