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DSM staff profile

Dr Amy Richardson

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBA PGDipSci
Research summaryHealth psychology and public health research with a focus on intervention development

Research

Amy's research background is in health psychology.

Her PhD thesis investigated psychological factors related to distress and quality of life among patients with head and neck cancer, and also aimed to determine whether a brief psychological intervention could improve outcomes in this group.

Amy has also worked as a research assistant on the MD-Prev Study conducted at AUT, which examined the prevalence and impact of genetic muscular disorders in New Zealand.

Amy is now working with Associate Professor Sarah Derrett and other members of the IPRU to investigate and develop interventions for people who have experienced injury.

Publications

Richardson, A., McNoe, B., Derrett, S., & Harcombe, H. (2018). Interventions to prevent and reduce the impact of musculoskeletal injuries among nurses: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.018

Richardson, A. E., & Broadbent, E. A. (2017). Illness-related cognition. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.120

Richardson, A. E., Tennant, G., Morton, R. P., & Broadbent, E. (2017). A self-regulatory intervention for patients with head and neck cancer: Pilot randomized trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51(5), 629-641. doi: 10.1007/s12160-017-9885-1

Richardson, A., Morton, R. P., & Broadbent, E. (2016). Coping strategies predict post-traumatic stress in patients with head and neck cancer. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 273(10), 3385-3391. doi: 10.1007/s00405-016-3960-2

Richardson, A. E., Morton, R. P., & Broadbent, E. A. (2016). Illness perceptions and coping predict post-traumatic stress in caregivers of patients with head and neck cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(10), 4443-4450. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3285-0

Chapter in Book - Research

Richardson, A. E., & Broadbent, E. A. (2017). Illness-related cognition. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.120

Broadbent, E., & Richardson, A. (2015). Interventionen zur Veränderung subjektiver Krankheitsmodelle [Interventions to change illness perceptions]. In W. Rief & P. Henningsen (Eds.), Psychosomatik und Verhaltensmedizin. (pp. 360-371). Stuttgart, Germany: Schattauer.

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Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A., McNoe, B., Derrett, S., & Harcombe, H. (2018). Interventions to prevent and reduce the impact of musculoskeletal injuries among nurses: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.018

Richardson, A. E., Tennant, G., Morton, R. P., & Broadbent, E. (2017). A self-regulatory intervention for patients with head and neck cancer: Pilot randomized trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51(5), 629-641. doi: 10.1007/s12160-017-9885-1

Richardson, A., Morton, R. P., & Broadbent, E. (2016). Coping strategies predict post-traumatic stress in patients with head and neck cancer. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 273(10), 3385-3391. doi: 10.1007/s00405-016-3960-2

Richardson, A. E., Morton, R. P., & Broadbent, E. A. (2016). Illness perceptions and coping predict post-traumatic stress in caregivers of patients with head and neck cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(10), 4443-4450. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3285-0

Richardson, A. E., Morton, R. P., & Broadbent, E. A. (2016). Changes over time in head and neck cancer patients’ and caregivers’ illness perceptions and relationships with quality of life. Psychology & Health, 31(10), 1203-1219. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2016.1203686

Richardson, A. E., Morton, R., & Broadbent, E. (2015). Caregivers' illness perceptions contribute to quality of life in head and neck cancer patients at diagnosis. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33(4), 414-432. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2015.1046011

Richardson, A. E., Morton, R., & Broadbent, E. (2015). Psychological support needs of patients with head and neck cancer and their caregivers: A qualitative study. Psychology & Health, 30(11), 1288-1305. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2015.1045512

Richardson, A., Broadbent, E., & Morton, R. P. (2013). Coping mechanisms in patients with head and neck cancer. International Journal of Cancer Research and Prevention, 6(3/4), 279-319.

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