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Health Sciences profile

Dr Amy Richardson

PositionResearch Fellow
QualificationsBA PGDipSci PhD
Research summaryHealth psychology and public health research with a focus on intervention development

Research

Amy's research expertise is in the area of health psychology. Her PhD thesis investigated the psychological support needs of people with head and neck cancer and their family members. The thesis also examined whether the provision of a brief targeted psychological intervention could improve psychological well-being and health-related quality of life in this patient group.

Since the completion of her PhD, Amy has become interested in how health psychology can be applied to public health, particularly with respect to the development of interventions that can promote psychological adaptation to chronic illness and disability. She is also currently exploring opportunities to reduce disparities in physical health among people with serious mental illness in New Zealand.

Publications

McBride, D., Samaranayaka, A., Richardson, A., Gardner, D., Shepherd, D., Wyeth, E., de Graaf, B., & Derrett, S. (2022). Factors associated with self-reported health among New Zealand military veterans: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 12, e056916. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056916

Harcombe, H., Richardson, A. E., Wyeth, E. H., & Derrett, S. (2021). Preventing subsequent injury: Healthcare providers' perspectives on untapped potential. Injury. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.11.029

Richardson, A. E., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., & Wyeth, E. H. (2021). Prevalence and predictors of psychological distress following injury: Findings from a prospective cohort study. Injury Epidemiology, 8(1), 41. doi: 10.1186/s40621-021-00337-7

Derrett, S., Wyeth, E. H., Richardson, A., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Lilley, R., & Harcombe, H. (2021). Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study 10 Years on (POIS-10): An observational cohort study. Methods & Protocols, 4(2), 35. doi: 10.3390/mps4020035

Richardson, A., Samaranayaka, A., Sullivan, M., & Derrett, S. (2021). Secondary health conditions and disability among people with spinal cord injury: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 44(1), 19-28. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2019.1581392

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

McBride, D., Samaranayaka, A., Richardson, A., Gardner, D., Shepherd, D., Wyeth, E., de Graaf, B., & Derrett, S. (2022). Factors associated with self-reported health among New Zealand military veterans: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 12, e056916. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056916

Journal - Research Article

Harcombe, H., Richardson, A. E., Wyeth, E. H., & Derrett, S. (2021). Preventing subsequent injury: Healthcare providers' perspectives on untapped potential. Injury. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.11.029

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A. E., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., & Wyeth, E. H. (2021). Prevalence and predictors of psychological distress following injury: Findings from a prospective cohort study. Injury Epidemiology, 8(1), 41. doi: 10.1186/s40621-021-00337-7

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A., Samaranayaka, A., Sullivan, M., & Derrett, S. (2021). Secondary health conditions and disability among people with spinal cord injury: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 44(1), 19-28. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2019.1581392

Journal - Research Article

Geraerds, A. J. L. M., Richardson, A., Haagsma, J., Derrett, S., & Polinder, S. (2020). A systematic review of studies measuring health-related quality of life of general injury populations: Update 2010-2018. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 18, 160. doi: 10.1186/s12955-020-01412-1

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Richardson, A., Wyeth, E., Edmonds, L., & Derrett, S. (2020). Child/youth, family and public engagement in paediatric services in high-income countries: A systematic scoping review. Health Expectations, 23, 261-273. doi: 10.1111/hex.13017

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Samaranayaka, A., Gardner, D., de Graaf, B., Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., … McBride, D. (2020). Risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress among New Zealand military personnel: A cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231460

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A., Richard, L., Gunter, K., Cunningham, R., Hamer, H., Lockett, H., Wyeth, E., Stokes, T., … Cox, A., & Derrett, S. (2020). A systematic scoping review of interventions to integrate physical and mental healthcare for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 128, 52-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.05.021

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A. E., Broadbent, E., & Morton, R. P. (2019). A systematic review of psychological interventions for patients with head and neck cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(6), 2007-2021. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04768-3

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A., Gurung, G., Derrett, S., & Harcombe, H. (2019). Perspectives on preventing musculoskeletal injuries in nurses: A qualitative study. Nursing Open, 6, 915-929. doi: 10.1002/nop2.272

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, 82, 58-67. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.018

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

Derrett, S., Wyeth, E. H., Richardson, A., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Lilley, R., & Harcombe, H. (2021). Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study 10 Years on (POIS-10): An observational cohort study. Methods & Protocols, 4(2), 35. doi: 10.3390/mps4020035

Journal - Research Other

Richardson, A., Richard, L., Gunter, K., & Derrett, S. (2019). Interventions to integrate care for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders: A systematic scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 9, e031122. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031122

Journal - Research Other

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