Niall Anderson


Niall C. Anderson – Long-Term Conditions


Niall AndersonIn 2014 I graduated from the University of Dundee with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I was subsequently successful in applying for a Scottish Funding Council bursary to attend the MSc Health Psychology course at the University of St Andrews, from which I graduated in 2015. I began working as a Trainee Health Psychologist for NHS Borders in January 2016, conducted through the NHS Education for Scotland Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2) two-year programme. This role has predominantly been focused on two patient populations: Long-term conditions and mental health. Through this I have conducted a range of projects including type 2 diabetes interventions and consultancy, smoking cessation service development, the facilitation of teaching/training in psychological principles, and long-term conditions research. In January 2017 I was also invited by the British Psychological Society to join, and provide a candidates’ perspective to, the Health Psychology Qualifications Reference Group.

Out with work/studies my interests include going to see live music, sport & exercise, exploring new places, volunteering, and I can pretty much always be seen with a coffee in hand.

Current research

 I am currently involved in two long-term conditions research projects which Dr. Ozakinci supervises. The first involves a systematic review on the effectiveness of psychological interventions, and the second is a mixed-methods exploratory research project into staff beliefs towards using a supported self-management approach.”

Presentations and poster sessions

 Anderson, N. A., & Mason, C. Applying the Stage 2 Training Competencies to Health Improvement Targets: NHS Education for Scotland Training Programme. Verbal session presented at: SCCH 1st Practitioner Applied Health Psychology Conference; 2017 March 30; London, UK.

Anderson, N. A. Assessing Staff Supported Self-Management Beliefs in a Health Board using the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Poster session presented at: European Health Psychology Conference; 2017 August 31; Padua, Italy.”