Professor Anna Whittaker

Professor of Behavioural Medicine

Sport Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA

Professor Anna Whittaker

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About me

Professor Anna Whittaker completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2005, and then undertook post-doctoral research for one year with Prof Douglas Carroll. She then went on to win a prestigious 5-year Research Councils UK Fellowship. On completion of the fellowship in 2011 she was promoted to Senior Research Fellow, in 2012 to Reader in Behavioural Medicine, and to Professor in 2016.

She received the Herbert Weiner Early Career Award 2010 from the American Psychosomatic Society in recognition of importance and sophistication of research for this career stage. Professor Whittaker also won the Neal Miller Early Career Award from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research 2010 - a very prestigious award to research. In 2011 she became the inaugural winner of the award for outstanding contributions to research from the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology. In 2014 she received the Stress and Anxiety Research Society’s Early Career Award for her research on stress and anxiety.

In 2016 she was recognised as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and in 2019 she was recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Award

Academy of Behavioural Medicine Research Neal Miller Early Career Award

Stress and Anxiety Research Society Early Career Award

Ratcliffe Prize for best PhD in Life Sciences
University of Birmingham

Public Engagement Video Competition Winner
University of Birmingham

British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research
British Psychological Society

American Psychosomatic Society Early Career Award
Herbert Weiner Early Career Award for the importance and sophistication of research

External Examiners and Validations

PhD Examining Vriij University
Vrije University Amsterdam

PhD examining UCL
University College London

MSc Rehabilitation Studies examining
Aston University

MSc Health and Management external examiner
University of Bedfordshire

PhD examiner UCL
University College London

PhD examining UCL
University College London

PhD examiner NUI Galway
National University of Ireland - Galway

PhD examiner Deakin
Deakin University

UG thesis external examining
St George's, University of London

Professional membership

Stress and Anxiety Research Society

Society for Psychophysiological Research

American Psychosomatic Society

HCPC Practitioner Psychologist

British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology
British Psychological Society

Professional qualification

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Higher Education Academy

Fellow of British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society

University Contribution

Birmingham Hero
University of Birmingham

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Public engagement with research media campaign face

Nomination for Best Research Leader 2020