Dr Elaine Cameron

Lecturer in Health Psychology

Psychology Division of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Elaine Cameron

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I am a Lecturer in Health Psychology and HCPC registered Health Psychologist who joined the Division of Psychology in November 2019. Before this I was a Research Associate at the University of Manchester. During my time there I secured funding from the Multiple Sclerosis Society to carry out a mixed methods study of prescribing of disease-modifying drugs for people with MS and worked on a multi-million pound NIHR-funded programme grant to evaluate NHS England's type 2 diabetes prevention programme.

I completed my PhD in Health Psychology at Aston University in Birmingham, with supervision from Prof. Helen Pattison and Dr Carole Cummins. The PhD was hosted by Birmingham Children's Hospital and focused on investigating psycho-social factors influencing non-attendance at children's hospital appointments.

I am also a volunteer for The Change Exchange, an organisation pairing health psychology practitioners with partners in low and middle income countries to integrate behavioural science into health professional training and practice in order to tackle global health concerns.


I am interested in coping, self-management and medication-related behaviours, including adherence to medications, medical decision-making and attendance at health appointments. I am also interested in associated health professional behaviours, such as prescribing decisions and interactions with patients.

I have particular interests in how people manage long-term conditions, especially those characterised by neurological symptoms, pain and/or fatigue such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis.

I have also recently been working on projects related to antibiotic stewardship and global health, and hope to expand my research in these areas.

I have expertise in evaluating intervention fidelity, conducting systematic reviews, and carrying out mixed methods and qualitative research.

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Sneddon J, Afriyie D, Sefah I, Cockburn A, Kerr F, Byrne-Davis L & Cameron E (2020) Developing a Sustainable Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programme in Ghana: Replicating the Scottish Triad Model of Information, Education and Quality Improvement. Antibiotics, 9 (10), Art. No.: 636. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9100636



I am currently teaching and supervising on the following programmes: MSc Health Psychology; Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology