Dr Vivien Swanson

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Psychology University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Vivien Swanson

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Health Psychologist; C Psychol, MSc Course Director Scottish Diabetes Group Psychology Working Group member - 2007 to date Member, Psychology Advisory Group to Chief Medical Officer, Scotland. March 2004 to 2006. Health Education Board for Scotland : Breastfeeding Education in Schools : Member of Special Working Group Committee. October 2001 - 2003. Member of NHS Health Scotland Breastfeeding Expert Group, October 2003 to 2006. Health Psychology Chair – British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology – Scotland. Feb. 2010 to date Secretary – British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology – Scotland. Feb. 2004 to 2007 Founder member of BPS Division of Health Psychology Scottish Committee. Feb. 2003 Division of Health Psychology, Exam Board. Member 2004 – date Stage 2 Examiner 2008 Division of Health Psychology, Training Committee. Member, 2004 - date Review Panel : Validation of MSc Course, Liverpool John Moore’s University, 2005 Member, Psychology Advisory Group to Chief Medical Officer, Scotland. 2004-6

Infant Feeding

Health Education Board for Scotland : Breastfeeding Education in Schools : Member of Special Working Group Committee. October 2001 - date. Founder member Scottish Infant Feeding Research Network. April 2002 to date. Fife PC NHS Trust : Breastfeeding in Schools Project Committee. June 2002 to date. Member of NHS Health Scotland Breastfeeding Expert Group, October 2003 to date

Diabetes

Member of Scottish Diabetes Group Psychology Working Group – 2007 – date Member Diabetes Education Action Group 2008 to date SIGN Guideline Group – Diabetes Lifestyle September 2008 - 2009

University of Stirling

Mental Health Panel University of Stirling: November 2000 – October 2003 Education Design Committee Psychology, June 2003 to date. Stress at Work : University Working Group, University of Stirling. Jan 2004 to date

Other Academic Activities

Secondment to NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland

Programme Director, Psychology Specialist Practice. (0.4 FTE)