Dr Amy Fielden
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6174
- Address: School of Psychology
5th Floor, Room 5.14
I am a Teaching Fellow within the School of Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Media Studies, University of Sunderland (2004)
MSc Nutrition and Psychological Science (Distinction), Northumbria University (2008)
PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training, University of Sunderland (2009)
PhD Psychology, 'Increasing Acceptance of Online Health Information: Understanding Barriers, Tailoring Messages and Self-Affirmation’, Northumbria University (2012)
I have worked as a Senior Research Assistant, Demonstrator and Part-time Lecturer at Northumbria University, teaching on both undegraduate and post-graduate programmes. I have also worked as a demonstrator at the University of Sunderland. I have carried out commissioned research for Sunderland City Council and Back on the Map.
BPS member with specific membership of the Division of Health Psychology, QMiP, North East Branch and Division for Teachers and Researchers
Associate member of FUSE Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
ONE North East PhD scholarship funding
ULTSEC Summer 2016/17 Responsive Innovation Funding. PALs - Pre A-Level Skills £2500.
N8 Strategic Pump Priming Funding 'Exploring the Potential of Local Food Hubs in Deprived Areas: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange for Best Practise Guidelines' £20,000. Collaboration with Lancaster University and University of Sheffield. (March 2017-November 2017)
Mia Campbell (2013-2016) Systematic Development of a Complex Intervention for Weight Cycling. Northumbria University (Second Supervisor)
My doctorate was titled ‘Increasing Acceptance of Online Health Information: Understanding Barriers, Tailoring Messages and Self-Affirmation’. The focus of my mixed methods research was behaviour associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Barriers to adopting healthy lifestyles and perceptions of credible online health information were explored and used to produce personally relevant health messages concerning fruit & vegetable consumption. This, in conjunction with a psychological technique based on Self-affirmation Theory, was incorporated into an educational website.
In a broader context I am interested in health related behaviour change interventions, online interventions and online persuasion, the psychology of food and eating, consumer psychology and mixed methods research.
I am currently the
module leader for PSY1001 Psychological Enquiry, PSY1002 Developmental and Social Psychology, PSY3006 Consumer Psychology and PSY8062 Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychology. I also contribute
to PSY2011 Research Methods 2b and contribute to research methods teaching on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Sillence E, Little L, Fielden A. Intervening Online: Evaluating Methods, Assessing Outcomes, and Signposting Future Directions. In: Little L; Sillence E; Joinson A, ed. Behavior Change Research and Theory: Psychological and Technological Perspectives. Amsterdam: Elsevier Inc, 2016, pp.167-179.
- Fielden AL, Sillence E, Little L, Harris PR. Online Self-Affirmation Increases Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Groups at High Risk of Low Intake. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being 2016, 8(1), 1-18.
- Fielden A, Tzemou E, Rosenkranz P. Integrating Qualitative Research Methods into a Positivist Psychology Programme. In: International Convention of Psychological Science. 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for Psychological Sceince.
- Jackman L, Fielden A, Pearson S. Micro-skills of group formulations in care settings: Working with expressions of staff distress. Dementia 2015, Epub ahead of print.
- Rosenkranz P, Fielden A, Tzemou E. Teaching psychological research methods through a pragmatic and programmatic approach. In: 5th Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
- Campbell M, Deary V, Smith M, Fielden A. Phenotyping weight-cycling individuals- Qualitative interviews and preliminary questionnaire development. In: Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2014. 2014, York: The British Psychological Society.
- Rosenkranz P, Fielden A, Tzemou E. Teaching psychological research methods through a pragmatic and programmatic approach. Psychology Teaching Review 2014, 20(2), 28-35.
- Dawson L, Deary V, Fielden A. The psychological and social aspects of a physical rehabilitation programme for fire service personnel. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2014, 21(5), 232-239.
- Fielden A, Little L, Sillence E. Impact at ground level: using qualitative analysis to develop health messages for a target population. In: Post-graduate Qualitative Research with Impact (PsyPAG). 2012, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.
- Fielden A. Increasing Acceptance of Online Health Information: Understanding Barriers, Tailoring Messages and Self-Affirmation. Northumbria University, 2012. Available at: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/14687/1/fielden.amy_phd.pdf.
- Fielden A, Toth N, Sillence E, Little L. Reflections on novel data collection methods from children and young people. In: Qualitative Methods in Psychology conference at the BPS annual conference. 2012, London, England.
- Fielden A, Goldie S, Sillence E. Taking another look: Developing a sustainable and expandable programme of qualitative research methods in psychology. Psychology Learning and Teaching 2012, 11(1), 46-51.
- Fielden A, Sillence E, Little L. Children's understandings of obesity, a thematic analysis. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being 2011, 6(3), 7170.
- Fielden A, Little L, Sillence E. Self Affirming via the Web; A potential lifestyle behaviour intervention. In: 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction. 2011, Newcastle, England.
- Fielden A. Using ICT to overcome barriers to behaviour change and implement lifestyle interventions. In: 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth). 2011, Dublin, Ireland: IEEE.