Dr Philip Watson
Honorary FellowTel: 0131 650 2680
Fax: 0131 650 9119
Following more than two years in the department working in close collaboration with Dr. Brian McKinstry, I am now an Honorary Fellow and grantholder on two trials funded by the CSO. One trial is looking at the contribution of psychology in explaining recall of clinical information following healthcare consultations. The second trial is looking at testing the efficacy of a self-help cognitive intervention in individuals presenting with chronic physical illness and co-morbid depression.
My research interests primarily lie within the field of health psychology. Specific areas include the role of appraisals/attributions/perceptions in both chronic physical and mental illness, cognitive models of health and illness behaviour, stress, and the efficacy of self-help CBT for illness-related emotional dysfunction.
|1996||B.Sc (Hons) Psychology|
|1999||M.Sc Health Psychology|
|2006||Ph.D 'The Role of Illness Perceptions in Psychosis'|
|2002-present||C. Psychol. BPS Chartered Psychologist|
|2009-present||HPC Registered Psychologist|
- Pilot study of a practice nurse supported psychological self-help intervention for patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease and co-morbid depression. (Chief Scientist Office, 2008-2009) Maxwell M, Williams C, Morrison J, Burton C, Watson PWB, Naji S, Martinez R (CI CI University of Stirling)
- Descriptive and comparative study of patients' recall of the content of face-to-face and telephone consultations: a pilot study. (Chief Scientist Office, 2007-2008) McKinstry B, Watson PWB
- McKinstry B, Watson P, Elton R, Pinnock H, Kidd G, Meyer B, Logie R & Aziz S (2011). The accuracy of patients' recall of the content of telephone and face-to-face consultations: a comparison with audio-recordings. Postgraduate Medical Journal. DOI Link
- Watson, P.W.B. (2010). Book Review: [of] D. Turkington et al., Back To Life, Back to Normality. Cognitive Therapy, Recovery and Psychosis. Cambridge University Press (2009). Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Advance access online 7 April 2010.
- Smith B., O'Sullivan B., Watson P., Onwumere J., Bebbington P., Garety P., Freeman D., Fowler D. & Kuipers E. (2010). Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy of auditory-verbal hallucinations. In: Hallucinations: A Practical Guide to Treatment and Management. Editors: F. Laroi & A. Aleman. Oxford University Press.
- McKinstry, B., Watson, P., Pinnock, H., Heaney, D. & Sheikh, A. (2009). Confidentiality and the telephone in family practice: a qualitative study of the views of patients, clinicians, and administrative staff. Family Practice, advance access, doi:10.1093/fampra/cmp032.
- McKinstry, B., Watson, P., Pinnock, H., Heaney, D. & Sheikh, A. (2009). Telephone consulting in primary care: a triangulated qualitative study of patients and providers. British Journal of General Practice, 59 (563), e209-e218.
- Watson, P.W.B. & McKinstry, B. (2009). A systematic review of interventions to improve recall of medical advice in healthcare consultations. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 102, 235-243.
- Onwumere J, Kuipers E, Bebbington P, Dunn G, Fowler D, Freeman D, Watson P, Garety PA (2008) Care-giving and illness beliefs in the course of psychotic illness. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 53: 460-468
- Kuipers E, Watson PWB, Onwumere J, Bebbington P, Dunn G, Weinman J, Fowler D, Freeman D, Hardy A, Garety PA (2007) Discrepant illness perceptions, expressed emotion and affect in patients with psychosis and their carers. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 42 (4): 277-283
- Watson PWB, Garety PA, Weinman J, Dunn G, Bebbington PE, Fowler D, Freeman D, Kuipers E (2006) Emotional dysfunction in schizophrenia spectrum psychosis: the role of illness perceptions. Psychological Medicine, 36 (6): 761-770
- Kuipers E, Bebbington P, Dunn G, Fowler D, Freeman D, Watson P, Hardy A, Garety PA (2006) The influence of carer expressed emotion and affect on relapse in non-affective psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 188: 173-179
- Jenner, EA, Fletcher, B, Watson, PWB, Jones, FA, Miller, L, Scott, GM (2006) Discrepancy between self-reported and observed hand hygiene behaviour in healthcare professionals. Journal of Hospital Infection, 63: 418-422
- Jenner, EA, Watson, PWB, Miller, L, Jones, FA, Scott, GM (2002) Explaining hand hygiene practice: An extended application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 7 (3): 311-326
- Watson, PWB, Myers, LB (2001) Which cognitive factors predict clinical glove use amongst nurses? Psychology, Health & Medicine, 6 (4): 399-409
- Watson, PWB (2001) The Theory of Planned Behaviour: Theory, Methodology & Application. Health Psychology Update, 10 (1): 29-31