Jayne Joy

PhD Student

Jayne is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working part-time for the NHS. Alongside clinical work she is currently studying towards a PhD in the department of Psychology.


Jayne’s research aims to investigate psychosocial therapeutic interventions for caregivers of people diagnosed with cancer. Jayne is particularly interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – one of the third wave behavioural therapies. She is keen to explore the effectiveness of specific components of ACT in the context of their caregiving role.

Jayne is a member of the Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health (CRUPH). Externally, she is a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS) and Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

Published work

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Hulbert-Williams, L., Nicholls, W., Joy, J., Hulbert-Williams, N. (2014). Initial Validation of the Mindful Eating Scale. Mindfulness, 5, 719-729. DOI: 10.1007/s12671-013-0227-5

Other Publications:

Joy, J. (2012) Eating Disorders in Primary Care. Healthcare, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 12(2).