Dr Janine Carroll

Senior Lecturer

Janine’s main teaching areas are Psychological Research Methods and Skills and Health Psychology. Her research interests are located within Health Psychology and include the application of psychological theory to healthcare professionals, interventions to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and understanding how people live with chronic pain.


Janine completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University in 2001 and in 2011, was awarded her PhD from the University of Manchester. Her PhD research investigated the psychological and contextual factors that influenced personal and professional development in medical students. In 2011-2012 she completed an MSc in Health Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.


Janine is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. She is a full member of the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology and a graduate member of the Division of Health Psychology, both divisions of the British Psychological Society.

E-mail: J.Carroll@Chester.ac.uk


Janine teaches on the undergraduate modules Health Psychology (PS6015), Becoming a Psychological Researcher (PS5015) and Psychological Research Methods and Skills (PS4005). Additionally, Janine is responsible for supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.


Janine’s research interests lie within Health Psychology. Her previous work has involved investigating the coping methods and beliefs held by people living with chronic back pain, doctor-patient communication, the effects of a reading group intervention on older adults living with dementia and mental health professionals’ approach to the recovery process. She recently received an internal grant and is working with Dr Linda O’Neill, Dr Julie Kirkham and Dr Mandy Yilmaz to investigate the use of mobile technology in enhancing student engagement, teaching and learning.

Published work

Billington, J., Carroll, J., Davis, P., Healey, C., and Kinderman, P. (2013) A literature-based intervention for older people living with dementia, Perspectives in Public Health, 133, 3, 165-173

Notely, C., Goodair, C., Chaytor, A., Carroll, J., Ghodse, H., and Kopelman, P. (2013). Report of the substance misuse in the undergraduate medical curriculum project in England. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 1, 8

Pearson, E., Carroll, J., and Dornan, T. How do you make doctors? In Farnsworth, V., and Solomon, Y (Eds) Reframing Educational Research: Resisting the ‘what works’ agenda (pp. 50-60). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Carroll, J. (2010). The role of Continuing Professional Development in the health professions. Health Psychology Update, 19(1), 30-32

Salmon, P., Wissow, L., Carroll, J., Ring, A., Humphris, G.M., Davies, J.C., and Dowrick, C.F., (2008). Doctors attachment style and their inclination to propose somatic interventions for medically unexplained symptoms. General Hospital Psychiatry, 30, 2, 104-111. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2007.12.002

Salmon, P., Wissow, L., Carroll, J., Ring, A., Humphris, G.M., Davies, J.C., and Dowrick, C.F., (2007). Doctors’ responses to patients with medically unexplained symptoms who seek emotional support: criticism or confrontation? General Hospital Psychiatry, 29, 5, 454-460. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2007.06.003