Dr Claudine Clucas

Senior Lecturer

Claudine teaches Psychological Therapies, Social Psychology and Research Methods. She also supervises Level 6 and Level 7 dissertations. She is particularly interested in the psychology of respect and psychosocial aspects of illness.


Claudine obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in the USA. She then completed an MSc in Research in Psychology at Oxford University and a PhD on social psychological influences on and consequences of patients’ experiences of feeling respected in doctor-patient relations at the University of Bristol. Following her PhD, she worked as a researcher in a health psychology group at University College London on topics relating to HIV/AIDS and the evaluation of an international parenting programme.


Claudine has been involved in a wide range of research studies on social, health and clinical psychology topics. For instance, she has carried out research on respect, doctor-patient relationships, social categorisations, psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS, parenting, psychological impact of baby abandonment on carers and the situation of children infected and affected by HIV in developed and developing countries.

Email: c.clucas@chester.ac.uk

Phone: 01244 513476


Claudine is module leader of Social and Individual Psychology (PS5018). Claudine also teaches at undergraduate level on Psychological therapies (PS5013) and Becoming a Psychological Researcher (PS5015). At postgraduate level she teaches on Social Psychology and Researching Thought and Behaviour for the MSc Psychology Conversion course. In addition, she supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

Claudine is happy to supervise research students (at MSc or PhD level) who want to work on social and health psychology aspects of respect in its various forms (particularly self-respect and interpersonal respect) or in the area of healthcare provider-patient relationships. 


Claudine’s research interests are primarily in Social and Health Psychology in the areas of the social psychology of respect, doctor-patient relationships, social categorisations and health outcomes and psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS.

She is currently collaborating with Hazel Chapman, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, on a research project on nurses' attitudes and behaviours of respect towards service users.

Published work

Clucas, C. (2015). Cancer patients’ respect experiences in relation to perceived communication behaviours from hospital staff: analysis of the 2012–2013 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey. Supportive Care in Cancer. doi: 10.1007/s00520-015-2973-5

Sherr, L., Croome, N., Clucas, C., & Brown, E. (2014). Differential Effects of Single and Double Parental Death on Child Emotional Functioning and Daily Life in South Africa. Child Welfare Journal, 93(1), 149-172.

Clucas, C., Skar, A-M. S., Sherr, L., & von Tetzchner, S. (2014). Mothers and Fathers Attending the International Child Development Programme in Norway. The Family Journal, 22(4), 409-418.

Solheim Skar, A. M., Tetzchner, S. V., Clucas, C., & Sherr, L. (2014). The Impact of a Parenting Guidance Programme for Mothers with an Ethnic Minority Background. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 4(3), 108-117.

Skar, A. M. S., von Tetzchner, S., Clucas, C., & Sherr, L. (2014). The long-term effectiveness of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) implemented as a community-wide parenting programme. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, (ahead-of-print), 1-15.

Clucas, C., & Chapman, H. (2014). Respect in final year student nurse-patient encounters – an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 2(1). doi: 10.1080/21642850.2014.918513

Skar, A-M. S., von Tetzchner, S., Clucas, C. & Sherr, L., (2014). Paradoxical Correlates of Facilitative Parenting Programme in Prison – Counterproductive Intervention or First Signs of Responsible Parenthood?”. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 15(1):35-54. doi:10.1080/14043858.2014.898981

Skar, A-M. S., Sherr, L., Clucas, C., & von Tetzchner, S. (2014). Evaluation of follow-up effects of the International Child Development Programme on caregivers in Mozambique. Infants and Young Children. 27(2):120-135. doi: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000006

Chapman, H. M., & Clucas, C. (2013). Student nurses' views on respect towards service users—An interpretative phenomenological study. Nurse Education Today, 34(3), 474-9. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.05.012.

Sherr, L., Solheim Skar, A., Clucas, C., von Tetzchner, S., & Hundeide, K. (2013). Evaluation of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) as a Community-wide Parenting Programme. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2013.793597

Clucas, C., Karira, J., & St Claire, L. (2012). Respect for a young male with and without a hearing aid: A reversal of the “hearing aid effect” in medical and non-medical students? International Journal of Audiology, 51:10, 739-45, doi:10.3109/14992027.2012.700772.

Harding, R., Clucas, C., Lampe, F.C., Leake Date, H., Fisher, M., Johnson, M., Edwards, S., Anderson, J., & and Sherr, L. (2012). What factors are associated with patient self-reported health status among HIV outpatients? A multi-centre UK study of biomedical and psychosocial factors, AIDS Care: Psychological and Sociomedical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, doi: 10.1080/09540121.2012.668175.

Sherr, L., Clucas, C., Lampe, F., Harding, R., Margaret, J., Fisher, M., Anderson, J., Edwards, S., & switching team (2012). Gender and mental health aspects of living with HIV disease and its longer-term outcomes for UK heterosexual patients. Women and Health, 52:3, 214-233. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2012.665431

Sherr, L., Clucas, C., Harding, R., Sibley, E., & Catalan, J. (2011). HIV and depression: A Systematic Review of Interventions. Psychology, Health and Medicine. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2011.579990

Harding, R., Clucas, C., Lampe, F.C., Norwood, S., Leake Date, H., Fisher, M., Johnson, M., Edwards, S., Anderson, J., & and Sherr, L. (2011). Behavioral Surveillance Study: Sexual Risk Taking Behaviour in UK HIV Outpatient Attendees. Aids and Behaviour. doi: 10.1007/s10461-011-0023-y.

Clucas, C.,Sibley, E., Harding R., Liu L., Catalan J., & Sherr L. (2011). A systematic review of interventions for anxiety in people with HIV. Psychology, Health and Medicine. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2011.579989

Clucas, C., & St Claire, L. (2011). Relationship between communication skills training and doctors' perceptions of patient similarity. International Journal of Medical Education, 2, 30-35. doi: 10.5116/ijme.4d8e.2715.

Clucas, C., & St Claire, L. (2011). Influence of patients’ self-respect on their experience of feeling respected in doctor-patient interactions. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 16, 2, 166-177.doi: 10.1080/13548506.2010.542168

St. Claire, L., & Clucas, C. (2011). In sickness and in health: Influences of social categorizations on health-related outcomes. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam & S. A. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health, and well-being. UK: Psychology Press.

Clucas, C., Harding, R., Lampe, F., Anderson, J., Date, H., Johnson, M., et al. (2010). Doctor-patient concordance during HIV treatment switching decision-making. HIV Medicine, 12, 87-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1293.2010.00851.x.

Clucas, C., & St Claire, L. (2010). The effect of feeling respected and the patient role on patient outcomes. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 2, 298-322. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-0854.2010.01036.x

Sherr, L., Lampe, F.C., Clucas, C., Johnson, M., Fisher, M., & Date, H., et al. (2010). Self-reported non-adherence to ART and virological outcome in a multiclinic UK study. AIDS care, 22, 939-945. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2010.482126

Harding, R., Lampe, F.C., Norwood, S., Date, H.L., Clucas, C., Fisher, M. et al. (2010). Symptoms are highly prevalent among HIV outpatients and associated with poor adherence and unprotected sexual intercourse. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 86, 520-524.


Sherr, L., Skar, A-M. S., Clucas, C., Tetzchner, S. v. & Hundeide, K. (2011). Evaluation of the Parental guidance program. Report to the Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion. http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/bld/aktuelt/nyheter/2011/evaluering-av-foreldreveiledning.html?id=654486

Conference proceedings

Chapman, H., & Clucas, C. Registered Nurses’ Experiences of Respect Towards Service Users: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. RCN conference 2015 (Oral).

Clucas, C. Understanding self-respect and its relationship to self-esteem. BPS Social and Developmental Conference. September 2015 (Oral)

Clucas, C., & Chapman, H. (2013). Factors experienced by student nurses as influencing their behaviours of respect towards patients. Second Conference on Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology, University of Derby, UK, 20th June 2013 – Poster presentation.

Harding, R., Sherr, L., Lampe, F., & Clucas, C. (2011). What predicts health-related quality of life among HIV outpatients with ART access in a high-income country? A multicentre UK study of biomedical and psychosocial factors. AIDS Impact, Santa Fee, USA, 12-15th September 2011 – Oral presentation.

Clucas, C. (2008). Saliency of the medical identity and communication training and perceived similarity of patients, Psychology and Health, 23, 88 – 88, EHPS and BPS health psychology division, Bath, University of Bath, 9-12th September 2008. – Poster presentation.

Clucas, C. (2008). Saliency of the medical identity and communication training and doctors’ personalisation of patients. British Psychological Society, social section and general section conference, Dublin, 4th February 2008 – Oral and poster presentations.