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Astrid Coxon is a psychologist living and working in Suffolk, UK. She has therapeutic and research experience in higher education institutions and a variety of healthcare settings. She has worked with ambulance dispatch personnel, hospital ward staff, people with a variety of chronic health conditions, adults with learning difficulties, young people with mental illnesses and students in higher education.

She runs a psychology blog which covers a variety of topics in health psychology research, event reviews, and an ongoing series about the psychology of roller derby.


Astrid was awarded a PhD by the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, in June 2018, with a thesis was entitled “Improving the Implementation of Enhanced Recovery Pathways through Realist Evaluation”. Her doctoral research explores ways in which new surgical pathways can be better implemented in existing hospital practice, to streamline the patient pathway and improve care.

Astrid is a research associate with the Education Support Team at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. Her current research, which forms part of the KCL strategic initiative for student mental health and wellbeing, explores the impact of brief mindfulness interventions for student wellbeing and attainment. This research is being conducted in collaboration with Monash University in Melbourne.

Since September 2018, Astrid has been an Online Teaching Fellow at King’s, teaching research skills as part of the MSc Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health.

She is also part of an ongoing research project Learning Technology: Inclusive Approach and Good Practice, with colleagues from the School of Economics and the Learning Enhancement Team at the University of East Anglia.

Astrid was recently appointed as an Editor for the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section’s Bulletin journal.


For more information about Astrid, including her current projects and previous experience, click here.

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