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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 successfully defended her PhD thesis viva voce on the 14th June 2018. Her thesis was entitled “Improving the Implementation of Enhanced Recovery Pathways through Realist Evaluation” and was submitted to the Norwich Medical School, at the University of East Anglia. 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 an Online Teaching Fellow at King’s College London (MSc Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health). She is also currently working as a research associate on two projects at the University of East Anglia:

  • With the Norwich Medical School, on the PERFECTED project
  • With the School of Economics and the Learning Enhancement Team, on a project titled Learning Technologies: Inclusive Approach and Good Practice.

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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