Rosie Satherley

Rosie Satherley

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Disturbed Eating Practices in Coeliac Disease

Supervisors: Ruth Howard

Rosie is undertaking doctoral research into the prevalence, predictors and experience of disturbed eating practices in those with Coeliac disease. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in her research.


Bsc (Hons) Psychology 2013


Rosie studied for her Bsc in Psychology at the University of Birmingham, achieving a first class degree with honors. During her undergraduate study she held several research assistant positions looking at both genetics and health psychology. Rosie has also gained clinical experience in the areas of Diabetes, Schizophrenia, eating disorders, addiction, unwanted pregnancies as well as working in a forensic setting. She is currently working as an honorary assistant psychologist. Rosie is particularly interested in the relationship between chronic health conditions and psychological distress.


Research interests

Psychosocial impact of chronic health conditions, eating behaviors, adherence to treatment

Other activities

Rosie is a member of the Ingestive behavior seminar group and works part-time as an assistant psychologist in the Severe and Brittle asthma unit at Heartlands hospital. She also takes time to work as a teaching assistant at the university and is a member of Diabetes UK and Coeliac UK.


Satherley, R., Bingley, P.J., & Gillespie, K.M. (2013, March). HLA associations and multiple autoimmunity in individuals with type 1 diabetes. Poster presented at DiabetesUK conference, Manchester, UK.

Satherley, R., Fellows, J., Mitchell, V., & Mansur, A. H. (2013, December). Changes in SBAU patient’s lung function, anxiety and depression over a one-year period. Poster to be presented at the British Thoracic Society conference, London, UK.