Dr Anna Phillips Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc. (Hons.)

Reader in Behavioural Medicine

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4398

Fax +44 (0)121 414 4121

Email a.c.phillips@bham.ac.uk

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

60 second video iconDr Anna C. Phillips is an internationally renowned researcher and Health Psychologist working in Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychophysiology. She has conducted award winning work on stress and vaccination response across the life course.

Feedback and office hours

Tuesday 3.30-5.30pm Office hours

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, 1998. Birmingham
  • MSc Health Psychology, 2002. Staffordshire
  • PhD Sport & Exercise Sciences, 2005. Birmingham
  • PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Passed with recommendation of excellence and special commendation, 2008. Birmingham

Dr Anna Phillips' PhD in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at Birmingham examined the impact of psychosocial and physiological variables on the response to medical vaccinations in young and older adults, and received the Life and Health Sciences Ratcliffe Prize.

Biography

Dr Anna Phillips was appointed as a research associate during her PhD at the University of Birmingham, and undertook post-doctoral research for one year following her PhD with Prof Douglas Carroll. She then went on to win a prestigious 5-year RCUK Roberts Fellowship which is a fast-track fellowship that segues into a lectureship following its completion. On completion of the fellowship in 2011 she was promoted to Senior Research Fellow, and then again to Reader in Behavioural Medicine in 2012.

She received the Herbert Weiner Early Career Award 2010 from the American Psychosomatic Society - one of only two UK scientists to ever win this award. The award is made in recognition of importance and sophistication of research for this career stage.

Dr Phillips also won the Neal Miller Early Career Award from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research 2010 - a very prestigious award to research. In 2011 Dr Phillips became the inaugral winner of the award for outstanding contributions to research from the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology.

Dr Phillips is also a Birmingham hero. See Dr Anna Phillips' Birmingham hero profile.

Teaching

At the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences: Module organiser for Behavioural Medicine 3rd year module; 3rd year Project Supervisor; Postgraduate statistics training; Postgraduate teaching mentor.

Elsewhere: Lecturer in PNI and Statistics for the  BMedSci Biology of Ageing Course; 3rd year Project Supervisor for BMedSci students; Visiting lecturer on Health Psychology MSc courses nationally and internationally.

Postgraduate supervision

Five completed (2008, 2011, 2012, 2014). Five current students and two post-doctoral research fellows. All are funded via EU and Research Councils projects or scholarships. These are working on various aspects of stress, ageing and immunity, or physiological responses to acute stress.

Doctoral research

PhD title Psychosocial Factors, Reactivity and the Antibody Response to Vaccination

Research

Dr Anna Phillips is a Reader in Behavioural Medicine and Health Psychologist working in the areas of Psychoneuroimmunology, Cardiovascular Psychophysiology, and Behavioural Medicine. She publishes in and reviews for many journals in these fields and is also Associate Editor for both Psychophysiology and the International Journal of Psychophysiology.  She is particularly interested in the impact of stress on health via interactions between the neuroendocrine and immune systems. She is currently investigating the impact of psychosocial factors (stress, bereavement, caregiving, depression) and physiological factors (cortisol, DHEA, cardiovascular reactivity, fitness) on various immune indices (vaccination response, neutrophil function, sIgA) and health in both young and older adult populations, including patients with hip fracture and caregivers.

Dr Anna Phillips currently has funding from: the New Dynamics of Ageing Research Councils UK; Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Research Councils UK, and the European Commission. She also has collaborations with Psychology, Public Health, and various departments in the Medical School at Birmingham. Externally she has collaborations with the University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, University of Southampton; University College London, National University of Ireland, and University of Oklahoma.

In the video below Dr Phillips describes, in 60 seconds, her research into how stress and depression affects the immune system.

Video transcript here

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Podcast

Listen to Dr Anna Phillips' podcast 'How stress affects our immune systems' (MP3 - 17.1MB).

Other activities

  • Programme Committee Member for American Psychosomatic Society Conference
  • Associate Editor Encyclopedia of Behavioural Medicine
  • Associate Editor for the journal Psychophysiology, past Associate Editor for International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • Chair of the University of Birmingham Universitas 21 Interest Group
  • Athena SWAN Lead and Equality and Diversity Champion for the School
  • Healthy Ageing theme lead

Publications

Research Publications:

135  (including 4 pedagogical publications, 22 books/chapters/other, and 5 publications in press, below)
BOLD= entered in REF. * = entered in RAE.

Research publications accepted/in press: 5 all peer-reviewed

  1. Heaney, J.L.J., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C., (in press). Physical Activity, Life Events Stress, Cortisol, and DHEA in Older Adults: Preliminary Findings that Physical Activity May Buffer Against the Negative Effects of Stress.  Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, IF 2.09   http://dx.doi.org/
  2. Vitlic, A., Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., Carroll, D., Lord, J.M., Oliver, C., & Moss, P. (in press).  Anti-cytomegalovirus antibody titres are not associated with caregiving burden in younger caregivers, but do relate to negative health behaviours. British Journal of Health Psychology, IF 2.7 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12092  
  3. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Lee, H., & Carroll, D. (in press). The association between spirituality and depression in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities: social support and/or last resort. Journal of Religion and Health, IF 0.77 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-014-9839-x
  4. Phillips, A.C., & Vitlic, A. (in press). Stress, coping and resilience in an ageing population. In L. Riby.  Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods: Understanding Successful Aging, Abingdon UK: Routledge Psychology Press.
  5. Brindle, R., Ginty, A., Phillips, A.C., & Carroll, D. (in press). A tale of two mechanisms: A meta-analytic approach toward understanding the autonomic basis of cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress. Psychophysiology, IF 3.26 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12248

Peer-reviewed Scientific Journal Articles: 104

  1. Vitlic, A., Khanfer, R., Lord, J.M., Carroll, D. & Phillips, A.C. (in press). Bereavement reduces neutrophil oxidative burst only in older adults: Role of the HPA axis and immunesenescence. Immunity and Ageing, 11, 13. IF 2.32 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1742-4933-11-13
  2. Chan, W., Jones, D., Bosch, J.A., McTernan, P.G., Inston, N., Moore, S., Kaur, O., Phillips, A.C. & Borrows, R. (in press). Hypervolemia and blood pressure in prevalent kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation, 98, 320–327. IF 3.78 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000000066
  3. Vitlic, A., Lord, J.M. & Phillips, A.C. (2014). Stress, ageing and their influence on functional, cellular and molecular aspects of the immune system. Age, 36, 1169-1185. IF 4.08 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11357-014-9631-6
  4. Papini, C., Nakamura, P., Zorzetto, L., Thompson, J.L., Kokubun, E., & Phillips, A.C. (2014). The effect of a community-based primary health care exercise program on inflammatory biomarkers and hormones levels. Mediators of Inflammation, 2014, 7 pages IF 2.42 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/185707
  5. Ginty, A.T., Jones, A., Carroll, D., Roseboom, T.J., Phillips, A.C., Painter, R., & de Rooij, S.R. (2014). Neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and autonomic reactions to acute psychological stress are blunted in smokers. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 48, 87-97. IF 5.93 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.05.023
  6. Duggal. N.A., Beswetherick, A., Upton, J., Hampson, P., Phillips, A.C., & Lord, J.M. (2014). Depressive symptoms in hip fracture patients are associated with reduced monocyte superoxide production. Experimental Gerontology, 54, 27-34. IF 3.71 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2014.01.028
  7. Chan, W., Bosch, J.A., Jones, D., McTernan, P.G., Phillips, A.C., & Borrows, R. (2014). Obesity in kidney transplantation. Journal of Renal Nutrition, 24, 1-12. IF 1.57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jrn.2013.09.002
  8. Duggal, N.A., Upton, J., Phillips, A.C., Sapey, E., & Lord, J.M. (2013). An age-related numerical and functional deficit in CD19+CD24hiCD38hi B cells is associated with an increase in systemic autoimmunity. Aging Cell, 12, 873–881. IF 5.71  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acel.12114 
  9. Chan, W.L.W., Bosch, J.A., Jones, D., Kaur, O., McLean, A., McTernan, P.G., Harper, L., Phillips, A.C., Borrows, R. (2013). Predictors and consequences of fatigue in prevalent kidney transplant patients. Transplantation, 96, 987-994. IF 3.78 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0b013e3182a2e88b
  10. Phillips, A.C., Ginty, A.T., & Hughes, B.M. (2013, invited special issue). The other side of the coin: Blunted cardiovascular and cortisol reactivity are associated with negative health outcomes. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 90, 1-7. IF 2.14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2013.02.002 
  11. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., Der, G., Hunt, K., Bibbey, A., Ginty, A.T., & Benzeval, M. (2013, invited special issue). Low forced expiratory volume is associated with blunted cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress in a community sample of middle-aged men and women. International Journal of Psychophysiology,90, 17-20. IF 2.14http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.10.005
  12. Bibbey, A., Carroll, D., Roseboom, T.J., Phillips, A.C., & de Rooij, S.R. (2013). Personality and physiological reactions to acute psychological stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 90, 28-36. IF:2.14  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.10.018 
  13. Duggal, N.A., Upton, J., Phillips, A.C., & Lord, J.M. (2013). Depression is associated with reduced neutrophil function in hip fracture patients. Brain, Behavior & Immunity, 33, 173-182. IF 5.69 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2013.07.004
  14. Phillips, A.C., Upton, J., Arora Duggal, N., & Lord, J.M. (2013). Depression following hip fracture is associated with increased physical frailty in older adults: the role of the cortisol: dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate ratio. BMC Geriatrics, 13, 60-http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-13-60
  15. Phillips, A.C., Robertson, T., Carroll, D., Der, G., Shiels, P.G., McGlynn, L., & Benzeval, M. (2013). Do symptoms of depression predict telomere length? Evidence from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 288-296. IF 3.97 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e318289e6b5 
  16. Heaney, J.L.J., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C., (2013). DHEA, DHEAS and cortisol responses to acute exercise in older adults in relation to exercise training status and sex. Age, 35, 395-405.IF 6.28 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11357-011-9345-y
  17. Ginty, A.T., Gianaros, P.J., Derbyshire, S.W.G., Phillips, A.C., & Carroll, D. (2013). Blunted cardiac stress reactivity relates to neural hypoactivation. Psychophysiology, 50, 219-229. IF 3.29 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12017
  18. Ginty, A.T., Carroll, D., Roseboom, T.J., Phillips, A.C., & de Rooij, S.R. (2013). Depression and anxiety are associated with hypertension five years later in a cohort of late middle aged men and women. Journal of Human Hypertension, 27, 187-190. IF 2.80 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jhh.2012.18 
  19. Bartlett, D., Firth, C.M., Phillips, A.C., Moss, P., Baylis, D., Syydall, H., Sayer, A.A., Cooper, C. & Lord, J.M. (2012). The age-related increase in low grade systemic inflammation (Inflammaging) is not driven by Cytomegalovirus infection. Aging Cell, 11, 912-915. IF 7.15  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-9726.2012.00849.x  
  20. Phillips, A.C., Jiang, C.Q., Thomas, G.N., Lin, J.M., Yue, X.J., Cheng, K.K., Jin, Y.L., Zhang, W.S., & Lam, T.H. (2012). White blood cell subsets are associated with carotid intima-media thickness and pulse wave velocity: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. Journal of Human Hypertension, 26, 485-492. IF 2.29 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jhh.2011.58
  21. Khanfer, R., Lord, J.M., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C. (2012). Reduced neutrophil superoxide production among healthy older adults during acute psychological stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86, 238-244. IF 2.74 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.09.013
  22. Carroll, D., Ginty, A.T., Der, G., Hunt, K., Benzeval, M. & Phillips, A.C. (2012). Increased blood pressure reactions to acute mental stress are associated with 16-year cardiovascular disease mortality. Psychophysiology, 49, 1444-1448. IF 3.29  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01463.x 
  23. Phillips, A.C., Roseboom, T., Carroll, D., de Rooij, S. (2012). Cardiovascular and cortisol reactions to acute psychological stress and adiposity: Cross-sectional and prospective associations in the Dutch Famine Birth Cohort Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 699-710. IF 4.69 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e31825e3b91
  24. Carroll, D., Ginty, A.T., Painter, R.C., Roseboom, T.J., Phillips, A.C., & de Rooij, S.R. (2012). Systolic blood pressure reactions to acute stress are associated with future hypertension status in the Dutch Famine Birth Cohort Study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 270-273. IF 2.74http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.04.001
  25. Carroll, D., Bibbey, A., Roseboom, T., Phillips, A.C., Ginty, A.T., de Rooij, S. (2012). Forced expiratory volume is associated with cardiovascular and cortisol reactions to acute psychological stress. Psychophysiology, 49, 866-872. IF 3.29 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01361.x 
  26. Khanfer, R., Wallace, G., Keane, P.A., & Phillips, A.C. (2012). Uveitis and psychological stress. The Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses: Insight, 37, 11-16.
  27. Heaney, J.L.J., Phillips, A.C., & Carroll, D. (2012). Ageing, health behaviours and the diurnal rhythm and awakening response of salivary cortisol. Experimental Aging Research, 38, 295-314. IF 1.45 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2012.672134
  28. Phillips, A.C., Gale, C.R., & Batty, G.D. (2012). Sex hormones and cause-specific mortality in the male veterans: The Vietnam Experience Study. Quarterly Journal of Medicine, 105, 241-246. IF 2.63 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcr204
  29. Ginty, A.T., Phillips, A.C., Higgs, S., Heaney, J.L.J., Carroll, D. (2012). Disordered eating behaviour is associated with blunted cortisol and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 715-724. IF 5.81 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.09.004
  30. Ginty, A.T., Phillips, A.C., Roseboom, T.J., Carroll, D., de Rooij, S.R. (2012). Cardiovascular and cortisol reactions to acute psychological stress and cognitive ability in the Dutch Famine Birth Cohort Study, Psychophysiology, 49, 391-400.  IF 3.29 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01316.x
  31. Heaney, J.L.J., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C. (2012). Ageing, physical function, and the diurnal rhythms of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 341-349. IF 5.81 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.07.001
  32. Ginty, A.T., Phillips, A.C., Der, G., Deary, I.J., & Carroll, D. (2011). Heart rate reactivity is associated with future cognitive ability and cognitive change in a large community sample. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 82, 167-174. IF 2.14  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.08.004
  33. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., Der, G., Hunt, K., & Benzeval, M. (2011). Blood pressure reactions to acute mental stress and future blood pressure status: Data from the 12-year follow-up of the West of Scotland Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 737-742. IF 3.97 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182359808
  34. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., Gale, C.R., & Batty, G.D. (2011). Generalized Anxiety Disorder is Associated with Reduced Lung Function in the Vietnam Experience Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 716-720. IF 3.97 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e31822ff9e8
  35. Phillips, A.C. (2011, invited Review). Psychosocial effects on vaccination response. Social & Personality Compass (Health Section), 5, 621-633.IF 4.09http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2011.00378.x
  36. Phillips, A.C., Der, G., Shipton, D., & Benzeval, M. (2011). Prospective associations between cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress and change in physical disability in a large community sample. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 81, 332-337. IF 2.14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.08.002
  37. Khanfer, R., Lord, J.M., & Phillips, A.C., (2011).  Neutrophil function and cortisol:DHEAS ratio in bereaved older adults. Brain, Behavior & Immunity, 25, 1182-1186. IF 4.72 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2011.03.008
  38. Carroll, D., Batty, G.D., Mortensen, L.H., Deary, I.J., & Phillips, A.C. (2011). Low cognitive ability in early adulthood is associated with reduced lung function in middle age: The Vietnam Experience Study. Thorax, 66, 884-888. IF 6.53 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200104
  39. Phillips, A.C. (2011). Psychosocial variables and vaccination: a life course approach. International Journal of Biology and Biomedical Engineering, 5, 24-31. http://www.naun.org/multimedia/NAUN/bio/20-236.pdf
  40. Phillips, A.C. (2011). Psychosocial variables and vaccination: A life course approach. Recent Researches in Sociology, Financing, Environment & Health Sciences, 5, 32-41.
  41. Phillips, A.C. (2011, invited paper). Blunted as well as exaggerated cardiovascular reactivity to stress is associated with negative health outcomes. Japanese Psychological Research, 53, 177-192. IF 0.33 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5884.2011.00464.x
  42. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., Gale, C.R., Lord, J.M., Arlt, W., & Batty, G.D. (2011). Cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate, their ratio, and hypertension: evidence of associations in male veterans from the Vietnam Experience Study. Journal of Human Hypertension, 25, 418-424. IF 2.29 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jhh.2011.6
  43. Heaney, J.L.J., Ginty, A.T., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C. (2011). Preliminary evidence that exercise dependence is associated with blunted cardiac and cortisol reactions to acute psychological stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79,323-329. IF 2.14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.11.010
  44. Ginty, A.R., Phillips, A.C., Der, G., Deary, I.J., & Carroll, D. (2011). Cognitive ability and simple reaction time predict cardiac reactivity in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Psychophysiology, 48, 1022-1027. IF 3.29 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01164.x
  45. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Gale, C.R., Drayson, M., & Batty, G.D. (2011). Lymphocyte cell counts in middle age are positively associated with subsequent all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Quarterly Journal of Medicine, 104, 319-324. IF 2.63 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcq199
  46. Phillips, A.C. (2011, invited commentary).  Commentary on Generalised anxiety disorder doubles risk of cardiovascular events in people with stable coronary heart disease, Martens EJ, de Jonge P, Na B, Cohen BE, Lett H, Whooley MA. Evidence Based Mental Health, 14, 10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebmh1119
  47. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Gale, C.R., Lord, J.M., Arlt, W., & Batty, G.D. (2011). Major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and their comorbidity: Associations with cortisol in the Vietnam Experience Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 682-690. IF 5.81 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.09.011
  48. Phillips, A.C., Batty, G.D., Veldhuijzen van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Mortensen, L.H., Deary, I.J., Calvin, C.M., & Carroll, D.  (2011). Cognitive ability in early adulthood is associated with systemic inflammation in middle age: The Vietnam Experience Study. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 25, 298-301. IF 4.72  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2010.09.022
  49. Phillips, A.C., Hunt, K., Der, G., & Carroll., D. (2011). Blunted cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress predict symptoms of depression five years later: evidence from a large community study. Psychophysiology, 48, 142-148. IF 3.29 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01045.x
  50. Phillips, A.C. (special issue, 2011). Blunted cardiovascular reactivity relates to depression, obesity, and self-reported health. Biological Psychology, 86, 106-113. IF 3.23 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.03.016
  51. Phillips, A.C. & Hughes, B. (special issue, 2011). Introductory paper: Cardiovascular reactivity at a crossroads: Where are we now? Biological Psychology, 86, 95-97. IF 3.23 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.03.003
  52. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Gale, C.R., Drayson, M., Thomas, G.N., & Batty, G.D. (2010). Lymphocyte sub-population cell counts are associated with the metabolic syndrome and its components in the Vietnam Experience Study. Atherosclerosis, 213, 294-298. IF 4.5 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2010.08.047
  53. Heaney, J.L.J., Phillips, A.C., & Carroll, D. (2010).  Ageing, depression, anxiety, social support and the diurnal rhythm and awakening response of salivary cortisol.  International Journal of Psychophysiology, 78, 201-208. IF 3.04 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.07.009
  54. Balanos, G.M., Phillips, A.C., Frenneaux, M.P., McIntyre, D., Lykidis, C., Griffin, H.S., & Carroll, D. (2010).  Metabolically exaggerated cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress: the effects of resting blood pressure status and possible underlying mechanisms. Biological Psychology, 85, 104-111. IF 4.4 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.06.001
  55. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Gale, C.R., Lord, J.M., Arlt, W., & Batty, G.D. (2010). Cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate, their ratio and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the Vietnam Experience Study. European Journal of Endocrinology, 163, 285-292. IF 3.79 http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EJE-10-0299
  56. Khanfer, R., Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., & Lord, J.M. (2010). Altered human neutrophil function in response to acute psychological stress. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 636-640. IF 3.60 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181e7fae8
  57. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Gale, C.R., Lord, J.M., Arlt, W., & Batty, G.D. (2010). Cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, their ratio and the metabolic syndrome: evidence from the Vietnam Experience Study. European Journal of Endocrinology, 162, 919-923. IF 3.79 http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EJE-09-1078
  58. Phillips, A.C., Batty, G.D., Weiss, A., Deary, I.J., Gale, C.R., Thomas, G.N., & Carroll, D. (2010). Neuroticism, cognitive ability, and the metabolic syndrome: the Vietnam Experience Study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69, 193-201. IF 2.54 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2010.01.016
  59. Phillips, A.C., Carroll., D., Thomas, G.N., Gale, C.R., Deary, I., & Batty, G.D. (2010). The influence of multiple indices of socio-economic disadvantage across the adult life course on the metabolic syndrome: the Vietnam Experience Study. Metabolism, 59, 1164-1171. IF 2.92 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2009.11.009
  60. Thomas, N., Phillips, A.C., Carroll., D., Gale, C.R., & Batty, G.D., & et al., (2010).  The metabolic syndrome adds utility to the prediction of mortality over its components: the Vietnam Experience Study.  Atherosclerosis, 210, 256-261. IF 4.60 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2009.10.045
  61. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., & Carroll, D. (2010).  Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Paediatric Psychology, 35, 728-737. IF 2.90 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsp093   
  62. Phillips, A.C., Der, G., & Carroll, D. (2010). Self-reported health, self-reported fitness, and all-cause mortality: prospective cohort study. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 337-346. IF 2.33 http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/135910709X466180
  63. Gale, C.R., Kivmaki, M., Lawlor, D.A., Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., & Batty, G.D. (2010). Fasting glucose, diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and depression: the Vietnam Experience Study. Biological Psychiatry, 67, 189-192. IF 8.67 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.09.019
  64. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., Gale, C.R., & Batty, G.D. (2010). Generalized anxiety and major depressive disorders, their comorbidity and hypertension in middle-aged men. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 16-19. IF 3.60 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181c4fca1
  65. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., & Lovallo, W.R. (2009). Are large physiological reactions to acute psychological stress always bad for health?  Social and Personality Compass (Health Section), 3, 725-743. Review. IF 4.09 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2009.00205.x
  66. Phillips, A.C., Der, G., Hunt, K., & Carroll, D. (2009). Haemodynamic reactions to acute psychological stress and smoking status in a large community sample. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 73, 273-278. IF 3.35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2009.04.005
  67. Phillips, A.C. & Carroll, D. (2009). Gdy stres wpedza do grobu. Charaktery Magazyn Psychologiczny, 2, 44-46. Polish. Review
  68. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., Thomas, G.N., Gale, C.R., Deary, I., & Batty, G.D. (2009). Generalized anxiety disorder is associated with metabolic syndrome in the Vietnam experience study. Biological Psychiatry, 66, 91-93. IF 8.67  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.02.020
  69. Phillips, A.C., Batty, G.D., Gale, C.R., Deary, I.J., Osborn, D., MacIntyre, K., & Carroll., D. (2009). Generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and their comorbidity as predictors of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: the Vietnam Experience Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 395-403. IF 3.60 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e31819e6706
  70. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Drayson, M., & Carroll., D. (2009). Caregiving for children with developmental disabilities is associated with a poor antibody response to influenza vaccination Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 341-344. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e31819d1910 IF 3.60
  71. Phillips, A.C. & Carroll, D. (2009). Heading for an early grave: stress, illness, and death. The Psychologist, 22, 122-125. IF 0.41. Review http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_home.cfm/volumeID_22-editionID_172-ArticleID_1471-getfile_getPDF/thepsychologist%5C0209phil.pdf
  72. Phillips, A.C., Der, G., & Carroll, D. (2009). Self-reported health and cardiovascular reactions to psychological stress in a large community sample: Cross-sectional and prospective associations. Psychophysiology, 46, 1020-1027. IF 3.35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00843.x
  73. Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., Der, G., Hunt, K., & Carroll, D. (2009).  Symptoms of depression in non-routine caregivers: The role of caregiver strain and burden. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48, 335-346. IF 2.82  http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/014466508X397142
  74. Phillips, A.C., Carroll., D., Burns, V.E., & Drayson, M. (2009).Cardiovascular activity and the antibody response to vaccination. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 67, 37-43. IF 2.54 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.12.002
  75. Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., & Carroll, D. (2009). Social support, social intimacy, and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 38-45. IF 3.18 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-008-9077-0
  76. Phillips, A.C. (2009). Book review of Depression and Physical Illness. A. Steptoe (Ed.).  Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 14, 125-126. IF 1.2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548500802027335
  77. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., & Balanos, G. M. (2009). Metabolically-exaggerated cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress revisited. Psychophysiology, 46, 270-275. IF 3.35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2008.00762.x
  78. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Drayson, M., & Carroll., D. (2009, invited article). Parental caregivers of children with developmental disabilities mount a poor antibody response to pneumococcal vaccination. Brain, Behavior & Immunity, 23, 338-346. IF 4.91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2008.05.006
  79. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Oliver, C., & Carroll, D. (2008). Predictors of psychological morbidity in parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33, 1129-1136. IF 2.90 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsn040 
  80. Phillips, A.C., Der, G., & Carroll, D. (2008). Stressful life events exposure is associated with 17-year mortality, but it is health-related events that prove predictive. British Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 647-657. IF 2.25 http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/135910707X258886
  81. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., & Der, G. (2008). Body mass index, obesity, abdominal adiposity and cardiovascular reactions to psychological stress in a large community sample. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 653-660. IF 3.60 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e31817b9382
  82. Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., Carroll, D., & Drayson, M. (2008). Preliminary evidence that morning vaccine administration is associated with an enhanced response to vaccination in men. Psychophysiology, 45, 663-666. IF 3.35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2008.00662.x
  83. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Ferraro, A.J., Drayson, M.T., & Carroll, D. (2008). Social support is positively associated with the immunoglobulin M response to vaccination with pneumococcal polysaccharides.  Biological Psychology, 78, 211-215. IF 3.99 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.01.001
  84. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Ferraro, A.J., Drayson, M.T., & Carroll, D. (2008). Psychosocial factors are associated with the antibody response to both thymus-dependent and thymus-independent vaccines. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 22, 456-460. IF 4.91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2007.10.018
  85. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Evans, P., Der, G., Hunt, K., & Carroll, D. (2008). Caregiving is associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 22, 565-572. IF 4.91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2007.11.007
  86. Phillips, A.C., & Burns, V.E. (2008). Why are vaccinations interesting to psychologists?  The Psychologist, 21, 202-204. IF 0.34. Review http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_home.cfm/volumeID_21-editionID_158-ArticleID_1317-getfile_getPDF/thepsychologist%5C0308phill.pdf
  87. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Khan, N., & Moss, P. (2008). Cytomegalovirus is associated with depression and anxiety in older adults. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 22, 52-55. IF 4.91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2007.06.012
  88. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., & Der, G. (2007). Symptoms of depression and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress: Evidence from a population study. Biological Psychology, 75, 68-74. IF 3.99 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2006.12.002
  89. Phillips, A.C., Burns, V.E., & Lord, J. (2007). Stress and Exercise: getting the balance right for ageing immunity. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 35, 35-39. IF 3.83. Review http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/jes.0b013e31802d7008
  90. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Hunt, K., & Der, G. (2006).  The effects of the spontaneous presence of a spouse/partner and others on cardiovascular reactions to an acute psychological challenge. Psychophysiology, 43, 633-640. IF 3.35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2006.00462.x
  91. Carroll, D., Macleod, J., & Phillips, A.C. (2006).  Intervening for exhaustion. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 61, 9-10. IF 2.54 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2006.02.013
  92. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Evans, P., Bosch, J.A., Clow, A., Hucklebridge, F., & Der, G. (2006).  Stressful life events are associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva in the middle-aged and elderly. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 20, 191-197.* IF 4.91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2005.06.006
  93. Carroll, D., Davey Smith, G., Phillips, A.C., Ring, C., & West, P. (2006).  Birth-weight, adult blood pressure, and blood pressure reactions to acute psychological stress. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 60, 144-145. IF 3.19 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2005.039305
  94. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Burns, V.E., Ring, C., & Drayson, M. (2006).  Bereavement and marriage are associated with antibody response to influenza vaccination in the elderly. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 20, 279-289.* IF 4.91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2005.08.003
  95. Phillips, A. & Sheffield, D. (2005). Does work stress predict the occurrence of cold and flu symptoms? Health Psychology Update, 14, 40-44. IF 1.50
  96. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., Ring, C., Der, G., & Hunt, K. (2005). Life events and haemodynamic stress reactivity in the middle-aged and elderly. Psychophysiology, 42, 269-276. IF 3.35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2005.00282.x
  97. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Ring, C., Sweeting, H. & West, P. (2005). Life events and acute cardiovascular reactions to mental stress: a cohort study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, 384-392.* IF 3.60 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.psy.0000160464.63264.5d
  98. Phillips, A.C., Burns, V.E., Carroll, D., Ring, C., & Drayson, M. (2005).  The association between life events, social support and antibody status following thymus-dependent and thymus-independent vaccinations in healthy young adults. Brain, Behavior and Immunity,19, 325-333.* IF 4.91  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2004.10.004 Attracted a brief commentary.
  99. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Burns, V.E., & Drayson, M. (2005). Neuroticism, cortisol reactivity, and antibody response to vaccination. Psychophysiology, 42, 232-238. IF 3.35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2005.00281.x
  100. Phillips, A., Hatton, C., & Gray, I. (2004). Factors predicting the short-listing and selection of trainee clinical psychologists: a prospective national cohort study. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 111-125. IF 0.56 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpp.399
  101. Shaw, R., Wallace, L., Cook, M., & Phillips, A. (2003). Hands-off advice for breastfeeding women in hospital: What do midwives think of the Breastfeeding Best Start protocol? Practising Midwife, 7, 20-24. IF 0.85 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna_Phillips3/publications/6?sorting=published
  102. Phillips, A., Hatton, C., & Gray, I. (2001). Which selection methods do clinical psychology courses use? Clinical Psychology, 8, 19-24. http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13572
  103. Phillips, A., Hatton, C., Gray, I., Baldwin, S., Burrel-Hodgson, G., Cox, M., Hoy, J., McCormick, R., Rockliffe, C., and Wilson, J. (2000). Core competencies in clinical psychology: a view from trainees. Clinical Psychology 1, 27-32. http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13573
  104. Hatton, C., Gray, I., & Whittaker, A. (2000). Improving the selection and training of trainee clinical psychologists. Clinical Psychology Forum, 136, 35-38. http://www.bpsshop.org.uk/Clinical-Psychology-Forum-No-136-February-2000-P2100.aspx

Items published prior to my PhD are not ISI listed

Books, Book Chapters, and Other Publications: 22 all peer-reviewed

  1. Hallam, S., Arber, S., Barrientos, A., Upton, J., Arora Duggal, N., Creech, A., Goulding, A., Haslam, C., Kuh, D., Lloyd, L., Lord, J., Murphy, M., Newman, A., Phillips, A.C., & Twumasi, R. (2014). Maintaining health and wellbeing: overcoming barriers to healthy ageing. In A. Walker (Ed). The New Science of Ageing. Bristol: Policy Press.
  2. Cox, L.S., Mason, P.A., Bagley, M.C., Steinsaltz, D., Stefanovska, A., Bernjak, A., McClintock, P.V.E., Phillips, A.C., Upton, J., Latimer, J.E. & Davis, T. (2014). Understanding Ageing: Biological and Social Perspectives. In A. Walker (Ed). The New Science of Ageing. Bristol: Policy Press.
  3. Phillips, A.C. (2014). The importance of good relationships for staying healthy. The Conversation, http://theconversation.com/good-relationships-keep-you-healthier-for-longer-26549
  4. Phillips, A.C. (2014). Depression after hip fracture among older adults. Innov-age Magazine, 5, 12-13. http://www.edwardhealthcare.org/research/innov-age-magazine/innov-age-musculoskeletal-issue/
  5. Phillips, A.C. (2014). Spotlight on Questions – Anna Phillips. Innov-age Magazine, 5, 19.
  6. Phillips, A.C. (2014). Depressive symptom effects on immunity and health in ageing. MHPN Newsletter, 6.
  7. Lord, J.M. & Phillips, A.C. (2013). Synergistic effects of physical and psychological stress upon immunesenescence. New Dynamics of Ageing Findings, 24,
  8. Phillips, A.C. (2013). Depression after hip fracture in older adults. The Conversation, http://theconversation.com/hip-fractures-and-depression-quicken-frailty-in-the-elderly-16915
  9. Bosch, J.A., Phillips, A.C., & Lord, J.M. (2013).  Immunosenescence: Psychosocial and Behavioural Determinants. New York: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4776-4  ISBN: 978-1-4614-4775-7 (Print) 978-1-4614-4776-4 (Online) Book
  10. Phillips, A.C., Khanfer, R., & Upton, J. (2013). Stress and neutrophil function. Book chapter 4. Immunosenescence: Psychosocial and Behavioural Determinants. Eds. J. Bosch, A.C. Phillips, & J.M. Lord. New York: Springer. Pp.47-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4776-4 Book Chapter
  11. Phillips, A.C. (2013) Antigens. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. M. Gellman & J.R. Turner (Eds). New York: Springer. 103-103. ISBN 978-1-4419-1004-2 http://www.springer.com/medicine/book/978-1-4419-1004-2 
  12. Phillips, A.C. (2013) Antibodies. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. M. Gellman & J.R. Turner (Eds). New York: Springer. 101-101. ISBN 978-1-4419-1004-2 http://www.springer.com/medicine/book/978-1-4419-1004-2
  13. Phillips, A.C. (2013) Perceived Stress. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. M. Gellman & J.R. Turner (Eds). New York: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4419-1004-2 http://www.springer.com/medicine/book/978-1-4419-1004-2
  14. Phillips, A.C. (2013) Life Events. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. M. Gellman & J.R. Turner (Eds). New York: Springer. 1150-1150. ISBN 978-1-4419-1004-2 http://www.springer.com/medicine/book/978-1-4419-1004-2
  15. Phillips, A.C. (2012). The Vaccination Model in Psychoneuroimmunology Research: A Review. In Q.Yan (Ed.) Methods in Molecular Biology Vol 934, Psychoneuroimmunology: Methods and Protocols. 355-370. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-1-62703-071-7 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-62703-071-7_18  http://www.springer.com/biomed/immunology/book/978-1-62703-070-0 Book Chapter
  16. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., & Lovallo, W.R. (2012). The behavioural and health corollaries of blunted physiological reactions to acute psychological stress: Revising the reactivity hypothesis. In Wright, R.A., and Gendolla, G.H.E. (Eds.). How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications. Washington, D.C.: APA Press. Book Chapter
  17. Phillips, A.C. (2011). Generalised Anxiety Disorder, mortality and disease: a stronger predictor than Major Depressive Disorder.  In A. Szirmai (Ed.) Anxiety Disorder Book I. Croatia: InTech. ISBN 978-953-307-254-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/19467 Book Chapter
  18. Phillips, A.C., (2010). Ageing and antibodies: Psychological factors and the response to vaccination across the life course. American Psychosomatic Society Newsletter, 21, 6-7.
  19. Lord, J.M., Phillips, A.C., & Arlt, W. (2009). Synergistic effects of ageing and stress on neutrophil function. In T. Fulop,  K. Hirokawa, G. Pawelec, & C. Francesci (eds), Handbook of immunosenescence. New York: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9063-9_24 Book Chapter
  20. Phillips, A.C. (2008). The influence of psychosocial factors on vaccination response: A review. In A.B. Turley, and G.C. Hofmann (Eds.). Lifestyle and health research progress. New York: Nova Science Publishers. Book Chapter
  21. Burns, V.E., Phillips, A.C. & Edwards, K. (2007).  Stress and vaccination.  In G. Fink (Ed), Encyclopedia of stress. Second Edition. Volume 3, p813-817. Oxford: Academic Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373947-6.00688-7
  22. Hatton, C., Phillips, A. & Gray, I. (2002). Selection to clinical psychology training.  In A. Knight (Ed), A foot in the door: The assistant psychologists guide to clinical psychology. London: Brunner Mazel. Book Chapter

Expertise

Stress and health - particularly immune effects of stress; cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress; ageing and effects of stress; stress and other psychological factors and vaccination response

Media experience

Anna is regularly interviewed on national and regional media about her research as well as more general issues relating to ageing research. She has been featured as part of the Birmingham Heroes campaign in the ageing and health theme.

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