Dr Theresa Powell

 

Programme Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

Theresa Powell

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Qualifications

BSc, MSc, PhD, C.Psychol, AFBPsS

Biography

I obtained my first degree in psychology from Aston University and subsequently worked there as a Research Officer in the Clinical Neurophysiology Unit. I carried out clinical work and research in the areas of epilepsy and sleep and I also obtained my PhD (Ambulatory EEG monitoring in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and related disorders). I then trained to become a Clinical Psychologist and afterwards worked mainly in the area of acquired brain injury rehabilitation at Moor Green which is part of the West Midlands Rehabilitation Service (WMRS). In 2000 I moved to the University of Birmingham and joined the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD) course team for 4 days a week but I retain a clinical day in WMRS. In 2013 I became Programme Director of the ClinPsyD. My research interests include many aspects of neuropsychological rehabilitation including: route learning, development of insight and awareness, adjustment and coping after brain injury, health beliefs associated with acquired brain injury and motivation for rehabilitation.

Research

My research interests include many aspects of neuropsychological rehabilitation including: the use of virtual reality in route learning, development of insight and awareness, adjustment and coping after brain injury, health beliefs associated with acquired brain injury and motivation for rehabilitation.

Publications

Brennan A, Riley, G., Powell, T.(2004). Threat Appraisal and avoidance after TBI: Why and how often are activities avoided? Brain Injury, 18, 871-888

Powell, T.McKerracher, G and Oyebode J, (2005). A single case experimental design comparing two memory notebook formats for a man with memory problems caused by traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 15, 115-128

Powell T, Wright, L., Plumb, J., Atkins, R. et al (2005). The Post Acute Rehabilitation Measure (PARM): The validation of a new measure for post acute rehabilitation. International Journal of Therapy and rehabilitation, 12,2 63-71

O’Callaghan, C., Powell, T., Oyebode, J.(2006) An Exploration of the Experience of Gaining Awareness of Deficit in People who Have Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury.Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 16, 5, 579-593

Lloyd, J., Persaud, N. V., & Powell, T. E. (2009). Equivalence of real-world and virtual-reality route learning: a pilot study. Cyberpsychology &.Behaviour, 12, 423-427.

Lloyd, J., Riley, G. A., & Powell, T. E. (2009). Errorless learning of novel routes through a virtual town in people with acquired brain injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 19, 98-109.

Matka, E., River, D., Littlechild, R., & Powell, T. (2009). Involving service users and carers in admissions for courses in social work and clinical psychology: a cross disciplinary comparison of practices at the University of Birmingham. British Journal of Social Work, In press. (Advance Access published online on December 13, 2009)

Haselden, K., Powell, T., Drinnan, M., & Carding, P. (2009). Comparing health locus of control in patients with Spasmodic Dysphonia, Functional Dysphonia and Nonlaryngeal Dystonia. J.Voice, 23, 699-706.

Medley, A. & Powell, T. (2010). Motivational Interviewing to promote self-awareness and engagement in rehabilitation following acquired brain injury: a conceptual review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 20,4, 481-508

Medley, AR. , Powell, T, Worthington, A, Chohan, & Jones, C. (2010). Brain injury beliefs, self-awareness, and coping: A preliminary cluster analytic study based within the self-regulatory model, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2010 20, 6, 899-921

Riley, G., Dennis, R.K., & Powell, T. (2010). Evaluation of coping resources and self-esteem as moderators of the relationship between threat appraisals and avoidance of activities after traumatic brain injury.Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 20 (6), 869–882.

Baldwin, V., Powell,T. And Lorenc L. (2011). Factors influencing the uptake of memory compensations.Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21 (4), 484-501

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