Professor Anna Phillips PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons.), CPsychol

Professor Anna Phillips

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Professor of Behavioural Medicine

Contact details

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4398
Fax
+44 (0)121 414 4121
Email
a.c.phillips@bham.ac.uk
Address
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

60 second video iconProfessor 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

Friday 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

Professor Anna Phillips was appointed as a research associate during her PhD at the University of Birmingham which she completed in 2005, and then undertook post-doctoral research for one year with Prof Douglas Carroll. She then went on to win a prestigious 5-year Research Councils UK Fellowship. On completion of the fellowship in 2011 she was promoted to Senior Research Fellow, in 2012 to Reader in Behavioural Medicine, and to Professor in 2016. 

She received the Herbert Weiner Early Career Award 2010 from the American Psychosomatic Society in recognition of importance and sophistication of research for this career stage. 

Professor 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 inaugural winner of the award for outstanding contributions to research from the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology. In 2014 she received the Stress and Anxiety Research Society’s Early Career Award for her research on stress and anxiety.

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

Teaching

At the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences: Module organiser for Health Psychology 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

I am currently a Professor of Behavioural Medicine and Health Psychologist working at the University of Birmingham in the areas of Psychoneuroimmunology, Cardiovascular Psychophysiology, and Behavioural Medicine. I am particularly interested in the impact of stress and other behavioural factors on health via interactions between the cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and immune systems. My main areas of research are:

1) Cardiovascular stress reactivity, where I am developing a new theory of the negative health and behavioural correlates of blunted reactivity, and am engaged in several collaborations on large datasets, particularly showing the importance of the impact of anxiety on health outcomes including mortality and the metabolic syndrome; and

2) Ageing, stress, physical activity, nutrition and effects on health and wellbeing, particularly immunity, where I have been/am engaged in large grant funded projects to examine the synergistic impact of ageing and psychological and behavioural factors such as stress, depression, and physical activity on indices of immunity and physical frailty. 

I am now lead of a new European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network on Physical Activity and Nutrition Influences iN ageing (PANINI) training 11 Early Stage Researchers with 18 European partners (academic, industry, health and third sector).  I am well published in all of these areas in the top journals in my field and see my work developing further along these lines to integrate my knowledge of psychological and behavioural factors (including physical activity), immunity, and cardiovascular and neural reactions to stress to produce an integrative multidisciplinary model of risk of unhealthy ageing. 

With my existing and new collaborators, psychological, physical activity, nutritional, or biomedical interventions will be developed to be applied in individuals identified as at risk, to prevent the progression to frailty and poor physical and emotional health in older age.  This integration of the different physiological systems and psychological/behavioural predictors implicated in healthy ageing, and applying successful multi-level interventions to improve health in later life is my long term research goal.  Attached to this goal is the strong desire to maintain public engagement to increase understanding of the discipline as well as to generate impact from my previous and ongoing research. 

I have a strong public engagement profile, particularly in the areas of ageing and stress, and am expanding this to include physical activity in ageing.

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

Video transcript here

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Audio interviews

 

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:
162 (including 4 pedagogical publications, 24 books/chapters/other, and 2 publications in press, below)
BOLD = entered in REF2014 or considering for REF2020. * = entered in RAE2008.

Research publications accepted/in press: 2

  1. Phillips, A.C., & Vitlic, A. (2016 in press). Stress, coping and resilience in an ageing population. In L. Riby.  Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods: Understanding Successful Aging, (Research Methods in Developmental Psychology: A Handbook Series). Abingdon UK: Routledge Psychology Press. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138779068
  2. Carroll, D., Ginty, A.T., & Phillips, A.C. (in press). The behavioural, cognitive and neural correlates of deficient biological reactions to acute psychological stress. In G. Fink (Ed), Encyclopedia of Stress. Third Edition. Oxford: Academic Press.

Peer-reviewed Scientific Journal Articles: 130

  1. Long, J., Drayson, M.T., Taylor, A.E., Toellner, K.M., Lord, J.M. & Phillips, A.C. (2016 online). Corrigendum to ‘Morning vaccination enhances antibody response over afternoon vaccination: A cluster-randomised trial’ Vaccine, 34, 2679-2685 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.08.031
  2. Brindle, R.C., Ginty, A.T., Phillips, A.C., Roseboom, T.J., Carroll, D., Painter, R.C., & de Rooij, S.R. (2016 online). Cardiovascular Reactivity Patterns and Pathways to Hypertension: A Multivariate Cluster Analysis. Journal of Human Hypertension, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jhh.2016.35
  3. Long, J., Drayson, M.T., Taylor, A.E., Toellner, K.M., Lord, J.M. & Phillips, A.C. (2016 online). Morning vaccination enhances antibody over afternoon vaccination: A cluster-randomised trial. Vaccine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.04.032
  4. Ginty, A.T., Williams, S.E., Jones, A., Roseboom, T.J., Phillips, A.C., Painter, R.C., Carroll, D., & de Rooij, S.R. (2016 online). Diminished heart rate reactivity to acute psychological stress is associated with enhanced carotid intima-media thickness through adverse health behaviors. Psychophysiology, IF 2.99 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12640
  5. Bibbey, A., Ginty, A.T., Brindle, R.C., Phillips, A.C., & Carroll, D. (2016).  Blunted cardiac stress reactors exhibit relatively high levels of impulsivity: a case controlled double blind behavioural study. Physiology and Behavior, 159, 40-44. IF 2.98 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.03.011
  6. Heaney, J.L.J., Phillips, A.C., Drayson, M.T. & Campbell, J. (2016). Serum free lights chains are reduced in endurance trained older adults: evidence that exercise training may reduce basal inflammation in older adults. Experimental Gerontology,77, 69-75. IF 3.49 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2016.02.011
  7. Heaney, J.L.J., Gleeson, M., Phillips, A.C., Taylor, I.M., Drayson, M.T., Goodall, M., He, C., Svendesen, I.S., Killer, S.C. & Campbell, J.P. (2016). Salivary immunoglobulin free light chains: reference ranges and responses to exercise in young and older adults. Exercise Immunology Review, 22, 28-41. IF 9.93  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Exerc+Immunol+Rev[Journal]+and+Heaney+and+salivary
  8. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Drayson, M.T. & Der, G. (2015). Salivary immunoglobulin A secretion rate is negatively associated with all-cause mortality: the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. PLOS One, 10(12), e0145083IF 3.23 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0145083  
  9. Lucas, S.J.E., Breen, L., & Phillips, A.C. (2015 Invited Review). Exercising our brains, muscles and cells to fight the ageing process. Science Progress, 98, 413-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.3184/003685015X14467218232110
  10. Chan, W., Bosch, J.A., Jones, D., McTernan, P.G., Inston, N., Moore, S., Kaur, O., Phillips, A.C., & Borrows, R. (2015).  Cardiovascular, Muscular and Perceptual Contributions to Physical Fatigue in Prevalent Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplant International,29, 338-351.IF 2.60http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tri.12727
  11. Brindle, R.C., Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Fisher, J.P. & Ginty, A.T. (2015 online). Heart rate complexity: A novel approach to assessing cardiovascular stress reactivity. Psychophysiology, IF 2.99 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12576
  12. Vitlic, A., Lord, J.M., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C. (2015 Invited Review). Increased risk of infection in bereaved older adults: from broken heart to broken immune system. Advances in Neuroimmune Biology, 6, 25-30. http://dx.doi.org.10.3233/NIB-150106     
  13. Vitlic, A., Lord, J.M., Taylor, A.E., Arlt, W., Bartlett, D.B., Rossi, A., Arora Duggal, N., Welham, A,. Oliver, C., Carroll, D. & Phillips, A.C. (2015). Neutrophil function in young and old caregivers. British Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 173-189. IF 2.78 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12156
  14. Heaney, J.L.J., Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D. & Drayson, M.T. (2015 online). Salivary functional antibody secretion is reduced in older adults: a potential mechanism of increased susceptibility to bacterial infection in the elderly. Journal of Gerontology A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences, 70, 1578-1585. IF 5.41http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glv085
  15. Lord, J.M., Phillips, A.C., Duggal. N.A., & Upton, J., (2015 online).  Development of depressive symptoms post hip fracture is associated with impaired immunosuppressive phenotype in regulatory T and B lymphocytes. Biogerontology, IF 3.29http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10522-015-9587-7
  16. Bibbey, A., Phillips, A.C., Ginty, A.T., & Carroll, D. (2015). Problematic Internet use, excessive alcohol consumption, their comorbidity and cardiovascular and cortisol reactions to acute psychological stress in a student population.  Journal of Behavioural Addictions, 4, 44-52. IF 1.87 http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/2006.4.2015.006
  17. Bibbey, A., Carroll, D., Ginty, A.T. & Phillips, A.C., & (2015). Cardiovascular and cortisol reactions to acute psychological stress under conditions of high versus low social evaluative threat: association with the Type D personality construct. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77, 599-608. IF 4.09 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000194
  18. Phillips, A.C., Upton, J., Carroll, D., Arora Duggal, N., & Lord, J.M. (2015). New onset depression following hip fracture is associated with increased length of stay in hospital and rehabilitation centres. SAGE Open, April-June 2015, 1-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244015583690
  19. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., & Der, G. (2015).  Negative life events and symptoms of depression and anxiety: Social causation and/or stress generation. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 28, 357-371. IF 1.69 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2015.1005078
  20. Duggal. N.A., Upton, J., Phillips, A.C., Hampson, P., & Lord, J.M. (2015). NK cell immunesenescence is increased by psychological but not physical stress in older adults associated with raised cortisol and reduced perforin expression. Age, 37, 11. IF 3.45 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11357-015-9748-2
  21. Baehl, S., Garneau, H., Le Page, A., Lorrain, D., Viens, I., Svetolis, A., Lord, J., Phillips, A.C., Cabana, F., Larbi, A., Dupuis, G., Fulop, T. (2015).  Altered neutrophil functions in elderly patients during a 6-month follow-up period after a hip fracture. Experimental Gerontology, 65, 58-68.IF 3.80 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2015.03.009
  22. Vitlic, A., Lord, J.M., Arlt, W., Oliver, C. & Phillips, A.C. (2015).T cell immunity and caregiving stress in young and older caregivers. Healthy Aging Research, 4, 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.12715/har.2015.4.15
  23. Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Lee, H., & Carroll, D. (2015). 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, 54, 358-370. IF 0.77 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-014-9839-x
  24. Vitlic, A., Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., Carroll, D., Lord, J.M., Oliver, C., & Moss, P. (2015).  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, 20, 68-84. IF 2.7 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12092
  25. Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., Drayson, M.T. & Batty, G.D. (2015). Raised levels of immunoglobulin G, A, and M increase risk of all-cause and other medical mortality in the Vietnam Experience Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 69, 129-135. IF 3.39http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2014-204345
  26. Heaney, J.L.J., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C., (2014). 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, 22, 465-473. IF 2.09  http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/japa.2012-0082
  27. Duggal, N.A., Upton, J., Phillips, A.C., Hampson, P., & Lord, J.M. (2014). Depressive symptoms post hip fracture in older adults are associated with phenotypic and functional alterations in T cells. Immunity and Aging, 11, 25. IF 2.32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12979-014-0025-5
  28. Brindle, R., Ginty, A., Phillips, A.C., & Carroll, D. (2014). A tale of two mechanisms: A meta-analytic approach toward understanding the autonomic basis of cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress. Psychophysiology, 51, 964-976. IF 3.26 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12248
  29. Vitlic, A., Khanfer, R., Lord, J.M., Carroll, D. & Phillips, A.C. (2014). 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
  30. Chan, W., Jones, D., Bosch, J.A., McTernan, P.G., Inston, N., Moore, S., Kaur, O., Phillips, A.C. & Borrows, R. (2014). Hypervolemia and blood pressure in prevalent kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation, 98, 320–327. IF 3.78 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000000066
  31. Vitlic, A., Lord, J.M. & Phillips, A.C. (2014 Review). 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
  32. 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, 1-7. IF 3.23 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/185707
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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 
  37. 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
  38. 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 
  39. 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
  40. Bibbey, A., Carroll, D., Roseboom, T.J., Phillips, A.C., & de Rooij, S.R. (2013, invited special issue). 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 
  41. 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 
  42. 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
  43. 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 
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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 
  47. 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  
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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 
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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 
  54. 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.
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Phillips, A.C. (2011). Psychosocial variables and vaccination: A life course approach. Recent Researches in Sociology, Financing, Environment & Health Sciences, 5, 32-41.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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   
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Carroll, D., Phillips, A.C., & Lovallo, W.R. (2009, Invited review). Are large physiological reactions to acute psychological stress always bad for health?  Social and Personality Compass (Health Section), 3, 725-743. IF 4.09 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2009.00205.x
  30. 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
  31. Phillips, A.C. & Carroll, D. (2009 Review). Gdy stres wpedza do grobu. Charaktery Magazyn Psychologiczny, 2, 44-46. Polish.
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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. IF 3.60  http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e31819d1910
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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 
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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.
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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 Science Publications: 24 all peer-reviewed

  1. Phillips, A.C. (2015 online). Stress and cardiovascular reactivity. In: Alvarenga M, Byrne D (eds). Handbook of Psychocardiology. Springer, Singapore.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4560-53-5_16-1
  2. Phillips, A.C. (2015). Stress and cardiovascular reactivity: correlates and consequences of extreme stress reactions. In K. Moore, P. Buchwald & S. Howard. 35th Stress and Anxiety Research Conference. Berlin: Logos Verlag.
  3. 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. Chapter  ISBN 9781447314660
  4. 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. Chapter ISBN 9781447314660
  5. 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
  6. 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/
  7. Phillips, A.C. (2014). Spotlight on Questions – Anna Phillips. Innov-age Magazine, 5, 19.
  8. Phillips, A.C. (2014). Depressive symptom effects on immunity and health in ageing. MHPN Newsletter, 6.
  9. Lord, J.M. & Phillips, A.C. (2013). Synergistic effects of physical and psychological stress upon immunesenescence. New Dynamics of Ageing Findings, 24,
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Phillips, A.C., Khanfer, R., & Upton, J. (2013). Stress and ageing: effects on 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 Chapter
  13. 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 
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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 Chapter
  18. 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. Chapter
  19. 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 Chapter
  20. 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.
  21. 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. Franceschi (eds), Handbook of immunosenescence. New York: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9063-9_24 Chapter
  22. 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. Chapter
  23. 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
  24. 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. Chapter

Teaching publications: 4 all peer-reviewed

  1. Phillips, A.C. (2011 monograph).  Teaching Critical Appraisal: Critical Appraisal Teaching for Life Sciences Undergraduates. Saarbrucken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.
  2. Phillips, A.C. (2010). Teaching critical appraisal to Behavioural and Life Sciences students.  Psychology Teaching Review, 16, 80-95.
  3. Phillips, A.C. (2010). Teaching critical appraisal to Sport & Exercise Sciences and Biosciences students.  Bioscience Education, 14-6.http://eprints.bham.ac.uk/280/
  4. Phillips, A.C. (2007). Making lectures more interactive with questions.  Birmingham Education, Theory, and Action, 1, www.landtdevelopment.bham.ac.uk/journal/documents/Phillips_Vol1_No__1_Oct_07.pdf

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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