Catharine Rose

Catharine Rose

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Catharine is undertaking doctoral research into the development of an intervention to assist people struggling to adapt to the diagnosis of Coeliac Disease and the maintenance of a therapeutic gluten-free diet. As part of this intervention, she is also developing a psychological screening instrument which will be used to tailor intervention work to the needs of individuals.


  • MSc Health Psychology 2009
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology 2004
  • BSc (Hons) English Literature and Philosophy 1999


Catharine completed her Psychology degree with the Open University and became interested in Health Psychology whilst working as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist at the Cancer Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where she worked for over two years. She then completed an MSc in Health Psychology at Coventry University and has worked since 2009 as an Independent Researcher providing research services to voluntary and statutory organisations.

She is particularly interested in the impact of chronic health conditions on psychological wellbeing, and on how psychological intervention can facilitate adaptation and promote quality of life.  She is also interested in the relationship between health care professionals and service users. 

Doctoral research

PhD title
Development of a the ‘Living with Coeliac Disease’ screening instrument and associated supportive patient-counselling intervention
Dr Ruth Howard and Dr Gary Urquhart Law


Research interests

Psychological impact of chronic health conditions. Eating behaviours. Professional communication and behaviour in health-care.



Rose, C. &. Howard, R. (2014) Living with Coeliac Disease: A grounded-theory study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 27 (1): 30-40. 

Phull, M., Beale E., Gajwant, R., Pereira, B., Ohlhausen, I., Rahemtulla, F., Rennalls, S. J., Rose, C. & Tolosa, I. (2013)  Patients Satisfaction with outpatient oncology consultations using the Distress Thermometer: Comparison of Two Cohorts (2007 and 2012) Psycho-Oncology 22 (S1): 22

Rose, C., Tolosa, I. & Skelton, J. (2013) A multi-source feedback programme for oncology consultants: Reflective interviews. MedEdPublish. Available from 

De la Croix, A., Rose, C., Wildig, E. & Willson, S. (2011)  Arts-based learning in medical education: the students’ perspective. Medical Education 45 (11): 1090-1100 

Tolosa, I. L., Rose, C. L. & Skelton, J. (2006) Research on the Communication of Senior Consultant Oncologists with their patients and clinical teams using 360-degree feedback. Psycho-Oncology 15, S4: 43