Ms Rosina Pendrous BSc (Hons), MRes

Ms Rosina Pendrous

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Rosie is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research. In her current role, she combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand self-harm in young people with an eating disorder.

Rosie is interested in employing longitudinal research methods to explore risk and protective factors for suicide and self-harm, eating disorders, and psycho-oncology. She also has a background in psychometrics and experimental methods, particularly in testing the acceptability and efficacy of (e)mental-health interventions.


  • MRes in Psychology, 2018
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology, 2017


Rosie completed a BSc and MRes in Psychology and is currently studying for a PhD in Psychology (part-time) from the University of Chester. In her PhD, she explores whether values-based interventions are protective against suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Rosie currently works on an NIHR-funded project employing mixed-methods to understand self-harm in adolescents with an eating disorder in outpatient NHS settings. 

Prior to her current role, Rosie worked as a Senior Research Assistant on a funded clinical trial testing the efficacy of an e-intervention on mental-health outcomes for patients with cancer. She is currently an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Chester


Current projects

Self-Harm in Eating Disorders: A Mixed-Methods Exploratory Study (SHINE Study)

Other activities

Rosie is a member of the netECR research community for early career suicide and self-harm researchers.


Recent publications


McLoughlin, S, Pendrous, R, Henderson, E & Kristjansson, K 2023, 'Moral Reasoning Strategies and Wise Career Decision Making at School and University: Findings from a UK-Representative Sample', British Journal of Educational Studies.

Pittelkow , M-M, Field, SM, Isager, PM, van ’t Veer, AE, Anderson, T, Cole, SN, Dominik, T, Giner-Sorolla, R, Gok, S, Heyman, T, Jekel, M, Luke, TJ, Mitchell, DB, Peels, R, Pendrous, R, Sarrazin, S, Schauer, JM, Specker, E, Tran, US, Vranka, MA, Wicherts, JM, Yoshimura, N, Zwaan, RA & van Ravenzwaaij, D 2023, 'The Process of Replication Target Selection in Psychology: What to Consider?', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 10, no. 2, 210586.

Lavis, A, McNeil, S, Bould, H, Winston, A, Reid, K, Easter, CL, Pendrous, R & Michail, M 2022, 'Self-Harm in Eating Disorders (SHINE): a mixed-methods exploratory study', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 7, e065065.

Troya, MI, Spittal, MJ, Pendrous, R, Crowley, G, Gorton, HC, Russell, K, Byrne, S, Musgrove, R, Hannah-Swain, S, Kapur, N & Knipe, D 2022, 'Suicide rates amongst individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds: a systematic review and meta-analysis', EClinicalMedicine, vol. 47, 101399.

Other contribution

McLoughlin, S, Pendrous, R, Henderson, E & Kristjansson, K 2023, Building Your Best Life: A Workbook for Character and Career Development..


McLoughlin, S, Stapleton, A, Pendrous, R, Oldham, P & Hochard, KD 2023 'Development and preliminary validation of the value clarity questionnaire in adults and adolescents' PsyArXiv.

Review article

Finding My Way UK Trial Steering Group 2022, 'Web-based psychological interventions for people living with and beyond cancer: meta-review of what works and what does not for maximizing recruitment, engagement, and efficacy', JMIR cancer, vol. 8, no. 3, e36255, pp. e36255.

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