Dr Sylvia Jaworska

Affiliation: University of Reading

Dr Sylvia Jaworska is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading. She is interested in contemporary discourses around health and illness, also in context of food communication and parenting, and explores those areas using linguistic methodologies including corpus linguistics, discourse and narrative analysis. She has published work on discourses of perinatal health and postnatal depression across medical, media and lay contexts as well as pain narratives (please see her publications here). Currently, Sylvia is involved in an interdisciplinary project on the multimodality, perception and understanding of health claims on food packing.

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Dr Angus Macbeth

Angus Macbeth

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh

Angus joined the School of Health in Social Sciences in 2014 as a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology. Prior to this he worked as a Clinical Psychologist with NHS Grampian, working in adult mental health, in the rural setting of Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin.  His PhD research was completed at the University of Glasgow with Professor Andrew Gumley, investigating attachment and mentalisation in First Episode Psychosis (FEP). Subsequently, he completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Glasgow. From 2012 – 2014 he was an NRS Career Research Fellow, funded by NHS Research Scotland; and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, working with the Psychiatry Research Group and the Centre for Rural Health. Angus continues to work with NHS Grampian as an Honorary Principal Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health. He is an Associate Editor for Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.

Angus is interested in using developmental psychopathology to inform our understanding of risk and resilience in psychiatric disorder, particularly in perinatal mental health. He has a long-standing interest in psychological frameworks, treatment models and the psychological management of psychotic disorders and other complex mental health difficulties including borderline personality disorder and Cluster C personality disorders. Finally, Angus is also interested in using data-linkage strategies for optimising use of routine data, meta-analysis, and the use of small-scale research designs to measure pathways into care and service delivery

Alongside collaborations with University of Edinburgh Angus has external collaborations with the University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow, University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, and the Centre for Metacognitive Therapy, Rome.

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