Congratulations to Associate Professor Mark Davies and Associate Professor Deborah Lancastle

Many congratulations to the colleagues who have been successful in the latest Higher Academic Awards appointments

Associate Professor and Professor are highly prestigious titles and the most senior designations bestowed by the University in recognition of excellence in the individual’s subject area.

Deborah Lancastle

Dr Deborah Lancastle

Deborah Lancastle has been conferred the title of Associate Professor in Psychology. A Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Health Psychologist, Deborah’s research focusses on women’s reproductive health, coping with challenging health-related encounters, intervention development, and nursing education.

Her research into Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB) has just been cited in the Welsh Government Period Proud Action Plan. A current project, an accessible measure of menstrual quality of life, has just been published in BMC Women’s Health. It is now being developed into an app with the help of Professor Andrew Ware and Welsh Institute for Digital Information to make it more accessible to women and generate useful data about heavy periods.

Associate Professor Lancastle is the course leader for the MSc Clinical Psychology.

Mark Davies

Dr Mark Davies, Associate Professor Health and Social Care EducationMark Davies has been conferred the title of Associate Professor in Health and Social Care Education. Mark’s research interests are in realist methodology, digitally enhanced learning, and clinical ophthalmology.

A Registered Nurse, Mark worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and service lead in Ophthalmology before moving into higher education. His PhD examined how pedagogy impacts on the knowledge construction process in advanced practitioners.  

Recent research has involved working with PRIME Centre Wales, the Welsh School for Social Prescribing Research
(WSSPR) and colleagues from Wrexham Glyndwr University on a HEFCW-funded project to develop a model of social prescribing to support student wellbeing in higher education. The ways in which ‘digital’ can extend and enhance the learner experience is a current area of research focus.