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Professor Kate M Bennett

Professor of Psychology

Head of School of Psychology
University of Liverpool
Eleanor Rathbone Building
Bedford Street South
Liverpool
L69 7ZA
Telephone: 0151 794 2957
Fax: 0151 794 2945

Qualifications

1983-1986: BSc (Hons) Psychology (II:i), University of Leicester.
1987-1993: PhD in Psychology (part-time), University of Nottingham: Thesis Title: The role of Attribution in weight anxiety and eating disorders in women.

Current Employment

From Autumn 2018:
Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Liverpool.

Previous Employment

1989-1990: Research Assistant, ARU, Dept of Psychology, University of Nottingham.
1990: Research Assistant, District Psychology Service, Central Notts Health Authority.
1991-1992: Research Fellow, NLSAA, Dept of Health Care of the Elderly, University of Nottingham Medical School.
1992-1993: Research Officer, Health Services Research Unit, Dept of Psychology, UCNW, Bangor.
1993-1996: Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Human Communication, De Montfort University.
1996-1999: Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Human Communication, De Montfort University.
1999-2004: Lecturer in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Liverpool. 2004-2011: Senior Lecturer in School of Psychology, University of Liverpool. 2011-2016: Reader in Psychology in Dept of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool. 2016-2018: Reader in Psychology in School of Psychology, University of Liverpool. 2016-onwards: Head of School of Psychology, University of Liverpool.

Grants

2013-2014: N8 Innovation Stage 2 Funding: Virtuous Cycles of Wellbeing, in collaboration with Universities of Leeds and Lancaster along with industrial partners (CI). £35K2013-2013: N8 Innovation Stage 1 Funding: Extending Working Lives, in collaboration with Universities of York and Newcastle along with industrial partners (PI). £10K 2013-2013: N8 Innovation Stage 1 Funding: Virtuous Cycles of Wellbeing, in collaboration with Universities of Leeds and Lancaster along with industrial partners (CI). £10K 2012: Promoting Vitamin D in the Somali Community. £3.5k University of Liverpool with support from Liverpool PCT. 2011-2012."Breastfeeding peer-support programme evaluation". £5k. Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PI).
2011. "Exploring Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnant Women and Infants from BME communities: A service evaluation." KE Voucher with University of Liverpool and Liverpool PCT. £5k.
2010-2015. "Maintaining function and well-being in later life: A longitudinal cohort study". £3.77m. Funded by the ESRC/HEFECW. To examine longitudinal cognitive function in later life. With colleagues in Bangor, Swansea and Cambridge, and Liverpool.
2010-2011."Breastfeeding peer-support programme evaluation". £5k. Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PI).
2009-2010. "Resilience Network (ResNet). £40000. Funded by the MRC to explore resilience across the lifespan. Along with colleagues in Bangor, Essex, UCL, Swansea, Liverpool. Resilience Network 2005-2006. An Investigation of the Causes of Educational Underachievement in Girls at Key Stage 4. Local authority funding. In collaboration with Stephanie Petrie (School of Sociology and Social Policy).
2003-2005. "Marital Status and Gender as Predictors of Health and Psychological Wellbeing in Later Life". Leverhulme Fellowship.
2002-2003. "Nutrition of Men Living Alone". Grant from the Institute of Human Ageing. In collaboration with Professor Marion Hetherington (now at Glasgow Caledonian University) and Dr Brian Merry (School of Biological Sciences).
2000-2002. " Older Widow(er)s: Bereavement and Gender Effects on lifestyle and Participation". Funded by ESRC Growing Older Programme award. In collaboration with Professor Philip Smith, University of Reading.

Earlier Research Experience

1987-1993. PhD: The role of Attribution in Weight Anxiety and Eating Disorders in Women (University of Nottingham).
1989-1990. Identification of Hazards (University of Nottingham).
1990-1990. Evaluation of Community Care for People with Long-Term Psychiatric Problems (two projects: Central Notts HA; UCNW).
1991-1992. Nottingham Longitudinal Study of Activity and Ageing (NLSAA) (University of Nottingham).
1993-1996. Self-esteem, attributions and weight anxiety in women. Funded by De Montfort University.
1996-1999. Widowhood and marital status in later life. Funded by De Montfort University.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies

HCPC Practitioner Psychologist
BPS, Chartered Health Psychologist
BPS, Associate Fellow
BPS, Psychology of Women Section
BPS, Psychology of Women Section, Treasurer 1991-1994
BPS, Division of Health Psychology
BPS, Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology
Treasurer Elect of the British Society of Gerontology (2008 -2010)
Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

PUBLICATIONS

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