Professor Julie Turner-Cobb
- 01202 962039
- jturnercobb at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Professor in Psychology
- Poole House P332 , Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I joined the Department as Professor of Psychology in August 2016. Previously, I held posts at the University of Bath and the University of Kent at Canterbury. I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Exeter and received my PhD from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1994, before spending a few years living in California and working in the Psychosocial Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine. I am a registered Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
I have an established programme of interdisciplinary research examining the effects of psychosocial factors, particularly stress, coping and social support, on endocrine functioning across a range of acute and chronic health conditions in adults and children. I specialise in the measurement of salivary cortisol and my work involves both longitudinal field work and laboratory assessment of acute stress reactivity... I am particularly interested in intergenerational effects of stress and resilience, including family and parental influences on cortisol functioning during childhood and health across the lifecourse. I have received funding for my research from a number of sources including the Nuffield Foundation, the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council (ARC), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and collaborate in research funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit scheme.
Currently, I am working on a number of research avenues around psychosocial stress, endocrine mechanisms and health including: i) stress reactivity and the role of social judgement in adults and children; ii) social support mapping and visualisation of psychological concepts; iii) use of metaphor to describe stress; iv) using evolutionary approaches to define stress; and v) measuring perceived stress in children.more
Research interests -Stress, adaptation, and resilience
-Child health psychology
-Social support and coping
-Intergenerational effects on health
-Allostasis and allostatic load and lifespan approaches to health
-Psychosocial factors in cancer and survivorship
-Children's understanding of health and illness
- Daniels, J. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2017. Adjuvant psychological therapy in long-term endocrine conditions. CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 86 (6), 772-777.
- Cheetham, T.J., Turner-Cobb, J.M. and Gamble, T., 2016. Children's implicit understanding of the stressillness link: Testing development of health cognitions. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 21 (4), 781-795.
- Densham, S., Williams, D., Johnson, A. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2016. Enhanced psychological flexibility and improved quality of life in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 88, 42-47.
- Bogosian, A., Van Vliet, L.M., Craig, G., Fraser, L.K. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2016. Minding the gap and moving forward in children's long-term conditions: A vital role for health psychology. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 21 (3), 493-498.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Smith, P.C., Ramchandani, P., Begen, F.M. and Padkin, A., 2016. The acute psychobiological impact of the intensive care experience on relatives. PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & MEDICINE, 21 (1), 20-26.
- Cheetham, T.J. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2016. Panel manipulation in social stress testing: The Bath Experimental Stress Test for Children (BEST-C). PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 63, 78-85.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Michalaki, M. and Osborn, M., 2015. Self-conscious emotions in patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain: A brief report. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 30 (4), 495-501.
- Begen, F.M. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2015. Benefits of belonging: Experimental manipulation of social inclusion to enhance psychological and physiological health parameters. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 30 (5), 568-582.
- Begen, F.M. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2012. The need to belong and symptoms of acute physical health in early adolescence. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 17 (6), 907-916.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Jessop, D.S. and Lightman, S.L., 2012. Effects of childhood stress: Hardwired or reversible? Biologist, 59 (4), 31-35.
- Protogerou, C. and Turner-Cobb, J., 2011. Predictors of non-condom use intentions by university students in Britain and Greece: The impact of attitudes, time perspective, relationship status, and habit. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 23 (2), 91-106.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Rixon, L. and Jessop, D.S., 2011. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and upper respiratory tract infection in young children transitioning to primary school. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 214 (1), 309-317.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Osborn, M., da Silva, L., Keogh, E. and Jessop, D.S., 2010. Sex differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in patients with chronic pain syndrome. STRESS-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS, 13 (4), 293-301.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Palmer, J., Aronson, D., Russell, L., Purnell, S., Osborn, M. and Jessop, D.S., 2010. Diurnal cortisol and coping responses in close relatives of persons with acquired brain injury: A longitudinal mixed methods study. BRAIN INJURY, 24 (6), 893-903.
- Brosnan, M., Turner-Cobb, J., Munro-Naan, Z. and Jessop, D., 2009. Absence of a normal Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) in adolescent mates with Asperger Syndrome (AS). PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 34 (7), 1095-1100.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Rixon, L. and Jessop, D.S., 2008. A prospective study of diurnal cortisol responses to the social experience of school transition in four-year-old children: Anticipation, exposure, and adaptation. Developmental Psychobiology, 50 (4), 377-389.
- Jessop, D.S. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2008. Measurement and meaning of salivary cortisol: A focus on health and disease in children. STRESS-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS, 11 (1), 1-14.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Bloor, L.E., Whittemore, A.S., West, D. and Spiegel, D., 2006. Disengagement and social support moderate distress among women with a family history of breast cancer. BREAST JOURNAL, 12 (1), 7-15.
- Palesh, O.G., Shaffer, T., Larson, J., Edsall, S., Chen, X.H., Koopman, C., Turner-Cobb, J.M., Kreshka, M.A., Graddy, K. and Parsons, R., 2006. Emotional self-efficacy, stressful life events, and satisfaction with social support in relation to mood disturbance among women living with breast cancer in rural communities. BREAST JOURNAL, 12 (2), 123-129.
- Chryssanthopoulou, C.C., Turner-Cobb, J.M., Lucas, A. and Jessop, D., 2005. Childcare as a stabilizing influence on HPA axis functioning: A reevaluation of maternal occupational patterns and familial relations. DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOBIOLOGY, 47 (4), 354-368.
- Collie, K., Wong, P., Tilston, J., Butler, L.D., Turner-Cobb, J., Kreshka, M.A., Parsons, R., Graddy, K., Cheasty, J.D. and Koopman, C., 2005. Self-efficacy, coping, and difficulties interacting with health care professionals among women living with breast cancer in rural communities. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 14 (10), 901-912.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2005. Psychological and stress hormone correlates in early life: A key to HPA-axis dysregulation and normalisation. STRESS-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS, 8 (1), 47-57.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Koopman, C., Rabinowitz, J.D., Terr, A.I., Sephton, S.E. and Spiegel, D., 2004. The interaction of social network size and stressful life events predict delayed-type hypersensitivity among women with metastatic breast cancer. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 54 (3), 241-249.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Koopman, C., Rabinowitz, J.D., Terr, A.I., Sephton, S.E. and Spiegel, D., 2004. The interaction of social network size and stressful life events predict delayed-type hypersensitivity among women with metastatic breast cancer. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 54 (3), 241-249.
- Abercrombie, H.C., Giese-Davis, J., Sephton, S., Epel, E.S., Turner-Cobb, J.M. and Spiegel, D., 2004. Flattened cortisol rhythms in metastatic breast cancer patients. PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 29 (8), 1082-1092.
- Angell, K.L., Kreshka, M.A., McCoy, R., Donnelly, P., Turner-Cobb, J.M., Graddy, K., Kraemer, H.C. and Koopman, C., 2003. Psychosocial intervention for rural women with breast cancer - The Sierra Stanford Partnership. JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE, 18 (7), 499-507.
- Gore-Felton, C., Koopman, C., Turner-Cobb, J.M., Duran, R., Israelski, D. and Spiegel, D., 2002. The influence of social support, coping with mood on sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive men and women. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 7 (6), 713-722.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Gore-Felton, C., Marouf, F., Koopman, C., Kim, P., Israelski, D. and Spiegel, D., 2002. Coping, social support, and attachment style as psychosocial correlates of adjustment in men and women with HIV/AIDS. JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 25 (4), 337-353.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2002. Psychological and neuroendocrine correlates of disease progression. NEUROBIOLOGY OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, 52, 353-381.
- Koopman, C., Angell, K., Turner-Cobb, J.M., Kreshka, M.A., Donnelly, P., McCoy, R., Turkseven, A., Graddy, K., Giese-Davis, J. and Spiegel, D., 2001. Distress, coping, and social support among rural women recently diagnosed with primary breast cancer. Breast Journal, 7 (1), 25-33.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2001. Health psychology. Theory, research and practice. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 6, 99-100.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Sephton, S.E., Koopman, C., Blake-Mortimer, J. and Spiegel, D., 2000. Social support and salivary cortisol in women with metastatic breast cancer. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 62 (3), 337-345.
- Blake-Mortimer, J., Gore-Felton, C., Kimerling, R., Turner-Cobb, J.M. and Spiegel, D., 1999. Improving the quality and quantity of life among patients with cancer: A review of the effectiveness of group psychotherapy. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER, 35 (11), 1581-1586.
- Aliaire, S. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 1998. Adjustment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their children  (multiple letters). Journal of Rheumatology, 25 (12), 2475-2476.
- Cobb, J.M.T. and Steptoe, A., 1998. Psychosocial influences on upper respiratory infectious illness in children. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 45 (4), 319-330.
- Turner Cobb, J.M., Steptoe, A., Perry, L. and Axford, J., 1998. Adjustment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their children. Journal of Rheumatology, 25 (3), 565-571.
- Turner Cobb, J.M. and Steptoe, A., 1996. Psychosocial stress and susceptibility to upper respiratory tract illness in an adult population sample. Psychosomatic Medicine, 58 (5), 404-412.
- Turner-Cobb, J., 2013. Child Health Psychology A Biopsychosocial Perspective. SAGE.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M. and Cheetham, T.J., 2016. Psychosocial factors that influence children with immune-related health conditions. Child and Adolescent Resilience Within Medical Contexts: Integrating Research and Practice. 13-36.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2014. Childhood influences on health. Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, Second Edition. 33-38.
- Turner-Cobb, J., Sephton, S. and Spiegel, D., 2001. Psychosocial effects on immune function and disease progression in cancer: human studies. In: Ader, R., Felten, D. and Cohen, N., eds. Psychoneuroimmunology. New York: Academic Press.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Asif, M., Bevan, C., Fraser, D.S. and Turner, J.E., 2017. INVESTIGATING SOCIAL EVALUATIVE THREAT (SET) USING A ROBOTIC STRESS TESTING PANEL. A7-A8.
- Hawken, T., Turner-Cobb, J. and Barnett, J., 2017. ASSESSING COPING AND ADJUSTMENT IN CAREGIVERS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. A38.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Garratt, V., Tagney, J., Marques, E., Greenwood, R., Barton, A., Ewings, P., Craggs, P., Hollingworth, W. and Tulloh, R.M., 2017. MINDFULNESS INTERVENTION IN PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (PAH) PATIENTS: OUTCOMES, ISSUES, LESSONS LEARNED. A105-A106.
- O'Shea, D.J., Thomas, A., Turner-Cobb, J., Hill, I., Clarke, E., Groves, S., France, B. and Sengupta, R., 2013. EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF A SPECIALIST ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS REHABILITATION PROGRAMME ON PATIENT'S QUALITY OF LIFE. 1095.
- Dale, R.M., Thomas, A., Aronson, D., Turner-Cobb, J., Sengupta, R., France, B. and Hill, I., 2012. AN EVALUATION OF PATIENTS' PERSPECTIVES OF PARTICIPATING IN A TWO WEEK INPATIENT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS REHABILITATION PROGRAMME. 52.
- Smith, P., Osborn, M. and Turner-Cobb, J., 2012. The Big Secret, the Big Lie: Unpreparedness for the Experience of Recovery. 10-11.
- Protogerou, C. and Turner-Cobb, J., 2008. The influence of Time Perspective (TP) on university students' non-condom use. 216-217.
- Protogerou, C. and Turner-Cobb, J., 2006. A cross-cultural study of psychosocial factors influencing young peoples' intended noncondom use. 126.
- Turner-Cobb, J., 2005. Psychosocial regulation of immune susceptibility in childhood: The role of maternal stress, child temperament and experience of transition to school. 266.
- Koopman, C., Angell, K., Kreshka, M.A., Turner-Cobb, J., Donnelly, P., Mccoy, R., Graddy, K. and Spiegel, D., 2001. Workbook-journal significantly reduces posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among rural women with primary breast cancer. 160-161.
- Koopman, C., Angell, K., Kreshka, M.A., Turner-Cobb, J., Donnelly, P., McCoy, R. and Spiegel, D., 1999. Workbook-journal significantly reduces postraumatic stress disorder symptoms among rural women with primary brest cancer. 13.
- Christina Chryssanthopoulou, 2002. The role of stress on health and physiological functioning in caregivers and care-recipients: a multidimensional perspective
- Cleo Protogeros, 2006. A cross-cultural study of factors influencing young peoples' intended non-condom use
- Fiona Begen, 2011. The impact of psychosocial belobnging on physical health and well-being: an investigation into the roles of belongingness and self-esteem
- Steven Dean, 2014. Development of a conceptual framework and methodology for enhancing long term coping skills to improve psychological and physiological well-being
- Tara Cheetham, 2016. Psychosocial factors in the stress-coping process in children: harnessing resilience in the face of adversity
- David Martin, 2017. The effects of innovative ICT on collaborative learning in schools
- Evangelos Katsampouris, 2018. Psychosocial factors and physical illness; an exploration of evolutionary concepts surrounding stress and self-conscious emotions
- Tamsyn Hawken, 2019. The experience of young carers: towards an understanding of stress and the development of psychophysiological resilience
- Psychosocial factors influencing stress and health across the lifespan. Discussion event ‘The Science of Stress’.
- University College London (UCL), External Examiner for MSc in Health Psychology (2015-2019)
- Brunel University London, External Examiner for MSc in Psychological Science (2015-2019)
- American Psychological Association (APA), Affiliate member (1995-),
- American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Member (2008-),
- British Psychological Society (BPS), Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow (1995-),
- Division of Health Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Member (1998-),
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Registered Practitioner (2008-),
- Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow (2013-),