Rachel Christie

Rachel Christie

  • 01202 962503
  • rchristie at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Research Assistant
  • BG-504,
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I am a Research Assistant, currently working on the NIHR ARC Wessex funded DIALOR project. My background is working as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, delivering low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (LI-CBT) interventions to adults with symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders.

The DIALOR (DIgitAL cOaching for fRailty) project is developing a new digital health coaching approach for the management of frailty in older adults. I am excited to bring together my background in the psychology of health behaviour change with my interest in long-term health conditions and more accessible digital health care.

I have research interests in Clinical and Health Psychology, particularly the links between psychological trauma and physical health. I am also passionate about making healthcare more inclusive and accessible for all, and looking at a more holistic view of treatment.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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  • MSci in Applied Psychology (Clinical) (University of Reading, 2021)