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Dr Astrid Coxon

Biographical details

Dr Astrid Coxon is a research associate and teaching fellow, working part-time in the Education Support Team, IoPPN. She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, and outside of the College she works as an independent humanistic psychologist. She is the Editor in Chief for the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin journal (a publication of the British Psychological Society). She is an active members of the BPS, the Qualitative Methods in Psychology section, and the Division of Health Psychology.

Prior to her current post, Astrid completed a PhD in surgical pathway implementation, at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. She has also conducted research exploring the lived experiences of emergency medical dispatch personnel.

Astrid is involved in an ongoing research project with colleagues at the University of East Anglia, which aims to explore and improve technology-enhanced learning practices for university students with specific learning difficulties.

Her current research at King's focuses on the potential for brief mindfulness practices to improve student mental health, wellbeing and attainment. 


Research interests

Astrid has worked in a variety of research settings, exploring the experiences of a broad range of participant groups, including: ambulance dispatch personnel; hospital ward staff; people with a variety of chronic health conditions; adults with learning difficulties; young people with mental illnesses; students in higher education

She has a particular interest in the use of technology in collaborative working, teaching provision, and the self-management of mental wellbeing.

As a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, Astrid is trained in the use of a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. However, she has extensive experience and expertise in qualitative research and realist synthesis and evaluation.

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