Christina Pearce

Christina Pearce


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    Biographical details

    Christina joined King’s College London in 2020 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Health Psychology Section. Her current research focuses on services for the identification and management of depression in people with chronic kidney disease. Christina joined the Centre for Adherence Research and Education (CARE) team based at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences as a Research Fellow, alongside her Research Associate position, in March 2023. Christina is currently developing training for renal staff focusing on adherence to treatment.

    Christina previous post at City, University of London's Health Services and Research Management department as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow implementing and evaluating a polypharmacy adherence intervention in older adults. Christina's interest in adherence was developed in 2015 during her PhD at UCL's School of Pharmacy, Centre for Behavioural Medicine in partnership with the Royal Brompton Hospital. The PhD completed in 2020 explored determinants and patterns of non-adherence in paediatric patients with severe asthma.

    Christina began her career at The University of Manchester with a BSc and MSc in Psychology and Clinical and Health Psychology respectively and in various research roles including a research-assistant role in an NIHR funded programme of work focusing on psoriasis and its comorbidities (including psoriatic arthritis, obesity, anxiety and depression). Christina has presented at international conferences in the fields of Dermatology, Rheumatology, Respirology and Behavioural Medicine and has taught in a variety of disciplines including Health Psychology, Pharmacy and Medicine.

    Research interests (short)

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Adherence, Asthma, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Healthcare professional communication 

    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 SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Health Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, The Problem of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma, University College London, UK.

    3 Aug 20159 Sept 2020

    Award Date: 28 Jan 2021

    Health Psychology , Master in Science, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 11 Jul 2015

    Clinical and Health Psychology , Master in Science, University of Manchester

    Award Date: 12 Nov 2012

    Psychology , Bachelor of Science


    Award Date: 24 Jun 2011


    • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
    • BF Psychology


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