Joseph Chilcot

Joseph Chilcot


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Biographical details

Dr Joseph Chilcot is a Reader in Health Psychology and Head of the Health Psychology Section, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. His research is focused on the psychological aspects associated with long-term conditions, particularly advanced kidney disease. Joe is interested in the role cognitive and behavioural factors have upon symptoms and their trajectories (including distress and fatigue) and how these relate to clinical outcomes. He is also interested in the detection, management and treatment of depression among individuals living with kidney disease and other LTCs. He was honoured to receive the Inaugural Donna Lamping MDT Researcher Award for Outstanding Research in Kidney Care in 2012 and early career research awards from the Division of Health Psychology (2013) and UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (2015). 

Joe was co-editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology between 2018-2022.

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Research interests

Psychological aspects of long-term conditions, particularly kidney disease.

Detection and management of depression

Illness perceptions


Clinical outcomes


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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Science, University of Hertfordshire

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Postgraduate Certificate , Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, King's College London


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