Heather has an educational background in Applied Psychology and Brain Sciences, as well as a professional background working with clinical populations as both a researcher investigating brain imaging techniques for pre-clinical psychosis and as a CBT clinician supporting patients with affective disorders and/ or neurocognitive diagnoses. Currently Heather is involved in a number of research studies including suicide prevention, supports for brain injury patients and her ongoing doctoral thesis explores self-concept in relation to suicide risk.
Heather McClelland explores a meta-analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data, which found a strong association between having a sense of purpose in life and reduced feelings of loneliness.[read the full story...]
Heather McClelland reviews a recent study which explores who is most likely to experience loneliness in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Heather McClelland summarises a recent BMJ article by Prof Neil Greenberg and colleagues, which looks to prevent moral injury and promote psychological growth in NHS staff working through the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Heather McClelland writes her debut blog on a recent systematic review looking at the effectiveness of interventions aiming to reduce loneliness and social isolation.[read the full story...]