Job: Senior Lecturer
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: 0116 257 7471
Dr Wallis began her academic career at De Montfort University (2005-2006) and re-joined the University as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in August 2015. Prior to returning to DMU she was a Lecturer in Psychology and member of the Centre for Research into Eating Disorders at Loughborough University. Her research follows two key strands: the psychology of appetite, eating behaviour and eating disorders; and cognitive and emotional wellbeing in cancer patients and their carers.
As an experimental psychologist Dr Wallis is interested in the cognitive and emotional factors that influence appetite and individual differences in eating behaviours. She also investigates facial emotion recognition and emotion processing deficits in disordered eating. With regard to her research interests in psycho-oncology, Dr Wallis and her colleagues have conducted a physical activity intervention (RCT) to promote cognitive and emotional well-being in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. She has also been involved in the development of work-related guidance tools for cancer patients and their carers.
Dr Wallis has supervised five PhD and five MRes students to completion and two research assistants on externally-funded projects. Overall, her work aims to advance our understanding of both theoretical and applied aspects of psychological health in order to develop interventions for behaviour change to improve health and wellbeing.
Appetite and eating behaviours
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Published conference abstracts
Other conference proceedings (selected)
External and Internal Examining
Guidance tools for cancer patients and their carers
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