Dr Eric Gardiner


Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Life Sciences


01482 464047

Eric Gardiner is currently employed part-time as the statistical advisor for the University's in Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme.

He has worked at the University of Hull since 1990 and has collaborated extensively with health researchers from a variety of disciplines, leading to more than 50 publications.


Research Interests

  • Applications of statistics in health and medicine

Research groups

  • Currently collaborating with other academics on the Clin Psy D course team


Watson R, Gardiner E, Hogston R, Gibson H, Stimpson A, Wrate R, Deary I, 'A longitudinal study of stress and psychological distress in nurses and nursing students', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, pp 270-278 (2009)

Maraveyas A, Waters J, Roy R, Fyfe D, Propper D, Lofts F, Sgouros J, Gardiner E, Wedgweood K, Ettelaie C, Bozas G, 'Gemcitabine versus gemcitabine plus dalteparin thromboprophylaxis in pancreatic cancer', European Journal of Cancer, 48(9), pp 1283-92 (2012)

Ersser S J, Cowdell F, Latter S, Gardiner E, Flohr C, Thompson A R, Jackson K, Farasat H, Ware F, Drury A, 'Psychological and educational interventions for atopic eczema in children', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1:CD004054 (2014)

Ersser S J, Farasat H, Jackson K, Gardiner E, Sheppard Z A, Cowdell F, 'Parental self-efficacy and the management of childhood atopic eczema: development and testing of a new clinical outcome measure', British Journal of Dermatology, 173(6), pp 1479-1485 (2015)

Henshall L E, Alexander T, Molyneux P, Gardiner E, McLellan A, 'The relationship between perceived organisational threat and compassion for others: Implications for the NHS', Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 1-19 (2017)

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Quantitative research methods

Research PhDs

  • Quantitative methods applied in clinical psychology

Completed PhDs

  • Smoljanovic L, The estimation of intraclass correlations, University of Hull (1998)

  • Gross L, Modelling changes in alcohol consumption from the Health and Lifestyle Surveys, University of Hull (2003)

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Helen Sisson, Faculty of Health Sciences, working in the area of vaccination timeliness for pre-term infants, joint supervisor with Professor Roger Watson

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics (Pure Mathematics), University of Kent at Canterbury (1985)

  • MSc Pure Mathematics (by research), University of Kent at Canterbury (1987)

  • MSc Statistics (by coursework), University of Kent at Canterbury (1988)

  • PhD Statistics, University of Reading (1991)

Awards and accolades

Awarded £62,781 in 2006 from the Arthritis Research Campaign for 'A randomised controlled trial comparing graded exercise treatment and usual physiotherapy for patients with neck pain (GETUP neck pain trial)'. Grant holders: Prof J K Moffett, Miss S M McClean, Dr D M Sharp and Dr E D Gardiner, all at the Institute of Rehabiliation, University of Hull.