Katie Cunnah

Dr Katie Cunnah

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Office

Qualifications

  • BA (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
  • PGCert
  • MSc (Leeds Beckett University)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Katie is a Psychologist and Postdoctoral Research Assistant within the Centre for Human Factors, working in the fields of human factors, organisational and occupational psychology. Her work involves consultancy and research on behalf of private and public sector organisations.

Having previously run businesses and trained as a primary school teacher, Katie has excellent insight into the complexities of managing staff and working in the public sector. She also has several years’ experience delivering psychological interventions in clinical psychology teams in mental health settings. Katie’s doctoral thesis focused on relational and psychological aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome and she has a particular interest in systemic approaches to mental and physical health challenges.

Undergraduate

Katie teaches with Dr Fiona Earle on the 3rd Year undergraduate psychology module in Human Factors. She has also supported the delivery of qualitative aspects of research methods modules in psychology. Katie also offers one-off sessions on occupational stress, mental health in the workplace and emotional coping skills internally and externally.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD platform as an online informational and social support tool for people living with memory problems and their carers; an evaluation of user engagement, usability and usefulness

Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., White, C., Cunnah, K., Platt, R., …Wolverson, E. (in press). The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD platform as an online informational and social support tool for people living with memory problems and their carers; an evaluation of user engagement, usability and usefulness. Journal of applied gerontology,

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness

Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., White, C., Cunnah, K., Platt, R., …Wolverson, E. (2019). The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness. Journal of applied gerontology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819885326

Research interests

Katie's current research interests include work-related stress, resilience within the workforce, work-related trauma and tackling distress through psychological intervention in the workplace. Katie has a particular interest in working with organisations where the risk of work-related stress is especially high, such as in healthcare, policing and education.

Katie has specific skills as a qualitative researcher, in particular, grounded theory methodology.