Dr Elaine Walklet


Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology


Contact Details

email: e.walklet@worc.ac.uk

Elaine is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology and Practitioner Health Psychologist. She teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


BSc (Hons) Psychology
PGCert Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
MSc Health Psychology
PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
DHealth Psy Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology

Teaching & Research


Elaine currently leads the undergraduate Health Psychology and Psychology Research Project modules.


Elaine’s research interests include the psychological impact of illness and long-term conditions, behaviour change and adherence, psychological interventions for mental and physical health and stress in healthcare staff.

Professional Experience

Elaine completed her Practitioner Doctorate in Health Psychology in 2018.

Elaine previously worked in an NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service.


Mahoney, B., Walklet, E., Bradley, E. & O'Hickey, S. (2019). Improving adrenaline autoinjector adherence: A psychologically informed training for healthcare professionals. Immunity, inflammation and Disease, 1-15. doi: 10.1002/iid3.264

Walklet, E., Mahoney, B., Bradley, E., O’Hickey, S. (2019). Applications of health psychology: development of a practitioner training intervention in anaphylaxis. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 39(2), 130-135. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000254 

Walklet, E., Moss, T., Walsh, N. and Bradley, E. (2018). Quality of life in adults with charcot-marie-tooth (CMT) disease: a photovoice study. ComMenT.

Freeman, D., Sheaves, B., … Walklet, E.… et al. (2017). The effects of improving sleep on mental health (OASIS): a randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis.  The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(10), 749-758. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30328-0

Davis, S.K., Farrelly, D., Muse, K. & Walklet, E. (2017). Technology enhanced learning in psychology: current direction and perspectives. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (11)

Walklet, E., Muse, K., Meyrick, J. & Moss, T. (2016). Do psychosocial interventions improve quality of life and wellbeing in adults with neuromuscular disorders? A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 3, 347-362. doi: 10.3233/JND-160155

Walklet, E., Taylor, C., Bradley, E., Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L. & O’Hickey, S. (2016). “Because it kind of falls in between, doesn’t it? Like an acute thing and a chronic”: the psychological experience of anaphylaxis in adulthood". Journal of Health Psychology, OnlineFirst, 1-11. doi: 10.1177/1359105316664130

Taylor, C., Walklet, E., Bradley, E., Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L. & O’Hickey, S. (2016). The psychological impact of adult-onset anaphylaxis. Outlook: Anaphylaxis Campaign Magazine, 59, 10

Walklet, E., Davis, S., Farrelly, D. & Muse, K. (2016). The impact of student response systems on the learning experience of undergraduate psychology students. Psychology Teaching Review, 22(1): 35-48

Highfield, J.A. Lowe, K., Lewis, E., Warren, R., Martin, K. & Walklet, E. (2016). Clinical psychologists training and supervising IAPT therapists to work with long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms: A service development project. Clinical Psychology Forum, 280, 34-39

Walklet, Elaine and Percy, C. (2014) Stress and Coping in IAPT Staff: A Mixed Methods Study. Applied Psychological Research Journal, 1(2), 15-25. ISSN 2057-570X

O’ Connor, D.B., Hurling, R., Hendrickx, H., Osborne, G., Hall, J., Walklet, E., Whaley, A., & Wood, H. (2011). Effects of written emotional disclosure on implicit self-esteem and body image. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16(3), 488-501

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the Division of Health Psychology
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy