Kimberley Caldwell


PhD Student

Mood Disorders Research Group

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Kim is a full-time PhD student in the Mood Disorders Research Group at the University of Worcester.

Kim’s main research interest is bipolar disorder. Her PhD research concerns illness and treatment perceptions in bipolar disorder. She is conducting a mixed methods study into how people employ common-sense models, such as the self-regulatory theory, to understand their illness and treatment experiences. Kim hopes to explore how illness perceptions shape decisions about help-seeking and treatment, including relationships with behaviours, and the role of personal control.


Kim is a member of the Bipolar Disorder Research Network

Her supervisors are Professor Eleanor Bradley, Professor Lisa Jones, and Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith

Kim is very grateful to the University of Worcester for funding her PhD





BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2011, University of Manchester 

MSc Clinical and Health Psychology, 2012, University of Manchester




Band, R., Barrowclough, C., Caldwell, K., Emsley, R., & Wearden, A. (2017). Activity patterns in response to symptoms in patients being treated for chronic fatigue syndrome: An experience sampling methodology study. Health Psychology, 36(3), 264

Upthegrove, R., Ives, J., Broome, M. R., Caldwell, K., Wood, S. J., & Oyebode, F. (2016). Auditory verbal hallucinations in first-episode psychosis: a phenomenological investigation. British Journal of Psychiatry Open, 2(1), 88-95

Upthegrove, R., Broome, M. R., Caldwell, K., Ives, J., Oyebode, F., & Wood, S. J. (2016). Understanding auditory verbal hallucinations: a systematic review of current evidence. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 133(5), 352-367

Lewis, J., Greenstock, J., Caldwell, K., & Anderson, B. (2015). Working together to identify child maltreatment: social work and acute healthcare. Journal of Integrated Care, 23(5), 302-312

Shattock, L., Williamson, H., Caldwell, K., Anderson, K., & Peters, S. (2013). ‘They’ve just got symptoms without science’: Medical trainees’ acquisition of negative attitudes towards patients with medically unexplained symptoms. Patient education and counselling, 91(2), 249-254.