Elaine Wainwright


Personal Statement

Elaine Wainwright is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. Her research interests lie in two main areas: firstly, work health and wellbeing, and what makes people respond so differently to objectively similar working conditions; and secondly, the effect of pain on people’s working lives, mental health and attentional processes. Elaine has carried out research for the Universities of York and Bath as well as the ESRC and HSE into whether evidence based practice can improve sickness absence rates from work. She has published articles based on her PhD thesis looking at the problems and successes of the doctor, patient and employer relationship when someone has been off work due to pain. She has recently been invited to present her work to the Society of Occupational Medicine and at the ESRC Seminar Series ''Sustaining Employee Wellbeing in the 21st Century'.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD University of Bath
  • MSc University of York
  • BSc(Hons) The Open University
  • PGCE University of York
  • MA Oxford

Professional qualifications

  • FHEA

Professional memberships

  • CPsycho, British Psychological Society
  • Member of the Health Division of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of the British Pain Society

Research and academic outputs

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