Astrid Coxon

Astrid Coxon
King's College London | KCL · Institute of Psychiatry

PhD in Medicine & Health Sciences

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Introduction
Teaching Fellow - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London Research Associate - Education Support Team, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London Research Associate - Learning Technologies: Inclusive Approach and Good Practice, School of Economics, University of East Anglia
Additional affiliations
November 2018 - present
King's College London
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2018 - present
King's College London
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • MSc Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health Research Skills Online
August 2018 - November 2018
University of East Anglia
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • PERFECTED research programme
Education
October 2018 - July 2020
University Centre Colchester
Field of study
  • Person-Centred Counselling
April 2015 - March 2018
University of East Anglia
Field of study
  • Medicine and health science
September 2013 - September 2014
University of Surrey
Field of study
  • Health Psychology

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Publications (34)
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) are experiencing a radical uptake of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) practices. However, there is a lack of robust research exploring how the changing landscape of HEI teaching impacts students who have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD). To address this, we conducted semi-structured interviews with nine u...
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Mental ill health among higher education students is a well-established problem; therefore, it is imperative to implement preventative approaches to support wellbeing. Blended and fully online education programmes widens access for mature or returning students; however, the psychological wellbeing of this sub-group of students is under-researched....
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Staff working in the emergency medical sector experience some of the highest rates of sickness absence, and this is often due to stress. This is a cause for concern, warranting investigation. In this chapter, Astrid Coxon describes her qualitative research into the lived experiences of ambulance dispatch staff working in a UK NHS Emergency Operatio...
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The radical uptake of technology-enhanced learning practices and online education in recent years has made tertiary education more feasible for a more socially and culturally diverse student body. Despite these developments, there is limited published research which explores how this new frontier of tertiary education teaching is experienced by stu...
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) are experiencing a radical uptake of technology enhanced learning (TEL) practices. There is a lack of robust research exploring how the changing landscape of HEI teaching impacts students, particularly students who have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD). Individual, semi-structured interviews were conducted...
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) are experiencing a radical uptake of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) practices (Gordon, 2014; Henderson, Selwyn, & Aston, 2017a), including Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), online forums, student response systems (such as clickers and text response via mobile phone apps), and the integration of social me...
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The mental health and wellbeing of students in higher education institutions (HEIs) is subject to ongoing international discussion and debate. Higher education study presents a unique set of stressors, often at a transitionary period in students’ lives, and HEIs recognise the need for effective student support service provision to support students...
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*Published in journal Health Psychology Update (British Psychological Society publication) - not currently listed in ResearchGate database* The promotion of evidence-based healthcare practice is a key concern for healthcare professionals both in the UK and internationally. However, what healthcare professionals understand by the term "evidence-bas...
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Postgraduate study can often be a challenging and lonely experience. We share our experiences and advice in managing looking after yourself during your research and study, giving particular focus to social support strategies.
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In an increasingly digital world, academics have more opportunities than ever to disseminate their research to a wide variety of audiences. This article highlights some of the different tools available for effective science communication and explains why, as postgraduate students, we should get involved.
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) are experiencing a radical uptake of technology enhanced learning (TEL) practices. There is a lack of robust research exploring how the changing landscape of HEI teaching impacts students, particularly students who have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD). We aimed to explore this through individual, semi-stru...
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Objectives/purpose: A qualitative investigation of the implementation of a new Enhanced Recovery Pathway at three UK hospitals. Design: An exploratory qualitative study, conducted over 12 months. Data was collected as part of a larger ERP study, conducted by research staff at the University of East Anglia. Background: Enhanced Recovery Pathways (...
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Objectives/purpose: To explore how Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in higher education institutions (HEIs) is experienced by undergraduate students with specific learning disabilities (SpLDs) Design: As research into the lived experiences of students with SpLDs using TEL practices is limited, this study was conducted following an exploratory qua...
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Objectives: Enhanced Recovery Pathways (ERPs) are an increasingly popular approach to streamline surgery. However, their effectiveness can be limited by suboptimal implementation. This study aimed to provide a rich description of the implementation process in three UK hospitals. Design: This study was designed using a qualitative approach, to gain...
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Objectives: Enhanced Recovery Pathways (ERPs) are an increasingly popular, evidenced-based approach to surgery, designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Despite evidence demonstrating the benefits of these pathways, implementation and adherence have been inconsistent. Methods: Using realist synthesis, this review explored the current...
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Objectives: Enhanced Recovery Pathways (ERPs) are an increasingly popular, evidenced-based approach to surgery, designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Despite evidence demonstrating the benefits of these pathways, implementation and adherence have been inconsistent. Methods: Using realist synthesis, this review explored the current...
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Background: Enhanced Recovery Pathways (ERPs) are increasingly popular across a broad range of surgeries within NHS hospitals. Existing research shows that when properly implemented, ERPs improve patient outcomes and reduce length of hospital stay. However, ERP implementation can require significant changes in ward procedures, and staff adherence t...
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Background: The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of ambulance dispatch personnel, identifying key stressors and their impact on staff well-being. Methods: Qualitative methodology was used. Nine semistructured interviews were conducted with National Health Service (NHS) ambulance Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) dispatch personne...
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THE Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) celebrated its 30th annual conference in Glasgow last year, welcoming 224 delegates. It was a long time in the making, and the build-up and anticipation was tangible. This was helped by the organising committee’s excellent use of social media, including their recruitment of a voluntary ‘Twitter tea...
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Background Recent research into support provision in HE emphasizes the need to nurture a sense of belonging (O’Mahony et al., 2013), improving student self-efficacy through positive interaction with HEIs (Bean and Eaton, 2001). Our project embraces these principles, but challenges the traditional view of the university as sole designer and provider...
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Background Students in higher education (college and university) often experience stress and anxiety (1,2), but do not routinely seek advice or support in managing this (3,4). Students identify a number of barriers to accessing formal support, such as time, travel, balancing commitments, and embarrassment. One option for these students is to comple...
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Presented at BPS West Midlands "Psychologist in the Pub" event at the Oxford Wig & Pen, 18th November 2015: "...an overview of the "transfer of training" problem, looking at why, despite our best efforts, training can often fail to change the way we work. Using practical examples from everyday life and from research, Astrid shows the good, the bad...
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VIDEO OF PRESENTATION AVAILABLE: https://youtu.be/sBDravglylc Objectives: To establish the effectiveness of internet-based therapeutic interventions on the improvement of stress-management in college and university students. Data sources: The Cochrane Library Database, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection were searched,...
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Knitting has recently had a resurgence in popularity, creating a new generation of passionate knitters. With the number of knitting groups on the rise, these groups provide an opportunity for women of different ages and backgrounds to forge unlikely friendships through a common interest. The experiences of five knitters of a range of ages were expl...
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The objectives of this proposed systematic review are to: first, investigate and synthesize available evidence of the psychological wellbeing of Emergency Dispatch Centre (EDC) operators; and second, identify the possible risk factors and key stressors experienced by EDC operators. Searches Electronic database searches will be performed in Medline,...
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Shift-work has negative associations with high levels of stress, poor sleep patterns and poor quality of life. One identified reason for this association has been workers’ inability to “switch off” following the end of their shift, and thus unable to recover effectively during leisure time. Certain industries such as healthcare will always require...
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A critical evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: a theory-based intervention designed to improve emotional functioning in people with chronic pain

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This project will appraise teaching practices that make use of learning technologies in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with the aim of: (i) assessing their impact on students affected by Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) (ii) developing guidelines for an inclusive approach to Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). The project will focus on students with SpLDs, but also collect information from traditional background students, to identify any divergence in opinions about TEL practices employed in HEIs. Amongst TEL practices, we will focus our attention on interactive learning, such as online fora, student response systems, Twitter diaries, and other forms and uses of social media for learning and teaching.