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Mrs Alison Price

Doctoral Thesis

Year of Study:
Year 3 PhD
Doctoral Title:
Understanding the domain based events that drive daily measures of meaning, achievement and affect, and their impact on overall measures of functioning in life – an extension of the scope of Affective Events Theory
Dr Emma Russell; Dr Hans-Joachim Wolfram

Doctoral Details

How do we accomplish our daily work and personal goals, make time for the people and things that matter in life, and experience positive affect, when faced with the barrage of tasks, activities and demands that modern life throws at us?

In alignment with the evidence based practice paradigm (Rousseau, 2006), which promotes the importance of using research to solve problems in practice, this issue forms the basis of my PhD study.

This study has a repeated measures design, capturing daily measures of wellbeing via a mobile phone app. The research involves a period of baseline data collection, followed by a training intervention, which is designed to support participants to improve their daily wellbeing (and increase ratings of this).

The research presented was born out of a problem identified through practitioner work, relating to the experience of everyday wellbeing.  The research, app and intervention are part of a study with a core aim: to make a positive difference to people’s wellbeing on an everyday basis.

The app incorporates a novel way (a colour coding framework) of conceptualizing the problems associated with daily wellbeing. Early results show a promising improvement in daily wellbeing and very high engagement with the topic, app and training intervention.

Education and Work History

BSc Psychology (hons); Post graduate certificate in Occupational Psychology; Master of Research (MRes)
Other Qualifications:
Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)

Work Experience

Publications and Academic Achievements

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