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Doctor Rachel Dewar-Haggart

Dr Rachel Dewar-Haggart

 BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CPsychol
Public Health Teaching Fellow

Research interests

  • Primary care
  • Health psychology
  • Qualitative methods

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Rachel is a Research Fellow with the Primary Care and Research Centre and School of Psychology at the University of Southampton.

She has recently completed her PhD which was a mixed-methods study exploring beliefs, attitudes, and intentions towards long-term antidepressant use for people with depression in primary care.

Rachel's professional background is in health psychology. Her research interests are in the self-management of long-term conditions, in particular long-term depression; and patient-GP communication in primary care settings.

Rachel has expertise in qualitative methods, particularly in conducting interviews and using reflexive thematic analysis. Much of her research experience has been working on randomised controlled trials in primary care.