The University of Southampton
Psychology

Dr Daniela Ghio BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow in Health Psychology

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Dr Daniela Ghio is a Research Fellow within Health Psychology at the University of Southampton

Daniela is currently involved in the development of an intervention on improving screening and treating malnutrition in older adults as part of the STREAM (Screening and TREAting Malnutrition) project.

Daniela also works in the School for Primary Care Research, on the Healthy Paths project, an internet intervention for emotional distress for primary care patients. The project aims to explore the experiences of the patients utilising Healthy Paths and accessing psychological help through e-health tools.

Daniela completed a PhD in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. Her thesis titled Illness perceptions in adolescents with juvenile arthritis: applying the common sense self-regulatory model. This work aimed to evaluate the applicability of a well-established health theory to studying and measuring pain beliefs in adolescents. This lead to the development of a questionnaire to allow an age-appropriate and theoretically-driven assessment of various cognitions, such as how pain impacts the young people's lives, control over their pain and their emotional representation of pain. During this time she was also involved with an NIHR project in developing an application, to monitor/assess pain experiences of children and adolescents with JIA. The goal of this tool is to provide a measurement of pain that includes the multidimensional characteristics of pain.

Her research interests lie in self-management and psycho-educational interventions. Specifically, how interventions can best empower an individual’s self-management of long-term conditions.

 

 

Daniela is currently involved in the development of an intervention on improving screening and treating malnutrition in older adults as part of the STREAM (Screening and TREAting Malnutrition) project.

Daniela has completed a PhD in Health Psychology at Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester. Her thesis titled Illness perceptions in adolescents with juvenile arthritis: applying the common sense self-regulatory model, aimed to evaluate the applicability of a well-established health theory to studying and measuring pain beliefs in adolescents. This lead to the development of a questionnaire to will allow an age-appropriate and theoretically-driven assessment of various cognitions, such as how pain impacts the young people's lives, control over their pain and their emotional representation of pain. During this time she was also involved with an NIHR project in developing an app, to monitor/assess pain experiences of children and adolescents with JIA. The goal of this tool is to provide a measurement of pain that includes the multidimensional characteristics of pain. Her research interests lie in self-management and how interventions can best empower an individual’s self-management of long-term conditions.

 

 

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Research interests

Illness perceptions; behaviour change; e-health interventions; self-management.

Research group

Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP)

Affiliate research groups

Primary Care & Population Sciences Academic Units, Primary care Research group

Dr Daniela Ghio
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