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Jennifer Bowler


  • MED-01

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Jennifer took up her post as lecturer in 2018. She completed MA (Hons) and MSc degrees in Philosophy and Health Psychology respectively at the University of St Andrews, and an MSc in Psychology at the University of Glasgow. Her PhD at the University of East Anglia concerned attentional processing in pain. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked as a Wellcome Trust funded Research Associate examining cognitive bias modification for anxiety.

Indicative Publications

Hayden, C., Bowler, J.O., Chambers, S., Freeman, R., Humphris, G., Richards, D., & Cecil, J.E. (2013). Obesity and dental caries in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 41(4), 289-308.

Bowler, J.O., Mackintosh, B., Dunn, B.D., Mathews, A., Dalgleish, T., & Hoppitt, L. (2012). A comparison of cognitive bias modification for interpretation and computerized cognitive behavior therapy: Effects on anxiety, depression, attentional control and interpretive bias. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(6), 1021-1033.

Key Research Interests

Jennifer is interested in cognitive processing in pain. She is currently investigating the role of attentional bias in pain experience using attentional bias modification techniques.

Teaching Interests

PGT: Further Quantitative Research and Statistics (module co-ordinator & lecturer)
Dissertation (module co-ordinator)
Year 3: Research Project (supervisor)
Year 2: Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (lecturer)
Research Design and Analysis (module co-ordinator & lecturer)


Key Responsibilities

PGT Deputy Programme Director

Library Officer


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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