Dr Leanne Rowlands is a Psychology Lecturer at Arden University and Bangor University, focusing on mental health and illness.
Her research interests have primarily focused on emotion regulation and its many manifestations in daily life. This includes how maladaptive or impaired emotion regulation processes might impact upon people experiencing mental distress, and people who have acquired a brain injury. Her PhD, a collaborative project with a NHS community brain injury service, involved using psychological frameworks of emotion regulation, and positive psychology principles, to develop a group intervention for patients on the long-term care pathway. She has also worked on several projects involving neurorehabilitation, social isolation after brain injury, mental health, and public health.