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Rhiannon Phillips

Reader in Health Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Rhiannon is a Health Psychologist and Health Services Researcher. She is interested in a variety of approaches that aim to build confidence and resilience, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-education, and self-management techniques. Her research also looks at how culture, systems, and policy can be changed to support improvements in health, well-being, and the quality of patient care.

Rhiannon's work has covered a whole host of different topics including breastfeeding support, pregnancy and parenting for women with autoimmune rheumatic diseases, improving antibiotic prescribing practices for acute infections, prevention of anxiety and depression in children, self-management of persistent pain, and occupational health.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • 2013–2019
    Research fellow, Cardiff University
  • 2008–2012
    Research Fellow, University of Bath
  • 2012–2012
    Senior Health Promotion Practitioner, Public Health Wales
  • 2004–2008
    Research Fellow, Cardiff University


  • 2004 
    University of Leeds, PhD in Clinical Health Psychology
  • 1999 
    Swansea University, BSc in Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society
  • Health and Care Professions Council