Dr Rachel Rahman BSc (Hons, Prifysgol Gogledd LLundain); PhD (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Dr Rachel Rahman

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

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Profile

Dr Rachel Rahman has a first class BSc honours degree in Psychobiology from the University of North London and a PhD in psychology from Aberystwyth University. Rachel has expertise in Health Psychology utilising mixed methodologies to understand patient motivations and experiences in chronic disease and end of life care. Rachel is currently developing an interesting programme of research exploring the application of tele-health in rural health care.

Rachel has extensive teaching experience in a range of areas such as health psychology, research methods and biological psychology and as one of the founding members of the department has been instrumental in achieving BPS accreditation. She sits on a range of professional committees including the BPS Welsh branch of the Division of Health Psychology and is on the steering committee for the BPS Work and Health group. Rachel is a chartered member of the BPS (CPsychol) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching

Module Coordinator
Lecturer
Tutor

Rachel has experience of teaching and coordination across a range of core undergraduate modules including quantitative and qualitative research methods, psychobiology and cognition through the medium of English and Welsh. She also uses her research expertise to deliver a popular specialist option module in Health psychology at second and third year. Rachel also supervises undergraduate dissertations in the area of health psychology utilising a range of research methods and analyses.

Research

Dr Rachel Rahman has extensive experience of conducting clinical research utilising both quantitative and qualitative methodology to understand patient motivations and experiences in chronic disease and end of life care. Work to date examines patient behavioural regulation, psychological well-being and experiences in contexts such as cardiac rehabilitation, penile cancer and palliative care.

Dr Rahman has conducted a range of commissioned pieces of research on behalf of Hywel Dda University health Board, Ceredigion County Council, the Funding Council for Wales, and Ramblers Cymru.

Through a range of collaborations, Dr Rahman is contributing to the Welsh Assembly agenda of Prudent Health care by developing unique insights into the use of telehealth in clinical care. Specifically a programme of postgraduate research under Dr Rahman's supervision and in collaboration with colleagues in Hywel Dda University Health Board has explored: stakeholder perspectives on the use of tele-health in rural palliative care using both thematic and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Mr Joseph Keenan); the use of telehealth to support COPD patients in pulmonary rehabilitation (Mr Liam Knox); how conversation and interaction is negotiated via telehealth using conversation analysis (Mr David Dalley).

Rachel is currently working on a funded project exploring the role of telehealth to facilitate group art therapy for immunosuppressed patients in collaboration with Ms Gudrun Jones from Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Underpinning Dr Rahman's research is the theoretical framework of Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985) which seeks to consider how psychological need satisfaction can support patients' psychological well-being and behavioural regulation to engage with clinical programmes and self-management of chronic disease.

Office Hours (Student contact times)

  • Wednesday 10.00-12.00
  • Thursday 15.00-16.00

Publications

2017

Knox, L., Rahman, R., Beedie, C. 2017. Quality of life in patients receiving telemedicine enhanced chronic heart failure disease management: A meta-analysis. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 23 (7) pp. 639-649. 10.1177/1357633X16660418 Cadair

2016

Knox, L., Rahman, R., Beedie, C. 2016. Quality of life in patients receiving telemedicine enhanced chronic heart failure management: a meta-analysis. European Health Psychology Society and BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2016. Other Cadair

Keenan, J., Rahman, R., Hudson, J. 2016. Experiences of palliative care patients accessing psychosocial support through telehealth. European Health Psychology Society and BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2016. Other Cadair

Rahman, R., Keenan, J. 2016. Patient and professional acceptability of telehealth to monitor COPD and diabetes. European Health Psychology Society and BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2016. Other Cadair

2015

Rahman, R., Keenan, J. 2015. Patient and professional acceptability of telehealth to monitor COPD and diabetes. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Rahman, R., Thatcher, J., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Doust, J.H. 2015. Motivational processes and well-being in cardiac rehabilitation: A self-determination theory perspective. Psychology, Health and Medicine 20 (5) pp. 518-529. 10.1080/13548506.2015.1017509 Cadair

Keenan, J., Rahman, R., Hudson, J. 2015. Exploring palliative care patients’ experiences of accessing psychological support through telehealth. 15th Annual All Wales Palliative Care Conference. Cadair

2014

Bennett, S.S., McGuire, S., Rahman, R.J. 2014. Living Hand to Mouth: Why the Bohemian Lifestyle Does Not Lead to Wealth Creation in Peripheral Regions. European Planning Studies 23 (12) pp. 2390-2403. 10.1080/09654313.2014.988010 Cadair

Keenan, J.R., Rahman, R., Hudson, J. 2014. Identifying the needs of rural based informal care givers of palliative care patients through exploration of their their lived experience. BPS Division of Health Psychology conference. Other Cadair

Keenan, J.R., Rahman, R., Hudson, J. 2014. Exploring psychological underpinnings of medical professionals' perceptions of telehealth implementation in palliative care. European Health Psychology Society conference. Other Cadair

Keenan, J., Rahman, R., Hudson, J. 2014. Investigating the psychological well-being and need satisfaction of the informal caregivers of palliative care patients through exploration of lived experiences. BPS Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Annual Conference 2014. Cadair

Bullen, K., Chichlowska, S.C., Rahman, R.J., Tod, D.A. 2014. The psychology of penile cancer from presentation to rehabilitation. International Journal of Urological Nursing 8 (1) pp. 22-29. 10.1111/ijun.12016 Cadair

Bullen, K., Rahman, R., Brzeska-Laird, L., Mackiewicz, A. 2014. Who cares for the carers?: An investigation of the barriers and facilitators to compliance with carers needs assessments. Cyngor Sir Ceredigion Cadair

2013

Bennett, S., McGuire, S., Rahman, R. 2013. Creative Misfits – how motivation factors for Pro-Creative artists can inform HRM research. British Academy of Management Conference 2013. Other Cadair

2011

Rahman, R.J., Thogersen-Ntoumani, C., Thatcher, J., Doust, J. 2011. Changes in need satisfaction and motivation orientation as predictors of psychological and behavioural outcomes in exercise referral. Psychology and Health 26 (11) pp. 1521-1539. 10.1080/08870446.2010.538849 Other Cadair

Thatcher, J., Day, M.C., Rahman, R.J. 2011. Sport and Exercise Psychology. Active Learning in Sport 1st edn, SAGE Publications Cadair

2010

Tod, D., Thatcher, J., Rahman, R. 2010. Sport Psychology. Palgrave Insights in Psychology Springer Nature 10.4324/9781315774428 Other

2009

Royles, E.R., Rahman, R.J., Creunant, G. 2009. Dysgu Gwleidyddiaeth a Seicoleg trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg: Adroddiad Terfynol (Teaching Politics and Psychology through the medium of Welsh: Final report). Cyngor Cyllido Addysg Uwch Cymru Cadair

Rahman, R.J., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Thatcher, J., Doust, J. 2009. Psychological need satisfactions as predictors of motivation and psychological outcomes following exercise rehabilitation. 23rd European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Conference 2009. Cadair

Tod, D., Lavallee, D., Thatcher, J., Rahman, R. 2009. Walk together Wales (Part one: Research): Sustainable walking communities. Ramblers Cymru Cadair

2007

Rahman, R.J., Doust, J.H. 2007. Ceredigion Communities Cardiac Rehabilitation Scheme: An Evaluation. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Rahman, R.J., Doust, J.H. 2007. Ceredigion Exercise for Life Scheme: An Evaluation. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

2006

Rahman, R., Thatcher, J., Doust, J., Thogersen-Ntoumanis, C. 2006. Motivation, adherence and psychological outcomes in exercise rehabilitation. Cadair

2005

Rahman, R. 2005. Psychological needs satisfaction as predictors of motivation to exercise. Cadair

Rahman, R. 2005. Predictors of motivation in exercise rehabilitation: A self-determination theory perspective. British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) student conference. Cadair