Dr Rachel Rahman

BSc (Hons, Prifysgol Gogledd LLundain); PhD (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Dr Rachel Rahman

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Department Director of Welsh Lanaguage & Culture

Contact Details

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 a representative on Hywel Dda University Partnership Board. 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 dis

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Wednesday 10.00-12.00
  • Thursday 15.00-16.00

Publications

Rahman, RJ & Doust, JH 2007, Ceredigion Communities Cardiac Rehabilitation Scheme: An Evaluation. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Rahman, RJ & Doust, JH 2007, Ceredigion Exercise for Life Scheme: An Evaluation. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Rahman, R, Thatcher, J, Doust, J & Thogersen-Ntoumanis, C 2006, 'Motivation, adherence and psychological outcomes in exercise rehabilitation'.
Rahman, R 2005, 'Psychological needs satisfaction as predictors of motivation to exercise'.
Rahman, R 2005, 'Predictors of motivation in exercise rehabilitation: A self-determination theory perspective' Paper presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) student conference, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2005 - 2005, .
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, vol 23, no. 7, pp. 639-649. DOI: 10.1177/1357633X16660418
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, Aberdeen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2016 - 2016, pp. 72.
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, Aberdeen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2016 - 2016, pp. 485.
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, Aberdeen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2016 - 2016, pp. 622.
Rahman, R & Keenan, J 2015, Patient and professional acceptability of telehealth to monitor COPD and diabetes. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Rahman, R, Thatcher, J, Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C & Doust, JH 2015, 'Motivational processes and well-being in cardiac rehabilitation: A self-determination theory perspective' Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol 20, no. 5, pp. 518-529. DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1017509
Keenan, J, Rahman, R & Hudson, J 2015, 'Exploring palliative care patients’ experiences of accessing psychological support through telehealth.' Paper presented at 15th Annual All Wales Palliative Care Conference, Newtown, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2015 - 2015, .
Bennett, SS, McGuire, S & Rahman, RJ 2014, 'Living Hand to Mouth: Why the Bohemian Lifestyle Does Not Lead to Wealth Creation in Peripheral Regions' European Planning Studies, vol 23, no. 12, pp. 2390-2403. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2014.988010
Keenan, JR, 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, York, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014 - 2014, .
Keenan, JR, Rahman, R & Hudson, J 2014, 'Exploring psychological underpinnings of medical professionals' perceptions of telehealth implementation in palliative care.' European Health Psychology Society conference, Innsbruck, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2016, .
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' Paper presented at BPS Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Annual Conference 2014, Cardiff, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014 - 2014, .
Bullen, K, Chichlowska, SC, Rahman, RJ & Tod, DA 2014, 'The psychology of penile cancer from presentation to rehabilitation' International Journal of Urological Nursing, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 22-29. DOI: 10.1111/ijun.12016
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.
Bennett, S, McGuire, S & Rahman, R 2013, 'Creative Misfits – how motivation factors for Pro-Creative artists can inform HRM research' Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference 2013, Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2013 - 2013, .
Rahman, RJ, 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, vol 26, no. 11, pp. 1521-1539. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2010.538849
Thatcher, J, Day, MC & Rahman, RJ 2011, Sport and Exercise Psychology. Active Learning in Sport, 1 edn, SAGE Publications.
Tod, D, Thatcher, J & Rahman, R 2010, Sport Psychology. Palgrave Insights in Psychology, Springer Nature. DOI: 10.4324/9781315774428
Royles, ER, Rahman, RJ & 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.
Rahman, RJ, 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, Pisa, Italy, 2009 - 2009, pp. 330.
Tod, D, Lavallee, D, Thatcher, J & Rahman, R 2009, Walk together Wales (Part one: Research): Sustainable walking communities. Ramblers Cymru.