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)

  • Tuesday 14.00-16.00
  • Thursday 15.00-16.00

Publications

Quality of life in patients receiving telemedicine enhanced chronic heart failure disease management: A meta-analysisKnox, L., Rahman, R. & Beedie, C. 2017 In : Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.23, 7, p. 639-64911 p.
Quality of life in patients receiving telemedicine enhanced chronic heart failure management: a meta-analysisKnox, L., Rahman, R. & Beedie, C. 2016 p. 721 p.
Experiences of palliative care patients accessing psychosocial support through telehealthKeenan, J., Rahman, R. & Hudson, J. 2016 p. 4851 p.
Patient and professional acceptability of telehealth to monitor COPD and diabetesRahman, R. & Keenan, J. 2016 p. 6221 p.
Patient and professional acceptability of telehealth to monitor COPD and diabetesRahman, R. & Keenan, J. 2015 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 64 p.
Motivational processes and well-being in cardiac rehabilitation: A self-determination theory perspectiveRahman, R., Thatcher, J., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. & Doust, J. H. 2015 In : Psychology, Health and Medicine.20, 5, p. 518-52911 p.
Exploring palliative care patients’ experiences of accessing psychological support through telehealth.Keenan, J., Rahman, R. & Hudson, J. 2015
Living Hand to Mouth: Why the Bohemian Lifestyle Does Not Lead to Wealth Creation in Peripheral RegionsBennett, S. S., McGuire, S. & Rahman, R. J. 2014 In : European Planning Studies.23, 12, p. 2390-2403
Identifying the needs of rural based informal care givers of palliative care patients through exploration of their their lived experience.Keenan, J. R., Rahman, R. & Hudson, J. 2014
Exploring psychological underpinnings of medical professionals' perceptions of telehealth implementation in palliative care.Keenan, J. R., 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 experiencesKeenan, J., Rahman, R. & Hudson, J. 2014
The psychology of penile cancer from presentation to rehabilitationBullen, K., Chichlowska, S. C., Rahman, R. J. & Tod, D. A. 2014 In : International Journal of Urological Nursing.8, 1, p. 22-298 p.
Who cares for the carers?: An investigation of the barriers and facilitators to compliance with carers needs assessmentsBullen, K., Rahman, R., Brzeska-Laird, L. & Mackiewicz, A. 2014 Cyngor Sir Ceredigion.
Creative Misfits – how motivation factors for Pro-Creative artists can inform HRM researchBennett, S., McGuire, S. & Rahman, R. 2013
Changes in need satisfaction and motivation orientation as predictors of psychological and behavioural outcomes in exercise referralRahman, R. J., Thogersen-Ntoumani, C., Thatcher, J. & Doust, J. 2011 In : Psychology and Health.26, 11, p. 1521-153919 p.
Sport and Exercise PsychologyThatcher, J., Day, M. C. & Rahman, R. J. 2011 1 ed.SAGE Publications. 240 p. (Active Learning in Sport)
Sport PsychologyTod, D., Thatcher, J. & Rahman, R. 2010 Springer Nature. 248 p. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology)
Dysgu Gwleidyddiaeth a Seicoleg trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg: Adroddiad Terfynol (Teaching Politics and Psychology through the medium of Welsh: Final report)Royles, E. R., Rahman, R. J. & Creunant, G. 2009 Cyngor Cyllido Addysg Uwch Cymru.
Psychological need satisfactions as predictors of motivation and psychological outcomes following exercise rehabilitationRahman, R. J., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Thatcher, J. & Doust, J. 2009 p. 3301 p.
Walk together Wales (Part one: Research): Sustainable walking communitiesTod, D., Lavallee, D., Thatcher, J. & Rahman, R. 2009 Ramblers Cymru.
Ceredigion Communities Cardiac Rehabilitation Scheme: An EvaluationRahman, R. J. & Doust, J. H. 2007 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 45 p.
Ceredigion Exercise for Life Scheme: An EvaluationRahman, R. J. & Doust, J. H. 2007 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 46 p.
Motivation, adherence and psychological outcomes in exercise rehabilitationRahman, R., Thatcher, J., Doust, J. & Thogersen-Ntoumanis, C. 2006
Psychological needs satisfaction as predictors of motivation to exerciseRahman, R. 2005
Predictors of motivation in exercise rehabilitation: A self-determination theory perspectiveRahman, R. 2005