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Belinda Hornby completed a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry at Newcastle University, a Conversion course Graduate Diploma in Psychology and PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. She is currently a Psychobiology Lecturer within the School of Psychology.
BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry Newcastle University (1986)
Graduate Diploma (Conversion) Psychology (2011)
PhD Psychology: The effects of Essential oils in animal and human models of anxiety (2009)
Chhetri, S.K., Bradley, B.F., Majeed, T., Lea, R.W. (2016). Enteral feeding in motor neurone disease: Patients’ perspectives and impact on quality of life. Palliative Medicine: First published Nov 24, 2016 DOI:10.1177/0269216316679928
Chhetri, S.K., Bradley, B.F., Majeed, T., Lea, R.W. (2016). Motor neurone disease in Lancashire and South Cumbria in North West England and an 8 year experience with enteral nutrition. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 24, 47-51…
Chhetri, S.K., Bradley, B.F., Callagher, P., Addison-Jones, R., Bennett, W., Gardham, J., Parkes, A., Lea, R.W., Majeed,T. (2015). Choosing the place of death: Empowering Motor Neurone Disease/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients in end-of-life care decision-making. Palliative Medicine, 29, 7.
Belinda's research interests include stress and anxiety, end of life care and carer burden. Research is currently centered around new and novel pharmacological treatments for anxiety including medicinal plant extracts, such as essential oils in paradigms designed to elicit anxiety. Measures include both psychological and physiological, with particular interest in effects on the autonomic nervous system. Alongside this, work investigating carer support and end of life care in Motor Neuron Disease carers and their patients is on-going.
Belinda is currently supervising a number of research students in both the areas listed above.
Belinda teaches both undergraduate and post-graduate psychology and neuroscience students. She is module lead for Advanced Biological Psychology (PS4053) and Advanced Approaches to Understanding Behaviour (PS3080). She also teaches on:
In addition, she supervises research student dissertations at an undergraduate level and a post graduate level in neuroscience, psychology, psychobiology, neuropsychology, clinical and health psychology.
Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
The British Neuroscience Association,
Federation of European Neuroscience Society,
The Society for Psychophysiological Research,
The European Behavioural Pharmacology Society,
The UK Society for Behavioural Medicine.