Professor Janice Abbott

Prof. Janice Abbott

Professor of Health Psychology

School of Psychology

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Subject Areas: Psychology

Janice Abbott is Professor of Health Psychology and a Chartered Health Psychologist. She has considerable expertise in the development and evaluation of patient-reported outcome measures (specifically, quality of life measurement).

Janice is undertaking programmes of work which evaluate the psychological and social aspects of cystic fibrosis, systemic lupus erythematosus and obesity. These projects aim to describe and evaluate health-related quality of life, ways of coping, aspects of culture, self management and treatment adherence. Of particular interest is how such factors contribute to disease progression and survival for the patient and resilience in carers.

Janice is the research lead for the School of Psychology. She also leads the Health Psychology Research Group.


Abbott, Janice (2009) Health-related quality of life measurement in cystic fibrosis: advances and limitations. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 6 (1). pp. 31-41. ISSN 1479-9723 Abbott, Janice, Hart, Anna, Morton, Alison M., Dey, Paola, Conway, Steven P. and Webb, A. Kevin (2009) Can Health-related Quality of Life Predict Survival in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis? American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 179 (1). pp. 54-58. ISSN 1073-449X

McElhone, Kathleen, Castelino, Madhura, Abbott, Janice, Bruce, Ian N., Ahmad, Yasmeen, Shelmerdine, Joanna, Peers, Kate, Isenberg, David, Ferenkeh-Koroma, Ada, Griffiths, Bridget, Akil, Mohammed, Maddison, Peter, Gordon, Caroline and Teh, Lee-Suan (2010) The LupusQoL and Associations with Demographics and Clinical Measurements in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The Journal of Rheumatology, 37 (11). pp. 2273-2279. ISSN 0315-162X

Abbott, Janice, Hurley, Margaret Anne, Morton, Alison M and Conway, Steven P (2013) Longitudinal association between lung function and health-related quality of life in cystic fibrosis. Thorax, 68 (2). pp. 149-154. ISSN 0040-6376

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BA(Hons) Psychology (1982)

PGCert Criminology (1985)

PhD Psychophysiology (1986)

Charted Health Psychologist

External Roles

Associate Editor: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

Editorial Board: Disability and Rehabilitation

Scientific Committee: European Cystic Fibrosis Society

International Guidelines Committee ‘Assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression in cystic fibrosis’