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Dr Moitree Banerjee

Head of Psychology and Criminology/ Reader in Clinical Psychology.

Moitree Banerjee

About

Moitree is the Head of Psychology and Criminology Programme in the Institute of Psychology, Business and Human Sciences. She is a Reader in Clinical Psychology.

Moitree plays a crucial role in guiding and advancing the Psychology and Criminology programmes in the Institute. This involves leading on the management, growth and success of the multiple academic programmes within the portfolio. She has overarching responsibility student experience, research and teaching.

Moitree has a PhD in Psychology and a MSc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health from the University of Sussex.

The primary focus of her research revolves around developing and evaluating mental health interventions that improve mental health symptoms. This is achieved through developing short interventions that are accessible to a wide range of individuals and tailored to their specific living conditions.

In this research domain, she has published several high impact articles on social prescription, mental health inequalities, mental health stigma and increasing access to mental health interventions. Moitree has conducted several impactful projects on 3rd wave interventions such as mindfulness-based interventions.

Moitree is the principal investigator for a number of mental health risk and needs assessment projects across several settings such as secondary schools, colleges and university. She has also developed and evaluated tailored mental health interventions for NHS staff members and staff working in end-of-life care settings.

Moitree has been invited as a speaker in several esteemed international conferences and is currently serving as an editorial reviewer for Mindfulness.

Key Publications

Publication:

Covington, L., Banerjee, M., Pereira, A., & Price, M. (2023). Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Professionals Working in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Palliative Care38(2), 225-238.

Hazell, C. M., Berry, C., Bogen-Johnston, L., & Banerjee, M. (2022). Creating a hierarchy of mental health stigma: testing the effect of psychiatric diagnosis on stigma. BJPsych open8(5), e174.

Lee, J., Waldeck, D., Holliman, A. J., Banerjee, M., & Tyndall, I. (2022). Feeling Socially Anxious at University: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Qualitative Report27(4), 897-919.

Tyndall, I., Hartland, T., Banerjee, M., Giacomelli, V., Ball, I., Churchill, S., … & Lowry, R. (2022). Tailoring sexual health interventions for middle-aged and older adults, including vulnerable populations: A scoping review. International Journal of Sexual Health34(4), 593-613.

Waldeck, D., Banerjee, M., Jenks, R., & Tyndall, I. (2020). Cognitive arousal mediates the relationship between perceived ostracism and sleep quality but it is not moderated by experiential avoidance. Stress and Health36(4), 487-495.

Banerjee, M., Cavanagh, K., & Strauss, C. (2018). Barriers to mindfulness: A path analytic model exploring the role of rumination and worry in predicting psychological and physical engagement in an online mindfulness-based intervention. Mindfulness9, 980-992.

Banerjee, M., Cavanagh, K., & Strauss, C. (2017). A qualitative study with healthcare staff exploring the facilitators and barriers to engaging in a self-help mindfulness-based intervention. Mindfulness8, 1653-1664.

PhD Supervision

PhD Supervision areas:

Mindfulness, Mental Health, Social Prescription, Third-wave Interventions, Low-intensity Interventions, Stigma and Discrimination, Wellbeing and Illbeing.

Research Output

Articles

Hazell, C. M., Berry, C., Bogen-Johnston, L. and Banerjee, M. (2022) Creating a hierarchy of mental health stigma: testing the effect of psychiatric diagnosis on stigma. BJPsych open, 8 (5). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2056-4724 10.1192/bjo.2022.578

Tyndall, I., Hartland, T., Banerjee, M., Giacomelli, V., Ball, I., Churchill, S., Pereira, A. and Lowry, R. G. (2022) Tailoring sexual health interventions for middle-aged and older adults, including vulnerable populations: A scoping review. International Journal of Sexual Health, 34 (4). pp. 593-613. ISSN 1931-7611 10.1080/19317611.2022.2089313

Covington, L., Banerjee, M., Price, M. and Pereira, A. (2022) Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Professionals Working in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Palliative Care, 38 (2). pp. 225-238. ISSN 0825-8597 10.1177/08258597221100330

Lee, J., Waldeck, D., Holliman, A., Banerjee, M. and Tyndall, I. (2022) Feeling Socially Anxious at University: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The Qualitative Report. ISSN 1052-0147 (In Press)

Waldeck, D., Banerjee, M., Jenks, R. and Tyndall, I. (2020) Cognitive Arousal Mediates the Relationship between Perceived Ostracism and Sleep Quality but it is not Moderated by Experiential Avoidance. Stress and health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress, 36 (4). pp. 487-495. ISSN 1532-2998 10.1002/smi.2946

Banerjee, M., Cavanagh, K. and Strauss, C. (2018) Barriers to Mindfulness: a Path Analytic Model Exploring the Role of Rumination and Worry in Predicting Psychological and Physical Engagement in an Online Mindfulness-Based Intervention. Mindfulness, 9 (3). pp. 980-992. ISSN 1868-8527 10.1007/s12671-017-0837-4

Banerjee, M., Cavanagh, K. and Strauss, C. (2017) A Qualitative Study with Healthcare Staff Exploring the Facilitators and Barriers to Engaging in a Self-Help Mindfulness-Based Intervention. Mindfulness, 8 (6). pp. 1653-1664. ISSN 1868-8527 10.1007/s12671-017-0740-z

Other department members

Alex Rawlinson
Psychology Laboratory Technician
Jan Newell and Alison Hounsome
Department Administrators for Psychology, Criminology and Counselling
Jan Newell and Alison Hounsome
Benjamin Sharpe
Dr Benjamin T. Sharpe
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, Programme Coordinator for the BSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology, and Academic Board Member

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