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Judith Gellatly, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons)


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Judith has been an active researcher in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, School of Health Sciences, at The University of Manchester since 2003. She has contributed to research within mental health and long-term health conditions. Her current research interests focus on primary care mental health and include brief psychological interventions for common mental health problems, decision-making in mental health and psychological theories of health behaviour.

Judith has spent most of her time in the Division managing multi-centre research trials and is currently the Programme Manager on an NIHR PGfAR aiming to enhance the delivery of psychological interventions delivered by telephone. She has a certification in Agile Project Management (Practitioner).


PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons)

Social responsibility

Judith has developed long-standing relationships with Anxiety UK, Self-Help Services and The Big Life Group, Manchester. 

She has collaborated with these organisations and had the opportunity to lead on a number of research studies focusing on the evaluation of service delivery models and technologies within the field of primary care mental health. These have included:

  • SelfHelp Services, Manchester (Gellatly, Lidbetter, Lyos & Lovell) - The Sanctuary: A proposal to develop a 365 days per year, night-time crisis intervention service for those living with primary care mental health difficulties, resident and/or registered with a GP in Manchester.
  • SelfHelp Services, Manchester (Gellatly, Cavanagh, Lidbetter, Chisnall) - Evaluation of the At Home eTherapy, a remote psychological intervention for people experiencing low mood and/or anxiety.
  • SelfHelp Services, Manchester (Gellatly, Archer, Lyons, Lidbetter) - Evaluation of the Peer to Peer project, a service which aims to bring lasting improvements to the mental wellbeing and coping skills of people with common mental health issues in Manchester using a peer support approach

Judith additionally supports the work of these organisations by providing sessions and information on the conduct of research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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