Kamelia Harris

Kamelia Harris, BSc (Hons), MRes, PhD, FHEA

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Research interests

My research interests relate to understanding the development and treatment of mental health problems, specifically psychosis. My work focuses on psychological resilience to suicidal experiences and understanding how people adapt to and cope with symptoms and adversity. I am also interested in evaluating and developing accessible psychological interventions for people experiencing psychosis and/or suicidality.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons.) Psychology - Manchester Metropolitan University
  • MRes Psychology - University of Manchester
  • PhD Clinical Psychology - University of Manchester

Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • Foundations of Mental Health and Distress (Year 1 BSc Psychology)
  • Interventions to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing (Year 2 BSc Psychology)
  • Professional Development (Year 1 BSc Psychology)
  • Academic advisor (BSc Psychology)
  • Dissertation supervisor (BSc Psychology)

Postgraduate:

  • Dissertation supervisor (MSc Clinical & Health Psychology)
  • Thesis supervisor (ClinPsyD)

Methodological knowledge

  • Quantitative methods 
  • Qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods
  • Systematic literature reviews
  • Randomised controlled trials

Further information

Unit lead of the Year 1 Foundations in Mental Health and Distress course unit (BSc Psychology).

Member of the Suicide, Risk and Safety Research Unit (SSRU) which is a collaboration between the University of Manchester and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH). 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Researcher, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Oct 2022 → …

Honorary Assistant Psychologist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Apr 2021Sept 2022

Trial Manager / Project Coordinator, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Sept 2020Sept 2022

Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology
  • psychosis
  • resilience
  • suicidality
  • mental health
  • schizophrenia
  • clinical psychology
  • suicide & self-harm

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