Staff Profile: Dr. Rachel Sumner
I am an interdisciplinary health psychologist, with a focus on psychobiology. My research focuses on chronic stress, psychosocial determinants of health, and neuropsychological influences on immunity.
I am involved in research on how psychology changes how our brains work, and how this then affects our health and wellbeing. I have published in the areas of Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychoneuroendocrinology, and am involved in several interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary health research projects at UoG and beyond. I have a particular interest in understanding and advancing research methodology, and this is carried through my research and teaching.
Research design and methodology
My research primarily concerns the intersection of human psychology and biology. I am involved in research projects that evaluate the contribution of psychological phenomena (particularly chronic stress), brain activity and function, and how these translate to changes in physical health, immunity and wellbeing.
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