Phillip PowellPhilip Powell

InstEAD Research Fellow

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Tel: +44 (0)114 222 9657



Philip graduated from the University of Sussex in 2008 with a BA in Psychology. He then went on to work in a number of professional and applied settings, including in special education, and as a research intern in the civil service (Department for Work and Pensions). Philip was awarded with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield in 2014. He has been employed as a Research Associate at the Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making (InstEAD) since December 2013.


Research summary

Philip is currently appointed on the EPSRC-funded project “Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy” (CEDE), which is a collaborative initiative investigating the nature of empathy in digital interactions. His broader research interests centre on the experience of emotion and its effects on psychological functioning and well-being.


Selected publications

Powell, PA, Overton, PG, & Simpson, J.  The revolting self: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experience of self-disgust in females with depressive symptoms.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, Doi:10.1002/jclp.22049, 2013.

Powell, PA, Simpson, J, & Overton, PG.  When disgust leads to dysphoria: A three-wave longitudinal study assessing the temporal relationship between self-disgust and depressive symptoms.  Cognition & Emotion, 27: 900-913, 2013.