Dr Philip Powell

BA (Hons) Sussex, PhD Sheffield

School of Health and Related Research

Research Fellow

Philip Powell
+44 114 222 0794

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Dr Philip Powell
School of Health and Related Research
West Court
2 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

I am a Research Fellow and Chartered Psychologist. I joined ScHARR (HEDS) in November 2017 and work as part of the ScHARR Outcomes group on measuring and valuing health-related quality of life.

Prior to this, I worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Economics, University of Sheffield.

I have also held applied roles in special education and the civil service. I have a BA in Psychology from the University of Sussex and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield.

Research interests

I am a mixed-methods researcher, with experience in qualitative, survey, and experimental research methods. My research interests include:

  • Measuring and valuing health and quality of life
  • Development and evaluation of patient reported outcome measures (PROMS)
  • Assessing quality of life in children and in rare conditions
  • The roles of emotions and emotion regulation in health

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Journal articles

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  • Overton PG, Powell PA & Simpson J (2015) The Revolting Self Perspectives on the Psychological, Social, and Clinical Implications of Self-Directed Disgust. Karnac Books. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Working papers

  • Powell P, Carlton J, Woods H & Mazzone P (2019) Patient reported outcome measures of quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): a systematic review of content and structural validity using COSMIN. HEDS Discussion Paper Series. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • McDool EM, Powell P, Roberts J & taylor K (2016) Social Media Use and Children’s Wellbeing. Sheffield Economics Research Papers (SERPS), 2016011. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download