Dr Philip Powell BA (Hons) Sussex, PhD Sheffield
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Office: 106, West Court
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0794
I joined ScHARR (HEDS) as Research Fellow (80% FTE) in November 2017, and I am also Research Fellow (20% FTE) in the Department of Economics, where I have been employed since December 2013. Prior to this, I completed a mixed-methods PhD in Psychology at the University of Sheffield in 2013 on the role of self-directed disgust in depression. I have also held applied roles in special education and the civil service.
I am a mixed-methods researcher, with experience in qualitative, survey, and experimental research methods. My current research interests include:
- Wellbeing and health-related quality of life, incorporating patient reported outcome measures (PROMS)
- The role of emotions and emotion regulation in health and mental health outcomes, and in economic, medical, and health decision-making
- The associations between digital technology use and psychological wellbeing
I am currently working across a number of projects in ScHARR HEDS that focus on health-related quality of life and patient reported outcome measurement, these include:
- The development of a preference-based measure of health-related quality of life in people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), as part of Project Hercules
- Evaluating how patients, clinicians, and policymakers value service quality and outcomes of mental healthcare, as part of a Health Foundation funded project on the efficiency, cost and quality of mental healthcare provision
- Exploring the differences between hypothetical and experienced health state valuations funded by the EuroQol Research Foundation
- Overton PG, Powell PA & Simpson J (2015) The Revolting Self Perspectives on the Psychological, Social, and Clinical Implications of Self-Directed Disgust. Karnac Books.
- Powell PA, Jones CR & Consedine NS (2019) It’s not queasy being green: The role of disgust in willingness-to-pay for more sustainable product alternatives. Food Quality and Preference, 78, 103737. View this article in WRRO
- Lazuras L, Rowe R, Poulter DR, Powell PA & Ypsilanti A (2019) Impulsive and Self-Regulatory Processes in Risky Driving Among Young People: A Dual Process Model.. Front Psychol, 10, 1170. View this article in WRRO
- Powell PA, Carlton J, Rowen D & Brazier JE (2019) Producing a preference-based quality of life measure for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a mixed-methods study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(3), e023685-e023685. View this article in WRRO
- Gibbs N, Powell PA & Tsuchiya A (2019) Equal access for equal need: Eliciting public preferences for access to health treatment by employment status. Social Science & Medicine, 222, 246-255. View this article in WRRO
- Burden N, Simpson J, Murray C, Overton PG & Powell P (2018) Prosthesis use is associated with reduced physical self-disgust in limb amputees. Body Image, 27, 109-117. View this article in WRRO
- Ypsilanti A, Lazuras L, Powell P & Overton PG (2018) Self-disgust as a potential mechanism explaining the association between loneliness and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 243, 108-115. View this article in WRRO
- Powell PA, Roberts J, Puustinen-Hopper K, de Jode M & Mavros P (2018) Heart versus Head: Differential Bodily Feedback Causally Alters Economic Decision-making. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(9), 1949-1959. View this article in WRRO
- Lazuras L, Ypsilianti A, Powell P & Overton PG (2018) The roles of impulsivity, self-regulation, and emotion regulation in the experience of self-disgust. Motivation and Emotion. View this article in WRRO
- Powell PA, Wills O, Reynolds G, Puustinen-Hooper K & Roberts J (2018) The effects of exposure to images of others' suffering and vulnerability on altruistic, trust-based, and reciprocated economic decision-making. PLoS ONE, 13(3). View this article in WRRO
- Powell PA (2018) Individual Differences in Emotion Regulation Moderate the Associations between Empathy and Affective Distress. Motivation and Emotion. View this article in WRRO
- Azlan HA, Overton PG, Simpson J & Powell PA (2017) Effect of Partners' Disgust Responses on Psychological Wellbeing in Cancer Patients.. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 23(3-4), 355-364. View this article in WRRO
- Powell PA & Roberts J (2017) Situational determinants of cognitive, affective, and compassionate empathy in naturalistic digital interactions. Computers in Human Behavior, 68, 137-148. View this article in WRRO
- Azlan HA, Overton PG, Simpson J & Powell PA (2016) Differential disgust responding in people with cancer and implications for psychological wellbeing. Psychology and Health, 32(1), 19-37. View this article in WRRO
- Powell PA, Azlan HA, Simpson J & Overton PG (2016) The effect of disgust-related side-effects on symptoms of depression and anxiety in people treated for cancer: a moderated mediation model. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(4), 560-573. View this article in WRRO
- Powell PA, Simpson J & Overton PG (2015) Self-affirming trait kindness regulates disgust toward one's physical appearance. Body Image, 12, 98-107.
- Powell PA, Overton PG & Simpson J (2014) The Revolting Self: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Experience of Self-Disgust in Females With Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70(6), 562-578.
- Powell PA, Simpson J & Overton PG (2013) When disgust leads to dysphoria: A three-wave longitudinal study assessing the temporal relationship between self-disgust and depressive symptoms. Cognition & Emotion, 27(5), 900-913.
- Reynolds L, Powell P, Lin YS, Ravi K, Chung C-YK & Consedine N () Fighting the flinch: Experimentally induced compassion makes a difference in healthcare providers. British Journal of Health Psychology.
Conference proceedings papers
- Powell PA, Carlton J, Rowen D & Brazier JE (2018) PSY215 - MEASURING QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ECONOMIC EVALUATION IN DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (DMD) FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD: PROTOCOL FOR A NEW PREFERENCE-BASED MEASURE. Value in Health, Vol. 21 (pp S473-S473)
- Powell P, McDool E, Roberts J & Taylor K (2018) Social media use and happiness with aspects of life in young people. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, Vol. 27 (pp S29-S29)
- Powell P, Carlton J, Rowen D, Uttley L, Buckley-Woods H & Brazier J (2018) Quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): initial findings and protocol for a new preference-based measure. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, Vol. 27 (pp S170-S170)
- de Jode M, Hudson-Smith A, Mavros P, Coulton P, Huck J, Roberts J & Powell P (2015) Showing mutual support through digital empathy badges. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - UbiComp '15, 7 September 2015 - 11 September 2015.
- Huck J, Coulton P, Gullick D, Powell P, Roberts J, Hudson-Smith A, De-Jode M & Mavros P (2015) Supporting Empathy Through Embodiment in the Design of Interactive Systems. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction - TEI '14, 15 January 2015 - 19 January 2015.
- Huck J, Coulton P, Gradinar A, Powell P, Roberts J, Hudson-Smith A, De-Jode M & Mavros P (2014) Designing for empathy in a church community. Proceedings of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference on Media Business, Management, Content & Services - AcademicMindTrek '14, 4 November 2014 - 6 November 2014.
- Coulton P, Huck J, Hudson-Smith A, Barthel R, Mavros P, Roberts J & Powell P (2014) Designing interactive systems to encourage empathy between users. Proceedings of the 2014 companion publication on Designing interactive systems - DIS Companion '14, 21 June 2014 - 25 June 2014.
- (2013) EHPS 2013 Abstracts. Psychology & Health, Vol. 28(sup1) (pp 1-344)
- 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
- 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