Dr Philip Powell BA (Hons) Sussex, PhD Sheffield

Philip PowellScHARR HEDS
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Office: 106, West Court

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0794

Email: p.a.powell@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: orcid.org/0000-0003-1169-3431


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.

Research Interests

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

Current Projects

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. 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