Lindsey Bishop-Edwards MA (Hons), Grad Dip (Psych)

MSc Health Psychology (Distinction)

Lindsey Bishop-Edwards

Research Associate

Health Services Research
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

Telephone number: (+44) (0)114 222 0845
ORCiD: 0000-0002-2136-5557


I completed my Masters in Health Psychology 2011 undertaking qualitative research exploring medical students’ perceptions of the psychosocial needs of patients, including an exploration of how future clinicians might cope with these patient needs. I joined the University of Sheffield in 2012 as a Research in the Mental Health Group, working on qualitative aspects of projects looking at the quality and effectiveness of psychological therapies for people with longer term depression and in building understanding of adverse effects in psychological therapies. I also worked on a large scale randomised controlled trial, PRaCTICED (Pragmatic, Randomised Controlled Trial assessing the non-Inferiority of Counselling and its Effectiveness for Depression). In 2015 I joined the Medical Care Research Unit (MCRU) in ScHARR working across two projects; the first looked to identify the potential impact of closing Emergency Departments in England (closED), the second which sought to build understanding of the factors that affect variation in the rates of ambulance non-conveyance rates (VAN). I was primarily involved in undertaking qualitative interviews and non-participant observation.

Current Work

I am currently working on a project looking at the Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE services (DEUCE) conducting qualitative interviews with individuals who have recently accessed urgent or emergency care to explore how they make decisions to use emergency services, urgent care services, routine or self-care.

Research Interest

I have a strong interest in applied health services research, urgent and emergency care and health psychology, in particular the impact of provision and management of services, appropriate care decision making, practitioner competency, and the patient-practitioner relationship on health outcomes and on well-being.


I am the deputy course leader for HAR680 Contemporary Health Psychology and Behaviour Change ( in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and also supervise and mark MPH dissertations.


I am based in the CURE research group in the section of Health Services Research

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Moore T & Bishop-Edwards L (2012) Maintaining humanity in a hyper-rationalised NHS: Medical students anticipate meeting their patients' psychosocial needs.. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, Vol. 27 (pp 93-93) RIS download Bibtex download