Dr Gareth Davies

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Scheme Co-ordinator: PGT Tertiary & Higher Education Scheme. Programme Leader: MEd Tertiary & Higher Education; MEd Digital Pedagogy; PgCert Research Methods. Honorary Research Fellow.

Dr Gareth Davies

Ph.D. Health Psychology, M.Sc. Rural Resources Management, B.A. Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, BPS Chartered Psychologist

UHI Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinator: PGT Tertiary & Higher Education Scheme
  • Programme Leader
    • M.Ed. Tertiary & Highr Education
    • M.Ed. Digital Pedagogy
    • PgCert Research Methods
  • Lecturer
    • M.Ed. THE
    • M.Ed. DP
    • PgCert Research Methods
    • M.A. Health and Wellbeing
    • B.Sc. Psychology
    • B.A. Child and Youth Studies

email: gareth.davies@uhi.ac.uk

tel: 01851 770247

Research interests

  • Health psychology:  patient consultation behaviour
  • Rural health and wellbeing
  • Online learning and learning communities

Current Ph.D. Supervision

  • Director of Studies; Wilson G. "To what extent can a problem-solving approach to teaching computer programming provide a better learning experience for teacher and students than current approaches?"
  • Co-supervisor; Bowyer S. “Participatory Mapping of Health Indicators and Services as a Tool for Anticipatory Co-Planning”
  • Co-supervisor; Coker H. “An Investigation of the factors which affect student’s effective collaboration in online environments”

External interests, member of associations, advisor etc

  • Reviewer for Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
  • Book reviewer for Psychology Learning & Teaching
  • Reviewer for Cengage Publishing: “Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology”
  • Northern Periphery Programme: Recruit and Retain. Strategic Management Group Member
  • UHI Internal Panel Member; validation of the Humanities Programmes, Orkney (2012)
  • UHI Internal Panel Member; validation of the academic area of Socio-legal Studies for postgraduate research degrees, Perth (2012)
  • UHI Internal Advisor: Postgraduate Certificate in Marine Algal Biotechnology, SAMS, Oban (2013)
  • UHI Internal Advisor: Mlitt Island Studies, Orkney (2013)
  • UHI Internal Panel Member; validation of the MA Fine Art, Moray (2013)
  • UHI Internal Panel Member; revalidation of the academic area of Archaeology programme area (research degree), Orkney (2013)
  • Review of multiple chapters for the forthcoming 16th edition of Holen-Hoeksema S (in press) “Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology” and contribution to the content of this book.

Ph.D. Examined

  • Daly C. “Rural Mental Health Services and Social Inclusion in Remote and Rural Areas of Scotland and Canada: A Qualitative Comparison” 11.04.2014

Research projects

  • Strategic Management Group Representative for the Recruit and Retain project: Northern Periphery Programme (European Union).  October 2012-June 2014.
  • Davies G. and Tearse R. (2012) Raising the Health and Wellbeing of Primary School-aged Children in the Western Isles. UHI Research Conference, Inverness.
  • Davies G. (2009) Health Service Users' Help Seeking Decisions in Primary Healthcare: A Health Psychology Approach. PhD thesis University of Wales.
  • Davies G. (1996) Education and Development in Rural Mafateng, Lesotho. MSc thesis University of Wales.

Publications

Davies, G. Online MCQ Assessment Anxiety Amongst 1st Year Psychology Students. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, North America, 3, may. 2015. Available at: <http://jpaap.napier.ac.uk/index.php/JPAAP/article/view/143>.

Davies, G. (2014) Help-seeking Behaviour Amongst Self-Referring Patients: Views of healthcare professionals. Poster Abstract: Scottish School of Primary Care Annual Conference.

Davies, G. and Fazey, D. (2014) Measuring patients’ help-seeking decisions: results of a pilot-scale survey using a newly developed tool. Primary Health Care Research & Development. 15(02); 213 – 219.

Davies, G. (2014) Evolutionary Research into the Nature of Language in Hoeksema, S., Fredrickson, B.L., Loftus, G.R. & Lutz C. (Eds) Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology (16th Edition). Cengage Learning. Hampshire. Pp 329.

Davies, G. (2006) Patient consultation targeting effectiveness with a self-referral healthcare professional. Poster Abstract: The British Psychological Society Annual Conference.

Davies, G. (2009) Health service users’ help-seeking decisions in primary healthcare: A health psychology approach. PhD Thesis.

Davies, G. (2013) Book Review: Professional Ethics: education for a humane society (Feng Su & Bart McGettrick, Eds).  Psychology Learning & Teaching. 12(3); 305-306.

Davies, G. and Fazey, D. (2014) Measuring patients’ help-seeking decisions: results of a pilot-scale survey using a newly developed tool. Primary Health Care Research & Development. 15(02); 213 – 219.

Davies, G. (2014) Evolutionary Research into the Nature of Language in Hoeksema, S., Fredrickson, B.L., Loftus, G.R. & Lutz C. (Eds) Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology (16th Edition). Cengage Learning. Hampshire. Pp 329.

Davies, G. (2006) Patient consultation targeting effectiveness with a self-referral healthcare professional. Poster Abstract: The British Psychological Society Annual Conference.

Davies, G. (2009) Health service users’ help-seeking decisions in primary healthcare: A health psychology approach. PhD Thesis.

Davies, G. (2013) Book Review: Professional Ethics: education for a humane society (Feng Su & Bart McGettrick, Eds).  Psychology Learning & Teaching. 12(3); 305-306.