Dr Mariyana Schoultz

Lecturer in Mental Health

Biography

I am passionate about people, improving quality of life and helping people grow and fulfill their full potential. In return, with each interaction I grow too. Before coming to University of Salford, I spent over 5 years at University of Stirling. My post there consisted of research and teaching while maintaining a clinical role. I was fortunate enough to be in a position where my personal and professional passion about Mindfulness was explored in my PhD thesis ‘The use of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)’. I am hoping that at University of Salford I will explore the use of technology for health in addition to mindfulness.

Teaching

My main teaching consists of teaching and supervision across the MA pre-registration nursing studies and supervising MSc and PhD students.

Research Interests

My specific research interest is the use of mindfulness based cognitive therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. My wider research interersts are using mindfulness interventions in other long term conditions, using mindfulness with school children, emotional regulation & resilience for patients or professionals, using technology for mental health. Keywords: Randomized Controlled Trials; Mindfulness; psychological Interventions, Intervention development and evaluation, Resilience, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Systematic reviews, technology for health.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD in Health Sciences

Publications

Schoultz M, Macaden L & Watson AM (2016) C0-Designing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Services In Scotland: Findings From A Nationwide Survey. BMC Health Services Research 16(1), 1.

Schoultz M, Macaden L & Hubbard G (2016) Participants’ perspectives on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for inflammatory bowel disease: a qualitative study nested within a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 3:2

Schoultz M, Atherton I, Watson AJM (2015) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for inflammatory bowel disease patients: the findings from an exploratory pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials. 16:379

Schoultz M, Atherton I, Hubbard G, Watson AJM (2013) The use of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for improving quality of life for inflammatory bowel disease patients: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial with embedded process evaluation. Trials. 14:431

Schoultz M, Atherton I, Hubbard G, Watson AJM (2013) Assessment of causal link between psychological factors and symptom exacerbation in inflammatory bowel disease: a protocol for systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Systematic Reviews 2:8

Postgraduate research

I am happy to supervise any Masters/PhD research projects to do with Randomized Controlled Trials, Mindfulness or other psychological Interventions, Intervention development and evaluation, Resilience, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Systematic reviews.