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Dr Mariyana Schoultz

Lecturer in Mental Health


Dr Mariyana Schoultz has a background in mental health and health sciences. In her current post as a Lecturer in Mental Health at University of Salford, Mariyana is teaching across the BSc and MA program in Mental Health, supervising Clinical Doctorate students and conducting research. Her main research focus is about the use of Mindfulness –Based Cognitive Therapy in inflammatory bowel disease, improving standards of care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, using mindfulness with young people and using technology to deliver mindfulness therapy. Mariyana also facilitates mindfulness groups for patients with depression and anxiety.


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



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 students looking at interventions, with the following designs:

  • randomised controlled trials
  • systematic reviews
  • meta analysis
  • thematic analysis

Related to mindfulness and psychological interventions, inflammatory bowel disease, quality of life, long term conditions, using techology.