School of Health and Society
Lorna Paterson is interested in most things health related, having spent 10 years working in partnership with the NHS in a range of roles; including research and patient contact. She returned to academic employment 2010 in a part-time lectureship in Psychology (University of Salford) and Public Health research position (University of Central Lancashire). During 2011 teaching became the greatest focus and in 2012 she became a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
In April this year, Lorna was also invited to sit on the University of Salford’s undergraduate Ethics Committee, which she accepted; providing a valuable understanding of partnership working in order to conduct research ethically.
Current research focus is; pain, back pain and the psycho-social influences in lumbar spine surgical recovery. She has experience working within a range of clinical conditions, clinical guidance policies and is interested in developing research opportunities throughout the School of Health.
- Health Psychology
- The Science of Psychology
- Introduction and Further Methods
- Social and Developmental Psychology
- Health, particularly obstacles to recovery
- MSc. Psychology and its Applications, 1997
- BSc. Applied Psychology, 1994
- Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, 2012