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Miss Mei Yee Tang - personal details

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Miss Mei Yee Tang

Role: PhD Student

Tel: +44 (0)161 3060444

Location:

Manchester Centre for Health Psychology

School of Psychological Sciences

University of Manchester

Coupland 1 Building

Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9PL

Websites

 

Biography

After completing a BSc in Psychology at the University of Leicester, I undertook a one-year graduate research internship within the Implementation Theme of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Programme for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland (CLAHRC-LNR). During this internship, I provided support for various quantitative and qualitative research projects. This allowed me to gain a range of research skills such as developing interview topic guides and conducting semi-structured interviews with healthcare professionals. I also conducted literature searches and rapid reviews at the request of local National Health Service (NHS) trusts to support their research capacity.

Following the completion of the internship, I started a Masters in Health Psychology at University College London (UCL). At UCL, I acquired further research experience through my role as a Research Assistant (part-time) for the Adjustment and Recovery after Cardiac Surgery (ARCS) study. This study explored how patients and their partners coped and adjusted after cardiac surgery. My main responsibilities included data entry into SPSS and preparing research materials for data collection. 

Throughout my Masters, I was particularly interested in learning about behaviour change. In line with this interest, I worked as a Project Intern at the Health Psychology Unit within the Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness. I provided support for a systematic review which aimed to identify and evaluate the range of behaviour change theories across anthropology, economics, psychology, and sociology. 

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and Member of the Division of Health Psychology
  • Student Member of the European Health Psychology Society
  • Student Member of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Qualifications

  • 2011-2012 MSc Health Psychology (University College London) - Distinction
  • 2007-2010 BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Leicester) - 2:1

 

Role

PhD Student

Psychology Tutor

Secretary of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences Graduate Society (2013-2014)

Teaching

PSYC10101: Statistics and Research Design

PSYC11512: Foundations of Health Psychology

PSYC21042: Individual Differences

PSYC21601 Statistics and Data Analysis

PSYC31151 Qualitative Research Methods in Applied Contexts