Stipendiary Lecturer, St Edmund Hall
My research is focused on health psychology, behavioural medicine, and information processing in individuals with chronic conditions. The aims of the research include improving quality of life and lifting the burden of disease, development of health promotion and illness prevention strategies.
I investigate cognitive and behavioural aspects of chronic physical conditions, such as asthma. I am looking at how people perceive their health or illness and how they choose to cope with their symptoms and treatment side effects. I investigate whether a particular perception of your body, symptoms, and exertion is associated with a particular pattern of symptoms and illness duration, and with particular methods of coping. In terms of application, the understanding how patterns of symptoms and coping styles fit together helps in the development of strategies that reduce the impact of risk factors and promote resilience.
Evidence for mood-dependent attentional processing in asthma: attentional bias towards health-threat in depressive mood and attentional avoidance in neutral mood.
Alexeeva I. and Martin M., (2018), J Behav Med
Greater specificity of activity memories in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Implications for exercise-based treatment
Martin M. and Alexeeva I., (2018), Mental Health and Physical Activity, 14, 19 - 30
Development of a new activity measure: Activity perception in healthy population and in people with chronic illness
Martin M. and Alexeeva I., (2017), EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY, 41, S796 - S796
Attentional bias for health-threat in CFS/ME following depressed mood.
Alexeeva I. and Martin M., (2015), European Health Psychologist
Autobiographical memory, rumination and behavioural disengagement in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and asthma.
Martin M. et al, (2015), European Health Psychologist