Dr Catherine Gilvarry is from the University of Roehampton.

Entitled Health Psychology and Addiction, this lecture will be of particular help to students interested in a future in the field of Psychology and Healthcare. This lecture will improve the understanding of the study of biological, social, behavioural, cognitive, and emotional factors that influence our health.

By the end of this lecture you will gain a better understanding of the role of psychology in relation to health behaviours and alcohol addiction.

Graduate Destinations for Psychology:

Although some psychology graduates become professional psychologists, many others go on work in related fields.

A degree in psychology provides a useful foundation for a wide range of careers and employers.

Employers and Roles include:

  • Research/ Academic
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Primary care graduate mental health worker
  • Sport and exercise psychologist
  • Advertising account planner
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Human resources officer
  • Market researcher
  • Psychotherapist

Employment Stats:

  • Employed (63.8%)
  • Further study (15.7%)
  • Working and studying (8.4%)
  • Unemployed (6.2%)
  • Other (5.9%)