Dr Lisa Mary Reynolds

Biography

Dr. Lisa Reynolds is a Health Psychologist who works both clinically and academically. She works as a Lecturer for the Department of Psychological Medicine where she teaches and works on the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology, and is a small group facilitator on the MBCHB Professional and Clinical Skills programme. She has several years experience working clinically with patients in various health settings and currently works as Senior Psychologist for Counties Manukau DHB in their newly developed Cancer Support service. She recently completed her Ph.D. which examined aspects of avoidance and mindfulness in the context of colorectal cancer. Her research included experimental study of the moderating role of mindfulness on disgust-driven avoidance, and investigated a mindfulness-based intervention to address psychological distress and associated avoidant behaviour in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Reynolds, L. M., Bissett, I. P., Porter, D., & Consedine, N. S. (2017). A Brief Mindfulness Intervention Is Associated with Negative Outcomes in a Randomised Controlled Trial Among Chemotherapy Patients. Mindfulness, 8 (5), 1291-1303. 10.1007/s12671-017-0705-2
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L. M., Bissett, I. P., Porter, D., & Consedine, N. S. (2016). The "ick" Factor Matters: Disgust Prospectively Predicts Avoidance in Chemotherapy Patients. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 50 (6), 935-945. 10.1007/s12160-016-9820-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L. M., McCambridge, S. A., & Consedine, N. S. (2015). Self-disgust and adaptation to chronic health conditions: Implications for avoidance and withdrawal. In P. A. Powell, P. G. Overton, J. Simpson (Eds.) The revolting self: Perspectives on the psychological, social, and clinical implications of self-directed disgust (pp. 75-88). London, UK: Karnac Books. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nathan Consedine
  • Petrie, K. J., & Reynolds, L. (2007). Coping with chronic illness. In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus (Eds.) Cambridge handbook of psychology, health and medicine. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Keith Petrie