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., Lin, Y. S., Zhou, E., & Consedine, N. S. (2015). Does a brief state mindfulness induction moderate disgust-driven social avoidance and decision-making? An experimental investigation. Journal of behavioral medicine, 38 (1), 98-109. 10.1007/s10865-014-9582-5
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: 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.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L., Bissett, I., & Consedine, N. (2015). Predicting the patients who will struggle with anal incontinence: Sensitivity to disgust matters. Colorectal Disease, 17 (1), 73-80. 10.1111/codi.12781
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33906
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L., McCambridge, S., Bissett, I., & Consedine, N. (2014). Trait and state disgust: An experimental investigation of disgust and avoidance in colorectal cancer decision scenarios. Health Psychology, 33 (12), 1495-1506. 10.1037/hea0000023
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34065
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nathan Consedine, Ian Bissett
  • Reynolds, L. M., Consedine, N. S., & McCambridge, S. A. (2014). Mindfulness and disgust in colorectal cancer scenarios: Non-judging and non-reacting components predict avoidance when it makes sense. Mindfulness, 5 (4), 442-452. 10.1007/s12671-013-0200-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L. M., Consedine, N. S., Pizarro, D. A., & Bissett, I. P. (2013). Disgust and behavioral avoidance in colorectal cancer screening and treatment: a systematic review and research agenda. Cancer Nursing, 36 (2), 122-130. 10.1097/ncc.0b013e31826a4b1b
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34568
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, Nathan Consedine

Contact details

Primary office location

AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12097
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand