Dr Louise Beattie
- Research Assistant for Scottish Mental Health Network (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
- Visiting Researcher (Psychology)
Dr Louise Beattie is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, with an MA (Soc Sci)(Hons) in Psychology, MSc in Research Methods of Psychological Science, and PhD. Her research projects considered sleep disruption and socio-emotional functioning using techniques from experimental psychology. Louise's doctoral research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Louise was subsequently employed within the education public sector prior to starting in post at Mental Health and Wellbeing in 2018.
Louise Beattie is employed by the NRS Mental Health Network to provide research support across a range of clinical studies and trials. In 2019, Dr Beattie was awarded a Daphne Jackson Fellowship funded by Medical Research Scotland. She will be researching sleep disruption and emotional distress in early psychosis, using qualitative and quantitative methodologies. In this part-time role Louise will be working closely with Professors Andrew Gumley, Stephany Biello and Peter Uhlhaas.
Dr Louise Beattie has primary research interests which broadly span sleep disruption, psychosis, socio-emotional factors, and their interactions. Her prior research considered these relationships from an experimental psychology perspective. As a Daphne Jackson Fellow funded by Medical Research Scotland, Louise will be investigating sleep and emotional distress within early psychosis. Using mixed methods Dr Beattie will research these factors across the psychosis trajectory. This work will be undertaken from a cognitive psychology perspective, and aims to be clinically useful and solution-focussed. Louise will be working closely with Professors Andrew Gumley, Stephany Biello and Peter Uhlhaas during her Fellowship.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Daphne Jackson Fellowship L Beattie
Medical Research Scotland
2019 - 2022
Louise has supervised a number of MSc and Honours dissertation students. Prospective dissertation students or postgraduate research students should contact Professor Andrew Gumley in the first instance.