UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Dr Elizabeth Corker

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Senior Research Fellow
Email: e.corker@ucl.ac.uk
Profile: UCL IRIS Profile

Elizabeth Corker, PhD, DClinPsych, CPsychol, AFHEA is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London (www.ucl.ac.uk/behaviour-change).

Dr Corker’s research interests include individual and group human behaviour and how changing behaviour can impact health, wellbeing and global issues such as climate change, discrimination and inequality. She is currently working on several projects including the Human Behaviour-Change Project (www.humanbehaviourchange.org) and the development of a Behaviour Change Technique Ontology. She has published >25 journal articles and is on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. She has experience with designing and delivering teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as for professionals.

She completed her PhD in Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in 2015. Her thesis explored the experience of self-stigma and its impact on self-esteem and empowerment in people experiencing mental distress and in people with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. She completed her PhD part-time, whilst working full-time as part of a team evaluating the Time to Change programme, which aimed to end discriminatory behaviour towards people experiencing mental distress.
Dr Corker is also a Chartered Clinical Psychologist after completing a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2019 at the University of East London.