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Dr Torben Schulz

Lecturer

School/Department: School of Psychology

Email: ts342@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I have been teaching across psychology subject areas in higher education institutions in the Netherlands and the UK for several years. In 2018 I received my PhD from the University of Groningen and joined the University of Leicester as a Teaching Fellow working on the distance learning MSc Psychology (conversion course).

Research

My research interests lie in health psychology more specifically the process of adjustment to chronic illness with a particular focus on patients with renal disease. I am also interested in behaviour change interventions both in regards to concordance with medical advice as well as lifestyle changes.

Publications

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de Vries, A.M., Helgeson, V.S., Schulz, T., Almans, J., Westerhuis, R., Niesing, J., Navis, G.J., Schroevers, M.J., & Ranchor, A.V. (2019). Benefit finding in renal transplantation and its association with psychological and clinical correlates: A prospective study. British Journal of Health Psychology, 24(1), 175-191. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12346.

de Vries, A.M., Schulz, T., Westerhuis, R., Navis, G.J., Niesing, J., Ranchor, A.V., & Schroevers, M.J. (2017). Goal disturbance changes pre-post renal transplantation are related to changes in distress. British Journal of Health Psychology, 22(3), 524-541. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12243.

Majeed-Ariss, R., Jayanti, A., Schulz, T., Wearden, A., & Mitra, S. (2017). The anticipated and the lived experience of home and in-centre haemodialysis: is there a disconnect? Journal of Health Psychology, 22(12), 1524-1533. doi: 10.1177/1359105316630135.

Schulz, T., Niesing, J., Homan van der Heide, J., Westerhuis, R., Ploeg, R.J., & Ranchor, A.V. (2017). Changes of Perceived Control after Kidney Transplantation: a prospective Study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(7), 1712-1721. doi: 10.1111/jan.13263.

Hagedoorn, M., Hein, F. L., Schulz, T., Homan van der Heide, J. J., Niesing, J., Westerhuis, R., Ploeg, R. J., & Ranchor, A. V. (2015). Are Patient and Relationship Variables Associated With Participation of Intimate Partners in Couples Research? Health Psychology. 34(3), 270-273. doi: 10.1037/hea0000141.

Schulz, T., Niesing, J., Homan van der Heide, J., Westerhuis, R., Ploeg, R.J., & Ranchor, A.V. (2014). Great expectations? Pre-transplant quality of life expectations and distress after kidney transplanation: a prospective study. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 823-838. doi:10.1111/bjhp.12081.

Schulz, T., Niesing, J., Homan van der Heide, J., Westerhuis, R., Ploeg, R.J., & Ranchor, A.V. (2013). Perceived health after kidney transplantation: A cross-sectional comparison of long-term and short-term cohorts. Transplantation Proceedings, 45(6), 2184-2190. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.03.029.

Schulz, T., Niesing, J., Stewart, R.E., Homan van der Heide, J., Westerhuis, R., Hagedoorn, M., Ploeg, R.J., & Ranchor, A.V. (2012). The role of personal characteristics in the relationship between health and psychological distress among kidney transplant recipients. Social Science & Medicine, 75(8), 1547-1554. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.05.028.

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Supervision

Adjustment to chronic illness; concordance with medical advice and lifestyle change; body image

Teaching

I teach research methods, biological psychology and developmental psychology on the distance learning MSc Psychology (conversion course). I also supervise final year dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Press and media

Not applicable

Conferences

de Vries A.M. Helgeson V.S. Schulz T. Schroevers M.J. Ranchor A.V. (2017). Benefit finding pre-to post-renal transplantation and its relation with psychological distress over time. The 31st annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society Padova Italy.

Majeed-Ariss R. Jayanti A. Schulz T. Wearden A. Mitra S. (2014). The anticipated and the lived experience of home haemodialysis: Is there a contrariety? UK Kidney Week Glasgow.

Schulz T. Niesing J. Homan van der Heide J. Westerhuis R. Ploeg R.J. Ranchor A.V. (2010). Determinants of distress in a renal transplant population. The 2nd conference of Ethical Legal and Psychosocial Issues in Organ transplantation Rotterdam the Netherlands.

Schulz T. Niesing J. Homan van der Heide J. Westerhuis R. Ploeg R.J. Ranchor A.V. (2009). Short- and long-term impact of renal transplantation on perceived health status. The 23rd annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society Pisa Italy.

Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society; Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society 

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