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Professor Fuschia Sirois

Professor


Affiliations
Affiliation
Professor in the Department of Psychology
Director of Impact in the Department of Psychology
Fellow in the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Biography

I am social/health/personality psychologist interested in the factors that create risk or resilience for health and well-being. I have a particular interest in the how self-regulation (how we manage and direct our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours to reach our goals) can impact health and well-being and the factors and qualities that contour people’s capacities to self-regulate. 

I joined Durham University as a Professor in Social and Health Psychology in May 2022, and was previously a Professor at the University of Sheffield. Prior to arriving in the UK in 2015, I was a Canada Research Chair and the Co-ordinator of the multidisciplinary Psychological Health and Well-being Research cluster at Bishop’s University (2010-2015).

I am passionate about communicating the results of psychological science with the public so that research is accessible and impactful beyond academia. To this end, I regularly engage with the public, media, and journalists about research on health and well-being. You can read some of the articles that I have written for The Conversation here.

Research interests

  • Adjustment to chronic health conditions
  • Counterfactual thinking
  • Emotion regulation
  • Health behaviours
  • Loneliness and meaningful relationships
  • Personality and health-related outcomes
  • Positive psychology, esp. self-compassion and gratitude
  • Time perspective and temporal thinking

Publications

Edited book

Journal Article