Dr Darren Edwards

Dr Darren Edwards

Senior Lecturer, Public Health
Office - 115
First Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Darren Edwards is a registered Chartered Health Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), with a PhD in cognitive psychology. His academic interests are broad and include psychophysiology (interoception and vagal functioning), categorization models of cognition, data visualization, psychological therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the impact of therapy in society, and more recently how to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to identify predictors for ill health, which will allow for early interventions to be developed.

These interventions are intended to provide a cost reduction to the NHS. Darren has also developed several policy briefs for Welsh Government and in conjunction with the NHS in the area of health and AI. Finally, Darren has recently co-edited a textbook with SAGE called ‘The Textbook of Health and Social Care’, and another with Springer called ‘Broadening the Scope of Wellbeing Science’. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • • Categorization
  • • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • • Health Psychology
  • • Cognitive psychology

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

• Research methods
• Statistics
• Health and cognitive psychology
• Wellbeing

Research Award Highlights