Dr Payal Sood

Dr Payal Sood

Lecturer in Research Methods, Therapies

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office - 700
Seventh Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


After completing her MA in India, Payal completed her MSc in Psychology from the University of Sunderland followed by a PhD from UWTSD Swansea. Her PhD focused on exploring the stress and coping mechanisms of parents caring for children with developmental disabilities and developing a brief self-help coping intervention. She has presented the findings of her doctoral study in conferences including the BPS 4th Annual Conference of The Welsh Branch of The British Psychological Society (2015) and the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (2015).

Payal currently teaches on the Osteopathy, Paramedics, EMT and Healthcare Science programmes. Her research interests are broad and include development of brief self-help psychological interventions, the lived experiences of stress and coping in health professionals, the psychological effects of chronic pain, and the experience of ethnic minority professionals in health and education amongst others.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Stress and Coping
  • Brief Psychological Interventions
  • Qualitative Research
  • Chronic pain
  • Ethics

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching immensely and hope to my make students’ journey more meaningful and fulfilling. I teach across a number of programmes in the School of Health and Social Care including Osteopathy, Paramedics, EMT and Healthcare Science.