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About Nima Moghaddam

Across my academic and clinical work, I have maintained an interest in applications of psychological theory to real-world behaviour and undertaken investigations in a number of areas of applied clinical and health research. I have carried out NHS-based research evaluating oncology and end-of-life care services, and have an interest in the roles that clinical psychologists can perform within these services. I have recently conducted research looking at the measurement of ‘implicit cognition’ and its malleability by existing psychotherapeutic interventions (components of behaviour therapies). Other foci of past research include: substance use (models of learning, motivation, and affect), health anxiety, moderation of health behaviour by personality (reinforcement sensitivity), and effects of message framing on health decision-making.

Department Responsibilities

I am a Research Clinical Psychologist and Tutor on the Trent DClinPsy Programme. As part of this work I supervise/co-supervise doctoral theses and smaller-scale clinical research projects. I am also involved in convening a research module and undertaking teaching on the programme.

Subject Specialism

Clinical Psychology


  • DClinPsy
  • PhD Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology


  • Training Bursary Award — ESRC,

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Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • Palliative Care Needs of Cancer Survivors – From identification to targeted intervention — CityCare (NIHR Research Capability Funding) in 2015
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain in post-Total Knee Replacement Surgery: A pre-trial mixed methods study — Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre Pump Priming Funding for Translational Psychology Research in 2014
  • Care planning and decision-making for frail older people who lack (or are at risk of losing) decision-making capacity — NHS Nottingham City (NIHR Research Capability Funding) in 2013
  • The Effect of Sexual Arousal on Risk Taking and Impulsivity — College of Social Sciences Research Fund, University of Lincoln in 2012
  • Feedback of Trial Results to Participants — Cancer Research UK in 2008

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Health Care Professions Council
  • Association of Clinical Psychologists