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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 ‘psychological flexibility’ as a potential mediator of change in contemporary behaviour therapies. Other foci of past research include: health behaviours, and their moderation by individual differences in reinforcement sensitivity; measurement of brief-and-immediate responses ('implicit cognition'); 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,


Research consultancy work with external organisations including Macmillan Nottingham Cancer Support Service, Cancerbackup, Stonewall (Health Champions Programme), the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC), and Nottingham CityCare.

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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