Dr Christine Bundy PhD. AFBPS. C Psychol

Photograph of Christine Bundy

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Medicine /Health Psychology

1.530 Stopford Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PT


  • Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Medicine
  • Vice President UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • BPS Division of Health Psychology.
  • European Health Psychology Society.
  • BeSST


  • Self-management of long-term conditions (especially psoriasis and diabetes).
  • Staff training to manage psychological aspects of long-term conditions
  • The role of illness cognitions and mood on disease outcomes.
  • Evaluation of behaviour change intervention in long-term conditions.
  • Stress and inflammation

I am a member of the Institute of Health Sciences Diabetes and Obesity Research Network. My research interests in this area include:

  • Link between cognitions, mood, behavior and glycaemic control
  • Intervention strategies for enhancing self-care (inc. prevention and treatment of diabetes complications)


  • Behaviour change
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Long-term conditions self-management
  • Stress and inflammation
  • Micro-vascular problems (eg nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy)

Methodological Knowledge

  • Clinical Trials

  • Mixed method studies

  • Randomised control trials/experimental studies
  • Systematic reviews
  • Scale development


  • Academic lead for FMHS New Academic Programme
  • Academic Lead for Psychology teaching to UG medical students
  • Academic Lead for Scholarship in Teaching & Learning
  • Health Psychology teaching to PG Clinical & Health Psychology students


PhD Psychology: Birmingham
BSc (Hons) Psychology: Wales


  • PhD Psychology
  • CPsychol

Collaborators and affiliated staff

  • Prof. Chris Griffiths, Dermatology
  • Prof. Lesley Rhodes, Photobiology
  • Dr. Elise Kleyn, Dermatology
  • Dr. Richard Warren
  • Dr. Hector Chinoy
  • Prof. Gareth Evans Cancer



  • Bundy C, Pinder B, Bucci S, Griffiths CEM, Tarrier N. (In-press). A Novel, Web-Based, Psychological Intervention for People with Psoriasis: The Electronic Targeted Intervention for Psoriasis (eTIPs) Study. British Journal of Dermatology, eScholarID:198938
  • Fu L, Bundy C, Sadiq SA. (In-press). Psychological Distress in People with Disfigurement from Facial Palsy. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base 73 (S 02), A417, eScholarID:185538
  • Jeeva F; Dickens C; Coventry P; Bundy C and Davies L. (In-press). Is treatment of depression cost-effective in people with diabetes? A systematic review of the economic evidence. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, eScholarID:185537
  • Rizwan M, Reddick C, Bundy C, Unsworth R, Richards H, Rhodes L. (2013). Photodermatosis: environmentally induced conditions with high psychological impact. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 12, 182-189. eScholarID:185531
  • Thorneloe RJ, Bundy C, Griffiths CEM, Ashcroft DE , Cordingley L. (2013). Adherence to medication in patients with psoriasis: a systematic literature review. British Journal of Dermatology, 168, 20-31. eScholarID:198942
  • Bewley A, Affleck A, Bundy C, Hoggins E, McBride S. (2013). Psychodermatology services guidance: the report of the British Association of Dermatologists' Psychodermatology Working Party. British Journal of Dermatology: eScholarID:198940


  • Bundy C. (2012). Visible difference associated with disease: skin conditions. In Runsey N & Harcourt D (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance. (pp. 398-413). Oxford: Oxford University Press. eScholarID:165511
  • Bower P, Harkness E, MacDonald W, Coventry P, Bundy C & Moss-Morris R. (2012). Illness representations in patients with multimorbid long-term conditions: qualitative study. Psychology & Health, 1, 1-16. eScholarID:165512
  • Garrett, C., Gask, L., Hays, R., Cherrington, A., Bundy, C., Dickens, C., Waheed, W., & Coventry, P. A. (2012). Accessing primary health care: a meta-synthesis of the experiences of South Asian patients with diabetes, coronary heart disease, and depression. Chronic Illness, 8(2), 135--155. eScholarID:123602 | DOI:10.1177/1742395312441631
  • Pilkington A, Hart J, Bundy C. (2012). Training Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to be emotionally intelligent. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 32(1), 10. eScholarID:133654 | DOI:10.3109/01443615.2011.623806
  • Thorneloe RJ, Bundy C, Griffiths CEM, Ashcroft DE , Cordingley L. (In-press). Adherence to medication in patients with psoriasis: a systematic literature review. British Journal of Dermatology, eScholarID:178999
  • Samarasekera E, Sawyer L, Parnham J, Smith CH; Guideline Development Group. (2012). Assessment and Managment of Psoriasis: summary of NICE guidance. BMJ: eScholarID:198939


  • Bundy C, Kaur B, Bucci S, Tarrier N, Griffiths CEM. (2011). Evaluation of the eTIPs study. Presented at British Association of Dermatology annual conference. eScholarID:123610
  • Bundy C, Peters S, Rock J, Hart J, Cordingley L. (2011). Engaging doctors with health psychology: developing and implementing a core curriculum for medical education . Presented at European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference. Crete, Greece. eScholarID:123603
  • Garrat, Knopp, Reeves, Dickens, Coventy, Bundy. (2011). Clinicians’ personal models of depression and how they inform management of long-term conditions: Development of a new measure. Presented at Primary Care Mental Health. eScholarID:123606
  • Hudson J, Dickens C, Coventry P, Bundy C. (2011). Beyond the IPQr. Presented at BPS: DHP Annual conference. Southampton. eScholarID:123607
  • Hudson J, Dickens C, Coventry P, Bundy C. (2011). The relationship between emotional states and cognitive illness representations in diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Presented at Primary care Mental Health Conference. eScholarID:123605
  • Hudson J, Dickens C, Coventry P, Bundy C. (2011). The role of cognitions and emotions in Diabetes: A systematic review of the evidence. Presented at Primary care Mental Health Conference. eScholarID:123609
  • Jeeva F, Dickens C, Coventry P, Bundy C, Davies L. (2011). Is treatment of depression cost effective in the management of people with CHD: A systematic review of the economic evidence. Presented at Primary Care Mental Health Conference. eScholarID:123604
  • Reddick CL, Westmoreland RA, Peters S, Rhodes LE, Bundy C. (2011). Shedding light on young educated peoples’ tanning behaviours: knowledge, appearance and the metrosexual male. Presented at BPS: DHP annual conference. eScholarID:123608
  • Coventry PA, Hayes R, Dickens C, Bundy C, Garrett C, Cherington A & Chew-Graham C. (2011). Talking about depression:a qualitative study of barriers to managing depression in people with long term conditions in primary care. BMC Family Practice, eScholarID:123600 | DOI:10.1186/1471-2296-12-10
  • Fu L, Bundy C, Sadiq AS. (In-press). Psychological Distress in People with Disfigurement from Facial Palsy. Eye, eScholarID:123601 | DOI:10.1038/eye.2011.158
  • Stack RJ, Bundy EC, Elliott RA, New JP, Gibson M, Noyce PR. (2011). Patient perceptions of treatment and illness when prescribed multiple medicines for co-morbid type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 4, 1-9. eScholarID:123599


  • Wearden A, Bundy C. (2010). Psychological interventions in chronic illness. In French D, Kaptein A, Vehara K & Weinman J (Ed.), Health Psychology. ( 1, pp. 209-219). Wiley Blackwell. eScholarID:165515
  • Bundy C. (2010). Psychological Aspects of Psoriasis’. Presented at International Psoriasis Council meeting. eScholarID:123611
  • Pocock, T, Sanders T & Bundy C. (2010). The Impact of Teamwork in Peer Assessment: a Qualitative Analysis of a Group Exercise at a UK Medical School. biosciece Education, 15, eScholarID:165516 | DOI:10.3108/beej.15.3
  • Rebecca J Stack, Christine E Bundy, Rachel A Elliott, John P New, Martin Gibson, and Peter R Noyce. (2010). Intentional and unintentional non-adherence in community dwelling people with type 2 diabetes: the effect of varying numbers of medicines. The British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease, May/June 2010; vol. 10, 3: pp. 148-152, 10(3), 148-152. eScholarID:117193 | DOI:10.1177/1474651409357034


  • Chur-Hansen A, Carr J, Bundy CC, Sanchez-Sosa J, Tapanya S, Wahass S. (2008). An international perspective on behavioral science education in medical schools. J Clin Psychol Med Settings, 15( 1), eScholarID:1d18532 | DOI:10.1007/s10880-008-9092-0
  • Lawson V, Bundy C, Harvey J. (2008). The development of personal models of diabetes in the first 2 years after diagnosis: a prospective longitudinal study. Diabet Med, 25( 4), 482-490. eScholarID:1d18533 | DOI:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2008.02394.x
  • Lown N, Davies I, Cordingley L, Bundy C & Braidman I. (2008). Development of a method to investigate medical students' perceptions of their personal and professional development. Advances in Health Sciences 2008. Advances in Health Sciences, eScholarID:1d18541


  • Cordingley ME, Hyde C E, Peters S, Vernon B, Bundy C. (2007). Undergraduate medical students' exposure to clinical ethics: a challenge to the development of professional behaviours? Medical Education, 41, eScholarID:1d14728 | DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02943.x
  • Lawson VL, Bundy C, & Harvey JN. (2007). The influence of Health Threat Communication and Personality Traits on Personal Models of Diabetes in Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Patientsand coping: A prospective longitudinal study of newly diagnosed diabetes patients. Br. J Health Psychol (in press). Diabetic Medicine, 24(8), 883-891. eScholarID:1d18540
  • Lawson VL, Bundy C, Harvey JN. (2007). Development of the Diabetes Health Threat Communication Questionnaire (DHTCQ). Patient Education & Counselling, eScholarID:1d16087
  • Lawson VL, Bundy C, Harvey JN. (2007). The Influence of Health Threat Communication and Personality Traits on Personal Models of Diabetes in Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Patients. Diabetic Medicine, eScholarID:1d16088
  • Lawson VL, Lyne PA, Bundy C, Harvey JN. (2007). The role of personal models, coping and evaluation in care-seeking among people with type 1 diabetes. Psychology & Health, 22 (2), 175-191. eScholarID:1d16085
  • Yohannes AM, Yalfani A, Doherty P, Bundy C. (2007). Predictors of Dropout from an Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme. J Clinical Rehabilitation, eScholarID:1d16086


  • Knight KK, McGowan L, Dickens C, Bundy C. (2006). A systematic review of the use of motivational interviewing in physical healthcare settings. British Journal of Health Psychology, 11(2), 319-312. eScholarID:1d26975 | DOI:10.1348/135910705X52516
  • Towey MG, Bundy C, Cordingley ME. (2006). Psychological and Social Interventions in the Menopause. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 18(4), 413-417. eScholarID:1d12935 | DOI:10.1097/01.gco.0000233936.59425.b0
  • Yalfani A, Yohannes AM, Doherty P, Brett, J & Bundy C. (2006). Perceptions of Healthcare Staff in Relation to Referral for Cardiac Rehabilitation. Br J Cardiology, 13(2), eScholarID:1d16084



  • Dornan TL, Bundy CC. (2004). What can experience add to early medical education? Consensus survey. British Medical Journal, 329, 834-7. eScholarID:1d8212 | DOI:10.1136/bmj.329.7470.834
  • Lawson V, Bundy CC, Lyne P, Harvey J. (2004). Using the IPQ and PMDI to predict regular diabetes care-seeking among patients with Type 1 diabetes. Br J Health Psychol, 9( Pt 2), 241-52. eScholarID:1d9975
  • Paschalides C, Wearden AJ, Dunkerley R, Bundy CC, Davies R, Dickens C. (2004). The associations of anxiety, depression and personal illness representations with glycaemic control and health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Psychosom Res, 57( 6), 557-564. eScholarID:1d12140 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2004.03.006


  • A Fitchet, PJ Doherty, Bundy CC, W Bell, Fitzpatrick AP, Garratt CJ. (2003). Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programme for implantable cardioverter-defribillator patients: a randomised control trial. Heart, 89, 155-160. eScholarID:1d24985 | DOI:10.1136/heart.89.2.155
  • Knight K, Bundy CC, Morris R, Higgs JF, Jameson RA, Unsworth P, Jayson D. (2003). The effects of group motivational interviewing and externalising conversations for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 8(2), 149-157. eScholarID:1d25287
  • Vileikyte L, Peyrot M, Bundy CC, Rubin RR, Leventhal H, Mora P, Shaw JE, Baker P, Boulton AJM. (2003). The development and validation of a neuropathy- and foot ulcer- specific quality of life instrument. Diabetes Care, 26, 2549-2555. eScholarID:1d26107 | DOI:10.2337/diacare.26.9.2549


  • Lawson V L, Bundy CC, Lyne P, Harvey J N. (2001). Predicting attendance at Diabetes Clinic: A Self-Regulatory Approach. eScholarID:2d1027
  • Bakalis N A, Bundy CC. (2001). Correlates of Patients' Satisfaction with Care Following Myocardial Infarction. Coronary Health Care, 5,2, 67-72. eScholarID:1d23944


  • Harvey J N, Lawson V, Lyne P, Bundy CC. (2000). Illness Representations, Coping and Outcome in Type 1 Diabetic Patients who do not attend. Diabetic Medicine, 17 (suppl), eScholarID:1d23945


  • Vielkyte L, Bundy CC, Scheffler N, Rubin RR, Boulton AJM. (1999). Studying neuropathy-specific beliefs: a theoretically based approach. eScholarID:2d992

  • Dickens, C., Cherrington, A. Bower P, Garrett, C., Bundy, C, Coventry, P. (In-press). Psychological interventions that improve depression in people with coronary heart disease. Psychosomatic Medicine, eScholarID:179009
  • Fordham B, Griffiths G, Bundy C. (In-press). Can stress reduction interventions improve psoriasis? A review. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 1--14. eScholarID:185533
  • Gibbons, CJ., Kenning, C., Coventry, P.A., Bee, P., Bundy, C., Fisher, L., Bower, P. (In-press). Development of a Multimorbidity Illness Perceptions Scale (MULTIPleS). PLOS ONE, eScholarID:185539
  • Rizwan M, Reddick C, Bundy C, Unsworth R, Richards H, Rhodes L. (In-press). Photodermatosis: environmentally induced conditions with high psychological impact. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., eScholarID:179010