Staff Profile:Dr Amelia Hollywood

Name:
Dr Amelia Hollywood
Job Title:
Lecturer in Health Services Research
Responsibilities:

Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology.

Practitioner Psychologist and Health Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council.

Committee Memberships:

  • Editorial Board Member, British Journal of Health Psychology (current)
  • British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology Committee and CPD subcommittee (past)
Areas of Interest:

Dr Hollywood is a Health Psychologist within the School of Pharmacy at the University of Reading. She joined the University in June 2016 having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey and a Research Assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London. Dr Hollywood completed a PhD in people's experiences of taking orlistat, an obesity medication, and has since conducted a range of research including that with students, academics and patients. She has completed two NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded projects; one exploring a Bariatric Rehabilitation Service and the other exploring the impact of an investment based intervention on bariatric patients.

Dr Hollywood's research interests have primarily focused on obesity and in particular facilitating behaviour change and maintenance. She has conducted research that has focused on the medical management of obesity, specifically exploring pharmacological and surgical methods in terms of adherence, beliefs and behaviour. With a wide range of other research interests; collaborators and prospective PhD students can email Dr Hollywood directly with initial research proposals for further discussion.

Research Collaborations:

Professor Jane Ogden, University of Surrey.

Professor Mark Cropley, University of Surrey.

Professor Chris Fife-Schaw, University of Surrey.

Mr Christopher Pring, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr Majid Hashemi, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey.

Mr Joe Wainwright, Surrey Human Performance Institute.

Dr Zoe Wimshurst, Southampton Solent University.

Research groups / Centres:
Publications:


Hollywood A., Ogden J. & Hashemi M. (2015). A randomised control trial assessing the impact of an investment based intervention on weight-loss, beliefs and behaviour after bariatric surgery: STUDY PROTOCOL. BMC Obesity, 2: 18.

Ogden, J., Hollywood A. & Pring C. (2015). The Impact of Psychological Support on Weight Loss Post Weight Loss Surgery: a Randomised Control Trial. Obesity Surgery, 25, 3: 500-505.

Hollywood A, Ogden J. & Pring C. (2015). The Impact of Psychological Support on Psychological Outcomes and Patients' Experiences of the Bariatric Service 1 and 2 Years after Bariatric Surgery. Journal of Obesity and Bariatrics, 2 (1): 7.

Hollywood, A. & Ogden, J. (2014). Gaining weight after taking orlistat: A qualitative study of patients at 18-months follow-up. Journal of Health Psychology, DOI: 10.1177/1359105314532153

Hollywood, A., Ogden, J. & Pring, C. (2012). The impact of a bariatric rehabilitation service on weight loss and psychological adjustment - study protocol. BMC Public Health 2012, 12:275.

Hollywood, A. & Ogden, J. (2011). Taking orlistat: Predicting weight loss over 6 months. Journal of Obesity.

Van den Heuvel, A., Hollywood, A., Hogg, J., Dormandy, E., Chitty, L., Kabra, M., Ma, R., Masturzo, B. & Marteau, T. (2008). Informed choice to undergo prenatal screening for thalassemia: a description of written information given to pregnant women in Europe and beyond. Prenatal Diagnosis; 28: 727-734.

Hall, S.,Chitty, L., Dormandy, E., Hollywood, A., Wildschut, H., Fortuny, A., Masturzo, B., Sˇantavy´, J., Kabra, M., Runmei Ma, R. & Marteau, T. (2007). Undergoing prenatal screening for Down's syndrome: presentation of choice and information in Europe and Asia. European Journal of Human Genetics, 15, 563-569.

Conference Presentations:

Hollywood A., Ogden J. & Hashemi M. (2016). A randomised control trial assessing the impact of an investment based intervention on weight-loss: preliminary analysis. 12th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting.

Hollywood A, Winstone N & Wainwright J (2016). Cost or benefit, help or hindrance? Students' perceptions of the relationship between exercise and study behaviour. University of Surrey Excellence in Teaching Symposium (Surrey ExciTeS 2016).

Hollywood A, Ogden J & Hashemi M (2015). Works in Progress: A randomised control trial assessing the impact of an investment based intervention on weight-loss, beliefs and behaviour after bariatric surgery. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference.

Hollywood A, Ogden J & Pring C (2015). Patients' experiences of the bariatric surgery pathway: feedback on a health psychology led intervention. European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference.

Hollywood A, Ogden J & Pring C (2014). A randomised control trial to explore the impact of a bariatric rehabilitation service on psychological outcomes - exploratory analysis. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference.

Hollywood A & Ogden J (2013). Correlates of weight loss after taking orlistat; 18 month follow up. European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference.

Hollywood A & Ogden J (2012). Failing to lose weight whilst taking orlistat: a qualitative study of patients at 18 months follow up. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference.

Hollywood A, Ogden J & Pring C (2011). The impact of a bariatric rehabilitation service on weight loss and psychological adjustment. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference.

Hollywood, A. & Ogden, J. (2010). Changing beliefs and behaviour after taking obesity medication: 18 months follow up. Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference.

Hollywood, A. & Ogden, J. (2009). Short term changes in individuals taking orlistat, from baseline to six months follow up. British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Health Psychology (DHP) Annual Conference.

Hollywood, A. & Ogden, J. (2008). Patients' experiences of taking orlistat: a quantitative longitudinal study. EHPS/DHP Health Psychology Conference.

Book chapter:

Ogden J & Hollywood A. (2015). Health-Related Quality of Life Before and After Bariatric Surgery. In: Agrawal S, editor. Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: A Practical Guide. Springer.

Amelia Hollywood

Contact Details

Email:
a.hollywood@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 4940

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