Prof. Ian Albery

Ian Albery, LSBU

Professor of Psychology; Director of Research and Enterprise for the School of Applied Sciences

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    Applied Sciences / Psychology

Professor Ian Albery joined LSBU from the University of Kent in 1999 and is Professor of Psychology in the Division of Psychology and Director of Research and Enterprise for the School of Applied Sciences. In general his research interests are focused on understanding individuals' health behaviours. More specifically he is interested in those cognitive and social identity processes that have been used to examine health behaviours, most particularly addictive behaviours.

BSc Psychology

  • Exploring Psychological Approaches
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Psychology of Behaviour with Others

MSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling

  • Advanced Addiction Psychology

MSc Psychology

  • Social Behaviour

Professor Albery's research interests lie in the general area of social psychology and health. He is particularly interested in health beliefs and health behaviour, psychological processes and health outcomes, and illusory perceptions of invulnerability. Work concerns the study of cognitive and emotional processes involved in addiction and other health-related decision taking and behaviour.

For instance, work is underway to examine attentional biases for addiction-related stimuli in smokers and drinkers. Other work is addressing individual differences in anxiety sensitivity for attention to withdrawal related cues in smokers while other work concentrates on the myopic effects of alcohol administration on attentional processes.

This group also studies the development and maintenance of optimistic biases in health-related decision making and the role of behaviour specific self-esteem and mortality salience on such decision making.

Most recent publications

Howard, A and Albery, IP and Frings, D and Spada, MM and Moss, A Pre-partying amongst students in the UK: Measuring motivations and consumption levels across different educational contexts. Substance Use and Misuse, DOI 10.1080/10826084.2019.1590414

Martino, F and Caselli, G and Fiabane, E and Felicetti, F and Trevisani, C and Menchetti, M and Mezzaluna, C and Sassaroli, S and Albery, IP and Spada, MM Desire thinking as a predictor of drinking status following treatment for alcohol use disorder: A prospective study. Addictive Behaviors, 95. 70-76. DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.03.004

Frings, D and Rice, K and Albery, IP The effects of religion and stereotype content on verdicts and sentence severity when defending terror charges. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 14. 18.

Frings, DJ and Eskisan, G and Caselli, G and Albery, IP and Moss, AC and Spada, MM The effects of food craving and desire thinking on states of motivational challenge and threat and their physiological indices.. Eating and Weight Disorders, DOI 10.1007/s40519-018-0525-y

Vasiljevic, M and Couturier, D-L and Frings, D and Moss, AC and Albery, IP and Marteau, TM Impact of lower strength alcohol labelling on consumption: A randomised controlled trial. Health Psychology, DOI

Marino, C and Moss, AC and Vieno, A and Albery, IP and Frings, D and Spada, MM Parents' drinking motives and problem drinking predict their children's drinking motives, alcohol use and substance misuse. Addictive Behaviors, DOI

Johnson, HL and Albery, IP and Frings, D and Moss, AC STI-protective Self-efficacy and Binge Drinking in a Sample of University Students in the United Kingdom. Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare, 17. 19-25. DOI 10.1016/j.srhc.2018.05.004

Marshall, SW and Albery, IP and Frings, D Who stays in addiction treatment groups? Anxiety and avoidant attachment styles predict treatment retention and relapse.. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 25. 525-531. DOI

Albery, IP and Moss, AC and Davidson, N and Mba, S and Blaszko, U and Marchant, A Selective attentional bias for novel psychoactive substance (NPS) and expectancy-related stimuli amongst non-problematic NPS users and never NPS users.. Journal of Substance Use, 23. 422-428. DOI 10.1080/14659891.2018.1436606

Wood, KV and Albery, IP and Moss, AC and White, S and Frings, D Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme versus Lambeth and Southwark NHS service for smoking cessation.. BMJ Open, DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016867

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Professor Albery is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), full member of the Division of Health Psychology within the BPS and a registered Chartered Health Psychologist.

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