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Lab Director:

Fuschia Sirois, PhD, BSc (Biochem) SFHEA
Professor in Social & Health Psychology
Department of Psychology
Tel: (+44) (0)114 2226552
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Fuschia Sirois is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield, and a former Tier II Canada Research Chair in Health and Well-being (2011-2015). She is the author of over 115 peer reviewed journal articles, 7 books, 18 book chapters, and over 200 conference papers. She is an Associate Editor for several professional journals including PLOS ONE, BMC Public Health, BMC CAM, and is on the editorial board of Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, and the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.  Prof. Sirois is a member of the Centre for Loneliness Studies at the University of Sheffield, and the Healthy Lifespan Institute at the University of Sheffield.

Dr Sirois’ research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council, Canada (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Economic and Social Research Council, UK (ESRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK (EPSRC), Crohn’s & Colitis UK, Australian Rotary Health, NHS: Sheffield Hospitals Charity Trust, Unilever/Ponds, and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Dr Sirois’ research focuses on the factors that create risk and resilience for physical and mental health and well-being through their links to self-regulation (how we manage and direct our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours to reach our goals). Her research investigates the temporal and affective aspects of self-regulation and their implications for health and well-being, across a range of populations, including vulnerable populations and individuals living with chronic illness. The role of positive psychology traits and interventions for supporting self-regulation and enhancing well-being is a particular focus of her research.

Dr Sirois is active with public impact activities aimed at enhancing well-being, including the Sheffield International Wall of Gratitude.

Current PhD students in the Lab

There are currently a number of very talented PhD students in the Lab conducting research focused on various aspects of self-regulation, health and well-being.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Research Associates

  • Lucy Fanning
  • Elissa Thompson