• BA (Hons) Mathematics and Psychology, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
  • MSc Psychological Approaches to Health, University of Bedfordshire
  • PhD Health Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • PGCertHE, Middlesex University
  • Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of the European Health Psychology Society
  • Member of the Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
  • Member of Applied Social Forensic and Health Psychology Research Group

Programme and Module Leadership

MSc Applied Clinical Health Psychology joint Course Director

Curriculum/subject area

Health Psychology

Module leadership

  • MSc Health Psychology Placement (PSY4005)
  • MScHealth Psychology Negotiated Essay (PSY4006)
  • UG Foundation Psychology (PSY1011)

Teaching Interests

  • Theories of health behaviour
  • Applications in health psychology e.g. behaviour change, designing and evaluating interventions, motivational interviewing, health education/promotion
  • Lifespan health psychology
  • Health services research
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Evaluation of theory-based behavioural change interventions e.g. Transtheoretical Model, with relevance to public health e.g. smoking cessation, chronic illness, breast screening
  • Application of new technologies, e.g. computer tailoring, internet, mobile phones to behaviour change
  • Design, conduct and evaluation of interventions in randomised controlled trials.

Doctoral Students

Chineme Onyibuo. Exploring health-seeking behaviour among Nigerian migrants in the UK: Towards a culture-context and integrative model for enhanced quality of life

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Alexis-Garsee, C., Gilbert, H., Burton, M., van den Akker, O. (Submitted). A qualitative analysis of barriers, motivation to quit and tailored interventions for smoking cessation in smokers with and without COPD. Primary Care Respiratory Journal
  • Gilbert, H.; Laurent, B., Sutton, S., Morris, R., Alexis-Garsee, C., Nazareth, I. (2012). Factors predicting recruitment to a UK wide primary care smoking cessation study (the ESCAPE trial). Family Practice, 29 (1), p.110-117; doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmr030
  • Gilbert, H.; Laurent, B., Sutton, S., Alexis-Garsee, C., Morris, R., Nazareth, I. (2011). The characteristics of a population wide sample of smokers recruited proactively for the ESCAPE trial. Public Health, doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2011.11.010
  • Gilbert, H.; Laurent, B., Sutton, S., Morris, R., Alexis-Garsee, C., Nazareth, I. (2012). ESCAPE: A Randomised Controlled Trial of computer-tailored Smoking Cessation Advice in Primary Care. Addiction, doi:10.1111/add.12005
  • Alexis-Garsee C, Haslum M, Murphy S, Bridle C, (Under Revision). Randomised trial of smoking cessation interventions with different levels of tailoring. Psychology and Health.
  • Alexis-Garsee C, Haslum M, Murphy S, Bridle C, (In Preparation). Characteristics of failed quitters of the NHS Stop Smoking Services. Journal of Public Health
  • Alexis-Garsee, C., Bridle, C; (2005). Randomised Controlled Trial of Mailed Tailored Interventions for Smoking Cessation (Protocol). UWE Psychology Postgraduate Papers; Vol, 2; 2-7
  • Alexis-Garsee C, Gilbert H, Nazareth I, Sutton S. A Strategy for Targeting Smokers from High Deprivation Areas to a Computer-tailored Intervention using General Practice Records.British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, University of Nottingham, 12-14 September 2007.
  • Alexis-Garsee, C., Gilbert H, Nazareth I, Sutton S. ESCAPE Trial: Characteristics of smokers prompted to change their behaviour after receiving tailored feedback reports. Joint Conference of the SRNT and SRNT Europe, Annual Conference, Dublin, 27-30, 2009.
  • Alexis-Garsee, C., Haslum, Murphy, S, Bridle, C. A prospective investigation of the predictors of intervention effects of the NHS Smoking Cessation Programme. Joint Conference of the SRNT and SRNT Europe, Dublin, 27-30, 2009

Recent funded projects

Alexis-Garsee, C., Gilbert, H., van den Akker, O. April 2010. A qualitative analysis of barriers, motivation to quit and tailored interventions for smoking cessation in smokers with and without COPD. UK Respiratory Research Foundation (UKRRF), International Primary Care Research Group (IPCRG); 22,771, 2010-2012.

This research used a computer-tailored intervention, which was previously evaluated in a large randomised controlled trial with smokers recruited from primary care (ESCAPE Trial), to provide personalised tailored feedback reports to smokers. We aimed to explore and investigate the views of smokers with and without COPD. especially their experiences of smoking and quitting and to adapt the computer-tailored intervention for use with smokers with COPD.

Current projects

  • Alexis-Garsee, C. Chadee, D. Fear of Crime, Crime and Health
  • Cumberbatch, K, Alexis-Garsee, C. Improving access to health care in the Caribbean for deaf people