Dr Cynthia McVey was Head of the Division of Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University and a Chartered Psychologist (Health). She is a committee member on BPS Scotland (Scottish Branch of the British Psychological Society) and Editor of their newsletter – the Bulletin. Cynthia is also a member of the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (Scotland).
Cynthia’s PhD examined pain in very premature babies and distress in their mothers, and she has continued to research in a number of areas of Psychology including pain, stress, and erectile dysfunction. More recently, she has been researching postnatal depression and ethics in the media. Cynthia also has an interest in spirituality.
Cynthia has considerable experience of the media, taking part in a variety of radio programmes and writing for several newspapers. In addition, she has worked on television projects with the Scottish Media Group and was employed as the Psychology Consultant on a range of programmes, e.g. ‘Castaway 2000’, ‘Tonight with Trevor McDonald’, and ‘A child of our time’.
Tuohy, A. & McVey, C. (in press). Subscales measuring symptoms of non-specific depression, anhedonia, and anxiety in the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Clinical Psychology.
McVey, C., & Tuohy, A. (2007). Differential effects of marital relationship and social support on three subscales of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Journal of Reproductive & Infant Psychology, 25, 203-209
Tuohy, A., & McVey, C. (in press). Experience of pregnancy and delivery as predictors of post-partum depression. Psychology, Health & Medicine.
McVey, C., (2002) Reality Television, the way forward, the Bulletin, 29. April, p.26 -27. McVey, Niven, Ibhanesebhor & Alroomi, (2000), An intervention to reduce distress in mothers of very premature babies, International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine. Vol. 12, 97-107.
McVey, C., (1998) Pain in the very preterm baby: ‘suffer little children?' Paediatric Rehabilitation, 2, 47-55.