Dr Lisa Mary Reynolds

Biography

Dr Lisa Reynolds is Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology (PGDipHealthPsych) which teaches and develops health psychology students to work clinically as psychologists in physical health settings. She also works as Senior Health Psychologist for the Counties Manukau DHB Cancer Support service where she provides psychological support and therapy to cancer patients and their whānau. Her research has investigated the role of emotion, avoidance, stigmatisation, and disfigurement in cancer patients and she has run trials that investigate whether mindfulness and compassion might be helpful in such contexts. More recently, she has investigated the use of virtual reality nature experiences and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in advanced cancer.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Reynolds, L. M., Bissett, I. P., Porter, D., & Consedine, N. S. (2017). A brief mindfulness intervention is associated with negative outcomes in a randomised controlled trial among chemotherapy patients. Mindfulness, 8 (5), 1291-1303. 10.1007/s12671-017-0705-2
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44385
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L. M., Bissett, I. P., Porter, D., & Consedine, N. S. (2016). The "ick" factor matters: Disgust prospectively predicts avoidance in chemotherapy patients. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50 (6), 935-945. 10.1007/s12160-016-9820-x
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32162
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, David Porter, Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L., Bissett, I., Porter, D., & Consedine, N. (2015). The ‘ick’ factor matters: Disgust prospectively predicts avoidance in chemotherapy patients. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49 (1 Supplement), s172-s172. San Antonio, Texas: Springer Verlag. 10.1007/s12160-015-9688-1
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40639
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, David Porter, Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L. M., Lin, Y. S., Zhou, E., & Consedine, N. S. (2015). Does a brief state mindfulness induction moderate disgust-driven social avoidance and decision-making? An experimental investigation. Journal of behavioral medicine, 38 (1), 98-109. 10.1007/s10865-014-9582-5
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L. M., McCambridge, S. A., & Consedine, N. S. (2015). Self-disgust and adaptation to chronic health conditions: Implications for avoidance and withdrawal. In P. A. Powell, P. G. Overton, J. Simpson (Eds.) The revolting self: Perspectives on the psychological, social, and clinical implications of self-directed disgust (pp. 75-88). London, UK: Karnac Books.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L., Bissett, I., & Consedine, N. (2015). Predicting the patients who will struggle with anal incontinence: Sensitivity to disgust matters. Colorectal Disease, 17 (1), 73-80. 10.1111/codi.12781
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33906
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, Nathan Consedine
  • Reynolds, L., McCambridge, S., Bissett, I., & Consedine, N. (2014). Trait and state disgust: An experimental investigation of disgust and avoidance in colorectal cancer decision scenarios. Health Psychology, 33 (12), 1495-1506. 10.1037/hea0000023
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34065
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nathan Consedine, Ian Bissett
  • Reynolds, L. M., Consedine, N. S., & McCambridge, S. A. (2014). Mindfulness and disgust in colorectal cancer scenarios: Non-judging and non-reacting components predict avoidance when it makes sense. Mindfulness, 5 (4), 442-452. 10.1007/s12671-013-0200-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nathan Consedine

Contact details

Primary office location

AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12097
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand