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Paulina Wegrzynek

Personal statement

Paulina is a Lecturer in Psychology and a PhD researcher. Her research focuses on employee health and well-being, particularly when employees suffer with chronic pain and how that affects their work/return to work ('What works for return to work when people have chronic pain?'). Paulina's empirical work includes studies with return to work stakeholders (including employees, occupational health physicians, occupational therapists and occupational health advisors/nurses) about their perceptions of current RTW processes for chronic pain sufferers.

Paulina’s doctoral work has already had significant interest from the Joint Work and Health Unit, when a commissioned organisation interviewed her and Dr Elaine Wainwright, enabling work led by Paula’s research to contribute to a scoping review of occupational health provision in the UK.

Academic qualifications

  • PGCert - Bath Spa University
  • MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology - Bath Spa University
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology - Bath Spa University

Professional qualifications

  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Other external roles

  • Reviewer - BMJ Open Journal

Areas of expertise

  • Individual differences in personality and intelligence
  • Qualitative research methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology

Research outputs

Articles

  • (Under review) Wegrzynek, P., Wainwright, E. and Ravalier, J. (under review) 'Tertiary return to work interventions for chronic pain: a systematic literature review'. Occupational Medicine
  • Wegrzynek, P., Wainwright, E. and Ravalier, J.M. (2018) 'BJP ASM Poster Abstracts 2018 - Tertiary return to work interventions for chronic pain: a systematic literature review.' British Journal of Pain, 12 (2 Supp): 24-25 
  • Ravalier, J., Wegrzynek, P. and Lawton, S. (2016) "Complementary Therapies and Employee Well-Being: A Systematic Literature Review". Occupational Medicine, 66 (6): 428-436.
  • Wegrzynek, P., Wainwright, E. and Ravalier, J. (2016) "Individual return to work interventions for chronic pain: a systematic literature review (protocol)". PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016048822 [Online].  

Conference or workshop item

  • Conference poster - Wegrzynek, P., Wainwright, E. and Ravalier, J. (2018) ‘Tertiary return to work interventions for chronic pain: a systematic literature review'. British Journal of Pain 12 (2) Suppl 1: 24-25. 
  • Wegrzynek, P., Wainwright, E. and Ravalier, J. "Return to work and chronic pain". Bath Spa University 3-Minute Thesis, Bath, March 2017.
  • Wegrzynek, P., Ravalier, J. and Fidalgo, A. “Social Media and Group Polarisation”. Bath Skeptics in the Pub, Bath, September 2015.
  • Wegrzynek, P., Ravalier, J. and Fidalgo, A. “Social Media and Group Polarisation”. Bath Spa University Early Career Researcher Conference, Corsham, June 2015.

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