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Bob Lewin
Emeritus Professor



Bob Lewin is a clinical psychologist and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Health Sciences where he continues his research into innovative and effective self-management approaches in chronic illness with a strong focus on cardiac illness. Professor Lewin has developed and tested, in randomised controlled trials, a number of cognitive-behaviour self-management programmes, several of which are in use in the NHS. He has contributed to a number of Department of Health initiatives and guidelines.


  • MA (Hons) Psychology. University of Edinburgh.
  • MPhil (Clinical Psychology), University of Edinburgh (Van Dunlop Scholarship)

Departmental roles

  • Member Research Strategy Group



Bob's research interests are in cognitive-behavioural management of chronic illness, the psychology of heart disease, the lack of relationship between impairment, disability and biomedical variables.


  • BHF: National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research Vascular Theme
  • NIHR – Programme Development Grant - Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH HF
  • NIHR - CLAHRC - IMPROVE-PC: Improving prevention of vascular disease in primary care, a research theme in LYBRA CLAHRC: Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research Theme

Research group(s)


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External activities


  • Member of the BACPR Council

Contact details

Professor Bob Lewin

Tel: 01904 32(1393)