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Mike Rennoldson

Michael Rennoldson

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Mike Rennoldson is a lecturer in the Division of Psychology where he teaches and researches in the fields of clinical psychology and qualitative methods.

Career overview

Before joining NTU in September 2015, Mike held a joint appointment between the NHS and the University of Nottingham Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, where he worked as an academic and research tutor, supervising a number of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology theses.

His specialist area of clinical expertise is psycho-oncology and his most recent NHS role involved the setting up of a psychology service for patients with blood cancers at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. Mike qualified as a clinical psychologist from the Bristol Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006 and has worked in a range of NHS psychology services for adults since then.

Research areas

Mike’s research is empirically focussed upon the effects of close personal relationships on recovery in eating disorder and cancer populations, and the development of preventative interventions to reduce distress for people undergoing treatment for cancer.

Mike has a particular interest in using qualitative methods, especially social constructionist approaches and whilst he has drawn upon a range of theories in his research, he has made most use of discursive psychology.

Latterly, Mike has developed an interest in perceptual control theory and its application to psycho-oncology and eating disorders.