University of Hertfordshire

Dr David Wellsted



Research interests

  • Psychosocial aspects of living with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), and other long-term conditions (IBD, Diabetes), and
    • The assessment of quality of life in these patients
  • Choosing conservative management and end-of-life care for patient with ESRD.
  • Concordance, adherence, and behaviour change in patients living with long term conditions (Self-Affirmation)
  • The design and evaluation of psychological interventions
  • Longitudinal analytical methods, including medical statistics and appropriate research designs, meta-analysis

Commercial and public engagement

Head of the Centre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research (CLiCIR)

Associate Director, NIHR East of England Research Design Service, Essex and Hertfordshire

Reviewer for NIHR HTA, PGfAR, RfPB, and HSDR. 

Reviewer for Kidney International, Clinical Oncology, Journal of Health Psychology, Psychology Health and Medicine, International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice