Pamela Rae

Academic profile

Dr Pamela Rae

Post Doctoral Research Fellow PIHC
Faculty of Health

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Pamela's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality Education

About Pamela

Dr Pamela Rae is a research psychologist and has been with the University of Plymouth since 2011, teaching and researching in the School of Psychology, the Peninsula Medical School, and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 
Prior to joining us at Plymouth, Pam worked as an cognitive behavioural therapist within an NHS multi-professional mental health team. In addition, Pam led a psychometric assessment service, specialising in cognitive impairment. She has also worked within multi-professional research teams, evaluating psychological treatment of people diagnosed with schizophrenia (University of Liverpool), exploring psychological adjustment to sudden visual impairment (University of Nottingham), and exploring the social needs of institutionalised psychiatric in-patients (NHS).
Pam recently joined the Plymouth Integrative Health and social care education Centre (PIHC), who's core business is promoting undergraduate inter-professional learning across the Faculty of Health's six schools. These six schools include: School of Psychology; Peninsula Medical School, School of Nursing and Midwifery; Peninsula Dental School; School of Allied Health Professions; School of Biomedical Science. Success in many careers in Health, Social Care and beyond, depend on inter-professional collaboration. The tremendous positive impact of effective inter-professional collaborative skills on achieving shared goals, is something Pam has witnessed many times in her years of working within multi-disciplinary teams. She believes that inter-professional learning sessions, embedded within under- and post-graduate curricula, enable students to develop these incredibly valuable inter-professional collaborative skills.  
Pam is committed to supporting teaching and research around inter-professional learning. Research might include pedagogical evaluations, organisational indicators of impact or psychological mechanisms of inter-professional working. Staff, students, anyone with an interest, are very welcome to email Pam with inquiries about collaboration or support.

Additional roles/memberships within the University community: External:
  • Pam is a peer reviewer for Social Science and Medicine, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Nursing Open.


I have taught on several undergraduate Psychology modules including statistical inference testing, quantitative research methods and psychological theory.

Contact Pamela

Room 104, 8 Kirkby Place, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 583212