I am a health psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Psychologist on the register of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I studied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Leeds and undertook my PhD at Oxford Brookes University. I lectured at the University of Bath before joining Psychology at the University of Westminster.
Much of my research has investigated the management of long-term conditions and understanding the patient experience. An overarching theme of my research is to support and enhance wellbeing in both clinical and non-clinical populations.
I am Director of the Westminster Centre for Psychological Sciences and Course Leader for the MSc Health Psychology.
My research uses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to explore the ways in which people make sense of long-term conditions, make health care choices and evaluate their treatment. This research also involves assessing and evaluating current treatment provision in order to make recommendations for ways in which patient care and outcomes may be enhanced.
Our research also investigates factors affecting well-being throughout the lifespan, including experiences of menopause and being a caregiver. Current work explores the impact of yoga and mind-body practices on health and wellbeing in educational, health and community settings. I have particular expertise in qualitative and mixed methods approaches.
Portraits of Care: Experiences of carers of people with Alzheimer’s during Covid-19. Roche/ Studio Health, 183k. Cartwright, T. (PI), Loveday, C. & Ridge, D. July 2021-May 2023.
Impact of the podcast series 'Menopause: Unmuted' on how women learn and talk about menopause. Pfizer, £42k. Cartwright, T. (PI) Aug-Dec 2020.
Understanding the needs of those supporting students who self-harm: What can we do to help? Smyth, Mackenzie, and Cartwright. Sir Halley Stewart Trust. £69,180.
Yoga on social prescription in West London: a mixed methods evaluation. West London CCG, £73,400, Cartwright (PI) and Cheshire. Oct 2017-Nov 2019.
Evaluating the impact of an immersive disease simulation programme (‘In Their Shoes’) on pharmaceutical employees’ empathy and engagement. Halton and Cartwright (PI). Takeda Pharmaceuticals. £45,425.00. June 2017-2018.
Service Evaluation of Individualised Yoga Intervention (IYI). Colacao, Sodhi, Cartwright. London North West Healthcare Charitable Fund, Feb 2017-2018. £5,000.
University students who self-harm: what can we do to help? Mackenzie, Cartwright & Borrill, British Academy £9,000. March 2017-2018.