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Christine (Kit) is a researcher in the Centre for Arts as Wellbeing, part of the University's Health and Wellbeing Research Group. She has extensive counselling experience. As a research fellow at the University of Surrey, her experience included studies into the effect of a mindfulness intervention on NHS middle managers, and designing a tool kit to promote compassion amongst clinical practitioners. The topic of her PhD was young people who bully. Since joining the Centre for Arts as Wellbeing, this interest has extended to include the impact of the arts in health and wellbeing. Kit is currently a contributing author for a book on reflexivity in research.


  • Allan, H.T., Dixon, R., Lee, G., O'Driscoll, M., Savage, J. and Tapson, C. (2016) Are senior nurses on Clinical Commissioning Groups in England inadvertently supporting the devaluation of their profession? A critical integrative review of the literature. Nursing Inquiry
  • Allan H T, Tapson C, ODriscoll M, Savage J, Lee G, Dixon R. (2016). A literature review of governing body nurses on Clinical Commissioning Groups in the UK. Nursing Inquiry. DOI:10.1111/nin.12129
  • Allan H T, Dixon R, Lee G, Savage J, Tapson C. (2016). Nurses Experiences of Clinical Commissioning Groups: an observational study of two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England. Nursing Inquiry.
  • Gallagher, A., Collen, A., Horsfield, C., Juniper, J., Vyvyan, E., Rutland, S., Snook, V. and Tapson, C. (2015). Emergency Medicine Journal.
  • Tapson, C. (2016). Counselling and professionalism: a phenomenological analysis of counsellor experience. European Journal of Counselling Psychology.
  • Ramage, C., Gallagher, A., Montgomery, J., Tapson, C., Theodosius, C., et al., (2015). Appreciative enquiry into the development and evaluation of a train the trainers approach towards cultivating compassion: Executive Summary (read it online)
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