Sunny Mehan

Sunny's Profile

Job title

Lecturer

Academic qualifications

BSc, MSc

Telephone

0121 604 1000

Profile

I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Health Psychology. I have experience working within an NHS setting, having previously been employed in the bereavement support services at both City and Sandwell Hospital. 

I joined University College Birmingham in November 2012 and gained experience in supervising students’ final year projects. Over the years I supported the academic staff with facilitating seminars, marking and assignment support. In 2019, I was fortunate to assume the role of module leader in Psychological Perspectives on Holistic Health, while also supporting the academic staff with other modules. In April 2021, I joined the Health and Social Care (HE) teaching team full time.

Teaching

Academic Skills 

Psychological Perspectives on Holistic Health 

Contemporary Research for Enquiry 

Supporting Individuals, Families and Households 

Public Health 

Foundations of Health and Social Care 

Promoting Health and Wellbeing 

Developing Academic Skills 

Lifespan Development 

Contemporary Social Issues 

Safeguarding Children and Young People in Practice 

Research interests and scholarly activity

I am particularly interested in health promotion and the implementation of interventions to facilitate behaviour change. Moreover, I have a keen interest in attachment styles and the consequences of poor attachment on an individual’s behaviour and future relationships. I have undertaken two large-scale research projects, the first looking at the impact of stress on decision making. The second research project investigated the impact of self-affirmation and goal planning on smoking cessation.

External engagements

I am a ‘telephone befriender’ for those with visual impairment who attend the Beacon Centre for the Blind in Wolverhampton. Generally, the individuals that I befriend are of old age and have age-related visual degeneration. 

I also occasionally support with the facilitation of events for the National Deaf Children’s Society and offer support and guidance to parents of newly-diagnosed deaf children. 

Department of Social Care

Discover more

Back to top