Dr Kathy Vogt

Dr Kathy Vogt


I am a psychologist, with a background in health and clinical psychology. Currently, I am leading work on psychological safety in inpatient mental health settings, which is a collaboration between Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Leeds. To date, literature on psychological safety in mental health services has been focused on healthcare staff, rather than patients. As a result, we are conducting a programme of work, investigating what psychological safety in inpatient mental health services is perceived as from the service user and staff perspective, via interviews, and a diary study.

Until August 2022, I was the Senior Research Fellow on the Reboot [Recovery-boosting] intervention for Critical Care Nurses, and remain heavily invested in the topic of nurse wellbeing. I am the Senior Research Fellow on the Reboot [Recovery-boosting] study for critical care nurses at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, alongside my honorary appointment at the University of Leeds. 

I have a strong background in Health Psychology and mixed-methods research, having previously been a Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Huddersfield and a Researcher at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals/Leeds Beckett University. 


Vogt, K. S., Simms-Ellis, R., Grange, A., Griffths, M .E., Coleman, R., Coleman, S., Harrison, R., Shearman, N., Horsfield, C., Budworth, L., Marran, J. & Johnson, J. (in press). Critical Care Nursing Workforce in Crisis: A Discussion Paper examining contributing factors, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and potential solutions. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Vogt, K. S., & Johnson, J. (2022). Student mental health crisis and the question of responsibility: Should universities invest more resources in prevention than intervention? Evidence-Based Nursing.  https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2022-103530

Vogt, K. S., Harper, M., & Griffin, B. L. (2022). “ . . .because I’m so drunk at the time , the last thing I’m going to think about is calories ”: Strengthening the argument for Drunkorexia as a food and alcohol disturbance, evidence from a qualitative study. British Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12594

Vogt, K. S., Grange, A., Johnson, J., Marran, J., Budworth, L., Coleman, R., & Ellis, R. S. (2022). Study protocol for the online adaptation and evaluation of the ‘ Reboot ’ ( Recovery- boosting ) coaching programme , to prepare critical care nurses for , and aid recovery after , stressful clinical events. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-022-01014-2

Vogt, K. S., Stephenson, J., & Norman, P. (2021). Comparing self-affirmation manipulations to reduce alcohol consumption in university students. Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2021.1968409

Research interests

My reserach interests center broadly around

  • innovation in healthcare, including the development and use of outcome measures
  • psychological wellbeing & psychological safety  
  • clinical psychology: personality disorders, menalization-based therapy
  • rare genetic illness, including Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome


  • PhD in Health Psychology/Medicine - University of Sheffield (2019)
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods - University of Sheffield (2016)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology- Sheffield Hallam University (2015)
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