Dr Abigail Taiwo

Lecturer

Email address: a.taiwo@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 321346 Location: MC322 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Sciences Areas of expertise: Understanding of the aetiology of conduct disorder/antisocial behaviour and psychopathology among adolescents

About

Dr Abigail Taiwo has been practicing as Clinical Psychologist and psychotherapist, as well as teaching within academic for over 17 years. Her PhD focused on the understanding of the aetiology of conduct disorder/antisocial behaviour and psychopathology among adolescents and the designing of effective psychological intervention to manage this problem.  Her expertise also includes the designing of effective intervention for the management of the street children syndrome and the psychological impact of cultural harmful practices on women in Africa (e.g. Female Genital Mutilation – FGM).  Apart from practicing and teaching within the academics, Dr Abigail Taiwo has in the past, taken up research positions on some international research; first as research assistant on sexual abuse of the adolescent girls in Ibadan Nigeria with the Social Science and Reproductive Health Research Network (SSRHN), University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria in collaboration with Netherlands/Israeli Research Consortium between 1998 and 2003; Later as one of the Research Associates on the Tenofovir Dosoproxil Fumarate drug trial (acceptability study) by Family Health International (FHI). Places where Dr Abigail Taiwo has worked in the UK include NHS as Honorary Clinical Psychologist at the Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Trafford General Hospital Pain Management Clinic. She was a Visiting Lecturer to Manchester Metropolitan University and taught  on their Master in Counselling Psychology programme as well as some undergraduate programmes. Dr Abigail Taiwo joined the institute of Psychology, University of Wolverhampton in September 2013. Her current research focus includes the understanding of psychological issues in pain and how this could inform psychological services for pain management. She is also involved in Psycon – a multidisciplinary initiative that focuses on person-places interaction and examines how the built environment affects psychological wellbeing.  

Research interests

 

MA/MSc/MPhilAbigail Taiwo's research has covered wide scope within the remit of clinical psychology. Her PhD research examined Factors predicting antisocial behaviour and psychopathology among adolescents, and as well designed and established the efficacy of a multimodal therapy in comparison to psychodynamic intervention  among adolescents. She has also been researching in the area of gender violence and sexism focusing on how gender factors and sexism underlies the perpetuation of female genital mutilation, HIV and AIDS vulnerability as well as the psychological impact of and intervention for Genital Mutilation among women. Recent interest has been on understanding psychological issues in pain, psychological intervention for pain management, the relationship between psychological wellbeing and built environment as part the research strand within Psycon – a multidisciplinary initiative that focuses on person-place interaction. She particularly enjoys adopting a mixed method design in her research

Total number of Completions: 37

Current supervisions 

 

PhD

Total number of Completions: 1

Current supervisions (indicate whether internal or external; 1st or co-supervisor; give title of thesis and expected completion date)

  

Professional/Practitioner Doctorate

Total number of Completions: 2

Current supervisions (indicate whether internal or external; 1st or co-supervisor; give title of research and expected completion date)

  1. 1.    Beaumont Jennifer: The impact of client and therapists attachment styles on therapeutic outcomes. (2017) – First supervisor (DoS)
  2. 2.    Ellen Jew: Caregivers wellbeing and the role of resilience in seeking support when caring for an individual with dementia (2016) Co-supervisor
  3. 3.    Suglani, Lalitaa: Perceived impact of Counselling psychology trainee on interpersonal relationship (2017). Co-supervisor
  4. 4.    Sara Feeley: Exploring the motivation of those who patronise clairvoyants: The role of perception of mental health services, paranormal belief and the search for existential identity (May 2017), Co-supervisor
  5. 5.    Zamba Constantina: Stress, quality of life and mindfulness of counselling psychologist trainees in the UK.  An investigation based on personal and professional growth (2016), Co-supervisor
  6. 6.    Agboaye Oluwemimo: Dissociative features in clinical population: an exploration of therapists knowledge base and therapeutic perspectives, using grounded theory (IPA) (2016), Co-supervisor
  7. 7.    Freedman Gail: The lived experience of mothers who have navigated alcohol addiction and child protection services in England. (2017), Co-supervisor
  8. 8.    Umesh Joshi: Are counselling psychology training courses developing multicultural competencies in their trainees?  Comparing cultural competency in health care and counselling psychology trainees (2017). Co-supervisor
  9. 9.    Patel Lata: Living with amputation: A mixed method exploration of acceptance in relation to psychological wellbeing, social competence and quality of life (May 2018), First Supervisor (DoS)

10. Shruti: Working memory function in transition from acute to chronic pain: A mixed methodological approach (2018) First Supervisor (DoS)

Membership of professional bodies

Registered Practitioner Psychologist and chartered clinical psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council, August, 2012, Reference number PYL 28252

Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society – Reference Number 255585

Contractual Trainee, European Association of Transactional Analysis, Registration number 3819

(a)        Member, Nigeria Association of Clinical Psychologist (since 2000).

(b)        Member, Nigeria Psychological Association (NPA) since 1999.

(c)        Member, Nigerian Society for Psychotherapy (NSP) since 1999

(d)        Fellow, Centre for peace and conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, 2008

(e)        An affiliate Member of the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP).

(f)        An affiliate Member, American Psychologist Association (APA) ( Pin No 63949017, up till 2012)

(g)        Senior Associate Member, Royal society of Medicine – 00695627 (2010-2012)

(h)        Chartered Scientist, Science Council (BPS), 2010 – to date, Pin number 255583

(i)         Associate Fellow, British Psychological society, Division of Clinical Psychology, Number 255583

(j)         Fellow, Higher Education Academy (United Kingdom)

Qualifications

  Date Attained
Ph.D in Psychology (Clinical), Ibadan 14th May 2004
MSc Psychology (Clinical), Ibadan 31st March 1999
B.Sc Psychology (Ibadan) with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 9th August 1991

Publications

Journals 

Osinowo, H.O., Tamen, F.I., Ubani, C.A. & Taiwo, A.O. (2000): Criminal and Violent Behaviour among Schizophrenic patients: Selected Newspaper and Clinical cases in the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology, 6 (2), 131-141.

10. Taiwo, A.O. (2001): Psychosocial factors and unstable health policy as predictors of health care seeking behaviour among the market men and women in Ibadan”. Nigerian Journal of Psychology, 18 (1), 18-27.

11. Taiwo, A.O., Ekore, J.O., Tamen, F.I. & Olatawura, O. (2002): Influence of socio-demographic Factors on Reported Job stress among Pharmacy Practitioners. Nigerian Journal of Psychology, 19, (1), 74-84.

12. Ekore, J.O, Taiwo, A.O., Tamen, F.I. & Olawale, I. (2002): Perceived Consequences of war and Ethnicity as factors influencing psychological functioning of the Igbos and Modakekes. Nigerian Journal of Psychology, 19, (2), 74-83

13. Osinowo, H.O. & Taiwo, A.O (2003): Impact of female genital mutilation on sexual functioning, self-esteem and marital instability of women in Ajegunle. Ife Psychologia. 11 (1), 123-131.

14. Taiwo, A.O. (2004): Psychosocial factors predicting school violence among students of tertiary institutions in Ibadan. African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. 7(2), 221-237

15. Adejuwon, G.A., Olapegba, P.O. and Taiwo A.O (2004) Adolescents’ Risky Sexual Behaviour and Efficacy of Psycho-education intervention Programme among secondary school students in Oyo State. African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. 7(2), 205-219

16. Taiwo, A.O. & Adejuwon, G.A. (2005) Impact of self-esteem, Locus of control and Gender on attitude towards child adoption and adoptive parents among some adults in Ibadan metropolis. Ife Psychologia. 13(2), 22-38

17. Taiwo A.O., Olapegba, P.O. and Adejuwon, G.A. (2005). Psychosocial factors associated with smoking behaviour among secondary school adolescents in Ibadan metropolis. African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. 8 (2), 264-279

18. Taiwo, A.O. (2006). Psychological and social factors influencing attitude towards open child adoption practice in Ibadan, Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology, 12(2), 1-20. Ibadan, Nigeria.

19. Taiwo, A.O. (2009). The influence of psychosocial factors on perceived vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Conference proceedings of Keystone symposium (USA), ARUSHA, Tanzania.

20. Taiwo, A.O. & Awopetu, R.G. (2009). Psychosocial Factors Influencing Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS among Youth in Benin City of Nigeria. Benue Journal of Sociology. 2, (1) 60-76.

21. Taiwo, A.O. & Osinowo, H.O., (2011). Treating anti-social behaviour in adolescents: A comparison of Multimodal and psychodynamic oriented group interventions. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 21(4), 627–632. www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14330237.2011.10820511

22. Taiwo, A.O. (2011) Predictors of psychopathology among Nigerian adolescents: the role of psychosocial, demographics, personality and medical condition reports domains. African Health Sciences, 11(2), 228 – 239.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3158524/pdf/AFHS1102-0228.pdf

23. Taiwo, A.O., Soni, A & Kinsella, T. (2012). The interrelatedness of psychological distress, multidimensional fatigue and chronic pain duration among chronic pain patients attending Trafford Healthcare Trust (THT) Pain management clinic. British Journal of Pain, 6 (2). Abstract Supplement.

24. Taiwo, A.O. (2015). The Role of Gender and Psychosocial Factors on Perceived Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS Infection among Young and Middle Aged Adults in Benin City, Nigeria. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 5:2 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161-0487.1000175

 

Books/Book Chapters (include ISBN numbers)

 

1. Osinowo, H.O., Tamen, F.I., Taiwo, A.O., Ekore, J.O., Edewor, D, Ojo S. and Ojedokun, O. (2000): Psychological aspect of death. In Osinowo H.O, Ehigie, B.O. Sunmola, A.M. & Lawoyin, T.O. (ed): Sudden Death in Nigeria, Psychological perspective, Lagos. Nigerian Psychological Association, pp. 124-129.

2. Balogun, S.K and Taiwo, A.O. (2005 edition). Introduction to Basic concepts in government, Society and Economy. A textbook for GES 103. General Studies Programme (GSP), University of Ibadan. Olabode Prints. ISBN 970-068-746-7.

3. Taiwo, A.O. (2005). The object and nature of the Social sciences. In Balogun, S.K and Taiwo, A.O (edition). Introduction to Basic concepts in government, Society and Economy. A textbook for GES 103. General Studies Programme (GSP), University of Ibadan. Olabode Prints. pp.1-11

4. Taiwo, A.O. (2005). Psychology, Man and his world. In Balogun, S.K and Taiwo, A.O (ed.). Introduction to Basic concepts in government, Society and Economy. A textbook for GES 103. General Studies Programme (GSP), University of Ibadan. Olabode Prints. Pp.11-30.

5. Taiwo, A.O. (2005). Psychobiological Basis of Behaviour. In Balogun, S.K and Taiwo, A.O (ed.). Introduction to Basic concepts in government, Society and Economy. A textbook for GES 103. General Studies Programme (GSP), University of Ibadan. Olabode Prints. Pp.31-40.

6. Taiwo, A.O. (2005). Psychology and the society. In Balogun, S.K and Taiwo, A.O. (ed.). Introduction to Basic concepts in government, Society and Economy. A textbook for GES 103. General Studies Programme (GSP), University of Ibadan. Olabode Prints. pp.41-47.

7. Osinowo H.O. and Taiwo A.O (2006). Stress in the workplace. In Balogun, S. K, Ehigie B.O., and Sunmola, A.M (ed.) Managerial Psychology: An Overview. Department of Psychology. University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Daily Graphics Nigeria Ltd.

8. Taiwo, A.O. (2009). Predictors of antisocial behaviour among adolescents in Ibadan region. In Awaritefe A. (ed), Towards a sane society: Healing the nations. Pp 212-229, Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologist