Abedian, Mina

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Health psychologist

Area of expertise: health psychology service for adults and adolescent transition service, individual and group therapy


Mina Abedian, BSc Psych, MSc Couns, MSc Health Psych, has worked at our haematology health psychology service since 2006. 

She joined the haemophilia adolescent team to set up the haemophilia transition service in September 2009.

She is primarily responsible for the sickle cell disease patients support group and the haemophilia adolescent transition service.

Mina also helps to provide psychological support for adults with blood disorders. 

She teaches on MSc health psychology courses, contributes to teaching on communication and motivational interviewing skills for health care professionals, and supervises MSc psychology trainees.

Further information

Education and training

  • BSc (Hon) Psychology – University of East London
  • MSc Health Counselling and Rehabilitation – Brunel University
  • MSc Health Psychology – London Metropolitan University
  • Currently studying for a Doctorate in Health Psychology, Queen Margaret University

Specialist interests

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Motivational interviewing for adults and adolescents with physical health conditions
  • Psychological impact of haematological disorders
  • Co-organising and developing adolescent transition service in haemophilia
  • Facilitating patients CBT support groups
  • Co-facilitating staff support groups
  • Organising sickle cell disease awareness days and patient events.

Research interests

  • Psychological aspects of haematological disorders for adults and adolescents
  • Adherence.


Download a list of Mina Abedian's publications (PDF 12Kb).



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