I’m Dr Tamsyn Hawken. Welcome to HealthPsychTam. 

I am a provider of workshops and training, proofreading and editing, research consultancy and study skills tutoring. I am also a Specialist Mental Health Mentor, working in an academic institution one-to-one with students with mental health issues. My blog provides an honest and frank account of my experiences of PhD study and provides guidance for work-life balance. 

Services offered

  • Proofreading, editing and developmental editing
  • Copy-editing and copy-writing
  • Research and evaluative consultancy
  • Study skills tutoring
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Development of training resources


  • BSc Psychology (University of Bath)
  • MSc Health Psychology (University of Bath)
  • PhD Health Psychology (University of Bath)
  • Certificate in Salivary Bioscience Analysis (University of California Irvine)

Research Skills

  • Quantitative surveys
  • Qualitative surveys
  • Qualitative interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Thematic Analysis
  • Saliva Sampling
  • Hair Sampling
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Literature Review
  • Systematic Review

Professional Interests

  • Biomarkers of Stress
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Mindfulness
  • Productivity
  • Self-Care
  • Mind-Body Health
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Mental & Physical Illness in Academia
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Coping and Resilience
  • Student Mental Health
  • Burnout
  • Trauma

Personal Interests
& Hobbies

  • Yoga
  • Good Food
  • Travelling
  • Personal Development
  • Walking
  • Meditation
  • Wild Swimming
  • Cross-Stitch
  • Drawing
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Horse Riding
  • Reading
  • Camping
  • Foraging
  • Crafts
  • Writing
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