About the Author
DR MARK FORSHAW is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has previously worked at Coventry University and the University of Manchester and has wide research interests within the realm of health psychology. He has published articles on topics as diverse as psychological aspects of physiotherapy and on deafness in newborns, and spends a great deal of his time involved in a number of book-writing projects. He is a Chartered Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His pastimes include writing poetry, abstract painting and world cinema.