Country: United Kingdom

Keywords: CBT, anxiety, coping, quality of life, stress, food allergy


Dr Rebecca Knibb is a Chartered Health Psychologist and a Reader in Health Psychology at the University of Derby. She is Chair of the Health and Well-Being Research Group at the University and is a Trustee of the Anaphylaxis Campaign. Rebecca graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1999 with a PhD which investigated reasons why people self-diagnose food allergy and intolerance. Since then she has conducted and published research on the psychosocial impact of food allergy and intolerance on children and adult sufferers and the immediate family. She also has expertise in psychometric scale development, specifically to measure allergy specific quality of life. Dr Knibb also has an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and specialises in CBT for allergic conditions.

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