Rebecca Linnett

PhD student

Department of Health SciencesBecky Linnett
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Twitter: @rebeccalinnett


Rebecca is an ESRC-funded PhD student, based primarily within the SAPPHIRE research group in the department of Health Sciences but also with links to the department of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Behaviour.  Her doctoral research focuses on the impact that perfectionism and self-compassion have on individuals living with long-term health conditions (in particular, Type 2 diabetes), both in terms of their overall health and wellbeing and in terms of their ability to self-manage their condition(s).

She is passionate about inclusion and equality within academia, and since 2016 has also been working as an editor and social media contributor for Chronically Academic, a network for academics with disabilities and chronic conditions.

Rebecca completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Northampton in 2016, and the following year attained her MRes in Psychological Research Methods from Nottingham Trent University.  She is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and their Division of Health Psychology, and is working towards Chartered Psychologist status.

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Linnett, R.J. & Kibowski, F. (2018). A closer look at multidimensional perfectionism and multidimensional self-compassion: Structural equation modelling the relationship between Concern over mistakes, Striving for excellence, Discrepancy, and the six dimensions of self-compassion [Archived pre-print; manuscript under consideration]

Linnett, R. J. & Kibowski, F. (2017). Investigating the relationship between perfectionism and self-compassion: Research protocol. European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice, 1(9), 1-6.  Retrieved from:

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