Judith Whatley

Job Title:            Senior Lecturer in Complementary Healthcare
Room No:          D1.12
Telephone No:  + 44 (0) 29 2020 5613
Email Address:   jwhatley@cardiffmet.ac.uk



Reflexology part 1 (Level 4)  (Module Leader)

Reflexology part 2 (Level 5) (Module Leader)

Employability and Entrepreneurship


Her research interests include the influence of reflexology techniques on the movement of blood and lymph, and the influence of placebo on health outcomes when using complementary therapies.  


Whatley, J., Street, R., Kay. S., Harris ,P. (2016) 'Use of reflexology in managing secondary lymphoedema for patients affected by treatments for breast cancer: a feasibility study ',  Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice,  pp. 1-8.  

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Judith Whatley is a senior lecturer, and module leader for reflexology. She is a Psychology graduate who holds a Masters in research methods in social science. She is a fellow of the Higher Education 

Academy.  She is also a practising reflexologist. She runs a therapy centre where a range of mainstream treatment and complementary therapies is provided by 15 highly qualified therapists. 

She is committed to building an evidence base for the application of reflexology in healthcare. She has a particular interest in research into reflexology and has recently published a paper on reflexology and lymphoedema after breast cancer. She has been published in a variety of professional publications, such as Reflexions (The AoR - Association of Reflexologists' professional magazine) and International Therapist (the professional magazine for the Federation of Holistic Therapists).

She is the Web author of the reflexology research website 'Reflexscience' where she writes a blog about research into reflexology.

 In 2014 she was awarded the Association of Reflexologists Tutor of the year.