I am currently working as a Research Associate in Behaviour Change within the Division of Medical Education funded by Health Education England. My main role is to research how behavioural science can help integrated health and social care teams in North West England work effectively together. I help teams understand the difficulties in changing their practice in terms of underlying psychological determinants of behaviour, then design and put in place interventions to help overcome the barriers.
I am a HCPC-registered, BPS chartered Health Psychologist and supervisor of stage 2 health psychology trainees completing their doctoral-level portfolio. I am also public health practitioner with the Faculty of Public Health and a CBT therapist.
Other projects and areas of interest include:
- Developing a taxonomy of the active components of medical training interventions
- Understanding effective components of behaviour change interventions for low-income groups
- Developing healthy living interventions for antenatal women with a high BMI
- Developing physical activity programmes for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Exploring university students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding STI screening and testing an action planning intervention
- Understanding effective behaviour change techniques and modes of delivery for smoking interventions
- Delivering CBT-based interventions to help people prevent ill health and adjust and self-manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and HIV
- Applying health psychology to global health through the Change Exchange, volunteering as a Behaviour Change Consultant in a hospital partnership with Mozambique