Prof Lucie Byrne-Davis BSc(Hons) MSc PhD CPsychol PFHEA FEHPS

Professor of Health Psychology

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I am a chartered psychologist and HCPC registered Health Psychologist with special interests in assessment in health and learning.  In the undergraduate medical programme, I am the lead for Behavioural and Social Sciences and associate lead for assessments in years 1 and 2. I deliver teaching at masters level in Clinical and Health Psychology, Science Communication and Medical Education.  I supervise research in both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  I translate behavioural science to make it useful for people who are developing and using inerventions to change health professional practice.  My applied research is about how and in what circumstances interventions lead to professional practice change.  I have worked in UK, India and sub-saharan Africa.  

I tweet as myself (@luciebd) and as Manchester Centre for Health Psychology (@manhealthpsych).  My elearning (11 modules) at is about behaviour change applied to health professionals and, in 2018, it was accessed by over 2000 people, in 90 countries across 5 continents.  My Cards for Change, which help people to use and define behaviour change techniques in their interventions, have been distributed across the world and are available on request from me or my colleagues, Jo Hart & Eleanor Bull


Born and brought up in Wirral, I lived most of my adult life in Bristol before moving back to Wirral in 2007.  I have worked in healthcare settings, conducting research with patient groups in assessment and psychological therapies.  I research behavioural science applied to health professional education and in particular I am interested in how education and training changes practice and how it can be enhanced to make practice change more likely.  I work globally to coproduce applied research findings which are immediately useful to my collaborators.  I am married with four children and a cat called Yoda.


BSc(Hons) Psychology University of Birmingham

MSc Health Psychology University of Bath

PhD Health Psychology University of Bristol

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Full member of the Division of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society

HCPC registered Health Psychologist

Workforce Board member Psychological Professions Network, Health Education England

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


External positions

Honorary Advisor, ALSG (Advanced Life Support Group)

2018 → …

Quality Tutor, Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

2018 → …

Honorary Advisor, The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland

2018 → …

External Examiner, Northumbria University

Research Networks and Beacons

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • psychology, behavioural science, behaviour change, professional practice, medical education

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