Dr Jacqueline Lavallee


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I am a Lecturer in communication skills and behavioural and social sciences in Medical Education, including the MB ChB and Physician Associate courses. My interests surround wellbeing, health behaviour change and health professional behaviour change.


I am HCPC registered, chartered Health Psychologist and am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and commitment Therapy and Compassion focused Therapy. I hold a (Hon) contract with the Gastroenterology department within the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and provide behaviour change support to individuals with long-term conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  


I have worked on a number of research projects and am skilled in using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Health Psychology

Member of the European Health Psychology Society

Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Manchester Centre for Health Psychology Skills Practice Group

Member of the International Association for Communication in Healthcare

Member of the UK Clinical council for Communication

External positions

(Hon) Health Psychologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Areas of expertise

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Qualification in Health Psychology
  • 2018 - Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester
  • 2013 - Master of Science, Health Psychology, Staffordshire University
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Leeds

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