Dr Lorna McWilliams

Research Fellow

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After studying at the University of Strathclyde, Lorna McWilliams completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2013. She then spent time in a research lab at the City University of New York and as a behavioural scientist at Food Dudes Health Ltd/Bangor University before joining the Christie Patient Centred Research (CPCR) group at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. In October 2018 she moved to the University of Manchester as Research Associate in the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology and maintains an honorary position within CPCR.

Lorna now works as a Research Fellow and is currently funded by Breast Cancer Now, NIHR and Cancer Research UK.


2005-2009 BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Strathclyde

2009-2010 MRes Research Methods in Psychology, University of Strathclyde

2010-2013 PhD Psychology (Applied Psychology & Psychiatry), University of Nottingham

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Women in Cancer Network 

UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (Cancer Prevention and Screening Specialist Interest Group)

External positions

Christie Patient Centred Research, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Areas of expertise

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

Sustainable Development Goals

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