Miss Rhiannon Hawkes

Research Assistant

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Rhiannon joined the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology as a Research Assistant in 2018.


Rhiannon completed her BSc (Hons) Psychology at Bangor University in 2015, and her MSc in Health Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2016. She subsequently worked in practitioner roles to help people improve their health, including working as a stop smoking practitioner, before joining the Manchester Centre for Heath Psychology in 2018 to work with Prof. David French on the NIHR-funded ‘Diabetes Prevention Long term Multimethod Assessment’ (DIPLOMA) project, evaluating fidelity of delivery of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Rhiannon is now involved in a number of research projects in Manchester Centre for Health Psychology, including the evaluation of the NHS Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme (DIPLOMA 2 project), the evaluation of the national web-based Healthy Living intervention for patients with Type 2 Diabetes (HED-LINE project), the acceptability of breast cancer risk assessment in women aged 30-39 years (BCAN-RAY project), and the acceptability of risk-stratified breast cancer screening (MyPeBS project).

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Full member of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology

Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Master of Science, Health Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol (2015 - 2016)
  • 2015 - Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Bangor University (2012 - 2015)

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