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Professor of Applied Health and Social Care Research, and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Health Psychologist; Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS); Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS); Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor; and Accredited Coordinating Supervisor for the Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology (qualified to supervise trainee health psychologists for registration with the HCPC as Practitioner Health Psychologists).

I have over 20 years’ experience of providing health psychology expertise and leadership to complex multi-phase, multi-disciplinary applied and translational research across the entire sphere of influence in health psychology (i.e. application of psychological theory/methods to behavioural management of health conditions; health promotion; psychological factors associated with health; and quality improvement in both healthcare practice and policy) across a range of topics: acute stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, fatty liver disease and mental health conditions.

I am a mixed methods researcher with expertise in complex systematic reviews, survey design, preference-based methods (Delphi technique and discrete choice experiments), qualitative interviewing, interactive group workshops, and statistical analysis (in particular time series analysis).

Research interests

I am particularly interested in co-design and evaluation of person-centred care / personalised care interventions (shared decision making, social prescribing, personalised care planning, and supported self-management), complex health and lifestyle behaviour change interventions for people living with mental and physical health multimorbidity, delivery of training to healthcare professionals to equip them with the knowledge/skills to deliver behavioural interventions to their patients, risk communication, and health literacy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Psychosocial Aspects of Idiopathic Scoliosis

30 Apr 200415 Jun 2007

Award Date: 15 Jun 2007


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