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Nicki O'Brien

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Nicki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. She is a Chartered Health Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Nicki’s research focuses on developing and evaluating complex interventions that are designed to make a demonstrable contribution to the promotion of individual and population health. She has particular expertise in the development of physical activity interventions for primary and secondary prevention of chronic conditions, including arthritis, cardiovascular disease and obesity. She is a mixed-methodologist with experience in systematic reviewing and meta-analysis; intervention co-design; n-of-1 methods; and randomised and pragmatic trials. Her work has been funded by NIHR, MRC, Versus Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK), Lewy Body Society, Department of Health and the Cabinet Office.

Nicki is an experienced postgraduate supervisor and is registered as an Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor. If you are would like to discuss potential supervision of a PhD or Stage 2 Health Psychology training, please get in touch.   

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Research interests

•           Digital and blended (digital + human) health behaviour change interventions

•           Intervention co-design with stakeholders

•           'Languageless' visual health communication for COVID-19

•           n-of-1 (single case) methodology

•           Physical activity behaviour and behaviour change

•           Arthritis and musculoskeletal health

•           The role of community pharmacy in the prevention and management of chronic health conditions

•           Social prescribing to improve health behaviours and condition self-management

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD

Award Date: 1 Jun 2010

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