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To produce behaviour change interventions which have a meaningful and positive effect on health outcomes, and which also have reach and appeal. Furthermore to build and evaluate these in such a way as to contribute to the evidence base about what works, for whom, when and why.
Dr Katie Newby is a Research Fellow within the Behaviour and Interventions Research (BIR) theme of CTEHR. She has broad research interests around sexual health and infectious disease. Particularly, she is interested in how people (e.g. parents, children, young adults) perceive the risk of infection (e.g. from sexually transmitted infections, flu etc) and whether/how this influences protective behaviour (e.g. condom use, vaccination).
Her work in this area also includes examining how to best measure risk and its association with behaviour. She is also interested in the development and evaluation of health behaviour change interventions, particularly methods of development, specification of Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs), and identifying routes of action. Dr Newby is a registered psychologist (HCPC).
Dr Newby has a degree in psychology (University of Liverpool, 1998; 2.1), and MSc in Health Psychology (Coventry University, 2003; Distinction). Her PhD (Coventry University, 2014) focused on the development and evaluation of an intervention to increase condom use by changing young people’s chlamydia risk and efficacy appraisals.
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