Health Behaviour and Interventions Research
FOCUS OF OUR RESEARCH
Our research draws principally from the theories and methods of Health Psychology, with a strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary working and real-world application. We contribute to the theory and evidence base to better understand preventive health behaviours, help-seeking behaviour and behaviours relevant to management of long-term conditions across the life course and amongst diverse populations.
Much of our work is concerned with applying the knowledge-base to the rigorous and systematic development of interventions and intervention evaluation. We apply innovative methods to engage with end-users and involve them in our research, and our partnerships with stakeholders mean we develop strong pathways to impact for our research.
- LIFT: A community-centered intervention to improve infant feeding practices among Pakistani and Bangladeshi families living in the UK
- ifeed: User-centred development of an online and mobile phone intervention to support infant feeding choice and confidence to sustain breastfeeding and/or safe formula feeding
- Development of a digital intervention to increase condom use amongst those self-testing for chlamydia
- The MyWay Project: A randomised controlled feasibility trial of a tailored digital behaviour change intervention with e-referral system to increase attendance at NHS Stop Smoking Services