Dr. Deborah Lycett

Dr Deborah Lycett is Reader in Nutrition, Dietetics and Spiritual Health, in the School of Health exploring whole person approaches to obesity and other nutrition related conditions which includes physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of care. She is on the Education Board of the British Dietetic Association and the Scientific Committee of the European Institute for Religion, Spirituality and Health.

Deborah has over 20 years' clinical experience as a registered dietitian. She has worked for many years in the National Health Service (NHS) and also privately, running her own Nutrition and Dietetic Consultancy. She has a PhD in Behavioural Medicine.

  • Patel, R., Lycett, D., Coufopoulos, A., and Turner, A. (2017) ‘A feasibility study of Taste & See: a church-based, programme to develop a healthy relationship with food’. Religions 8 (2), 29. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rel8020029
  • Patel, R., Lycett, D., Coufopoulos, A., and Turner, A. (2017) ‘Moving Forward in Their Journey: Participants’ Experience of Taste & See, A Church-Based Programme to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food’. Religions 8 (1), 4. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rel8010014
  • Aveyard, P., Lewis, A., Tearne, S., Hood, K., Christian-Brown, A., Adab, P., Begh, R., Jolly, K., Daley, A., Farley, A., and Lycett, D. (2016) ‘Screening and brief intervention for obesity in primary care: a parallel, two-arm, randomised trial’. The Lancet 388 (10059), 2492-2500. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31893-1
  • Lycett, D., Patel, R., Coufopoulos, A., and Turner, A. (2016) ‘Protocol of Taste and See: A Feasibility Study of a Church-Based, Healthy, Intuitive Eating Programme’. Religions 7 (4),  41. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rel7040041
  • Lycett, D., Nichols, L., Ryan, R., Farley, A., Roalfe, A., Mohammed, M.A., Szatkowski, L., Coleman, T., Morris, R., Farmer, A., and Aveyard, P. (2015) ‘The association between smoking cessation and glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: a THIN database cohort study’. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 3 (6), 423-430. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00082-0
  • Lycett, D. (2015) ‘The association of religious affiliation and body mass index (BMI): An analysis from the Health Survey for England’. Journal of religion and health 54 (6), 2249-2267. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-014-9975-3
  • Robinson, E., Aveyard, P., Daley, A., Jolly, K., Lewis, A., Lycett, D., and Higgs, S. (2013) ‘Eating attentively: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of food intake memory and awareness on eating’. The American journal of clinical nutrition. [in press] Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/​ajcn.112.045245
  • Aubin, H.J., Farley, A., Lycett, D., Lahmek, P., and Aveyard, P. (2012) ‘Weight gain in smokers after quitting cigarettes: meta-analysis’. bmj 345, e4439. Available from https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4439
  • Farley, A.C., Hajek, P., Lycett, D., and Aveyard, P. (2012) ‘Interventions for preventing weight gain after smoking cessation’. The Cochrane Library. Available from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006219.pub3/pdf
  • Lycett, D., Munafò, M., Johnstone, E., Murphy, M., and Aveyard, P. (2011) ‘Associations between weight change over 8 years and baseline body mass index in a cohort of continuing and quitting smokers’. Addiction 106 (1),188-196.

Textbook Chapters

  • Lycett D. Role of church communities in obesity management (feasibility study). Coventry University (Pump-Prime Research Grant Scheme 2015) May-July 2015. £9945.74
  • Lycett D. Four grants for PhD studentships (2 fees only, 2 fees plus bursary), Titles: Health, not weight loss, focused, approaches to obesity; Exploration of the role of meeting spiritual needs as part of weight management programmes; Religious assessment in dietetic weight management practice; Developing spiritual/religious competencies in dietetic education. Coventry University Funding £103,452, 2013-2018
  • Lycett D, Aveyard P, Coleman T, Farmer A, Morris R, Parsons A, Roalfe A, Ryan R, Szakowski L. NIHR-SPCR Funding Round 4. Smoking Cessation and Diabetes Control (SCDC). £193,520. 2011-2014
  • Lycett D. NIHR-SPCR Post Doctoral Fellowship. £121,500. 2011-2013
  • Lycett D. UKCTCS/UKCRC Centre of Public Health Excellence in Tobacco Control Pump Priming Funding for SWISSS RCT £4,900. 2011-2013
  • Lycett D. NIHR-SPCR Seedcorn funding for SWISSS trial extension £9090.00. 2012-2013
  • Lycett D. UKCTCS/UKCRC Centre of Public Health Excellence in Tobacco Control Doctoral Studentship. £50,000. 2008-2011
  • Lewis, A.L., Jolly, C., Daley, A., Adab, P., Parsons, A., Lycett, D., Holder, R., Jebb, S., Beach, J., Denley, J., Bathers, S., & Aveyard, P. MRC NPRI Phase 4. A RCT of the effectiveness of brief weight management for obese adults in primary care £975,198 . 2012-2015
  • Robinson E, Aveyard P, Higgs S, Lewis A, Lycett D, Jolly K, Daley A. Development and initial evaluation of attentive eating intervention for weight management in primary care. NIHR-SPCR £37,980 plus NIHR-SPCR Seedcorn funding £19,092. 2012.
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