About Health, Education and Well-being
Our aim is to support and engage in innovative, multidisciplinary, transformational and international research within the area of health psychology, education and well-being.
Health, education and well-being is an expanding area, partly in response to the needs of a changing population who are at risk of chronic conditions, such as heart disease and obesity.
Research interests within the group include;
- Nutrition and its impact on health across the lifespan
- Lifestyle factors and healthy ageing
- Menopause and HRT
- Child oral health
- Young carers
- Health promotion
- Pain and its management
- Sexual health
- Rehabilitation and cancer patients
- Behaviour change models such as the theory of planned behaviour and health beliefs model to increase our understanding of health related behaviours (e.g. e-cigarette use and breast feeding).
Some of the group are interested in how interventions in the classroom can improve academic achievement and psychological well-being in primary school children.
We also undertake independent, scientific assessments of health-related interventions, such as: Diabetes care programmes; Alcohol treatment programmes; Domestic Violence Programmes; NSPCC counselling in schools programmes; nutrition and physical activity programmes for children and older adults.