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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
  • Diabetes
  • 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.