I am a Research Associate in Prostate Cancer at the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle, University of Bristol, UK. I am currently developing a diet and physical activity intervention for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer. My key research interests include prostate cancer and other cancer sites, behaviour change, intervention studies, unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, inequalities, improving access to health care services and tobacco control.
Prior to taking up my current post, I was working as a Research Fellow in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK, setting up a stress management intervention for men with newly diagnosed localised prostate cancer.
Previously, I led two UK Department of Health funded pilot studies, implementing opt out smoking cessation referral pathways for pregnant smokers and smokers attending children's centres within areas of deprivation in four large English cities.
I achieved chartered status as a Practitioner Psychologist from the Health and Care Professions Council and qualified as a Health Psychologist through the British Psychological Society in 2011. I was awarded my PhD from the University of Bath in 2010, which explored the implications of smoke-free legislation for UK NHS stop smoking services. Prior to this I completed an MSc in Health Psychology and a BSc in Psychology.
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