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Emily McBride awarded NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Emily McBride who has been awarded a prestigious 3 year National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellowship (NIHR DRF). Emily will primarily focus on reducing anxiety and distress in NHS patients receiving cervical cancer screening test results. This is because cervical screening procedures are changing to HPV Primary Testing in England from 2019, meaning the way in which test results are communicated needs to be nationally reviewed. The aim is to directly inform wording of NHS test result letters and develop a leaflet to accompany letters, targeted at minimising unnecessary anxiety and maximising future screening attendance. 

Published: Aug 16, 2017 3:28:10 PM

Graduate Degree Ceremony

Congratulations to our recent PhD and Master’s graduates. The degree ceremony was held on the 5th of July 2017. Our PhD graduates include: Hilary Davies, Elaine Douglas, Ruth Hackett, Claudia Hunot, Dimitrios Koutoukidis, Samantha Quaife, Amy Ronaldson, Hayley Syrad, and Rachael Dodd.

Published: Jul 6, 2017 2:28:44 PM

Dr Samantha Quaife awarded a CRUK Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Samantha Quaife who has been awarded a 3 year Cancer Research UK Population Research Postdoctoral Fellowship which starts on October 1st 2017. The fellowship, titled “Uptake of lung cancer screening with high-risk groups: harnessing psychological targets for intervention”, will apply behavioural science to first identify, and then target, the psychological determinants of non-participation in lung cancer screening by current smokers and individuals of a low socioeconomic status. The findings will begin a pragmatic evidence base to inform the design of lung cancer screening communication as well as engagement strategies for early detection of lung cancer more widely.

Published: Jul 4, 2017 4:28:00 PM

Senior Promotions 2016/2017

Senior Promotions for 2016-2017 have been announced. These promotions reflect excellent contributions in teaching, research, development of others and real world impact. Congratulations to Dr Georgios Lyratzopoulos for his promotion to Professor of Cancer Epidemiology and Dr Christian Von Wagner for his promotion to Reader in Behavioural Science and Health.

Published: Jun 26, 2017 2:54:14 PM

MSc Health Psychology receives BPS accreditation

We are pleased to confirm that the MSc Health Psychology programme run at the Department of Behavioural Science and Health has been reaccredited by the British Psychological Society for another 5 years. The BPS team was very complimentary and commended the MSc for providing students with a rich and diverse research and teaching environment, a wide range of placement opportunities and the opportunities for students to engage in a variety of extra-curricular activities. 

Published: Apr 27, 2017 12:39:32 PM

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