Centre for Behaviour Change


Dr Elise Crayton


Elise Crayton

Research Fellow

FBS Disability Equity Lead


Dr Elise Crayton is a Research Fellow in Health Psychology and Behavioural Science based at University College London in the Centre for Behaviour Change. She is also the Faculty of Brain Sciences Disability Equity Lead. Elise’s research has focused upon the use of evidence synthesis and application of behavioural science methods to design, deliver and evaluate behaviour change interventions. Elise has carried out research across multiple healthcare settings within the NHS, engaging with patient, general public and healthcare professional populations. Her research to date has focused upon anxiety and social support for elderly stroke survivors, medication adherence in stroke survivors and pregnant women, quality improvement of the two-week wait cancer referral pathway and safe stewardship of antimicrobials. Elise has been involved in exploring and assessing healthcare professionals use of protective behaviours during health pandemics such as the COVID-19 outbreak and understanding barriers and enablers to vaccine uptake. Most recently, Elise has been applying behavioural science to help support Equality, Diversity and inclusion Initiatives in the hope of increasing inclusive practices for staff and students at universities.

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