Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Anna Roberts

Research interests

  • Cancer survivorship - health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  • mHealth interventions  
  • Physical activity and lifestyle behaviours

Current research 

My research will focus on the development and evaluation of a mobile application (app) to promote physical activity amongst cancer survivors. I will conduct a series of studies to: (1) assess the acceptability and feasibility of an app as a method of intervention delivery; (2) inform the development of the app; (3) evaluate the app in terms of its ability to increase physical activity and improve other psychosocial outcomes (e.g. fatigue, wellbeing, quality of life, pain, sleep quality).  

This PhD is funded by the Medical Research Council. 




  • 2013-2014 MSc Health Psychology (Merit, University of Nottingham)
  • 2010-2013 BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class, University of Nottingham)


  1. Puszkiewicz P, Roberts AL, Smith L, Wardle J, Fisher A. (2016). Assessment of Cancer Survivors' Experiences of Using a Publicly Available Physical Activity Mobile Application. JMIR Cancer; 2(1):e7. doi:10.2196/cancer.5380
  2. Blake, H. Roberts, A. & Stanulewicz, N. (2015) Telemedicine and mHealth interventions for children and young people with Type One Diabetes (T1DM). Journal of Endocrinology & Diabetes Research
  3. Blake, H. Roberts, A. Batt, M. Moses, J. (2015). Motiv8! Feasibility of a text messaging intervention to promote physical activity in knee osteoarthritis. International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine.