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UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health

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Claire Stevens

Research interests

  • Cancer screening
  • Teachable moments
  • Health behaviour change

Current research

My research is focused on exploring whether population based cancer screening programmes provide a teachable moment for health behaviour change. This research aims to determine whether 1) behaviour change occurs spontaneously following participation in cancer screening, 2) cancer screening is a suitable opportunity to provide advice, and deliver interventions to improve a range of lifestyle related cancer risk factors.  

This PhD is supervised by Dr Becca Beeken, Dr Sam Smith (University of Leeds), Ms Charlotte Vrinten and Dr Jo Waller, and is funded by Cancer Research UK.

Email

Claire.stevens.14[at]ucl.ac.uk

Biography

Appointments

2013-2014 Oxford Brookes University, Research Assistant.

2015-2019 Cancer Research UK funded PhD Studentship, Department of Behavioural Science and Health, UCL.

Qualifications

2014-2015 MSc Health Psychology (First Class, University College London)

2010-2013 BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class, Oxford Brookes University)

Publications

Joshi, M. S., & Stevens, C. (2016). Implicit attitudes to organ donor registration: altruism and distaste. Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, 5(1), 14-28. Doi:10.1080/21642850.2016.1258313