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Biography

Dorothy is a behavioural scientist, currently undertaking her PhD in the department of School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia. She is a mixed-methods researcher and her work focuses on the development and evaluation of web-based interventions to promote uptake and effective use of health and wellbeing digital tools. She is supervised locally by Dr Felix Naughton and Professor Andy Jones and by Professor Jamie Brown (University College London) and Dr Tim Chadborn (Public Health England).

She is a member of several national and international professional organisations, including the UK Society of Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM), the Society of Behavioural Medicine (SBM), the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). Her peer review activities include reviewing studies for the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the Journal of Medical Internet Research Protocols, and the JMIR mHealth & uHealth. She was also one of the reviewers of presenter abstracts at the 6th UCL Centre of Behaviour Change Digital health and wellbeing conference.

As an associate tutor, she is involved in teaching research methods and lifestyle interventions (smoking and alcohol consumption) at the Norwich Medical School, and critical appraisal workshop for nursing students within the School fo Health Sciences.

Dorothy is currently one of the Bitesize Lunchtime Seminar coordinators. Bitesize is a monthly lunchtime seminar series coordinated, organised and facilitated by PhD students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Key research interests:

  • Mental health and health behaviours
  • Development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions
  • Digital interventions and mobile applications for health behaviour change (mhealth)
  • Digital inequality

Academic Background

2018 - present: Full-time PhD student jointly funded by University of East Anglia and Public Health England

2017 - 2018: MSc Health Psychology. University College London, UK.

2012 - 2015: BA Psychology. Babes - Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

  • Mental health and health behaviours
  • Development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions
  • Digital interventions and mobile applications for health behaviour change (mhealth)
  • Digital inequality

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