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Dr Kate Morton PhD, MSc, BSc

Senior Research Fellow, Health Psychologist

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Dr Kate Morton is a senior research fellow based in the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP) in the School of Psychology and the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group in Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating complex behaviour change interventions to support health promotion and self-management of long-term conditions. She has experience in conducting qualitative literature reviews, and qualitative and mixed-methods process evaluations.

Kate has completed a PhD in Health Psychology Research and Professional Practice at the University of Southampton, and holds an MSc in Health Psychology (University of Southampton) and BSc in Psychology (University of York)

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions using the person-based approach
  • Exploring how to optimise self-management of long-term health conditions
  • Understanding how to communicate risk information to support decision-making around genetic screening
  • Working closely with patient and public contributors throughout the research process

PhD title: "Exploring and evaluating the use of digital health interventions for the management of high blood pressure"

Supervised by Dr Katherine Bradbury, Dr Laura Dennison & Professor Lucy Yardley

Research projects

Germ Defence: Rapid co-design, implementation and evaluation of a digital behaviour change intervention to improve hand hygiene and limit spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, funded by UKRI

Cangene-Canvar work package 4: Patient-facing research and resources for communications of genetic data, risk, uncertainty and options for management, funded by Cancer Research UK

CHERISH (Couples HEalth Research and InterventionS) programme, funded by NIH

DIPSS (Integrating Digital Interventions into Patient Self-Management Support) programme grant, funded by NIHR

TASMIN5S (Towards An Integrated Self-Monitoring SolutIoN for Stroke/TIA), funded by the Stroke Association and British Heart Foundation

Research group

Cancer & Life Limiting Conditions

Affiliate research group

Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (MSRG), Health Sciences

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Kate teaches some skills sessions on the MSc Health Psychology course, and has co-supervised undergraduate psychology students.

Dr Kate Morton
Building 44, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 67/Level 4: MSRG/M54

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