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Dr Tara Cheetham-Blake BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol

Research Fellow

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Dr Tara Cheetham-Blake is a Research Fellow within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, CLAHRC Wessex.

Tara joined CLAHRC Wessex as a Research Fellow on the Project About Loneliness and Social networks (PALS) in January 2018. The project aims to reduce loneliness in socially isolated people using a social network mapping tool (GENIE).

Before joining CLAHRC Wessex, Tara worked as a Research Fellow in Active Ageing at the University of Surrey (2017-2018), and as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP) at the University of Southampton (2016-2017). These roles involved working on a range of health intervention projects, for example using technology to enhance older adults’ health and wellbeing (Surrey) and an online healthy eating, physical activity and mindfulness intervention for cancer survivors (Southampton).

Tara completed a PhD in Health Psychology at the University of Bath (2012-2016), an MSc in Health Psychology also at the University of Bath (2010-2011), and a BSc in Psychology & Philosophy at Keele University (2006-2009). Her PhD and MSc focused on child health psychology, specifically projects related to children’s experiences of stress, coping, and resilience. Tara is a BPS chartered psychologist (CPsychol).

Research interests

Research interests include health psychology, health behaviour change interventions, digital health interventions, social support, stress, coping, and resilience.

Research Projects

Project About Loneliness and Social networks (PALS)

Research group

Complex Healthcare Processes

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Dr Tara Cheetham-Blake
Health Sciences
University of Southampton
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