The University of Southampton
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Dr Ingrid Muller BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Health Psychology

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Dr Ingrid Muller is a Health Psychologist and Lecturer in Health Psychology

Ingrid’s work involves developing and evaluating behavioural interventions aimed at improving health and well-being. To date, these have included interventions to support self-management of chronic vestibular dizziness, childhood eczema, diabetes, physical activity, and COPD. Much of Ingrid’s work has focussed on understanding how interventions can be used to deliver and increase access to treatment. Her research also focusses on how people engage with digital health interventions, and how to enhance accessibility and support for people with low health literacy.






Research interests

My primary research interest is in the self-management of chronic illness using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods. I am interested in the impact of living with chronic conditions, including investigating the role of health professional support in the self-management of chronic illness.

I am particularly interested in the development and evaluation of online health behaviour change interventions, and understanding how people engage with online health interventions. I am also interested in Health Literacy, and developing digital materials that are accessible for people with all levels of health literacy.

Work in Progress:

Ingrid is currently leading the development of online support for people with type 1 diabetes and co-leading a NIHR funded study exploring people’s experiences of recurrent cellulitis. Ingrid is also involved in several other studies of people’s experiences of, and treatments for various skin conditions including eczema, vitiligo, and acne.

Affiliate research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences Academic Units

Research project(s)

ECO - Eczema Care Online

This programme of research aims to promote effective eczema self-care by improving individuals’ knowledge of eczema treatments and influencing attitudes, skills, and habits related to treatment use.   

Cost-effectiveness of self-management of dizziness in primary care

An evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of booklet-based self-management of dizziness in primary care, with and without expert telephone support.

Diabetes Literacy

  • Director of the PhD in Health Psychology (Stage 2)
  • Co-ordinate CAHP seminar series
  • Lead for the Psychology mentoring scheme




  • PSYC 3056 - Current and Emerging Issues in Psycho-oncology and Pain Research (BSc Psychology)
  • PSYC 6002 - Psychology and the Delivery of Health Care (MSc Health Psychology)


  • PhD student Rachel Ryves
  • PhD student Athena Ip
  • 4th year medical student projects
  • MSc Health Psychology projects



Dr Ingrid Muller
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Building 85, Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO171BJ

Room Number:44/4121

Telephone:(023) 8059 2581

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