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Dr Ingrid Muller BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsycol, FHEA

Associate Professor, School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

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Dr Ingrid Muller is a Health Psychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine.

Her research involves applying behavioural science to understand and develop interventions aimed at improving health and well-being. Dr Muller has developed and evaluated complex behavioural interventions to support people self-managing long-term conditions such as eczema, acne, diabetes, chronic dizziness, and COPD.  Much of her work has focused on how people engage with health interventions, and how to enhance accessibility and support for people with low health literacy. Dr Muller co-created the Person-Based Approach to intervention development, which uses mixed methods to develop interventions which are engaging, accessible and motivating for end users. This methodology has been used internationally to develop successful, high impact interventions.

Dr Muller is registered as a Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Research interests

Dr Muller’s research interests focus on exploring and promoting self-management of chronic health conditions. She has specific expertise in intervention development, health behaviour change, digital health, qualitative research, and mixed research methods.

Research project(s)

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Southampton Clinical Trials Unit project
SAFA - Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne Research study

Affiliate research groups

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education,

Research project(s)

4S Sore Throat Study (Scores and Swabs to Self-assess Sore Throats)

Acne Care Online

The Acne Care Online programme aims to aims to support young people with acne to use effective treatments and reduce the overuse of long-term antibiotics

Antenatal Couples’ Counselling in Uganda (ACCU)

CELLULITIS - Experiences of cellulitis and views about causation and prevention

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.   

Family Planning: Fact or Fiction?

In this project, we would like to develop and evaluate health education films on family planning in two areas of Uganda.

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

Exploring parents’ experiences of common baby symptoms

VENUS Study – Developing a new approach to managing care home residents with possible urinary tract infection 

  • Academic Programme Lead, ECO project
  • Co-Chair of the SAPC Behaviour Change Special Interest Group
  • Mentor
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Book Chapter

  • PSYC6002 - Psychology and the Delivery of Health Care (MSc Health Psychology)


  • PhD student Rachel Ryves
  • PhD student Athena Ip
  • PhD student Bethan Treadgold
  • PhD student Sam Hornsey
  • Medical student projects
Dr Ingrid Muller
Primary Care and Population Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
Southampton SO16 5ST

Room Number : 9590 AHC/115/S2

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