Dr Kate Greenwell is a Health Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow in the Primary Care Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine.
Kate’s main research focus is on developing and evaluating health interventions that support people to prevent illness and self-manage health conditions. She has a particular interest in digital interventions and has led on the development and evaluation of numerous digital interventions for people with eczema, asthma, diabetes, tinnitus, and recurrent respiratory tract infections.
Kate is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Registered Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Kate previously worked in the NHS where she managed various research and service development projects around self-management for people living with long-term conditions, mainly Parkinson’s disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and COPD.
She completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham, which focused on developing and evaluating a digital intervention to support self-management in people with tinnitus.
- Behavioural Health Interventions
- Digital Health
- Long-term conditions
- Process Evaluation
- Mixed Methods
Kate is particularly interested in using the person-based approach (https://www.lifeguideonline.org/pba) to maximise engagement with interventions for people with long-term conditions and their carers, and using mixed-methods research to understand what works, for whom and under what circumstances.
She is currently leading on the development and process evaluation of two digital interventions that aim to: 1) support self-management in young people and families of children with eczema; and 2) prevent respiratory tract infections (via nasal spray use, physical activity and stress reduction).
Current PhD Students
Kate currently supervises the research of several PhD and MSc students and delivers international and national workshops on the Person-Based Approach to intervention development.