Dr Kate Greenwell is a Senior Research Fellow and Health Psychologist. She holds a joint post across the Primary Care Research Centre and Clinical and Experimental Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine.
Kate’s main research focus is on developing and evaluating complex interventions that support people with long-term conditions and their families/carers. She has a particular interest in digital interventions and has led on the development and evaluation of numerous digital interventions for eczema, sleep problems in ADHD, asthma, diabetes, tinnitus, recurrent respiratory tract infections, and carers of people with Parkinson's disease.
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.
- Intervention development and evaluation
- Digital Health
- Supporting carers, families, and couples
- Self-management of chronic conditions and symptoms
- Parkinson's disease
Kate is particularly interested in using the person-based approach (https://www.personbasedapproach.org) to maximise engagement with interventions for people with long-term conditions and their carers, and using mixed-methods process evaluations to understand what works, for whom and under what circumstances.
She is currently the academic programme manager for an NIHR programme grant that aims to develop and evaluate a digital intervention for families of children with ADHD.
She also co-leads an NIHR Research for Social Care grant to develop and evaluate a digital intervention for carers of people with Parkinson's with cognitive impairment.
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.