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Dr Kate Greenwell PhD, CPsychol, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Kate Greenwell is a Health Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow within Psychology at the University of Southampton.


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.


Research interests

Kate is particularly interested in using the person-based approach ( 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.

Current grants include

Cullington, H. (PI), Kitterick, P., Finch, T., Greenwell, K., Riggs, C., Walker, D.M., Weal, M., Little, P., Margol-Gromada, M. (2017-2020) Telemedicine for adults with cochlear implants in the UK: Empowering patients to manage their own hearing healthcare (CHOICE). Health Foundation (£474,051)

Research group

Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP)

Research project(s)


The DIPSS (Integrating Digital Interventions into Patient Self-Management Support) project has received funding of £2 million from the NIHR to examine patient digital self-management with healthcare professional support in primary care. Our aim is to develop digital behaviour change interventions for asthma and hypertension self-management, which will be examined in feasibility studies and full RCT (hypertension only). Issues surrounding the feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of digital intervention delivery will be explored with patients and healthcare professionals for each condition.

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.   

Telemedicine in cochlear implants

This project is exploring different ways of providing long term follow up to cochlear implant users.

Reducing common infections in usual practice for recurrent respiratory tract infections: The RECUR Programme

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  • Cullington, H., Pickering, M., Darnton, P., Greenwell, K., Finch, T., Kitterick, P., Harraway, S., Little, P., Moran, P., Riggs, C., Sibley, A., Smith, R., Walker, D-M., & Weal, M. (2019). Programme management of a healthcare innovation. Paper presented at British Cochlear Implant Group Meeting 2019, Southampton, United Kingdom.
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.
Dr Kate Greenwell
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