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Dr Lucia Rehackova BSc, MSc, PhD

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate

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Dr. Lucia Rehackova is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate in the Centre for Applications of Health Psychology, University of Southampton, and Changing Health in Newcastle.

After completing an undergraduate degree in psychology in her home city at Comenius University in Slovakia and a postgraduate degree in health psychology at Leiden University in the Netherlands, Lucia continued to develop her academic career by doing a PhD at Newcastle University. She worked with prof. Falko Sniehotta, prof. Ashley Adamson, prof. Roy Taylor, and Dr. Vera Araujo-Soares on a PhD evaluating people’s experience with an intervention using a very low-calorie diet for weight loss and diabetes remission.

Lucia then led on a process evaluation of the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) which delivered the Counterweight Plus intervention in primary care practices across England and Scotland.

She has gained experience with quantitative and qualitative methods and an understanding of peoples’ experiences with weight loss and weight maintenance behaviours.

Lucia’s other research interests include (behaviour change) interventions to promote sustainable consumption; and behaviour change interventions using social support and mindfulness.


Research interests

Behaviour change intervention development, implementation and evaluation; sustainability, social support.

Reasearch projects

POWeR - find out more from the power plus study news story

Research group

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

Affiliate research group

Changing Health

Dr Lucia Rehackova
Changing Health Ltd., The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

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