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Miss Rowena Bedford BSc, MSc

Senior Research Assistant

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Rowena Bedford is a Senior Research Assistant within Health Psychology at the University of Southampton.

BSc (Hons) Psychology (2016)

MSc Health Psychology (2017)

My current role is as a senior research assistant “Evaluating the Home-based Intervention Strategy (HIS-UK) to reduce new Chlamydia infection among young men aged 16-25 years by promoting correct and consistent condom use”. This project is funded by the NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Public Health Research (PHR) Programme. Project lead: Professor Cynthia Graham.

I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Digital health behaviour change interventions for the promotion of health and prevention or management of illness.
  • Biopsychosocial factors that increase the likelihood of contraception uptake and discontinuation
  • Health policy and promotion
  • Young people’s attitudes and experiences toward contraception and sexuality
  • The impact of hormonal contraceptives on behaviour

Past research activities, supervised by Professor Cynthia Graham, have included:

  • “Women’s perspectives and experiences with male condoms” – a Qualitative Project (2017)
  • “Mood related changes as a predictor of hormonal contraception discontinuation” – Literature Review (2016)
  • “Factors predicting the use of extended regimen oral contraceptives” – a Quantitative Project (2016)

Research group

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

Affiliate research group

Centre for Sexual Health Research (CSHR)

Miss Rowena Bedford
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/4049

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