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Dr Rebecca Band  PhD

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Rebecca Band is a Senior Research Fellow who works in Psychology and CLAHRC Wessex, at the University of Southampton. Becky is a Chartered Psychologist with a particular interest in the role of interpersonal processes in health and illness.

My current post is split between CLAHRC Wessex and Psychology (CCCAHP).

A number of current research activities with Prof Anne Rogers centre on the role of personal social networks in supporting self-management. This includes a NIHR funded study to understand how social networks might reduce social isolation and loneliness. Additional research activities are focussed on collective efficacy and the interaction between individual processes, social settings and health outcomes.

Working with Prof Lucy Yardley, I have developed expertise in behaviour change intervention planning and development, particularly in theoretical logic modelling and quantitative process analysis planning in the context of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

I finished my PhD entitled “Significant others, patient outcomes and maintenance of symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome” in 2013, at the University of Manchester with Profs Alison Wearden and Christine Barrowclough.

I am a trained rater in Expressed Emotion (CFI and FMSS), and have experience in longitudinal and momentary (EMA) quantitative methods (including using SPSS, STATA and R).

Research interests

CFS/ME; Expressed Emotion; Interpersonal processes; Illness beliefs; Experience Sampling Methodology; Chronic conditions; Digital interventions; Behaviour change; Patient self-management.

Research project

DIPSS (Integrating Digital Interventions into Patient Self-Management Support)

Research group

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

Affiliate research group

CLAHRC Wessex (Theme 5: Engagement with Self Directed Support)

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.

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Dr Rebecca Band
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