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Mrs Sascha Miller BSc, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Sascha Miller postgraduate research student within the Centre for Community and Clinical Applications of Health Psychology, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences.

Sascha Miller is an ESRC funded PhD student. For her research she is developing a protocol to help breakdown large-scale usage data from digital behaviour change interventions. This process will lead to a better understanding of engagement with interventions and how behaviour change is achieved.

Prior to starting her PhD, Sascha spent three years as a research assistant within CCCAHP. During that time she worked on the PRIMIT project developing a website to lower the spread of infections within households, and StopAdvisor, a smoking cessation website.

As part of her PhD, Sascha is responsible for disseminating the PRIMIT website – now called Germ Defence – to the public. Using the protocol she developed, she will be comparing usage in the public domain to usage during a randomised controlled trial.


Research interests

The main focus of my research is engagement with with online health interventions, and the process of preparing and disseminating them to the public.

Germ Defence intervention has implications for Anti-Microbial Resistance as it lowers the spread of illnesses and reduces the need for antibiotic prescriptions. I am an active member of the Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention, and an antibiotic guardian.

PhD research

Understanding Digital Intervention Engagement: Making Sense of Large-Scale Usage Data. Leanne Morrison, Lucy Yardley, Peter Smith & Mark Weal. ESRC funded.

Research group

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

Research project(s)

A digital behaviour change intervention to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak: A rapid co-design, implementation and evaluation project. (GERMDEFENCE)

Mrs Sascha Miller
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