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Primary Care Behavioural Science Group

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We focus on behavioural research across a wide range of conditions and populations. We aim to improve health-related outcomes at individual, community and population level.

Part of Medicine, Psychology


We apply behavioural science to primary care research to support and improve health and well-being. Our research encompasses a wide range of approaches, including:

  • randomised controlled trials
  • qualitative methods
  • cross-sectional studies
  • systematic reviews
  • citizen science
  • public engagement

We have developed and evaluated complex behavioural interventions for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • emotional distress
  • deprescribing
  • back pain
  • chronic dizziness
  • eczema
  • acne
  • respiratory infections
  • sleep problems/ ADHD
  • diabetes
  • asthma

Our group is based in the Primary Care Research Centre. We aim to provide a supportive and encouraging environment for the development of world-leading behavioural science research, applied in a primary health care context.  We also aim to provide a collaborative and supportive environment for early and mid-career researchers to build skills and develop research ideas.  

People, projects and publications


Dr Adam Geraghty BSc MSc PhD CPsychol FHEA

Assoc Prof Psychology & Behavioural Med

Research interests

  • Self-management of pain and other chronic symptoms/conditions
  • Mental health
  • Digital interventions for primary care and public health

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Eloise Radcliffe

Senior Research Fellow
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Dr Hannah Bowers

Senior Research Fellow
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Ms Immaculate Okello

Research interests

  • Qualitative Research
  • Maternal/ Child Health & Nutrition
  • Type 2 Diabetes self-management
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Dr Ingrid Muller BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, FHEA

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Self-management of long-term conditions
  • Behavioural health interventions
  • Digital health

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Kate Greenwell

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Intervention development and evaluation
  • Digital Health
  • Supporting carers, families, and couples

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Kinda Ibrahim

Associate Professor

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Leanne Morrison

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Health Psychology 
  • Person-based intervention development 
  • Digital technology 
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Mrs Lucy Smith

Senior Research Assistant
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