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Research Interests

My research interests include understanding the mechanisms through which public health interventions targeting health behaviours achieve their effects. I am currently working on a project investigating the mechanisms through which social norms for adolescent smoking/vaping are established and transmitted in school settings in schools in Northern Ireland and Bogotá (Colombia). I completed my PhD at the Centre for Public Health in 2018, which focused on physical activity interventions for healthy, sedentary adults, with a particular focus on how to achieve physical activity behaviour change maintenance. I have also completed some work investigating the association of physical activity and sedentary behaviours with cancer risk for participants in the UK Biobank cohort study.

Interests

Behaviour change, Public health interventions, Physical activity, Smoking, Intervention mechanisms

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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