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Research Interests

As a psychologist, my research focuses on theory-based behavior change interventions to improve diet and nutrition status and to prevent and treat obesity, in a variety of population groups.


I have a particular interest in the role of novel behaviour-change methods such as habit formation and peer support, and I am keen to explore dietary behaviour change across the life-course, including in preconception, pregnancy and aging populations.


I am the Regional Lead for the Association for the Study of Obesity Northern Ireland Network. https://www.aso.org.uk/network/northern-ireland/


I’m an invited member of the Obesity Prevention Steering Group at the Dept of Health NI.


I’m an invited member of the All-Island Obesity Coalition – Safefood  http://www.safefood.eu/Professional/Nutrition/All-island-Obesity-Action-Forum/Forum-membership.aspx


I'm a member of the Research Impact Sub-committee for the Division of Health Psychology, and I’m a committee member for the Division of Health Psychology in NI (British Psychological Society). 


I regularly contribute to the popular press via articles and interviews (TV and radio).

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    The Development and Testing Of A Tailored Habit based Dietary Intervention Coupled With Oral Rehabilitation On The Nutritional Status Of Older Patients

    Author: McCrum, L., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: McGowan, L. (Supervisor), McKenna, G. (Supervisor) & Woodside, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy