Marc Edwards
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    United Kingdom


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Research Focus

I am a Research Fellow and member of the Center for Improving Health Related Quality of Life (CIHRQoL) at Queen's University Belfast currently working on the NIHR-funded CHOICE Trial (Changing Habits tO Prevent ChiLd CariEs; Adair et al., 2021). I work alongside academic and public health partners to promote positive oral health-related behaviour change to prevent future tooth decay in children by using a novel intervention (Dental RECUR - Brief Negotiated Interview; Pine et al., 2020) in NHS primary care.

Research Interests

My research interests include designing and facilitating the delivery of brief psychological interventions to improve behaviour in public health settings (e.g., dental practice, debt management).

Previously, my PhD research explored reading and learning behaviour in University students. It investigated hypertext navigation and reading comprehension, focusing on several cognitive factors including working memory and metacognition.

Other areas of interest include: relationships between problem debt, regrets, and future-self-connectedness; the effects of generalised anxiety on working memory (using 7.5% CO2 inhalation paradigm); anxiolytic potential of cognitive-enhancing drugs (i.e., nootropics).


School of Psychology:

- Lecturer PG Cert Foundations in Applied Psychology Practice 2021-2022.

- Level 1 Undergraduate Tutor. 2020-2021.

School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Biomedical Sciences:

- Lecturer DEN1019 (Clinical and Professional Skills 1); DEN2025 (Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science); DEN2029 (Clinical and Professional Skills 2); 2020-2022.  


Professional Memberships:

- Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society.

- Member of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)

- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

- Assoiciate Member of the UK Trial Managers' Network (UKTMN)

- Full Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM).


2017: Study visit to the Universitat Valencia, Spain [Santander Mobility Scholarship] (£1000)

2016: DEL PhD Scholarship

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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  • University of Leeds

    Marc Edwards (Contributor), Nicola Carlin (Organiser), Pauline Adair (Contributor), Cynthia Pine (Contributor), Pamela Lanza (Contributor) & Anna Nielsen (Host)

    27 Sep 202228 Sep 2022

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

  • The CHOICE Trial Northern Ireland Launch Event

    Marc Edwards (Participant), Pauline Adair (Host), Nicola Carlin (Organiser), Cynthia Pine (Keynote/plenary speaker), Ikhlas El Karim (Host) & Conal Baxter (Invited speaker)

    28 Jun 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  • University of Valencia

    Marc Edwards (Advisor) & Dr Ladislao Salmeron (Host)

    02 Jul 201716 Jul 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution