Dr Laura McGowan
Laura completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Manchester within Manchester Centre for Health Psychology in 2020, having also previously completed her BSc and MRes in Psychology at the University of Manchester. Her background is predominantly in Health Psychology and Behavioural Science, with key research interests including physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and using theoretical approaches in the design, development, and evaluation of health behaviour change interventions. She has experience in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research designs.
Laura joined the Population Health Sciences Institute at Newcastle University in May 2020 as a Research Associate, working on a Policy Research Programme (PRP) National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded project exploring health interventions for those experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage. She joined the Policy Research Unit in Behavioural Science in June 2022.
She is a chartered member (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society and full member of the Division of Health Psychology, full member of the European Health Psychology Society, and associate member of Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.