Alison Wright

Alison Wright

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    Research interests

    Reactions to genomics and other forms of personalised health risk information

    • The impact of using genomics and other forms of personalised medicine to predict risk or tailor treatments on individuals' beliefs and behaviour
    • Moderators of the cognitive and behavioural impact of risk information, including self-affirmation interventions, graphic displays and risk communication strategies for people with low numeracy

    Psychological determinants of treatment adherence and health care utilisation

    • Uptake of, and reactions to, screening: Current work focuses on reasons for varied uptake of colorectal cancer screening and NHS Health Checks.  Previous projects included diabetes screening and newborn hearing screening.
    • Psychological mediators of social inequalities in health care utilisation

    Understanding and promoting health-related behaviour change

    • Applying psychological theories of the determinants of health-related behaviours to change behaviour
    • Current work includes developing a physical activity intervention for people with stroke and preventing occupational dermatitis in nurses

    Research interests (short)

    • Patient reactions to the use of genomics and other forms of personalised medicine to predict risk or tailor treatments
    • Risk communication and risk-reducing behaviour change
    • Psychological mediators of social inequalities in health care utilisation, including screening uptake
    • Applying psychological theories of the determinants of health-related behaviours, broadly defined to include adherence to treatment and health care use

    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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Master of Science, Public Health, LSHTM London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

    Master of Science, Public Health, LSHTM London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

    Doctor of Philosophy, Can genetic risk information enhance motivation for smoking cessation?, King's College London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

    Doctor of Philosophy, Can genetic risk information enhance motivation for smoking cessation?, King's College London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

    Master of Science, Research Methods for Psychology, University of Reading

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

    Master of Science, Research Methods for Psychology, University of Reading

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Princeton University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Princeton University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

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