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Professor Lucy Yardley

Professor Lucy Yardley

Professor Lucy Yardley
MSc(Soton.), PhD(Soton.)


Area of research

Digital health

Office 1D20
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Tel. +44 (0) 1173310781

Research summary

I have an international reputation for developing and trialing health behaviour change and self-management interventions (especially web-based), mixed methods and qualitative research in psychology, and have published research leading behavioural interventions, clinical trials, epidemiological surveys, questionnaire development and attitude measurement, experimental neuroscience studies and qualitative research. My expertise in a very wide range of sub-disciplines and methods has resulted in first, second or senior authored publications in leading journals, that include: medicine (Lancet, British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine), public and applied health (American Journal of Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Journal of Medical Internet Research, International Journal ...

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I have a longstanding interest in how best to empower patients and people in the community to take control over their illness and treatment. I am addressing this question through the development and evaluation of numerous digital interventions for members of the public and health professionals, including interventions to support weight management, physical activity, reduction of infection transmission and antibiotic over-use, and self-management of numerous long-term health conditions (including cancer, hypertension, diabetes, back pain, asthma, cognitive decline and many other health problems). After carrying out large clinical trials of these interventions showing they are cost-effective (published in Lancet, BMJ and ...

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