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Dr Olivia Maynard

Dr Olivia Maynard

Dr Olivia Maynard
BSc, PhD

ESRC Fellow

Office 5D4
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9943

Research summary

My interests are in healthy behaviour change and choice architecture interventions, with a focus on tobacco and alcohol use. I use a wide range of experimental techniques including eye-tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and naturalistic field studies. The work conducted during my PhD (completed in 2014) was some of the first to use cognitive neuroscience techniques to examine the effectiveness of plain packaging for tobacco products. I have recently been awarded a New Investigator Award from ESRC to develop this experimental work and examine how choice architecture interventions can optimise tobacco health ...

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  • Lecturer, University of Bristol (to start 2018)
  • Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol (2014-present)
  • PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol (2010-2014)

Selected awards and prizes

  • The Academy of Medical Sciences Clinical Research Oral Presentation Prize (2016)
  • University of Bristol PhD Outstanding Thesis Commendation (2015)
  • British Association of Psychopharmacology President's Poster Prize (2015)
  • ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize (2014)
  • University of Bristol 2014 Engagement Award (2014)
  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research Poster Prize (2014)
  • ESRC Research Fellowship Placement Scheme Award (2013)
  • The Troscianko Prize for Outstanding Excellence in Presenting Research (2013)

Current research grants 

  • Maynard, O.M ...

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Recent publications

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