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Dr Louisa Edwards

Dr Louisa Edwards

Dr Louisa Edwards
BSc(Tor.), PhD(Melb.)

Research Associate

Office 1.10
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 3314562


I completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Toronto at Mississauga (Canada) in 2002, and was awarded a PhD in from the University of Melbourne (Australia) in 2009. My thesis (“The diverging paths of gratitude and indebtedness: A socio-cultural model") explored emotional reactions to helping behaviour, and fits within the areas of Social and Cultural Psychology.

After moving to the UK in 2010, I began working as a Research Associate on The Healthlines Study, a 5 year NIHR-funded research programme which aims to develop and evaluate a telehealth intervention delivered by NHS Direct to support patients with long-term health conditions. I'm very much interested in the use of telehealth to support patients with their health, including making lifestyle changes and promoting self-management. I continue to have an interest in psychological variables; in particular, the interplay between motivation for seeking treatment, patient expectations, engaging with a treatment approach, and how these affect health and well-being outcomes.


Society, Health, and Medicine (1st Year Medicine)


  • telehealth
  • evaluation of health care
  • co-ordination of care
  • long term conditions
  • cardiovascular disease
  • depression and anxiety (mental health)
  • treatment motivation & engagement



Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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