Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

Health and Wellbeing (with Ageing)

The Health and Wellbeing (with Ageing) research group brings together multidisciplinary researchers with a shared vision of improving physical and mental health and wellbeing in human populations. Our work includes the entire lifespan and different ethnicities, with a focus on health inequalities. We combine methodological expertise from the fields of epidemiology, psychometric assessment, decision-making, developmental psychology, forensic psychology, experimental cognitive neuropsychology, and old age psychiatry. Our research is impact-driven with clear pathways for translation. This is facilitated by links with policy makers (e.g. the UK Ministry of Justice), healthcare charities (e.g. Alzheimer Society), professional stakeholders (British Academy of Childhood Disability and British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy), and NHS clinicians and private healthcare providers (e.g. University Hospitals of Leicester and Leicester Partnership NHS Trust; PJ Care).

Areas of research excellence include:

  • Assessment approaches including psychometric and statistical modelling around the measurement of health and mental health.
  • Behaviour change research including health decision-making, prescribing and treatment choices and public health risk communication.
  • Developmental psychology and ageing, with particular expertise in the developmental outcomes of babies born very pre-term and clinical assessments of dementia.
  • Health epidemiology including the analysis of cross-generational patterns and determinants of health.
  • Public sector and organisational wellbeing with a particular focus on wellbeing in prisons and occupational resilience.


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