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Cheryl Hunter


Researcher in Health Psychology

I am a Researcher in Health Psychology, working with Professor Lucy Yardley on a number of projects involving the development and evaluation of web-based healthcare interventions.  I am interested in involving patients and the public in the design of interventions, and in the lived experiences of patients with long-term physical and mental health conditions and carers.

I have undertaken research in health services, behaviour change, and primary care since completing my PhD in 2011. I recently completed a process evaluation of a tailored intervention package developed as part of the ASPIRE Programme.  ASPIRE aimed to develop and test ways to support general practices in implementing evidence-based practice effectively and realistically within the constraints and challenges of real-life general practice.  Previous work includes developing a single self-report outcome measure for long-term conditions, and working on a programme grant aimed at reducing unscheduled care use in people with long-term conditions.  I have previously worked in Academic Unit of Primary Care at the University of Leeds, the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Oxford, and the Department of Psychiatry at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.  My PhD was completed in the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester, and investigated the lived experience of people who self-harmed and received a psychosocial assessment at the emergency department. 

My professional roles include positions on the editorial boards of the British Psychological Society's Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, and the journal Implementation Science.

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