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Madelynne Arden

Professor Madelynne Arden BSc. (Hons) PhD, C.Psychol. AFBPsS, SFHEA, Health Psychologist.

Professor of Health Psychology, Director of Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology, Project Director for the Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Manchester Behavioural Science Consortium

Summary

I've worked at Sheffield Hallam since 2000 and have led the introduction of Health Psychology into the Undergraduate curriculum. In 2006 I developed an innovative MSc Health Psychology which is delivered primarily by distance learning, and was the first course of its kind to be accredited by the British Psychological Society. My research focuses on behavioural science, including behaviour change and the development and evaluation of interventions. I am the Director of the Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology (CeBSAP) and am the project director for the Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Manchester Behavioural Science Consortiumwhich provides behavioural science expertise to the government and the public sector.

  • About

    In 2007 I was promoted to Principal Lecturer with a Research and Scholarship lead role for Psychology. In 2010 with the restructure of the Faculty and the creation of a Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, this role was extended to Research and Scholarship lead for the Department. In 2012 I was made a Reader in Psychology. I became a Professor of Health Psychology in early 2015.

    I was became a Chartered Psychologist in 2003 and am registered by the Health and Care Professions council as a Health Psychologist. I am also on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    I am project director for the Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Manchester Behavioural Science Consortium which provides behavioural science expertise to government and the public sector.

    I am co-editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology (2018-present).

    I teach on Health Psychology modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and supervise PhD students in health behaviours and behaviour change.

    My particular interests in Health Psychology focus on the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions across a broad range of health behaviours including: smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, physical activity, dietary behaviours, safe sex behaviours and adherence.
    My methodological expertise centres around questionnaire design, randomised controlled trials and the development and testing of complex theory based interventions, including assessment of fidelity.

    I teach on Health Psychology modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and supervise PhD students in health behaviours and behaviour change.

    My particular interests in Health Psychology focus on the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions across a broad range of health behaviours including: smoking, excessive alcohol  consumption, physical activity, dietary behaviours, safe sex behaviours and adherence.

    I am project director for the Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Manchester Behavioural Science Consortium which provides behavioural science expertise to government and the public sector.

    I am co-editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology.

    My methodological expertise centres around questionnaire design, randomised controlled trials and the development and testing of complex theory based interventions, including assessment of fidelity.

  • Teaching

    Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

    Social Sciences and Humanities

     


    I teach Health Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Sociology & Politics and supervise Masters and PhD projects in health psychology and behavioural science.

  • Research

    • Psychology Research Group

    I am currently involved in a number of research projects which include:

    Developing and evaluating an intervention to support adherence to treatment in adults with cystic fibrosis (CFHealthHub). I am leading the behaviour change intervention development lead for this project which is funded by NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research.

    Doncaster local delivery pilot - investigating physical inactivity in disadvantages communities in Doncaster. I am the principal investigator for this project which is part of the work of the Behavioural Science Consortium. This project is informed by the COM-B model and investigate the capability, opportunity and motivation factors that impact on people's physical activity. The research encompasses a survey, qualitative work undertaken by community explorers, and co-design workshops

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a full member of the Division of Health Psychology, and am on the Applied Register of Psychology supervisors.

    I am Co-Editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology.

    I am a Health Psychologist registered by the Health and Care Professions Council.

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Rebecca Turner - The development and evaluation of training for health professionals to deliver exercise advice and referral to men with prostate cancer

    Rosie Martin - The Impact of Symptom Tracking an Adherence in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis.

    Katherine Brown - Development of an Intervention to Improve Contraceptive use amongst Adolescents. PhD in Psychology awarded July 2006.

    Katie Cutts - Online Written Emotional Disclosure: Effects on Psychological Well-Being in Individuals with Infertility. PhD in Psychology awarded October 2009.

    Kyle Brown - The effects of image-based cigarette warnings on cognitive processing. PhD in Psychology awarded April 2012.

    Gary Smith - Reducing Alcohol Consumption: Shaping Alcohol-Related Cognitions through Implementation Intentions. PhD in Psychology awarded September 2013.

    Janice Smith - Understanding the Barriers to Weight Management in the Pregnancy and Post-Natal Period. PhD in Psychology awarded October 2017

    Michelle Senek - Working in Pregnancy -m a Social Networking Physical Activity Intervention for Pregnant Obese Women. PhD awarded April 2019

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