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.
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 was registered by the Health Professions council as a Health Psychologist in 2010. I am also on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I teach on Health Psychology modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels
My particular interests in Health Psychology focus on the development and evaluation of health 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 also have interests in the effectiveness of health risk information and health warnings.
Additionally I have interests in women's health issues including those associated with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, maternal obesity, and decision making around infant feeding choices.
My methodological expertise centres around questionnaire design, randomised controlled trials and the development and testing of complex theory based interventions.
Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
Development and Society
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 (ACtiF) (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/sections/hsr/mcru/actif).
Developing and testing a complex intervention for obese pregnant women to manage their weight in pregnancy (MOMtech).
Development of a training package for health professionals to support health behaviour change in pregnancy entitled "Talking health in pregnancy".
Exploring Virtual Reality Prosthetics (http://www.shu.ac.uk/ad/changinglives/oculus-rift.html).
ARDEN, M.A. and CHILCOT, J (2018). BJHP- continuing to increase the profile of health psychology research. British Journal of Health Psychology, 23 (1), 1-2.
ARMITAGE, Christopher J and ARDEN, Madelynne A (2016). Enhancing the Effectiveness of Alcohol Warning Labels With a Self-Affirming Implementation Intention. Health psychology, 35 (10), 1159-1163.
ARDEN, Madelynne A., DRABBLE, Sarah J., O'CATHAIN, Alicia, HUTCHINGS, Marlene and WILDMAN, Martin (2016). ACtiF study: understanding adherence to nebuliser treatment in adults with cystic fibrosis using the Theoretical Domains Framework[Abstract only]. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 15 (S1), S26.
SOLTANI, Hora, ARDEN, Madelynne, DUXBURY, Alexandra and FAIR, Frankie (2016). An analysis of behaviour change techniques used in a sample of gestational weight management trials. Journal of Pregnancy, 2016, p. 1085916.
PHELAN, Ivan, ARDEN, Madelynne, GARCIA, Carol and ROAST, Chris (2015). Exploring virtual reality and prosthetic training. In: HÖLLERER, Tobias, INTERRANTE, Victoria, LECUYER, Anatole and SWAN, J. Edward II, (eds.) 2015 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR) , Arles, France, 23-27 March, 2015, Proceedings. Piscataway, NJ, IEEE, 353-354.
FURNESS, Penny J, ARDEN, Madelynne A, DUXBURY, Alexandra M S, HAMPSHAW, Susan M, WARDLE, Carrie and SOLTANI, Hora (2015). Talking about weight in pregnancy : an exploration of practitioners' and women's perceptions. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5 (2), 89-102.
SOLTANI, Hora, DUXBURY, Alexandra, ARDEN, Madelynne, DEARDEN, Andrew, FURNESS, Penny and GARLAND, Carolyn (2015). Maternal obesity management using mobile technology : a feasibility study to evaluate a text messaging based complex intervention during pregnancy. Journal of Obesity, 111 (5 pt.2), 1-10.
ARMITAGE, Christopher J., NORMAN, Paul, NOOR, Mehwish, ALGANEM, Soud and ARDEN, Madelynne (2014). Evidence that a very brief psychological intervention boosts weight loss in a weight loss program. Behavior Therapy, 45 (5), 700-707.
ARDEN, Madelynne, DUXBURY, Alexandra and SOLTANI, Hora (2014). Responses to gestational weight management guidance: a thematic analysis of comments made by women in online parenting forums. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14 (216).
ARMITAGE, Christopher J., ROWE, Richard, ARDEN, Madelynne and HARRIS, Peter R. (2014). A brief psychological intervention that reduces adolescent alcohol consumption. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82 (3), 546-550.
ABBOTT, Rachel L and ARDEN, Madelynne A (2014). Experiences of baby-led weaning: trust, control, and renegotiation. Maternal And Child Nutrition, 11 (4), 829-844.
BROWN, Kyle G., REIDY, John, WEIGHALL, Anna R. and ARDEN, Madelynne A. (2013). Graphic imagery is not sufficient for increased attention to cigarette warnings: the role of text captions. Addiction, 108 (4), 820-825.
ARDEN, Madelynne and ARMITAGE, Christopher J. (2012). A volitional help sheet to reduce binge drinking in students: a randomized exploratory trial. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47 (2), 156-159.
SOLTANI, Hora, FURNESS, Penny, MCSEVENY, Kerry, ARDEN, Madelynne, GARLAND, Carolyn, SUSTAR, Helena and DEARDEN, Andy (2012). Women's and midwives' perspectives on the design of a text messaging support for maternal obesity services. Journal of Obesity.
FURNESS, Penny J, MCSEVENY, Kerry, ARDEN, Madelynne, GARLAND, Carolyn, DEARDEN, Andy and SOLTANI, Hora (2011). Maternal obesity support services: a qualitative study of the perspectives of women and midwives. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11 (69).
ARMITAGE, Christopher J., HARRIS, Peter R. and ARDEN, Madelynne (2011). Evidence that self-affirmation reduces alcohol consumption: Randomized exploratory trial with a new, brief means of self-affirming. Health Psychology, 30 (5), 633-641.
BROWN, Katherine E., HURST, Keith M. and ARDEN, Madelynne (2011). Improving adolescent contraceptive use: Evaluation of a theory-driven classroom-based intervention. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 16 (2), 141-155.
ARMITAGE, Christopher J. and ARDEN, Madelynne (2010). A volitional help sheet to increase physical activity in people with low socioeconomic status: A randomised exploratory trial. Psychology and Health, 25 (10), 1129-1145.
ARDEN, Madelynne (2009). Conflicting influences on UK mothers' decisions to introduce solid foods to their infants. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 6 (2), 159-173.
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 an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology.
I serve on the BPS Division of Health Psychology research sub-committee.
I am a Health Psychologist registered by the Health Professions Council.
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