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Professor Charles Abraham

Professor Charles Abraham

Professor of Psychology Applied to Health

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College House 2:06

Charles Abraham is a behavioural scientist and practising, health psychologist (registered by the UK Health Professionals Council). In addition to research and teaching, he provides training, consultancy and policy advice. Charles is a visiting professor at the universities of Sussex, Nottingham and Maastricht and a Research Associate at the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) at the University of Connecticut. He was the founding chair of the British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology and has worked as a research consultant to the Department of Health in the UK. He was a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) group which developed the 2007 guidelines on Behaviour Change practice and is a member of the group that will extend this guidance in 2013. He was Special Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology during their 2010/11 inquiry into the role of behaviour change in government policy development and implementation. He also co-chairs the Athena Swan (AS) working group in the University of Exeter Medical School and serves on the university AS committee.

Broad research specialisms

Charles Abraham’s research focuses on the design, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based behaviour change interventions. His research at the University of Exeter contributes mainly to the research theme of “translational medicine, personalised healthcare and public health” but also to the “climate change and sustainable futures” theme. He has a strong interest in developing evidence-based behaviour change interventions that have the potential to generate population-level changes

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Social Psychology, First Class Honours, University of Sussex, 1978
  • D.Phil. Social Psychology, University of Sussex, 1982

Professional Qualifications

  • Health Professionals Council Certified Health Psychologist 2009
  • Qualified Supervisor of Stage 2 Health Psychology candidates 2003
  • Chartered Health Psychologist with current Practising Certificate 1998
  • Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol). 1998
  • BPS Statement of Competence in Occupational Testing 1993

Research

Research interests

Charles Abraham’s research focuses on:.

  1. modelling modifiable processes that regulate behaviour patterns,
  2. developing evidence-based behaviour change interventions that apply specified change techniques to (i) disrupt existing behaviour patterns and (ii) establish new ones,
  3. conducting evaluations (including process evaluations) of such interventions,
  4. developing materials and plans to allow sustainable implementation of such interventions.

He has conducted research on (i) preventive behaviour patterns (e.g., condom use, exercise, diet, alcohol use and smoking - mainly among young people), (ii) blood and kidney donation (iii) patient help-seeking (e.g., asthma symptom reporting and uptake of screening), (iv) patient assessment (e.g. pain measurement), (v) patient adherence (e.g., to malaria prophylaxis and anti-retrovirals), (vi) management of chronic illness (e.g., diabetes and heart failure) and (vii) staff-client interaction (e.g., care of persons with learning disabilities).

He employ a range of research methods including experiments (including random controlled trials), multivariate modelling of longitudinal survey data, systematic reviews (including meta analyses), behavioural observation, traditional content analysis and qualitative analysis of interview and group data (including thematic analysis and grounded theory).

Research projects

Charles Abraham is currently working on the following projects.

  • Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH HF) NIHR Programme Grant.
  • A cluster randomsied controlled trial, process and economic evaluation to determine the effectiveness of a novel programme to prevent obesity in school children NIHR funded research.
  • Sexual health promotion delivered by digital media: a scoping study. NIHR funded research in collaboration with University College London.
  • Evaluating a psychological intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviour among gay men who have been prescribed post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure. NIHR funded research in collaboration with Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
  • Identifying change techniques associated with effective HIV risk reduction. NIH (US) funded research in collaboration with University of Connecticut.
  • Can Self-affirmation Enhance Health Promotion? ESRC funded research in collaboration with the University of Sussex.
  • PREPARE study: Developing and evaluating HIV risk reduction interventions among adolescents in South Africa. EU funded research in collaboration with University of Bergen.
  • Understanding motivations, experiences and outcomes among unspecified (or “altruistic”) living kidney donors. Royal, Devon and Exeter Hospital Funded project.
  • Developing interventions to reduce alcohol consumption among young people. ARUK funded research in collaboration with University of Sussex.
  • A preliminary evaluation of the effectiveness of adding sail training to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme. Funded by the Tectona Trust Ltd.
  • User-led development and piloting of pre-clinic internet applications enabling young people with diabetes to set the focus for their diabetes consultations. Diabetes UK funded.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2012). Does Questionnaire Distribution Promote Blood Donation? an Investigation of Question-Behavior Effects. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1-10.
Richardson M, Abraham C, Bond R (2012). Psychological Correlates of University Students' Academic Performance: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 138(2), 353-387. Author URL.  Full text.
Lemmens KPH, Ruiter RAC, Abraham C, Veldhuizen IJT, Schaalma HP (2010). Motivating blood donors to recruit new donors: Experimental evaluation of an evidence-based behavior change intervention. Health Psychology, 29(6), 601-609. Abstract.
De Bruin M, Viechtbauer W, Schaalma HP, Kok G, Abraham C, Hospers HJ (2010). Standard care impact on effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy adherence interventions: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(3), 240-250. Abstract.
Richardson M, Abraham C (2009). Conscientiousness and achievement motivation predict performance. European Journal of Personality, 23(7), 589-605. Abstract.
Michie S, Abraham C, Whittington C, McAteer J, Gupta S (2009). Effective Techniques in Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Interventions: a Meta-Regression. Health Psychology, 28(6), 690-701. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Michie S, Abraham C (2009). Health Psychology in Practice. Abstract.

Journal articles

White R, Abraham C, Smith J, White MP, Staiger PK (In Press). Recovery under sail: Rehabilitation clients’ experience of a sail training voyage. Addiction Research and Theory, In press Full text.
van Beurden S, Greaves CJ, Smith J, Abraham S (In Press). Techniques for Modifying Impulsive Processes Associated with Unhealthy Eating: a Systematic Review. Health Psychology, In Press Abstract.  Full text.
Warmoth K, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2016). 'Thinking you're old and frail': a qualitative study of frailty in older adults. Ageing and Society, 36(7), 1483-1500. Abstract.
Bardus M, van Beurden SB, Smith JR, Abraham C (2016). A review and content analysis of engagement, functionality, aesthetics, information quality, and change techniques in the most popular commercial apps for weight management. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abraham C (2016). Charting variability to ensure conceptual and design precision: a comment on Ogden (2016). Health Psychol Rev, 10(3), 260-264. Author URL.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2016). Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disabil Rehabil, 38(9), 879-888. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chng S, White M, Abraham C, Skippon S (2016). Commuting and wellbeing in London: the roles of commute mode and local public transport connectivity. Prev Med, 88, 182-188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Conner M, Abraham C, Prestwich A, Hutter R, Hallam J, Sykes-Muskett B, Morris B, Hurling R (2016). Impact of goal priority and goal conflict on the intention–health-behavior relationship: Tests on physical activity and other health behaviors. Health Psychology, 35(9), 1017-1026. Full text.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Lang IA (2016). Older adults' perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies. Psychol Health Med, 21(5), 531-550. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Tarrant M, Abraham, Horton M (2016). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke–McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Tang JCH, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Nikolaou V (2016). Self-directed interventions to promote weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychol Rev, 10(3), 358-372. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Graber R, de Visser R, Abraham C, Memon A, Hart A, Hunt K (2016). Staying in the 'sweet spot': a resilience-based analysis of the lived experience of low-risk drinking and abstention among British youth. Psychol Health, 31(1), 79-99. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Borek AJ, Abraham C, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2015). A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions Biostatistics and methods. BMC Public Health, 15(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Wood CE, Richardson M, Johnston M, Abraham C, Francis J, Hardeman W, Michie S (2015). Applying the behaviour change technique (BCT) taxonomy v1: a study of coder training. Transl Behav Med, 5(2), 134-148. Abstract.  Author URL.
Michie S, Wood CE, Johnston M, Abraham C, Francis JJ, Hardeman W (2015). Behaviour change techniques: the development and evaluation of a taxonomic method for reporting and describing behaviour change interventions (a suite of five studies involving consensus methods, randomised controlled trials and analysis of qualitative data). Health Technol Assess, 19(99), 1-188. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2015). Children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Taylor RS, Hayward C, Eyre V, Austin J, Davies R, Doherty P, Jolly K, Wingham J, Van Lingen R, Abraham C, et al (2015). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in heart failure patients and caregivers: rationale and protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Devine-Wright H, Abraham C, Onya H, Ramatsea S, Themane M, Aarø LE (2015). Correlates of condom use and condom-use motivation among young South Africans. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Abstract.
Bailey J, Mann S, Wayal S, Abraham C, Murray E (2015). Digital media interventions for sexual health promotion-opportunities and challenges: a great way to reach people, particularly those at increased risk of sexual ill health. BMJ, 350 Author URL.
Kurz T, Gardner B, Verplanken B, Abraham C (2015). Habitual behaviours or patterns of practice: Explaining and changing repetitive climate-relevant actions. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: WIREs Climate Change, 6, 113-128. Abstract.  Full text.
Tang J, Abraham C, Stamp E, Greaves C (2015). How can weight-loss app designers' best engage and support users? a qualitative investigation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(1), 151-171. Abstract.
Tang J, Abraham C, Stamp E, Greaves C (2015). How can weight-loss app designers' best engage and support users? a qualitative investigation. Br J Health Psychol, 20(1), 151-171. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pearson M, Chilton R, Wyatt K, Abraham C, Ford T, Woods HB, Anderson R (2015). Implementing health promotion programmes in schools: a realist systematic review of research and experience in the United Kingdom. Implement Sci, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abraham C (2015). Mapping modifiable mechanisms in health promotion research: a commentary on Sniehotta, Presseau, and Araújo-Soares. Health Psychology Review, 9(2), 160-164.
Bardus M, Smith JR, Samaha L, Abraham C (2015). Mobile Phone and Web 2.0 Technologies for Weight Management: a Systematic Scoping Review. J Med Internet Res, 17(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Wingham J, Frost J, Britten N, Jolly K, Greaves C, Abraham C, Dalal H, REACH-HF research investigators (2015). Needs of caregivers in heart failure management: a qualitative study. Chronic Illn, 11(4), 304-319. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Good A, Harris PR, Jessop D, Abraham C (2015). Open-mindedness can decrease persuasion amongst adolescents: the role of self-affirmation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(2), 228-242. Abstract.
Good A, Harris PR, Jessop D, Abraham C (2015). Open-mindedness can decrease persuasion amongst adolescents: the role of self-affirmation. Br J Health Psychol, 20(2), 228-242. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Wood CE, Johnston M, Francis J, Hardeman W, Richardson M, Michie S (2015). Reliability of Identification of Behavior Change Techniques in Intervention Descriptions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine Abstract.  Full text.
Abraham C, Wood CE, Johnston M, Francis J, Hardeman W, Richardson M, Michie S (2015). Reliability of Identification of Behavior Change Techniques in Intervention Descriptions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(6), 885-900. Abstract.
de Visser RO, Graber R, Hart A, Abraham C, Scanlon T, Watten P, Memon A (2015). Using qualitative methods within a mixed-methods approach to developing and evaluating interventions to address harmful alcohol use among young people. Health Psychol, 34(4), 349-360. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Michie S, Johnston M, West R, Abraham C, Hardeman W, Wood C (2014). DESIGNING BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTIONS: THE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE WHEEL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE TECHNIQUES. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 47, S157-S157. Author URL.
Abraham C, Johnson BT, de Bruin M, Luszczynska A (2014). Enhancing reporting of behavior change intervention evaluations. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 66 Suppl 3, S293-S299. Abstract.  Author URL.
de Visser RO, Hart A, Abraham C, Graber R, Scanlon T, Memon A (2014). How alike are young non-drinkers, former-drinkers, low-risk drinkers, and hazardous drinkers?. Addict Behav, 39(8), 1258-1264. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C (2014). Mapping modifiable mechanisms in health promotion research: a commentary on Sniehotta, Presseau, and Araújo-Soares. Health Psychology Review
Rizzoli R, Abraham C, Brandi ML (2014). Nutrition and bone health: Turning knowledge and beliefs into healthy behaviour. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 30(1), 131-141. Abstract.
Forster AS, Forbes LJL, Abraham C, Warburton FG, Douglas E, Ramirez AJ (2014). Promoting early presentation of breast cancer: a preliminary evaluation of a written intervention. Chronic Illness, 10(1), 18-30. Abstract.
Aarø LE, Mathews C, Kaaya S, Katahoire AR, Onya H, Abraham C, Klepp KI, Wubs A, Eggers SM, De Vries H, et al (2014). Promoting sexual and reproductive health among adolescents in southern and eastern Africa (PREPARE): Project design and conceptual framework. BMC Public Health, 14(1). Abstract.
Tang J, Abraham C, Greaves C, Yates T (2014). Self-directed interventions to promote weight loss: a systematic review of reviews. J Med Internet Res, 16(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ashurst EJ, Jones RB, Abraham C, Jenner M, Boddy K, Besser REJ, Hammersley S, Pinkney J (2014). The Diabetes App Challenge: User-Led Development and Piloting of Internet Applications Enabling Young People with Diabetes to Set the Focus for Their Diabetes Consultations. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 16(11). Author URL.  Full text.
Macmillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.
MacMillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hillier-Brown FC, Moore HJ, Lake AA, Adamson AJ, White M, Adams J, Araujo-Soares V, Abraham C, Summerbell CD (2014). The effectiveness of interventions targeting specific out-of-home food outlets: Protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 3(1). Abstract.
Clarke A, Mitchell A, Abraham C (2014). Understanding donation experiences of unspecified (altruistic) kidney donors. Br J Health Psychol, 19(2), 393-408. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C (2014). Use of multiple research methods to specify mechanisms regulating health-related behaviour patterns and identify techniques capable of changing those mechanisms. Australian Psychologist, 49(3), 139-141.
De Visser RO, Hart A, Abraham C, Memon A, Graber R, Scanlon T (2014). Which alcohol control strategies do young people think are effective?. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(2), 144-151. Abstract.
de Visser RO, Hart A, Abraham C, Memon A, Graber R, Scanlon T (2014). Which alcohol control strategies do young people think are effective?. Drug Alcohol Rev, 33(2), 144-151. Abstract.  Author URL.
de Visser RO, Wheeler Z, Abraham C, Smith JA (2013). 'Drinking is our modern way of bonding': Young people's beliefs about interventions to encourage moderate drinking. Psychology and Health, 28(12), 1460-1480. Abstract.
de Visser RO, Wheeler Z, Abraham C, Smith JA (2013). 'Drinking is our modern way of bonding': young people's beliefs about interventions to encourage moderate drinking. Psychol Health, 28(12), 1460-1480. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macmillan M, Abraham C, Morris C, Tarrant M (2013). Determinants of children's attitudes towards disabled people. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 257-257. Author URL.
Abraham C (2013). Developing and applying behaviour change component classification systems. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 16-16. Author URL.
van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2013). Does Questionnaire Distribution Promote Blood Donation? an Investigation of Question-Behavior Effects. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 45(2), 163-172. Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). Group-based weight-loss programmes: a systematic review. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 175-175. Author URL.
Richardson M, Abraham C (2013). Modeling antecedents of university students' study behavior and grade point average. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(3), 626-637. Abstract.
Van Dongen A, Ruiter R, Abraham C, Veldhuizen I (2013). Predicting blood donation maintenance: the importance of planning future donations. Transfusion Abstract.
Jellema IJ, Abraham C, Schaalma HP, Gebhardt WA, Van Empelen P (2013). Predicting having condoms available among adolescents: the role of personal norm and enjoyment. British Journal of Health Psychology, 18(2), 453-468. Abstract.
Good A, Harris P, Jessop D, Abraham C (2013). Self-affirmation promotes open-minded rejection of challenging health messages. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 99-99. Author URL.
Tang J, Abraham C, Greaves C, Yates T (2013). Self-directed interventions to promote weight loss: a systematic review. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 319-319. Author URL.
Poltawski L, Abraham C, Forster A, Goodwin VA, Kilbride C, Taylor RS, Dean S (2013). Synthesising practice guidelines for the development of community-based exercise programmes after stroke. Implement Sci, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Lang I, Abraham C (2013). THINKING YOU'RE OLD AND FRAIL: a QUALITATIVE STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS' BELIEFS REGARDING FRAILTY. GERONTOLOGIST, 53, 161-161. Author URL.
Wyatt KM, Lloyd JJ, Abraham C, Creanor S, Dean S, Densham E, Daurge W, Green C, Hillsdon M, Pearson V, et al (2013). The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a novel school-based intervention to prevent obesity in school children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Michie S, Richardson M, Johnston M, Abraham C, Francis J, Hardeman W, Eccles MP, Cane J, Wood CE (2013). The behavior change technique taxonomy (v1) of 93 hierarchically clustered techniques: Building an international consensus for the reporting of behavior change interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46(1), 81-95. Abstract.
Van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2013). The influence of adverse reactions, subjective distress, and anxiety on retention of first-time blood donors. Transfusion, 53(2), 337-343. Abstract.
van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2013). The influence of adverse reactions, subjective distress, and anxiety on retention of first-time blood donors. Transfusion, 53(2), 337-343. Abstract.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). The role of group processes in facilitating change in group-based health interventions. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 69-70. Author URL.
Tang J, Abraham C, Greaves C (2013). Understanding adults' experiences of internet-based weight loss/maintenance interventions: a qualitative study. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 319-320. Author URL.
Gardner B, Abraham C, Lally P, de Bruijn G-J (2012). 'The Habitual Use of the Self-report Habit Index': a Reply. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 43(1), 141-142. Author URL.
van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Schaalma HP, de Kort WLAM, Dijkstra JA, Veldhuizen IJT (2012). Are lapsed donors willing to resume blood donation, and what determines their motivation to do so?. Transfusion, 52(6), 1296-1302. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C (2012). Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 27, 1-1. Author URL.
Abraham C, Britten N, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Poltawski L, Wyatt KM (2012). Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact. European Health Psychologist, 14(3), 64-69.
Crutzen R, Peters G-JY, Abraham C (2012). DATA SHARING AMONG TRIALISTS What about trialists sharing other study materials?. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 345 Author URL.
Michie S, Johnston M, Abraham C, Francis J, Hardeman W, Eccles M (2012). Developing a true (hierarchical) taxonomy of behaviour change techniques. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 27, 91-91. Author URL.
van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2012). Does Questionnaire Distribution Promote Blood Donation? an Investigation of Question-Behavior Effects. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1-10.
Goodwin V, Poltawski L, Kilbride C, Abraham C, Taylor RS, Forster A, Dean SG (2012). Exercise for Stroke survivors: a synthesis of evidence-based guidelines. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 20, S245-S245. Author URL.
Mann E, Abraham C (2012). Identifying Beliefs and Cognitions Underpinning Commuters' Travel Mode Choices. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42(11), 2730-2757. Abstract.
Pearson M, Chilton R, Woods HB, Wyatt K, Ford T, Abraham C, Anderson R (2012). Implementing health promotion in schools: protocol for a realist systematic review of research and experience in the United Kingdom (UK). Syst Rev, 1 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Graham-Rowe E, Gardner B, Abraham C, Skippon S, Dittmar H, Hutchins R, Stannard J (2012). Mainstream consumers driving plug-in battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars: a qualitative analysis of responses and evaluations. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46(1), 140-153. Abstract.
Tang J, Abraham C, Greaves C, Yates T (2012). Mapping behaviour change techniques to modes of delivery to enhance weight loss initiation and maintenance. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 27, 337-337. Author URL.
Llewellyn C, Abraham C, Miners A, Smith H, Pollard A, Benn P, Fisher M (2012). Multicentre RCT and economic evaluation of a psychological intervention together with a leaflet to reduce risk behaviour amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) prescribed post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure (PEPSE): a protocol. BMC Infect Dis, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.
Richardson M, Abraham C, Bond R (2012). Psychological Correlates of University Students' Academic Performance: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 138(2), 353-387. Author URL.  Full text.
Luszczynska A, Abraham C (2012). Reciprocal relationships between three aspects of physical self-concept, vigorous physical activity, and lung function: a longitudinal study among late adolescents. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(5), 640-648. Abstract.
Abraham C, Good A, Huedo-Medina TB, Warren MR, Johnson BT (2012). Reliability and Utility of the SHARP Taxonomy of Behaviour Change Techniques. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 27, 1-2. Author URL.
Brown KE, Abraham C, Joshi P, Wallace LM (2012). Sexual health professionals' evaluations of a prototype computer-based contraceptive planning intervention for adolescents: Implications for practice. Sexual Health, 9(4), 341-348. Abstract.
Gardner B, Abraham C, Lally P, De Bruijn GJ (2012). The habitual use of the self-report habit index': a reply. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43(1), 141-142.
Gardner B, Abraham C, Lally P, de Bruijn GJ (2012). Towards parsimony in habit measurement: Testing the convergent and predictive validity of an automaticity subscale of the Self-Report Habit Index. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9 Abstract.
Crutzen R, Peters GJY, Abraham C (2012). What about trialists sharing other study materials?. BMJ (Online), 345(7887).
Atwell K, Abraham C, Duka T (2011). A parsimonious, integrative model of key psychological correlates of UK university students' alcohol consumption. Alcohol Alcohol, 46(3), 253-260. Abstract.  Author URL.
Good A, Abraham C (2011). Can the effectiveness of health promotion campaigns be improved using self-efficacy and self-affirmation interventions? an analysis of sun protection messages. Psychol Health, 26(7), 799-818. Abstract.  Author URL.
Graham-Rowe E, Skippon S, Gardner B, Abraham C (2011). Can we reduce car use and, if so, how? a review of available evidence. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 45(5), 401-418. Abstract.
Abraham C (2011). Designing more effective behaviour change interventions. PSYCHOLOGIST, 24(12), 893-894. Author URL.
Abraham C, Johnson BT (2011). Editors' introduction to the special issue on health promotion interventions. Psychol Health, 26(2), 129-132. Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Henderson M (2011). Extending social cognition models of health behaviour. Health Educ Res, 26(4), 624-637. Abstract.  Author URL.
Michie S, Abraham C, Eccles MP, Francis JJ, Hardeman W, Johnston M (2011). Strengthening evaluation and implementation by specifying components of behaviour change interventions: a study protocol. IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 6 Author URL.
Greaves CJ, Sheppard KE, Abraham C, Hardeman W, Roden M, Evans PH, Schwarz P, IMAGE Study Group (2011). Systematic review of reviews of intervention components associated with increased effectiveness in dietary and physical activity interventions. BMC Public Health, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rivis A, Abraham C, Snook S (2011). Understanding young and older male drivers' willingness to drive while intoxicated: the predictive utility of constructs specified by the theory of planned behaviour and the prototype willingness model. Br J Health Psychol, 16(Pt 2), 445-456. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paulweber B, Valensi P, Lindstrom J, Lalic NM, Greaves CJ, McKee M, Kissimova-Skarbek K, Liatis S, Cosson E, Szendroedi J, et al (2010). A European evidence-based guideline for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 42(Suppl.1), S3-S36. Abstract.
Johnston M, Michie S, Francis J, Eccles M, Abraham C, Hardeman W, Dixon D (2010). DEVELOPING a NOMENCLATURE FOR BEHAVIOUR CHANGE INTERVENTIONS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 17, 71-72. Author URL.
Gardner B, Abraham C (2010). Going green? Modeling the Impact of environmental concerns and perceptions of transportation alternatives on decisions to drive. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(4), 831-849. Abstract.
Lemmens KPH, Ruiter RAC, Abraham C, Veldhuizen IJT, Schaalma HP (2010). Motivating blood donors to recruit new donors: Experimental evaluation of an evidence-based behavior change intervention. Health Psychology, 29(6), 601-609. Abstract.
De Bruin M, Viechtbauer W, Schaalma HP, Kok G, Abraham C, Hospers HJ (2010). Standard care impact on effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy adherence interventions: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(3), 240-250. Abstract.
Abraham C, Graham-Rowe E (2009). Are worksite interventions effective in increasing physical activity? a meta-analytic review. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24, 71-71. Author URL.
Abraham C, Graham-Rowe E (2009). Are worksite interventions effective in increasing physical activity? a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review, 3(1), 108-144. Abstract.
Kelly MP, Abraham C (2009). Behaviour change: the NICE perspective on the NICE guidance. Psychology and Health, 24(2), 131-133.
Richardson M, Abraham C (2009). Conscientiousness and achievement motivation predict performance. European Journal of Personality, 23(7), 589-605. Abstract.
Michie S, Abraham C, Whittington C, McAteer J, Gupta S (2009). Effective Techniques in Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Interventions: a Meta-Regression. Health Psychology, 28(6), 690-701. Abstract.  Full text.
Fife-Schaw C, Abraham C (2009). How much behaviour change should we expect from health promotion campaigns targeting cognitions? an approach to pre-intervention assessment. Psychology and Health, 24(7), 763-776. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Henderson M (2009). Integrating social structure and social cognition measures in explaining adolescent condom use. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24, 71-71. Author URL.
Lemmens KPH, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT, Dehing CJG, Bos AER, Schaalma HP (2009). Modelling antecedents of blood donation motivation among non-donors of varying age and education. British Journal of Psychology, 100(1), 71-90. Abstract.
Abraham C, Kelly MP, West R, Michie S (2009). The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence public health guidance on behaviour change: a brief introduction. Psychol Health Med, 14(1), 1-8. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Gardner B (2009). What psychological and behaviour changes are initiated by 'expert patient' training and what training techniques are most helpful?. Psychol Health, 24(10), 1153-1165. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Michie S (2008). A taxonomy of behavior change techniques used in interventions. HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 27(3), 379-387. Author URL.  Full text.
Michie S, Abraham C (2008). Advancing the science of behaviour change: a plea for scientific reporting. Addiction, 103(9), 1409-1410.
Michie S, Abraham C, Whittington C, McAteer J (2008). Behavior matters: What works in self-regulation interventions?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 558-558. Author URL.
Abraham C (2008). Beyond stages of change: Multi-determinant continuum models of action readiness and menu-based interventions. Applied Psychology, 57(1), 30-41. Abstract.
Sheeran P, Armitage C, Mann E, Abraham C (2008). Does changing attitudes, norms, or self-efficacy cause health behaviour change?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 351-351. Author URL.
Sibley E, Abraham C (2008). Does the health belief model provide a good theoretical basis for effective behaviour change interventions?. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 25-25. Author URL.
Abraham C, Sibley E (2008). Does the health belief model provide a good theoretical basis for effective behaviour change interventions?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 351-351. Author URL.
Greaves CJ, Sheppard K, Abraham C, Evans P, Roden M, Schwarz P, Grp IGD (2008). Health psychology in action: Preventing type 2 diabetes: Recommendations on achieving lifestyle change from the IMAGE guideline development project. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 17-17. Author URL.
Lemmens KPH, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT, Bos AER, Schaalma HP (2008). Identifying blood donors willing to help with recruitment. Vox Sanguinis, 95(3), 211-217. Abstract.
Gardner B, Abraham C (2008). Psychological correlates of car use: a meta-analysis. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 11(4), 300-311. Abstract.
Hill CA, Abraham C (2008). School-based, randomised controlled trial of an evidence-based condom promotion leaflet. Psychology and Health, 23(1), 41-56. Abstract.
Peters GJY, Kok G, Abraham C (2008). Social cognitive determinants of ecstasy use to target in evidence-based interventions: a meta-analytical review. Addiction, 103(1), 109-118. Abstract.
Abraham C, Michie S, Whittington C, McAteer J (2008). Specifying self-regulation intervention techniques in the context of healthy eating. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 575-575. Author URL.
Abraham C, Davidson KW, Kaplan RM, Michie S, Johnson BT, Schaalma H, Johnston M (2008). Standardising Behaviour Change Intervention Reports and Manuals. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 39-39. Author URL.
Abraham C (2008). Symposium 10: Improving the science of behaviour change intervention evaluations. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 38-38. Author URL.
Henderson M, Ecob R, Wight D, Abraham C (2008). What explains between-school differences in rates of smoking?. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 8 Author URL.
Hill C, Abraham C, Wright DB (2007). Can theory-based messages in combination with cognitive prompts promote exercise in classroom settings?. Soc Sci Med, 65(5), 1049-1058. Abstract.  Author URL.
Luszczynska A, Gregajtys A, Abraham C (2007). Effects of a self-efficacy intervention on initiation of recommended exercises in patients with spondylosis. J Aging Phys Act, 15(1), 26-40. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kelley K, Abraham C (2007). Health promotion for people aged over 65 years in hospitals: nurses' perceptions about their role. J Clin Nurs, 16(3), 569-579. Abstract.  Author URL.
Henderson M, Wight D, Raab GM, Abraham C, Parkes A, Scott S, Hart G (2007). Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: Final results of cluster randomised trial. British Medical Journal, 334(7585), 133-136. Abstract.
Ferguson E, France CR, Abraham C, Ditto B, Sheeran P (2007). Improving blood donor recruitment and retention: Integrating theoretical advances from social and behavioral science research agendas. Transfusion, 47(11), 1999-2010. Abstract.
Good A, Abraham C (2007). Measuring defensive responses to threatening messages: a meta-analysis of measures. Health Psychology Review, 1(2), 208-229. Abstract.
Luszczynska A, Sobczyk A, Abraham C (2007). Planning to lose weight: randomized controlled trial of an implementation intention prompt to enhance weight reduction among overweight and obese women. Health Psychol, 26(4), 507-512. Abstract.  Author URL.
Murgaff V, Abraham C, McDermott M (2007). Reducing friday alcohol comsumption among moderate, women drinkers: Evaluation of a brief evidence-based intervention. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 42(1), 37-41. Abstract.
Maio GR, Verplanken B, Manstead ASR, Stroebe W, Abraham C, Sheeran P, Conner M (2007). Social Psychological Factors in Lifestyle Change and Their Relevance to Policy. SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICY REVIEW, 1(1), 99-137. Author URL.
Gardner B, Abraham C (2007). What drives car use? a grounded theory analysis of commuters' reasons for driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 10(3), 187-200. Abstract.
Abraham C, Southby L, Quandte S, KrahĂ© B, Van Der Sluijs W (2007). What's in a leaflet? Identifying research-based persuasive messages in European alcohol-education leaflets. Psychology and Health, 22(1), 31-60. Abstract.
Luszczynska A, Abraham C (2006). Forming plans about nutrition and exercise results in weight reduction. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, 94-94. Author URL.
Mann E, Abraham C (2006). The role of affect in UK commuters' travel mode choices: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Br J Psychol, 97(Pt 2), 155-176. Abstract.  Author URL.
Myers L, Abraham C (2005). Beyond 'doctor's orders'. Psychologist, 18(11), 680-683.
KrahĂ© B, Abraham C, Scheinberger-Olwig R (2005). Can safer-sex promotion leaflets change cognitive antecedents of condom use? an experimental evaluation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(2), 203-220. Abstract.
Abraham C, Michie S (2005). Contributing to public health policy and practice. Psychologist, 18(11), 676-679.
Michie S, Johnston M, Abraham C, Lawton R, Parker D, Walker A (2005). Making psychological theory useful for implementing evidence based practice: a consensus approach. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 14(1), 26-33. Abstract.
KrahĂ© B, Abraham C, Felber J, Helbig MK (2005). Perceived discrimination of international visitors to universities in Germany and the UK. British Journal of Psychology, 96(3), 263-281. Abstract.
Kellar I, Abraham C (2005). Randomized controlled trial of a brief research-based intervention promoting fruit and vegetable consumption. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(4), 543-558. Abstract.
Abraham C (2005). Sequencing and prioritising of intentions in planned behaviour. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 20, 9-10. Author URL.
Abraham C, Dudley J (2005). Simple explanations increase comprehension of terms used in oncology consultations. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 20, 10-10. Author URL.
Lemmens KPH, Abraham C, Hoekstra T, Ruiter RAC, De Kort WLAM, Brug J, Schaalma HP (2005). Why don't young people volunteer to give blood? an investigation of the correlates of donation intentions among young nondonors. TRANSFUSION, 45(6), 945-955. Author URL.
Abraham C, Henderson M, Der G (2004). Cognitive impact of a research-based school sex education programme. Psychology and Health, 19(6), 689-703. Abstract.
Wilkinson D, Abraham C (2004). Constructing an integrated model of the antecedents of adolescent smoking. Br J Health Psychol, 9(Pt 3), 315-333. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P (2004). Deciding to exercise: the role of anticipated regret. Br J Health Psychol, 9(Pt 2), 269-278. Abstract.  Author URL.
Michie S, Abraham C (2004). Interventions to change health ehaviours: Evidence-based or vidence-inspired?. Psychology and Health, 19(1), 29-49. Abstract.
Kelley K, Abraham C (2004). RCT of a theory-based intervention promoting healthy eating and physical activity amongst out-patients older than 65 years. Soc Sci Med, 59(4), 787-797. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P (2003). Acting on intentions: the role of anticipated regret. Br J Soc Psychol, 42(Pt 4), 495-511. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P (2003). Implications of goal theories for the theories of reasoned action and planned behaviour. Current Psychology, 22(3), 264-280. Abstract.
Chapman K, Abraham C, Jenkins V, Fallowfield L (2003). Lay understanding of terms used in cancer consultations. Psychooncology, 12(6), 557-566. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sheeran P, Abraham C (2003). Mediator of moderators: Temporal stability of intention and the intention-behavior relation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29(2), 205-215. Abstract.
Phillips P, Abraham C, Bond R (2003). Personality, Cognition, and University Students' Examination Performance. European Journal of Personality, 17(6), 435-448. Abstract.
Abraham C, KrahĂ© B, Dominic R, Fritsche I (2002). Do health promotion messages target cognitive and behavioural correlates of condom use? a content analysis of safer sex promotion leaflets in two countries. Br J Health Psychol, 7(Pt 2), 227-246. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wight D, Raab GM, Henderson M, Abraham C, Buston K, Hart G, Scott S (2002). Limits of teacher delivered sex education: Interim behavioural outcomes from randomised trial. British Medical Journal, 324(7351), 1430-1433. Abstract.
Abraham C, Gregory N, Wolf L, Pemberton R (2002). Self-esteem, Stigma and Community Participation Amongst People with Learning Difficulties Living in the Community. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 12(6), 430-443. Abstract.
Conner M, Abraham C (2001). Conscientiousness and the theory of planned behavior: Toward a more complete model of the antecedents of intentions and behavior. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN, 27(11), 1547-1561. Author URL.
Kelley K, Bond R, Abraham C (2001). Effective approaches to persuading pregnant women to quit smoking: a meta-analysis of intervention evaluation studies. Br J Health Psychol, 6(Pt 3), 207-228. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones F, Abraham C, Harris P, Schulz J, Chrispin C (2001). From knowledge to action regulation: Modeling the cognitive prerequisites of sun screen use in Australian and UK samples. Psychology and Health, 16(2), 191-206. Abstract.
Abraham C (2001). Predicting health behaviour: Research and practice with social cognition models. PSYCHOLOGIST, 14(5), 260-260. Author URL.
Ruiter RAC, Abraham C, Kok G (2001). Scary warnings and rational precautions: a review of the psychology of fear appeals. Psychology and Health, 16(6), 613-630. Abstract.
Wight D, Henderson M, Raab G, Abraham C, Buston K, Scott S, Hart G (2000). Extent of regretted sexual intercourse among young teenagers in Scotland: a cross sectional survey. British Medical Journal, 320(7244), 1243-1244. Abstract.
Wight D, Abraham C (2000). From psycho-social theory to sustainable classroom practice: developing a research-based teacher-delivered sex education programme. Health Educ Res, 15(1), 25-38. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Costa-Pereira A, Florey CD, Ogston S (1999). Cognitions associated with initial medical consultations concerning recurrent breathing difficulties: a community-based study. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 14(5), 913-925. Author URL.
Abraham C, Clift S, Grabowski P (1999). Cognitive predictors of adherence to malaria prophylaxis regimens on return from a malarious region: a prospective study. Soc Sci Med, 48(11), 1641-1654. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sheeran P, Abraham C, Orbell S (1999). Psychosocial Correlates of Heterosexual Condom Use: a Meta-Analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 125(1), 90-132. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Norman P, Conner M, De Vries N, Otten W (1999). When good intentions are not enough: Modeling postdecisional cognitive correlates of condom use. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29(12), 2591-2612. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Orbell S (1998). Can social cognitive models contribute to the effectiveness of HIV-preventive behavioural interventions? a brief review of the literature and a reply to Joffe (1996; 1997) and Fife-Schaw (1997). Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 71(3), 297-310. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Orbell S (1998). Can social cognitive models contribute to the effectiveness of HIV-preventive behavioural interventions? a brief review of the literature and a reply to Joffe (1996; 1997) and Fife-Schaw (1997). Br J Med Psychol, 71 ( Pt 3), 297-310. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Wight D (1998). Designing research-based materials to promote safer sex amongst young people. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 3(1), 127-131. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Johnston M (1998). From health beliefs to self-regulation: Theoretical advances in the psychology of action control. Psychology and Health, 13(4), 569-591. Abstract.
Wight D, Abraham C, Scott S (1998). Towards a psycho-social theoretical framework for sexual health promotion. Health Education Research, 13(3), 317-330. Abstract.
Abraham C (1997). The psychology of preventive health - Pitts,M. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 45(10), 1603-1603. Author URL.
Abraham C, Hampson SE (1996). A social cognition approach to health psychology: Philosophical and methodological issues. Psychology and Health, 11(2), 223-241. Abstract.
Abraham C, Wight D (1996). Developing HIV-preventive behavioural interventions for young people in Scotland. Int J STD AIDS, 7 Suppl 2, 39-42. Author URL.
Abraham CS, Sheeran P, Abrams D, Spears R (1996). Health beliefs and teenage condom use: a prospective study. Psychology and Health, 11(5), 641-655. Abstract.
Moir J, Abraham C (1996). Why I want to be a psychiatric nurse: Constructing an identity through contrasts with general nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 23(2), 295-298. Abstract.
SPEARS R, ABRAHAM C, SHEERAN P, ABRAMS D (1995). STUDENTS JUDGMENTS OF THE RISKS OF HIV-INFECTION AS a FUNCTION OF SEXUAL PRACTICE, SEX OF TARGET AND PARTNER, AND AGE AND SEX OF STUDENT. JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT, 36(2), 103-111. Author URL.
Sheeran P, Abraham C (1994). Measurement of condom use in 72 studies of HIV-preventive behaviour: a critical review. Patient Education and Counseling, 24(3), 199-216. Abstract.
BROTHERTON CJ, LEATHER PJ, LLEWELYN SP, BANNISTER P, BETNEY G, CHMIEL N, HOLMES DA, JEFFERSON J, LEWIS S, LOMAX C, et al (1987). LINKS BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGY IN BRITAIN AND SOUTH-AFRICA. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 40, 27-28. Author URL.

Chapters

Abraham C, Sheeran P (2014). The health belief model. In  (Ed) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, Second Edition, 97-102.  Abstract.
Michie S, Abraham C, Johnston M (2009). Health Psychology Training: the UK Model. In  (Ed) Health Psychology in Practice, 5-45.
Michie S, Abraham C (2009). Health Psychology in Practice: Introduction. In  (Ed) Health Psychology in Practice, 1-4.
Abraham C (2009). Using Theory in Research. In  (Ed) Health Psychology in Practice, 63-82.

Conferences

Clarke A, Mitchell A, Abraham C (2014). Understanding donation experiences of unspecified (altruistic) kidney donors.  Abstract.
Abraham C (2013). FROM KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEFS TO BEHAVIOUR CHANGE.  Author URL.
Schaalma HP, Abraham C, Gillmore MR, Kok G (2004). Sex education as health promotion: What does it take?.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

White R, Abraham C, Smith J, White MP, Staiger PK (In Press). Recovery under sail: Rehabilitation clients’ experience of a sail training voyage. Addiction Research and Theory, In press Full text.
van Beurden S, Greaves CJ, Smith J, Abraham S (In Press). Techniques for Modifying Impulsive Processes Associated with Unhealthy Eating: a Systematic Review. Health Psychology, In Press Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Warmoth K, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2016). 'Thinking you're old and frail': a qualitative study of frailty in older adults. Ageing and Society, 36(7), 1483-1500. Abstract.
Bardus M, van Beurden SB, Smith JR, Abraham C (2016). A review and content analysis of engagement, functionality, aesthetics, information quality, and change techniques in the most popular commercial apps for weight management. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abraham C (2016). Charting variability to ensure conceptual and design precision: a comment on Ogden (2016). Health Psychol Rev, 10(3), 260-264. Author URL.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2016). Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disabil Rehabil, 38(9), 879-888. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chng S, White M, Abraham C, Skippon S (2016). Commuting and wellbeing in London: the roles of commute mode and local public transport connectivity. Prev Med, 88, 182-188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Conner M, Abraham C, Prestwich A, Hutter R, Hallam J, Sykes-Muskett B, Morris B, Hurling R (2016). Impact of goal priority and goal conflict on the intention–health-behavior relationship: Tests on physical activity and other health behaviors. Health Psychology, 35(9), 1017-1026. Full text.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Lang IA (2016). Older adults' perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies. Psychol Health Med, 21(5), 531-550. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Tarrant M, Abraham, Horton M (2016). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke–McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Tang JCH, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Nikolaou V (2016). Self-directed interventions to promote weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychol Rev, 10(3), 358-372. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Graber R, de Visser R, Abraham C, Memon A, Hart A, Hunt K (2016). Staying in the 'sweet spot': a resilience-based analysis of the lived experience of low-risk drinking and abstention among British youth. Psychol Health, 31(1), 79-99. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Borek AJ, Abraham C, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2015). A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions Biostatistics and methods. BMC Public Health, 15(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Wood CE, Richardson M, Johnston M, Abraham C, Francis J, Hardeman W, Michie S (2015). Applying the behaviour change technique (BCT) taxonomy v1: a study of coder training. Transl Behav Med, 5(2), 134-148. Abstract.  Author URL.
Michie S, Wood CE, Johnston M, Abraham C, Francis JJ, Hardeman W (2015). Behaviour change techniques: the development and evaluation of a taxonomic method for reporting and describing behaviour change interventions (a suite of five studies involving consensus methods, randomised controlled trials and analysis of qualitative data). Health Technol Assess, 19(99), 1-188. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2015). Children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Taylor RS, Hayward C, Eyre V, Austin J, Davies R, Doherty P, Jolly K, Wingham J, Van Lingen R, Abraham C, et al (2015). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in heart failure patients and caregivers: rationale and protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Devine-Wright H, Abraham C, Onya H, Ramatsea S, Themane M, Aarø LE (2015). Correlates of condom use and condom-use motivation among young South Africans. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Abstract.
Bailey J, Mann S, Wayal S, Abraham C, Murray E (2015). Digital media interventions for sexual health promotion-opportunities and challenges: a great way to reach people, particularly those at increased risk of sexual ill health. BMJ, 350 Author URL.
Kurz T, Gardner B, Verplanken B, Abraham C (2015). Habitual behaviours or patterns of practice: Explaining and changing repetitive climate-relevant actions. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: WIREs Climate Change, 6, 113-128. Abstract.  Full text.
Tang J, Abraham C, Stamp E, Greaves C (2015). How can weight-loss app designers' best engage and support users? a qualitative investigation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(1), 151-171. Abstract.
Tang J, Abraham C, Stamp E, Greaves C (2015). How can weight-loss app designers' best engage and support users? a qualitative investigation. Br J Health Psychol, 20(1), 151-171. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pearson M, Chilton R, Wyatt K, Abraham C, Ford T, Woods HB, Anderson R (2015). Implementing health promotion programmes in schools: a realist systematic review of research and experience in the United Kingdom. Implement Sci, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abraham C (2015). Mapping modifiable mechanisms in health promotion research: a commentary on Sniehotta, Presseau, and Araújo-Soares. Health Psychology Review, 9(2), 160-164.
Bardus M, Smith JR, Samaha L, Abraham C (2015). Mobile Phone and Web 2.0 Technologies for Weight Management: a Systematic Scoping Review. J Med Internet Res, 17(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Wingham J, Frost J, Britten N, Jolly K, Greaves C, Abraham C, Dalal H, REACH-HF research investigators (2015). Needs of caregivers in heart failure management: a qualitative study. Chronic Illn, 11(4), 304-319. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Good A, Harris PR, Jessop D, Abraham C (2015). Open-mindedness can decrease persuasion amongst adolescents: the role of self-affirmation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(2), 228-242. Abstract.
Good A, Harris PR, Jessop D, Abraham C (2015). Open-mindedness can decrease persuasion amongst adolescents: the role of self-affirmation. Br J Health Psychol, 20(2), 228-242. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Wood CE, Johnston M, Francis J, Hardeman W, Richardson M, Michie S (2015). Reliability of Identification of Behavior Change Techniques in Intervention Descriptions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine Abstract.  Full text.
Abraham C, Wood CE, Johnston M, Francis J, Hardeman W, Richardson M, Michie S (2015). Reliability of Identification of Behavior Change Techniques in Intervention Descriptions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(6), 885-900. Abstract.
de Visser RO, Graber R, Hart A, Abraham C, Scanlon T, Watten P, Memon A (2015). Using qualitative methods within a mixed-methods approach to developing and evaluating interventions to address harmful alcohol use among young people. Health Psychol, 34(4), 349-360. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Michie S, Johnston M, West R, Abraham C, Hardeman W, Wood C (2014). DESIGNING BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTIONS: THE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE WHEEL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE TECHNIQUES. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 47, S157-S157. Author URL.
Abraham C, Johnson BT, de Bruin M, Luszczynska A (2014). Enhancing reporting of behavior change intervention evaluations. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 66 Suppl 3, S293-S299. Abstract.  Author URL.
de Visser RO, Hart A, Abraham C, Graber R, Scanlon T, Memon A (2014). How alike are young non-drinkers, former-drinkers, low-risk drinkers, and hazardous drinkers?. Addict Behav, 39(8), 1258-1264. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C (2014). Mapping modifiable mechanisms in health promotion research: a commentary on Sniehotta, Presseau, and Araújo-Soares. Health Psychology Review
Rizzoli R, Abraham C, Brandi ML (2014). Nutrition and bone health: Turning knowledge and beliefs into healthy behaviour. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 30(1), 131-141. Abstract.
Forster AS, Forbes LJL, Abraham C, Warburton FG, Douglas E, Ramirez AJ (2014). Promoting early presentation of breast cancer: a preliminary evaluation of a written intervention. Chronic Illness, 10(1), 18-30. Abstract.
Aarø LE, Mathews C, Kaaya S, Katahoire AR, Onya H, Abraham C, Klepp KI, Wubs A, Eggers SM, De Vries H, et al (2014). Promoting sexual and reproductive health among adolescents in southern and eastern Africa (PREPARE): Project design and conceptual framework. BMC Public Health, 14(1). Abstract.
Tang J, Abraham C, Greaves C, Yates T (2014). Self-directed interventions to promote weight loss: a systematic review of reviews. J Med Internet Res, 16(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ashurst EJ, Jones RB, Abraham C, Jenner M, Boddy K, Besser REJ, Hammersley S, Pinkney J (2014). The Diabetes App Challenge: User-Led Development and Piloting of Internet Applications Enabling Young People with Diabetes to Set the Focus for Their Diabetes Consultations. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 16(11). Author URL.  Full text.
Macmillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.
MacMillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hillier-Brown FC, Moore HJ, Lake AA, Adamson AJ, White M, Adams J, Araujo-Soares V, Abraham C, Summerbell CD (2014). The effectiveness of interventions targeting specific out-of-home food outlets: Protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 3(1). Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P (2014). The health belief model. In  (Ed) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, Second Edition, 97-102.  Abstract.
Clarke A, Mitchell A, Abraham C (2014). Understanding donation experiences of unspecified (altruistic) kidney donors.  Abstract.
Clarke A, Mitchell A, Abraham C (2014). Understanding donation experiences of unspecified (altruistic) kidney donors. Br J Health Psychol, 19(2), 393-408. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C (2014). Use of multiple research methods to specify mechanisms regulating health-related behaviour patterns and identify techniques capable of changing those mechanisms. Australian Psychologist, 49(3), 139-141.
De Visser RO, Hart A, Abraham C, Memon A, Graber R, Scanlon T (2014). Which alcohol control strategies do young people think are effective?. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(2), 144-151. Abstract.
de Visser RO, Hart A, Abraham C, Memon A, Graber R, Scanlon T (2014). Which alcohol control strategies do young people think are effective?. Drug Alcohol Rev, 33(2), 144-151. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

de Visser RO, Wheeler Z, Abraham C, Smith JA (2013). 'Drinking is our modern way of bonding': Young people's beliefs about interventions to encourage moderate drinking. Psychology and Health, 28(12), 1460-1480. Abstract.
de Visser RO, Wheeler Z, Abraham C, Smith JA (2013). 'Drinking is our modern way of bonding': young people's beliefs about interventions to encourage moderate drinking. Psychol Health, 28(12), 1460-1480. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macmillan M, Abraham C, Morris C, Tarrant M (2013). Determinants of children's attitudes towards disabled people. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 257-257. Author URL.
Abraham C (2013). Developing and applying behaviour change component classification systems. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 16-16. Author URL.
van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2013). Does Questionnaire Distribution Promote Blood Donation? an Investigation of Question-Behavior Effects. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 45(2), 163-172. Author URL.
Abraham C (2013). FROM KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEFS TO BEHAVIOUR CHANGE.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). Group-based weight-loss programmes: a systematic review. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 175-175. Author URL.
Richardson M, Abraham C (2013). Modeling antecedents of university students' study behavior and grade point average. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(3), 626-637. Abstract.
Van Dongen A, Ruiter R, Abraham C, Veldhuizen I (2013). Predicting blood donation maintenance: the importance of planning future donations. Transfusion Abstract.
Jellema IJ, Abraham C, Schaalma HP, Gebhardt WA, Van Empelen P (2013). Predicting having condoms available among adolescents: the role of personal norm and enjoyment. British Journal of Health Psychology, 18(2), 453-468. Abstract.
Good A, Harris P, Jessop D, Abraham C (2013). Self-affirmation promotes open-minded rejection of challenging health messages. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 99-99. Author URL.
Tang J, Abraham C, Greaves C, Yates T (2013). Self-directed interventions to promote weight loss: a systematic review. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 319-319. Author URL.
Poltawski L, Abraham C, Forster A, Goodwin VA, Kilbride C, Taylor RS, Dean S (2013). Synthesising practice guidelines for the development of community-based exercise programmes after stroke. Implement Sci, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Lang I, Abraham C (2013). THINKING YOU'RE OLD AND FRAIL: a QUALITATIVE STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS' BELIEFS REGARDING FRAILTY. GERONTOLOGIST, 53, 161-161. Author URL.
Wyatt KM, Lloyd JJ, Abraham C, Creanor S, Dean S, Densham E, Daurge W, Green C, Hillsdon M, Pearson V, et al (2013). The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a novel school-based intervention to prevent obesity in school children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Michie S, Richardson M, Johnston M, Abraham C, Francis J, Hardeman W, Eccles MP, Cane J, Wood CE (2013). The behavior change technique taxonomy (v1) of 93 hierarchically clustered techniques: Building an international consensus for the reporting of behavior change interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46(1), 81-95. Abstract.
Van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2013). The influence of adverse reactions, subjective distress, and anxiety on retention of first-time blood donors. Transfusion, 53(2), 337-343. Abstract.
van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2013). The influence of adverse reactions, subjective distress, and anxiety on retention of first-time blood donors. Transfusion, 53(2), 337-343. Abstract.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). The role of group processes in facilitating change in group-based health interventions. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 69-70. Author URL.
Tang J, Abraham C, Greaves C (2013). Understanding adults' experiences of internet-based weight loss/maintenance interventions: a qualitative study. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 319-320. Author URL.

2012

Gardner B, Abraham C, Lally P, de Bruijn G-J (2012). 'The Habitual Use of the Self-report Habit Index': a Reply. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 43(1), 141-142. Author URL.
van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Schaalma HP, de Kort WLAM, Dijkstra JA, Veldhuizen IJT (2012). Are lapsed donors willing to resume blood donation, and what determines their motivation to do so?. Transfusion, 52(6), 1296-1302. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C (2012). Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 27, 1-1. Author URL.
Abraham C, Britten N, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Poltawski L, Wyatt KM (2012). Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact. European Health Psychologist, 14(3), 64-69.
Crutzen R, Peters G-JY, Abraham C (2012). DATA SHARING AMONG TRIALISTS What about trialists sharing other study materials?. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 345 Author URL.
Michie S, Johnston M, Abraham C, Francis J, Hardeman W, Eccles M (2012). Developing a true (hierarchical) taxonomy of behaviour change techniques. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 27, 91-91. Author URL.
van Dongen A, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT (2012). Does Questionnaire Distribution Promote Blood Donation? an Investigation of Question-Behavior Effects. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1-10.
Goodwin V, Poltawski L, Kilbride C, Abraham C, Taylor RS, Forster A, Dean SG (2012). Exercise for Stroke survivors: a synthesis of evidence-based guidelines. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 20, S245-S245. Author URL.
Mann E, Abraham C (2012). Identifying Beliefs and Cognitions Underpinning Commuters' Travel Mode Choices. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42(11), 2730-2757. Abstract.
Pearson M, Chilton R, Woods HB, Wyatt K, Ford T, Abraham C, Anderson R (2012). Implementing health promotion in schools: protocol for a realist systematic review of research and experience in the United Kingdom (UK). Syst Rev, 1 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Graham-Rowe E, Gardner B, Abraham C, Skippon S, Dittmar H, Hutchins R, Stannard J (2012). Mainstream consumers driving plug-in battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars: a qualitative analysis of responses and evaluations. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46(1), 140-153. Abstract.
Tang J, Abraham C, Greaves C, Yates T (2012). Mapping behaviour change techniques to modes of delivery to enhance weight loss initiation and maintenance. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 27, 337-337. Author URL.
Llewellyn C, Abraham C, Miners A, Smith H, Pollard A, Benn P, Fisher M (2012). Multicentre RCT and economic evaluation of a psychological intervention together with a leaflet to reduce risk behaviour amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) prescribed post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure (PEPSE): a protocol. BMC Infect Dis, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.
Richardson M, Abraham C, Bond R (2012). Psychological Correlates of University Students' Academic Performance: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 138(2), 353-387. Author URL.  Full text.
Luszczynska A, Abraham C (2012). Reciprocal relationships between three aspects of physical self-concept, vigorous physical activity, and lung function: a longitudinal study among late adolescents. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(5), 640-648. Abstract.
Abraham C, Good A, Huedo-Medina TB, Warren MR, Johnson BT (2012). Reliability and Utility of the SHARP Taxonomy of Behaviour Change Techniques. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 27, 1-2. Author URL.
Brown KE, Abraham C, Joshi P, Wallace LM (2012). Sexual health professionals' evaluations of a prototype computer-based contraceptive planning intervention for adolescents: Implications for practice. Sexual Health, 9(4), 341-348. Abstract.
Gardner B, Abraham C, Lally P, De Bruijn GJ (2012). The habitual use of the self-report habit index': a reply. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43(1), 141-142.
Gardner B, Abraham C, Lally P, de Bruijn GJ (2012). Towards parsimony in habit measurement: Testing the convergent and predictive validity of an automaticity subscale of the Self-Report Habit Index. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9 Abstract.
Crutzen R, Peters GJY, Abraham C (2012). What about trialists sharing other study materials?. BMJ (Online), 345(7887).

2011

Atwell K, Abraham C, Duka T (2011). A parsimonious, integrative model of key psychological correlates of UK university students' alcohol consumption. Alcohol Alcohol, 46(3), 253-260. Abstract.  Author URL.
Good A, Abraham C (2011). Can the effectiveness of health promotion campaigns be improved using self-efficacy and self-affirmation interventions? an analysis of sun protection messages. Psychol Health, 26(7), 799-818. Abstract.  Author URL.
Graham-Rowe E, Skippon S, Gardner B, Abraham C (2011). Can we reduce car use and, if so, how? a review of available evidence. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 45(5), 401-418. Abstract.
Abraham C (2011). Designing more effective behaviour change interventions. PSYCHOLOGIST, 24(12), 893-894. Author URL.
Abraham C, Johnson BT (2011). Editors' introduction to the special issue on health promotion interventions. Psychol Health, 26(2), 129-132. Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Henderson M (2011). Extending social cognition models of health behaviour. Health Educ Res, 26(4), 624-637. Abstract.  Author URL.
Michie S, Abraham C, Eccles MP, Francis JJ, Hardeman W, Johnston M (2011). Strengthening evaluation and implementation by specifying components of behaviour change interventions: a study protocol. IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 6 Author URL.
Greaves CJ, Sheppard KE, Abraham C, Hardeman W, Roden M, Evans PH, Schwarz P, IMAGE Study Group (2011). Systematic review of reviews of intervention components associated with increased effectiveness in dietary and physical activity interventions. BMC Public Health, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rivis A, Abraham C, Snook S (2011). Understanding young and older male drivers' willingness to drive while intoxicated: the predictive utility of constructs specified by the theory of planned behaviour and the prototype willingness model. Br J Health Psychol, 16(Pt 2), 445-456. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Paulweber B, Valensi P, Lindstrom J, Lalic NM, Greaves CJ, McKee M, Kissimova-Skarbek K, Liatis S, Cosson E, Szendroedi J, et al (2010). A European evidence-based guideline for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 42(Suppl.1), S3-S36. Abstract.
Johnston M, Michie S, Francis J, Eccles M, Abraham C, Hardeman W, Dixon D (2010). DEVELOPING a NOMENCLATURE FOR BEHAVIOUR CHANGE INTERVENTIONS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 17, 71-72. Author URL.
Gardner B, Abraham C (2010). Going green? Modeling the Impact of environmental concerns and perceptions of transportation alternatives on decisions to drive. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(4), 831-849. Abstract.
Lemmens KPH, Ruiter RAC, Abraham C, Veldhuizen IJT, Schaalma HP (2010). Motivating blood donors to recruit new donors: Experimental evaluation of an evidence-based behavior change intervention. Health Psychology, 29(6), 601-609. Abstract.
De Bruin M, Viechtbauer W, Schaalma HP, Kok G, Abraham C, Hospers HJ (2010). Standard care impact on effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy adherence interventions: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(3), 240-250. Abstract.

2009

Abraham C, Graham-Rowe E (2009). Are worksite interventions effective in increasing physical activity? a meta-analytic review. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24, 71-71. Author URL.
Abraham C, Graham-Rowe E (2009). Are worksite interventions effective in increasing physical activity? a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review, 3(1), 108-144. Abstract.
Kelly MP, Abraham C (2009). Behaviour change: the NICE perspective on the NICE guidance. Psychology and Health, 24(2), 131-133.
Richardson M, Abraham C (2009). Conscientiousness and achievement motivation predict performance. European Journal of Personality, 23(7), 589-605. Abstract.
Michie S, Abraham C, Whittington C, McAteer J, Gupta S (2009). Effective Techniques in Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Interventions: a Meta-Regression. Health Psychology, 28(6), 690-701. Abstract.  Full text.
Michie S, Abraham C, Johnston M (2009). Health Psychology Training: the UK Model. In  (Ed) Health Psychology in Practice, 5-45.
Michie S, Abraham C (2009). Health Psychology in Practice. Abstract.
Michie S, Abraham C (2009). Health Psychology in Practice: Introduction. In  (Ed) Health Psychology in Practice, 1-4.
Fife-Schaw C, Abraham C (2009). How much behaviour change should we expect from health promotion campaigns targeting cognitions? an approach to pre-intervention assessment. Psychology and Health, 24(7), 763-776. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Henderson M (2009). Integrating social structure and social cognition measures in explaining adolescent condom use. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24, 71-71. Author URL.
Lemmens KPH, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT, Dehing CJG, Bos AER, Schaalma HP (2009). Modelling antecedents of blood donation motivation among non-donors of varying age and education. British Journal of Psychology, 100(1), 71-90. Abstract.
Abraham C, Kelly MP, West R, Michie S (2009). The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence public health guidance on behaviour change: a brief introduction. Psychol Health Med, 14(1), 1-8. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C (2009). Using Theory in Research. In  (Ed) Health Psychology in Practice, 63-82.
Abraham C, Gardner B (2009). What psychological and behaviour changes are initiated by 'expert patient' training and what training techniques are most helpful?. Psychol Health, 24(10), 1153-1165. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Abraham C, Michie S (2008). A taxonomy of behavior change techniques used in interventions. HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 27(3), 379-387. Author URL.  Full text.
Michie S, Abraham C (2008). Advancing the science of behaviour change: a plea for scientific reporting. Addiction, 103(9), 1409-1410.
Michie S, Abraham C, Whittington C, McAteer J (2008). Behavior matters: What works in self-regulation interventions?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 558-558. Author URL.
Abraham C (2008). Beyond stages of change: Multi-determinant continuum models of action readiness and menu-based interventions. Applied Psychology, 57(1), 30-41. Abstract.
Sheeran P, Armitage C, Mann E, Abraham C (2008). Does changing attitudes, norms, or self-efficacy cause health behaviour change?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 351-351. Author URL.
Sibley E, Abraham C (2008). Does the health belief model provide a good theoretical basis for effective behaviour change interventions?. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 25-25. Author URL.
Abraham C, Sibley E (2008). Does the health belief model provide a good theoretical basis for effective behaviour change interventions?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 351-351. Author URL.
Greaves CJ, Sheppard K, Abraham C, Evans P, Roden M, Schwarz P, Grp IGD (2008). Health psychology in action: Preventing type 2 diabetes: Recommendations on achieving lifestyle change from the IMAGE guideline development project. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 17-17. Author URL.
Lemmens KPH, Abraham C, Ruiter RAC, Veldhuizen IJT, Bos AER, Schaalma HP (2008). Identifying blood donors willing to help with recruitment. Vox Sanguinis, 95(3), 211-217. Abstract.
Gardner B, Abraham C (2008). Psychological correlates of car use: a meta-analysis. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 11(4), 300-311. Abstract.
Hill CA, Abraham C (2008). School-based, randomised controlled trial of an evidence-based condom promotion leaflet. Psychology and Health, 23(1), 41-56. Abstract.
Peters GJY, Kok G, Abraham C (2008). Social cognitive determinants of ecstasy use to target in evidence-based interventions: a meta-analytical review. Addiction, 103(1), 109-118. Abstract.
Abraham C, Michie S, Whittington C, McAteer J (2008). Specifying self-regulation intervention techniques in the context of healthy eating. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 575-575. Author URL.
Abraham C, Davidson KW, Kaplan RM, Michie S, Johnson BT, Schaalma H, Johnston M (2008). Standardising Behaviour Change Intervention Reports and Manuals. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 39-39. Author URL.
Abraham C (2008). Symposium 10: Improving the science of behaviour change intervention evaluations. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 38-38. Author URL.
Henderson M, Ecob R, Wight D, Abraham C (2008). What explains between-school differences in rates of smoking?. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 8 Author URL.

2007

Hill C, Abraham C, Wright DB (2007). Can theory-based messages in combination with cognitive prompts promote exercise in classroom settings?. Soc Sci Med, 65(5), 1049-1058. Abstract.  Author URL.
Luszczynska A, Gregajtys A, Abraham C (2007). Effects of a self-efficacy intervention on initiation of recommended exercises in patients with spondylosis. J Aging Phys Act, 15(1), 26-40. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kelley K, Abraham C (2007). Health promotion for people aged over 65 years in hospitals: nurses' perceptions about their role. J Clin Nurs, 16(3), 569-579. Abstract.  Author URL.
Henderson M, Wight D, Raab GM, Abraham C, Parkes A, Scott S, Hart G (2007). Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: Final results of cluster randomised trial. British Medical Journal, 334(7585), 133-136. Abstract.
Ferguson E, France CR, Abraham C, Ditto B, Sheeran P (2007). Improving blood donor recruitment and retention: Integrating theoretical advances from social and behavioral science research agendas. Transfusion, 47(11), 1999-2010. Abstract.
Good A, Abraham C (2007). Measuring defensive responses to threatening messages: a meta-analysis of measures. Health Psychology Review, 1(2), 208-229. Abstract.
Luszczynska A, Sobczyk A, Abraham C (2007). Planning to lose weight: randomized controlled trial of an implementation intention prompt to enhance weight reduction among overweight and obese women. Health Psychol, 26(4), 507-512. Abstract.  Author URL.
Murgaff V, Abraham C, McDermott M (2007). Reducing friday alcohol comsumption among moderate, women drinkers: Evaluation of a brief evidence-based intervention. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 42(1), 37-41. Abstract.
Maio GR, Verplanken B, Manstead ASR, Stroebe W, Abraham C, Sheeran P, Conner M (2007). Social Psychological Factors in Lifestyle Change and Their Relevance to Policy. SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICY REVIEW, 1(1), 99-137. Author URL.
Gardner B, Abraham C (2007). What drives car use? a grounded theory analysis of commuters' reasons for driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 10(3), 187-200. Abstract.
Abraham C, Southby L, Quandte S, KrahĂ© B, Van Der Sluijs W (2007). What's in a leaflet? Identifying research-based persuasive messages in European alcohol-education leaflets. Psychology and Health, 22(1), 31-60. Abstract.

2006

Luszczynska A, Abraham C (2006). Forming plans about nutrition and exercise results in weight reduction. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, 94-94. Author URL.
Mann E, Abraham C (2006). The role of affect in UK commuters' travel mode choices: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Br J Psychol, 97(Pt 2), 155-176. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

Myers L, Abraham C (2005). Beyond 'doctor's orders'. Psychologist, 18(11), 680-683.
KrahĂ© B, Abraham C, Scheinberger-Olwig R (2005). Can safer-sex promotion leaflets change cognitive antecedents of condom use? an experimental evaluation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(2), 203-220. Abstract.
Abraham C, Michie S (2005). Contributing to public health policy and practice. Psychologist, 18(11), 676-679.
Michie S, Johnston M, Abraham C, Lawton R, Parker D, Walker A (2005). Making psychological theory useful for implementing evidence based practice: a consensus approach. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 14(1), 26-33. Abstract.
KrahĂ© B, Abraham C, Felber J, Helbig MK (2005). Perceived discrimination of international visitors to universities in Germany and the UK. British Journal of Psychology, 96(3), 263-281. Abstract.
Kellar I, Abraham C (2005). Randomized controlled trial of a brief research-based intervention promoting fruit and vegetable consumption. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(4), 543-558. Abstract.
Abraham C (2005). Sequencing and prioritising of intentions in planned behaviour. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 20, 9-10. Author URL.
Abraham C, Dudley J (2005). Simple explanations increase comprehension of terms used in oncology consultations. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 20, 10-10. Author URL.
Lemmens KPH, Abraham C, Hoekstra T, Ruiter RAC, De Kort WLAM, Brug J, Schaalma HP (2005). Why don't young people volunteer to give blood? an investigation of the correlates of donation intentions among young nondonors. TRANSFUSION, 45(6), 945-955. Author URL.

2004

Abraham C, Henderson M, Der G (2004). Cognitive impact of a research-based school sex education programme. Psychology and Health, 19(6), 689-703. Abstract.
Wilkinson D, Abraham C (2004). Constructing an integrated model of the antecedents of adolescent smoking. Br J Health Psychol, 9(Pt 3), 315-333. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P (2004). Deciding to exercise: the role of anticipated regret. Br J Health Psychol, 9(Pt 2), 269-278. Abstract.  Author URL.
Michie S, Abraham C (2004). Interventions to change health ehaviours: Evidence-based or vidence-inspired?. Psychology and Health, 19(1), 29-49. Abstract.
Kelley K, Abraham C (2004). RCT of a theory-based intervention promoting healthy eating and physical activity amongst out-patients older than 65 years. Soc Sci Med, 59(4), 787-797. Abstract.  Author URL.
Schaalma HP, Abraham C, Gillmore MR, Kok G (2004). Sex education as health promotion: What does it take?.  Abstract.

2003

Abraham C, Sheeran P (2003). Acting on intentions: the role of anticipated regret. Br J Soc Psychol, 42(Pt 4), 495-511. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P (2003). Implications of goal theories for the theories of reasoned action and planned behaviour. Current Psychology, 22(3), 264-280. Abstract.
Chapman K, Abraham C, Jenkins V, Fallowfield L (2003). Lay understanding of terms used in cancer consultations. Psychooncology, 12(6), 557-566. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sheeran P, Abraham C (2003). Mediator of moderators: Temporal stability of intention and the intention-behavior relation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29(2), 205-215. Abstract.
Phillips P, Abraham C, Bond R (2003). Personality, Cognition, and University Students' Examination Performance. European Journal of Personality, 17(6), 435-448. Abstract.

2002

Abraham C, KrahĂ© B, Dominic R, Fritsche I (2002). Do health promotion messages target cognitive and behavioural correlates of condom use? a content analysis of safer sex promotion leaflets in two countries. Br J Health Psychol, 7(Pt 2), 227-246. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wight D, Raab GM, Henderson M, Abraham C, Buston K, Hart G, Scott S (2002). Limits of teacher delivered sex education: Interim behavioural outcomes from randomised trial. British Medical Journal, 324(7351), 1430-1433. Abstract.
Abraham C, Gregory N, Wolf L, Pemberton R (2002). Self-esteem, Stigma and Community Participation Amongst People with Learning Difficulties Living in the Community. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 12(6), 430-443. Abstract.

2001

Conner M, Abraham C (2001). Conscientiousness and the theory of planned behavior: Toward a more complete model of the antecedents of intentions and behavior. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN, 27(11), 1547-1561. Author URL.
Kelley K, Bond R, Abraham C (2001). Effective approaches to persuading pregnant women to quit smoking: a meta-analysis of intervention evaluation studies. Br J Health Psychol, 6(Pt 3), 207-228. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones F, Abraham C, Harris P, Schulz J, Chrispin C (2001). From knowledge to action regulation: Modeling the cognitive prerequisites of sun screen use in Australian and UK samples. Psychology and Health, 16(2), 191-206. Abstract.
Abraham C (2001). Predicting health behaviour: Research and practice with social cognition models. PSYCHOLOGIST, 14(5), 260-260. Author URL.
Ruiter RAC, Abraham C, Kok G (2001). Scary warnings and rational precautions: a review of the psychology of fear appeals. Psychology and Health, 16(6), 613-630. Abstract.

2000

Wight D, Henderson M, Raab G, Abraham C, Buston K, Scott S, Hart G (2000). Extent of regretted sexual intercourse among young teenagers in Scotland: a cross sectional survey. British Medical Journal, 320(7244), 1243-1244. Abstract.
Wight D, Abraham C (2000). From psycho-social theory to sustainable classroom practice: developing a research-based teacher-delivered sex education programme. Health Educ Res, 15(1), 25-38. Abstract.  Author URL.

1999

Abraham C, Costa-Pereira A, Florey CD, Ogston S (1999). Cognitions associated with initial medical consultations concerning recurrent breathing difficulties: a community-based study. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 14(5), 913-925. Author URL.
Abraham C, Clift S, Grabowski P (1999). Cognitive predictors of adherence to malaria prophylaxis regimens on return from a malarious region: a prospective study. Soc Sci Med, 48(11), 1641-1654. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sheeran P, Abraham C, Orbell S (1999). Psychosocial Correlates of Heterosexual Condom Use: a Meta-Analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 125(1), 90-132. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Norman P, Conner M, De Vries N, Otten W (1999). When good intentions are not enough: Modeling postdecisional cognitive correlates of condom use. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29(12), 2591-2612. Abstract.

1998

Abraham C, Sheeran P, Orbell S (1998). Can social cognitive models contribute to the effectiveness of HIV-preventive behavioural interventions? a brief review of the literature and a reply to Joffe (1996; 1997) and Fife-Schaw (1997). Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 71(3), 297-310. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Orbell S (1998). Can social cognitive models contribute to the effectiveness of HIV-preventive behavioural interventions? a brief review of the literature and a reply to Joffe (1996; 1997) and Fife-Schaw (1997). Br J Med Psychol, 71 ( Pt 3), 297-310. Abstract.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Wight D (1998). Designing research-based materials to promote safer sex amongst young people. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 3(1), 127-131. Abstract.
Abraham C, Sheeran P, Johnston M (1998). From health beliefs to self-regulation: Theoretical advances in the psychology of action control. Psychology and Health, 13(4), 569-591. Abstract.
Wight D, Abraham C, Scott S (1998). Towards a psycho-social theoretical framework for sexual health promotion. Health Education Research, 13(3), 317-330. Abstract.

1997

Abraham C (1997). The psychology of preventive health - Pitts,M. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 45(10), 1603-1603. Author URL.

1996

Abraham C, Hampson SE (1996). A social cognition approach to health psychology: Philosophical and methodological issues. Psychology and Health, 11(2), 223-241. Abstract.
Abraham C, Wight D (1996). Developing HIV-preventive behavioural interventions for young people in Scotland. Int J STD AIDS, 7 Suppl 2, 39-42. Author URL.
Abraham CS, Sheeran P, Abrams D, Spears R (1996). Health beliefs and teenage condom use: a prospective study. Psychology and Health, 11(5), 641-655. Abstract.
Moir J, Abraham C (1996). Why I want to be a psychiatric nurse: Constructing an identity through contrasts with general nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 23(2), 295-298. Abstract.

1995

SPEARS R, ABRAHAM C, SHEERAN P, ABRAMS D (1995). STUDENTS JUDGMENTS OF THE RISKS OF HIV-INFECTION AS a FUNCTION OF SEXUAL PRACTICE, SEX OF TARGET AND PARTNER, AND AGE AND SEX OF STUDENT. JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT, 36(2), 103-111. Author URL.

1994

Sheeran P, Abraham C (1994). Measurement of condom use in 72 studies of HIV-preventive behaviour: a critical review. Patient Education and Counseling, 24(3), 199-216. Abstract.

1987

BROTHERTON CJ, LEATHER PJ, LLEWELYN SP, BANNISTER P, BETNEY G, CHMIEL N, HOLMES DA, JEFFERSON J, LEWIS S, LOMAX C, et al (1987). LINKS BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGY IN BRITAIN AND SOUTH-AFRICA. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 40, 27-28. Author URL.

Awards

Charles Abraham has been awarded fellowships by the following organisations:

  • British Psychological Society,
  • European Health Psychology Society,
  • International Association of Applied Psychology
  • Higher Education Academy.

Committee/panel activities

Member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) group which developed the 2007 guidelines on Behaviour Change and the group that will extend these guidelines in 2013.

Special Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology during their 2010/11 inquiry into the role of behaviour change in government policy.

Member of the National Cancer Research Institute – Lifestyle Group.

Former Research consultant to the UK Department of Health.

Former Advisor to Alcohol Concern UK.

Founding chair of the British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology.


Editorial responsibilities

Former co-editor of the journal Psychology and Health.

Current editorial board member for Psychology and Health.

Current editorial board member Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Reviewer for a range of journals and funding bodies.


Invited lectures

7th Annual Peninsula Public Health Network Conference 2013. Designing and Evaluating Behaviour Change Interventions and Addressing Health Inequalities.

Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry, Annual Conference 2013. An Approach to the Design and Evaluation of Behaviour Change Interventions.

26th European Health Psychology Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. 2012. Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact.

Associatie van Sociaal Psychologische Onderzoekers (ASPO) Behaviour Change Symposium Maastricht University, 2011. Health Behaviour Change Interventions: Content, Mechanism, Training and Effectiveness.

8th Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, Christchurch, February 2011. Health Behaviour Change Interventions: Content, Mechanism, Training and Effectiveness

27th International Congress of Applied Psychology Melbourne, 2010. Promoting Health Behaviour Change: The State of the ‘Art’.

German Society for Medical Psychology Annual Conference. Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, 2008. “Building a Science of Behaviour Change: Specifying the Content of Behaviour Change Interventions”.

Charles Abraham is a member of the University of Exeter Medical School (UMES) Postgraduate Committee and supervises doctoral students at the universities of Exeter, Sussex and Maastricht. He also supervises students on the UMES Bachelor of Clinical sciences (BClin Sci) degree.

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