Psychology Applied to Health (PAtH) group


Psychology Applied to Health (PAtH) group

The Psychology Applied to Health (PAtH) group studies behaviour-change processes.

We primarily research the mechanisms by which behaviour patterns relevant to health develop and change and can be changed through intervention.

We have particular expertise in the development, evaluation and implementation of behaviour-change interventions.

About us

We conduct research, provide training for researchers and professionals, deliver teaching on university degree programmes and provide hands-on, collaborative doctoral supervision.

We also provide consultancy and work with NHS, public health, voluntary sector and business partners.


We design and evaluate complex interventions to help people live healthier lifestyles, manage long term conditions and to improve healthcare in a variety of topic areas, settings and populations.

Key areas of current and recent research include obesity and weight loss, alcohol use, physical activity, sexual health, rehabilitation, women's health and management of chronic illness (e.g. asthma, heart failure, diabetes). 


The PAtH group aim to contribute to the creation and delivery of a coherent curriculum of psychology education within the medical school’s BMBS and BSc Medical Sciences undergraduate programmes.

Members of the PAtH group also contribute to the Medical School's Masters programmes.