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Nikki Garner

PhD Student



I am Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and Health Psychologist (HCPC) currently employed as a Senior Research Associate on an NIHR programme grant working in the areas of intervention delivery and design and mentoring supervision and training.  In addition, areas of interest centre of health and wellbeing promotion in the areas of diabetes management and prevention, sexual health in young people and teaching and training.


  • PhD in health psychology – ongoing (University of Exeter Medical School)
  • Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology (C Psychol) – (British Psychological Society)
  • MPhil in Health Psychology (University of Exeter medical School)
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills (The University of East Anglia)
  • MSc in health psychology with Distinction (University of Bedfordshire)
  • BSc Psychology with Clinical (University of Kent)


Research interests

My research centres on self-regulation, action and coping planning in a ‘pre-diabetes’ population on maintenance of health behaviours in a type 2 diabetes prevention intervention.  Particular interest is the content of behavioural goal specifications as part of a written action plan and how this content relates to weight loss.  My PhD at Exeter is under the supervision of Professor Colin Greaves (B'ham) and Dr Jane Smith

External Engagement and Impact


Supervision / Group

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