Shokraneh is a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the College of Medicine and Health, with a strong background in health psychology. Shokraneh completed her BSc in Psychology in 2016 and her MSc Health Psychology in 2017. She was awarded a PhD studentship at the University of Winchester in 2017, where she undertook the development and evaluation of a digital sleep intervention (SleepWise) aimed at adolescents. As part of her PhD, Shokraneh designed, developed, and evaluated SleepWise across schools, colleges and youth clubs. She undertook a feasibility trial with an embedded mixed-methods process evaluation to evaluate the feasibility of her intervention.
Shokraneh has vast experience in developing and evaluating complex digital health interventions, using mix-methods analysis, and has worked on a number of NIHR funded projects, including a digitally delivered remote support rehabilitation for Long-Covid (Living With Covid Recovery), an online weight management intervention (Positive Online Weight Reduction- POWeR+), a digital intervention offering lifestyle and wellbeing support for cancer survivors (Cancer: Life Affirming Survivorship support in Primary care Programme- CLASP), and as a remote supporter on a web-based intervention aimed at reducing and preventing cognitive impairment in older age groups (Reducing and preventing Cognitive impairment iN older age groups- RECON). Shokraneh is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) (Division of Health Psychology).
Shokraneh’s research interests include developing and evaluating (online/offline) behaviour change interventions, mixed methods research, and implementation science. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the 'ImPROving GROUP treatment for people with severe obesity' (PROGROUP) project, which seeks to optimise and test a new group-based intervention for promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours amongst people with severe obesity. Shokraneh hopes to support and empower people to manage health behaviours, and contribute to reducing, and overtime, eliminating societal barriers to achieving health equality in society.
- BSc Psychology, University of Southampton (2013-2016)
- MSc Health Psychology, University of Southampton (2016-2017)
- PhD Psychology, University of Winchester (2017-2020)