I am a developmental behavioural psychologist with a strong applied focus and international outlook.
Presently I am the module organiser and lecturer on
PPP-4014 Topics in Child Health and Wellbeing postgraduate Masters module
PPP-3015 Psychophysiology of Eating undergraduate Year 3 module
PPP-2012 Developmental Psychology undergraduate Year 2 module
I am supervising PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate research projects in several areas of developmental, behavioural, and applied psychology research.
I welcome PhD applications from international students.
My research interests are varied. These are some of the ongoing research projects in my lab.
In collaboration with Conwy Council school caterers, we have been conducting a series of studies to implement positive changes in dining rooms of local primary schools. This type of intervention may be a cheap alternative to complex interventions in schools. It can also be an effective healthy eating maintenance measure that schools can implement themselves. Collaborators on this project include Dr Ellie Marcano-Olivier (Birmingham City University) and Dr Simon Viktor (Bangor).
In another project, we have been exploring determinants of health and wellbeing in 8-11 year old children with Type 1 diabetes and their healthy counterparts in Kuwait. Children with Type 1 diabetes and their families often struggle and can experience poor mental health and lifestyle changes in response to their illness. This is likely to be exacerbated under the hardship of the pandemic. This project is supported by PhD funding provided by Kuwait Ministry of Health to Afrah Alazmi. Collaboratior: Dr Simon Viktor (Bangor).
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