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Since completing a PhD studentship at Sheffield Hallam University in 2004 Dr Katherine Brown has held posts as Lecturer and later Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Coventry University and for three years was Course Director of the MSc Health Psychology programme. In September 2011, Dr Brown took up the position of Reader in eHealth and Wellbeing Interventions, a joint post between Coventry University and Public Health Warwickshire. She has published papers in psychology, medical and public health journals and obtained funding from research councils including the British Academy and Medical Research Council, the NHS, the European Commission and commercial sources. Dr Brown is currently Acting Lead of the Behaviour and Interventions Research sub-theme in CTEHR. Dr Brown’s research interests include the application of psychological behavioural change theories and evidence to the design and development of public health interventions; the application of eHealth as a format for intervention delivery; interventions to support sexual health and wellbeing outcomes, including the work looking at ending Female Genital Mutilation amongst migrant African communities in Europe. Evaluation of interventions is also a key focus of her work.

Area of Expertise:

  • Expertise in behaviour change intervention development and public health
  • Intervention evaluation using a range of methodologies
  • Particular expertise in using eHealth formats for intervention delivery
  • Co-production of interventions with end-users and stakeholders
  • Particular expertise in sexual health and wellbeing
  • Particular interest in issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) in migrant communities in the EU

Research Interests

eHealth; Public Health; Sexual Health; Behaviour Change; Health Psychology; Intervention development and evaluation

Vision Statement

Understanding how real-world problems can be addressed by the scientific evidence-base has always been what has interested me about a career in research. I want my work to address important health and wellbeing issues through developing and evaluating interventions informed by clear theoretical thinking, rigorous systematic approaches and the evidence about what is most likely to be effective in bringing about positive change.

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Research Output 2005 2017

Big hearts, small hands: A focus group study exploring parental food portion behaviours

Curtis, K., Brown, K. & Atkins, L. 2017 In : BMC Public Health. 17, 14 p., 716

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Focus Groups
Portion Size
Behavior Control
Open Access
Sex Education
Reproductive Health
Contraceptive Agents

Development of an intervention to increase sexual health service uptake by young people

Newby, K., Brown, K. E., Bayley, J., Caley, M., Danahey, A., Hunt, J. & Critchley, G. 7 Apr 2017 In : HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICE. 18, 3, p. 391-399 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Reproductive Health
Health Services
Focus Groups
Social Work

Activities 2006 2015

  • 8 Participation in conference

Public Health Excellence Conference

Brown, K. (Speaker)
6 Mar 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

IRCH 20th Anniversary Annual Conference

Brown, K. (Speaker)
4 Dec 20145 Dec 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference

Brown, K. (Speaker)
15 Sep 201017 Sep 2010

Activity: Participation in conference

British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference

Brown, K. (Speaker)
9 Sep 200911 Sep 2009

Activity: Participation in conference

EHPS annual conference

Brown, K. (Speaker)
23 Sep 200926 Sep 2009

Activity: Participation in conference