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Since completing a PhD studentship at Sheffield Hallam University in 2004 Professor 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. In September 2017 she was conferred with a Professorship. 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 National Institute for Health Research, the European Commission and commercial sources. Professor Brown is currently Lead of the Health Behaviour and Interventions Research sub-theme in the Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science. Prof 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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What is the best way to promote self-efficacy using digital interventions? A systematic review with meta-analysis

Newby, K., Teah, G., Cooke, R., Li, X., Brown, K., Salisbury-Finch, B., Kwah, K., Bartle, N., Curtis, K., Fulton, E., Parsons, J., Dusseldorp, E. & Williams, S.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • Open Access
  • 5 Downloads (Pure)

    An Intervention to Increase Condom Use Among Users of Chlamydia Self-Sampling Websites (Wrapped): Intervention Mapping and Think-Aloud Study

    Newby, K., Crutzen, R., Brown, K., Bailey, J. V., Saunders, J., Szczepura, A., Hunt, J., Alston, T., Sadiq, T. & Satyajit, D., 1 May 2019, In : JMIR Formative Research. 3, 2, 14 p., e11242.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 15 Downloads (Pure)

    Evidence for behavioural interventions addressing condom use fit and feel issues to improve condom use: A Systematic Review

    Anstee, S., Shephard, J., Graham, C., Stone, N., Brown, K., Newby, K. & Ingham, R., 31 Oct 2019, In : Sexual Health. 16, 6, p. 539-547 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
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    Psychosocial interventions for survivors of rape and sexual assault experienced during adulthood (Protocol)

    Brown, S., Khasteganan, N., Brown, K., Hegarty, K., Carter, G., Tarzia, L., Feder, G. & O'Doherty, L., 7 Nov 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 11, 26 p., CD013456.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 8 Participation in conference

    Public Health Excellence Conference

    Katherine Brown (Speaker)
    6 Mar 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    IRCH 20th Anniversary Annual Conference

    Katherine Brown (Speaker)
    4 Dec 20145 Dec 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference

    Katherine Brown (Speaker)
    15 Sep 201017 Sep 2010

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    EHPS annual conference

    Katherine Brown (Speaker)
    23 Sep 200926 Sep 2009

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference

    Katherine Brown (Speaker)
    9 Sep 200911 Sep 2009

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    The design and development of a multi-platform intervention to increase engagement with the Warwickshire Stop Smoking in Pregnancy service

    Author: Griffiths, S., Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Brown, K. (Supervisor), Fulton, E. (Supervisor), Naughton, F. (External person) (Supervisor) & Wild, S. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    The Experience of Sharing with Strangers: A Phenomenological Study of Patients in an Acute Medicine Unit

    Author: Pickard, H., Dec 2018

    Supervisor: Phimister, D. (Supervisor), Baldwin, L. (Supervisor) & Brown, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science by Research