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Dr Katie Newby is a Senior Research Fellow within the Health Behaviour and Interventions Research (HBIR) theme of CABS. She has broad research interests around sexual health and infectious disease. Particularly, she is interested in how people (e.g. parents, children, young adults) perceive the risk of infection (e.g. from sexually transmitted infections, flu etc) and whether/how this influences protective behaviour (e.g. condom use, vaccination).

Her work in this area also includes examining how to best measure risk and its association with behaviour. She is also interested in the development and evaluation of health behaviour change interventions, particularly methods of development, specification of Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs), and identifying routes of action. Dr Newby is a registered psychologist (HCPC).

Dr Newby has a degree in psychology (University of Liverpool, 1998; 2.1), and MSc in Health Psychology (Coventry University, 2003; Distinction). Her PhD (Coventry University, 2014) focused on the development and evaluation of an intervention to increase condom use by changing young people’s chlamydia risk and efficacy appraisals.


Research Interests

Infectious diseases; Vaccination behaviour; Interventions to change health-relate behaviour; Digital technology; Risk perception and sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviours

Vision Statement

To produce behaviour change interventions which have a meaningful and positive effect on health outcomes, and which also have reach and appeal. Furthermore to build and evaluate these in such a way as to contribute to the evidence base about what works, for whom, when and why.

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Research Output 2003 2019

Occupational therapy home programmes for children with cerebral palsy: A national survey of United Kingdom paediatric occupational therapy practice

Milton, Y., Dunford, C. & Newby, K. 7 Jan 2019 (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Occupational Therapy. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Occupational Therapy
Cerebral Palsy
Social Media
United Kingdom
Randomized Controlled Trials
Open Access
Feasibility Studies
Self Efficacy
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

The eroticisation of condom use: Could porn be used to have a positive impact on public health?

Newby, K. & Philpott, A. 1 Mar 2018 In : Porn Studies. 5, 2, p. 204-207 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

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 2003 2013

  • 27 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Health Protection 2012 Conference

Newby, K. (Speaker)
9 Sep 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

West Midlands Excellence in Public Health conference

Newby, K. (Speaker)
24 Apr 2012

Activity: Participation in conference