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After studying at the University of Liverpool (BSc Psychology) and Coventry University (MSc Health Psychology), Katie Newby began a research career at Coventry University in 2002. Starting as a research assistant, she has progressed to Associate Professor, studying a PhD in Health Psychology alongside her career (2010- 2013). She has published papers in psychology, medical and public health journals and obtained funding from research councils including the Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research, and Cancer Research UK. She is currently deputy lead of the Health Behaviour and Interventions Research sub-theme in the Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science. Her research focus is on the development and evaluation of health behaviour change interventions, particularly methods of development, specification of Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs), and identifying routes of action. She specialises in research on digital interventions, risk appraisal, sexual behaviour and vaccination uptake.

Research Interests

Interventions to change health-related behaviour; Digital technology; Risk appraisal; Sexually transmitted infections and Sexual behaviours; Vaccination behaviour;

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Psychology, Doctorate, Coventry University

1 Sep 201013 Jun 2013

Health Psychology, MSc, Coventry University

15 Sep 200128 May 2002

Psychology, Degree, University of Liverpool

1 Oct 199530 Jun 1998

External positions

RfPB (West Midlands) funding panel member, National Institute for Health Research

15 Mar 2019 → …


  • BF Psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Vaccination uptake
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Risk appraisal
  • Interventions
  • Digital health
  • Patient and Public Involvement
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Co-production
  • Co-Design
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health promotion
  • Public health

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Research Output

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
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    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
  • 9 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    37 Downloads (Pure)

    Tailored digital behaviour change intervention with e-referral system to increase attendance at NHS Stop Smoking Services (The MyWay Project): study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial.

    Fulton, E., Brown, K., Newby, K., Gokal, K., Kwah, K., Jackson, L., Naughton, F., Schumacher, L. & Coleman, T., 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 4, 7 p., e028721.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Younger adolescents’ perceptions of physical activity, exergaming, and virtual reality: qualitative intervention development study

    Farič, N., Yorke, E., Varnes, L., Newby, K., potts, H., Smith, L., Hon, A., Steptoe, A. & Fisher, A., 17 Jun 2019, In : JMIR Serious Games. 7, 2, e11960.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    18 Downloads (Pure)


    Sexual health behaviour change interventions - what works for adolescents?

    Katie Newby (Speaker)
    2 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    MRES Examination

    Katie Newby (Examiner)
    12 Jul 2018

    Activity: Examination

    Jane Walsh

    Katie Newby (Host)
    12 Nov 201814 Nov 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    Midlands Health Psychology Network (MHPN) annual conference

    Katie Newby (Keynote speaker)
    1 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


    Changing risk and efficacy appraisals for flu vaccination amongst pregnant women

    Author: Parsons, J., Sep 2020

    Supervisor: Newby, K. (Supervisor), French, D. (Supervisor), Bailey, E. (Supervisor) & Inglis, N. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy