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Dr Katie Newby is a Research Fellow within the Behaviour and Interventions Research (BIR) theme of CTEHR. 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; 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 2018

Open Access
Self Efficacy
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Random Allocation

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Reproductive Health
Health Services
Focus Groups
Social Work
primary school pupil
primary school

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

Newby, K. & Philpott, A. 7 Dec 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Porn Studies. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Wrapped: Development and specification of an intervention to increase condom use amongst young people accessing chlamydia self-testing websites

Newby, K., Bailey, J. V., Crutzen, R., Brown, K., Szczepura, A., Hurt, J., Alston, T., Saunders, J. & Sadiq, T. 22 Feb 2017

Research output: Research - peer-reviewAbstract

Open Access
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Reproductive Health
Health Promotion

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

17th Annual CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy Conference (CYBER17)

Newby, K. (Speaker)
25 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

Activity: Participation in conference