Personal profile



Kayleigh has been working for the centre for almost 5 years following the completion of an MSc in Health Psychology. Her main reserch interest is infant feeding, particularly breastfeeding. She plans to persue a PhD by publication over the next few years.

She is currently working on several different applied research projects on a variety of topics such as sexual health, smoking, physical activity and infant feeding. She is predominantly interested in the application of behaviour change approaches and is currently working on a number of projects applying and evaluating behaviour change theory, predominately to develop online interventions.  


Research Interests

Behaviour change; Health psychology; Breastfeeding, Infant feeding

Vision Statement


Working directly with people has always been a passion of mine and combining this with addressing real life issues using theory and evidence based approaches attracted me to applied research. My vision is to have a positive impact on people’s health and to equip people with the knowledge and skills to change their behaviour in a way that benefits them.

External positions

Chair , Midlands Health Psychology Network

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Research Output 2012 2017

  • 20 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Other
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Poster

Evaluation of an intervention to increase clinician knowledge and confidence to support breastfeeding, kangaroo care and positive touch within neonatal units

Kwah, K., Whiteman, B., Grunfeld, E., Niccolls, C. & Wood, E. 3 Nov 2017 In : Journal of Neonatal Nursing. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Breast Feeding
Training Support
Open Access

Belief Systems Enforcing Female Genital Mutilation in Europe

Alhassan, Y., Barrett, H., Brown, K. E. & Kwah, K. 2016 In : Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care. 9, 1, p. 29-40

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Female Circumcision