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Research interests

My research interests lie in investigating how we can support people to improve their health behaviours to prevent and reduce obesity. This is an important and highly topical area given that more than half of the UK’s adult population are now classified as overweight or obese, which has significant consequences not only for these individuals but also for society. My primary research interest is in investigating how we can support people to improve their health behaviours to prevent and reduce obesity. In practice this involves conducting research to explore the most effective strategies for promoting behaviour change, and drawing on this to design theoretically and pragmatically informed interventions. I work both at an individual and population level, and my recent focus has been in exploring the positive and negative effects of policy on people’s motivation to adopt healthier lifestyles. I have worked closely with local public health teams and members of the public to deliver research that is relevant and applicable to practice. 

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Research Output

EXPLORING THE INFLUENCES ON MEN’S ENGAGEMENT WITH WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

Elliot, M., Gillison, F. & Barnett, J., 25 Feb 2020, In : BMC Public Health. 20, 1, 249.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Patient views of the role of wearable technology to enhance cardiac rehabilitation

Lauber, K., Wort, G., Gillison, F., Thompson, D., Augustine, D. & Peacock, O., 16 Jan 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

A meta-analysis of techniques to promote motivation for health behaviour change from a self-determination theory perspective

Gillison, F., Rouse, P., Standage, M., Sebire, S. & Ryan, R. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Health Psychology Review. 13, 1, p. 110-130 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Thesis

    A mixed methods investigation of exercise motivation in adolescence: a self-determination theory approach

    Author: Emm-Collison, L., 26 Apr 2017

    Supervisor: Gillison, F. (Supervisor) & Standage, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    An Investigation of the Sexual Health Promotion Needs of Undergraduate Women Aged 18-25 years within a Recognised Sexual Health Risk Window

    Author: Rosalie, J., 1 Sep 2014

    Supervisor: Gillison, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Health (DHealth)

    Continuity of care and its effect on patients' motivation to initiate and maintain cardiac rehabilitation

    Author: Payne, L., 7 May 2015

    Supervisor: Standage, M. (Supervisor), Gillison, F. (Supervisor) & Clegg, A. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Health (DHealth)

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    Exploring opportunities for reducing obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles in adolescents in Mexico: learning from effective school-based interventions

    Author: Argumedo, G., 24 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Standage, M. (Supervisor), Curran, T. (Supervisor) & Gillison, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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