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Katherine Brown is Professor of Behaviour Change in Health in the Department of Psychology, Sport and Geography, School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire. Katherine is Chief Investigator of the NIHR funded and UH led Public Health Interventions Responsive Studies Team (PHIRST). She also leads the Public Health and Behaviour Change research unit (PHAB lab) within the Centre for Research in Psychology and Sports Science (CRiPPS) at UH.

Katherine has a strong track record of leading research in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions targeted at preventive health behaviours and addressing major public health challenges. She spent over eight years working in an embedded role at Public Health Warwickshire leading public health research and evaluation. Applications of digital health are a strong feature of her work as is working with communities and end-users on co-production and co-design of interventions. Katherine has attracted grant income in excess of £8 million from a range of funders including the NIHR the MRC and the European Commission. She has produced more than 80 peer reviewed publications and academic reports and has delivered over 40 keynotes and invited speaker presentations.

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, PgCert, Coventry University

Award Date: 1 Feb 2007

Health Psychology, PhD, Development of an intervention to improve contraceptive use amongst adolescents, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 3 Jul 2006

Psychology, BSc (Hons), The Manchester Metropolitan University

Award Date: 3 Jul 2000


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