Dr Louise H. Hall

Dr Louise H. Hall


I joined the University of the Leeds to complete a Masters in Psychological Approaches to Health in 2013. I then went on to undertake a PhD, exploring the associations between General Practitioners' levels of wellbeing, burnout, and patient safety. This was funded by the University of Leeds and the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR), (from an NIHR CLAHRC grant) and supervised by Dr Judith Johnson, Professor Daryl O'Connor, and Professor Ian Watt. During this time, I also worked for Get Out Get Active, a Sports England funded initiative aimed at increasing physical activity in University students, through participation in outdoor activities. My main role within this was the design, delivery, and evaluation of rock climbing activities.

Towards the end of my PhD, I worked as a Research Fellow at BIHR, contributing to projects across the themes, 'Staff wellbeing and engagement' and 'Digital innovations for patient safety'. Specific projects included conducting a literature review of wearable technologies to improve observations in mental health units, evaluating a staff resilience workshop, and analysing data on healthcare professionals' experiences of medical error. 

In June 2018, I joined the Institute of Health Research as a Research Fellow working on the Yorkshire Cancer Research funded ACTION Trial (PIs: Dr Samuel Smith, Dr Christopher Graham). This project aims to co-develop (with patiens and clinicians) and feasibility test an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based intervention for improving medication adherence and quality of life in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer who are prescribed adjuvant hormonal therapy. 



  • Research Fellow for the YCR ACTION Trial


  • PhD Psychology
  • MSc Psychological Approaches to Health
  • BSc Psychology

Student education

Occasional guest lecturer on the undergraduate course in the School of Psychology.