Dr Chris Keyworth
Chris joined The University of Leeds as a Lecturer in Psychology in May 2021. He obtained his first degree in Psychology from Lancaster University (2007), and an MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology (2010) and a PhD in Health Psychology (2015) at The University of Manchester. His PhD thesis focused on health risk communication and health behaviour change in the context of psoriasis, a long-term inflammatory skin condition. Prior to moving to Leeds, Chris worked across a number of multidisciplinary research programmes, most recently as a research fellow within the Behavioural Science sub-theme of the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.
He is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a committee member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine and holds an editorial position with the BPS.
Chris has a background in mixed methods research, and his core interests are:
- Applying evidence-based theory to understanding behaviour change (both patients and healthcare professionals)
- Using psychological theory to understand and develop effective health risk communication strategies
- Healthcare professional-patient communication
- PhD Health Psychology
- MSc Clinical and Health Psychology
- BSc Psychology
- British Psychological Society (Chartered Psychologist)
- UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (Exec committee member)
- International Society of Behavioural Medicine
- Division of Health Psychology
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy