Current work and interests
Julia is leading the quantitative analysis on an NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)-funded programme developing and evaluating scalable behavioural weight management programmes for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Background and experience
Julia completed a Bsc in Psychology (distinction) at the Georg-August-University in Goettingen, Germany in October 2011, and an MSc in Health Psychology (distinction) at the University of St Andrews in September 2013. She completed her PhD in 2018 at the University of Manchester. The project explored how people with lung cancer use Web-based health information prior to diagnosis to appraise their symptoms. This interdisciplinary project was based at the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work as well as at the School of Computer Science. She was awarded funding by the Medical Research Council and by a President’s Doctoral Scholar Award, the University of Manchester’s flagship funding scheme for the top 3% of research students.
After her PhD she worked as a Research Associate in the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care, and in the School of Computer Science, working on an mHealth project on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Following this role, she worked as a lecturer in Healthcare Sciences at the University of Manchester, leading a course unit on the Master of Public Health on ‘Digital Public Health’.
- Mueller J, Davies A, Harper S, Jay C, Todd C. Can websites providing tailored information and addressing beliefs about lung cancer encourage help-seeking for lung cancer symptoms? A randomised controlled trial. Digital Health (in press).
- Mueller J, Davies A, Jay C, Harper S, Blackhall F, Summers Y, Harle A, Todd C. Developing and testing a web-based intervention to encourage early help-seeking in people with symptoms associated with lung cancer. British Journal of Health Psychology (2018)
- Mueller J, Jay C, Harper S, Davies A, Vega J, Todd C. Web Use for Symptom Appraisal of Physical Health Conditions: A Systematic Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research (2017)