Current work and interests
Rebecca is a Postdoctoral Research Associate, undertaking the qualitative evaluation of the GLoW trial, which will evaluate whether a tailored behavioural weight management programme that can be delivered at scale achieves better glucose control and other health outcomes than education alone. She will also develop and evaluate the SWiM study, which is an acceptance-based, digital self-help intervention for weight loss maintenance. Rebecca is primarily interested in developing scalable, cost-effective interventions for weight loss and weight maintenance, using a personalised approach.
Background and experience
Rebecca completed her PhD in January 2018 at the Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University. Her PhD project focused on the development and evaluation of a smartphone app intervention to help patients with cancer to meet their information needs. Prior to this, Rebecca completed an MSc in Health Psychology at the University College London. Alongside her PhD, Rebecca completed the doctoral-level Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology with the British Psychology Society (2014-2018), granting her Chartered Health Psychologist status. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and practices in adult weight management. She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Eating Disorders and Obesity with the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) to further specialise in this area.