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I am a registered Health Psychologist combining experience of clinical practice, quality improvement and research. I have a BSC (Hons) in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Health Psychology, a PhD in Psychology and a PG Cert in Health Psychology Practice. I moved to LSBU in 2016 from the University of Surrey, where I am a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology conducting research, teaching on the Health Psychology module and supervise Masters students.

My research interests centre around behaviour change in chronic illness, specifically obesity, diabetes and mental health. I have conducted and published much research investigating eating behaviours (e.g. binge eating and emotional overeating) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss, as well as around the role of the Health Psychologist in bariatric services.

I primarily design, deliver and evaluate large trials (process evaluations using mixed methods) and my most recent work have evaluated the Allen Carr's Easyway to stop smoking, Mental Health First Aid in the workplace, and identity transitioning in patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

My current role involves evaluating an artificial intelligence system for appointment management in the NHS. Other projects I am currently involved in include evaluating a NICE approved diabetes structured education programme for patients with Type 2 diabetes, testing the efficacy fo a minimally invasive glucose monitoring device (feasibility), cross-addiction in patients post bariatric surgery for weight loss and evaluating a service to reverse the escalating rates of child obesity and its long-term impact on chronic disease, through improved dietary quality.

PhD Psychology

University of Surrey

2009
2012
MSc Health Psychology

University of Kent

2006
2007
BSc Psychology

University of Kent

2003
2006
PG Cert in Health Psychology Practice

University of Surrey

2012
2014
Practitioner Psychologist
SCCH Consulting

Providing a Health Psychology 1-1 service to pateints with chronic health conditions

2014
2016
Other public sector
Research Fellow
University of Surrey

2013
2016
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Sava Technologies2022Sava Technologies Consultancy ProjectPrincipal Investigator
Innovate UK 2021X-Pert Health - UK Scaleup programme Principal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
The CHHAES StudyThe CHHAES StudyCo-InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN In preparationMay 2024
Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of treating Trauma and Eating Disorders in a phase-oriented, integrated psychological treatment model (TRED)Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of treating Trauma and Eating Disorders in a phase-oriented, integrated psychological treatment model (TRED)Principal InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN In preparationJun 2024
PSL2324-0346 N&M_Impact and Economic Evaluation of Virtual Wards_NHS EnglandN&M_Impact and Economic Evaluation of Virtual Wards_NHS EnglandCo-InvestigatorNHS EnglandOPEN SubmittedMay 2024
NIHR i4i & OLS Real World Evidence NIHR i4i & OLS Real World Evidence Co-InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN Approved for submissionApr 2024
PSL2324-0009 X-PERT Full Trial_NIHR HTAX-PERT Full Trial_NIHR HTAPrincipal InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN In preparationAug 2023
X-Pert Health - UK Scaleup programme X-Pert Health - UK Scaleup programme Principal InvestigatorInnovate UK OPEN Approved for submissionNov 2021
Chartered Psychologist 203696
2014
Health and Care Professions Council, registered Health Psychologist
2014
Full member British Psychological Society’s division of Health Psychology
2012

A pragmatic trial of an Artificial intelligence DRiven appOInTment maNagEment SyStem (ADROITNESS) in NHS outpatient departments: WP3 REPORT
Thomas, N., Frings, D., Flood, C., Grisan, E., Wood, K., Daly, N. and Sharma, S. (2024). A pragmatic trial of an Artificial intelligence DRiven appOInTment maNagEment SyStem (ADROITNESS) in NHS outpatient departments: WP3 REPORT. London South Bank University.

A pragmatic trial of an Artificial intelligence DRiven appOInTment maNagEment SyStem (ADROITNESS) in NHS outpatient departments: WP1 Accuracy - Phase 2b Evaluation Report
Thomas, N., Frings, D., Flood, C., Grisan, E., Wood, K., Daly, N. and Sharma, S. (2023). A pragmatic trial of an Artificial intelligence DRiven appOInTment maNagEment SyStem (ADROITNESS) in NHS outpatient departments: WP1 Accuracy - Phase 2b Evaluation Report. London South Bank University.

A pragmatic trial of an Artificial intelligence DRiven appOInTment maNagEment SyStem (ADROITNESS) in NHS outpatient departments: WP1 Accuracy - Phase 2A Evaluation Report
Thomas, N., Frings, D., Flood, C., Grisan, E., Wood, K., Daly, N. and Sharma, S. (2023). A pragmatic trial of an Artificial intelligence DRiven appOInTment maNagEment SyStem (ADROITNESS) in NHS outpatient departments: WP1 Accuracy - Phase 2A Evaluation Report. London South Bank University.

Multiple group membership, optimistic bias and infection risk in the context of emerging infectious diseases
Frings, D., Wills, J., Sykes, S., Wood, K. and Albery, I. (2023). Multiple group membership, optimistic bias and infection risk in the context of emerging infectious diseases. European Journal of Health Psychology. (30), pp. 115-125. https://doi.org/10.1027/2512-8442/a000127

A pragmatic trial of an Artificial intelligence DRiven appOInTment maNagEment SyStem (ADROITNESS) in NHS outpatient departments: WP1 Accuracy - Phase 1 Evaluation Report
Thomas, N., Frings, D., Flood, C., Grisan, E., Wood, K., Daly, N. and Sharma, S. (2022). A pragmatic trial of an Artificial intelligence DRiven appOInTment maNagEment SyStem (ADROITNESS) in NHS outpatient departments: WP1 Accuracy - Phase 1 Evaluation Report. London South Bank University.

eHealth literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic: seeking, sharing, suspicion amongst older and younger UK populations
Sykes, S., Wills, J., Trasolini, A., Wood, K. and Frings, D. (2021). eHealth literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic: seeking, sharing, suspicion amongst older and younger UK populations. Health Promotion International. 37 (1), p. daab103. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daab103

New converts and seasoned campaigners: the role of social identity at different stages in the addiction recovery journey
Frings, D., Wood, K.V. and Albery, I.P. (2021). New converts and seasoned campaigners: the role of social identity at different stages in the addiction recovery journey. Drugs, Education, Prevention and Policy. 28 (5), pp. 496-503. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2021.1914551

Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid from the Perspective Of Workplace End UseRs-EMPOWER: protocol of cluster randomised trial phase.
Atanda, O., Callaghan, P., Carter, T., Durcan, G., O'Shea, N., Brown, S. D., Reavey, P., Vangeli, E., White, S. and Wood, K. (2020). Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid from the Perspective Of Workplace End UseRs-EMPOWER: protocol of cluster randomised trial phase. Trials. 21 (1), p. 715. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04636-0

Multidimensional eHealth Literacy for Infertility
Sykes, S., Wills, J., Frings, D., Church, S. and Wood, K. (2020). Multidimensional eHealth Literacy for Infertility. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 (3), pp. 966-966. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030966

Comparison of Allen Carr's Easyway programme with NHS-standard specialist cessation support: a randomised controlled trial
Frings, D., Albery, I., Moss, A., Brunger, H., Burghelea, M., White, S. and Wood, K. (2020). Comparison of Allen Carr's Easyway programme with NHS-standard specialist cessation support: a randomised controlled trial. Addiction. 115 (5), pp. 977-985. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14897

Tales of hope: Social identity and learning lessons from others in Alcoholics Anonymous: A test of the Social Identity Model of Cessation Maintenance
Frings, D, Wood, K, Lionetti, N and Albery, I (2019). Tales of hope: Social identity and learning lessons from others in Alcoholics Anonymous: A test of the Social Identity Model of Cessation Maintenance. Addictive Behaviors. 93 (2019), pp. 204-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.02.004

Online and face-to-face extended brief interventions for harmful alcohol use: client characteristics, attendance and treatment outcomes
Frings, Daniel, Hogan, Cassandra J., Jn-Pierre, Kerlin H., Wood, K., Holmes, Mark and Albery, Ian P. (2018). Online and face-to-face extended brief interventions for harmful alcohol use: client characteristics, attendance and treatment outcomes. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. 33 (3), pp. 415-426. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070.2018.1555516

Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme versus Lambeth and Southwark NHS service for smoking cessation.
Wood, KV, Albery, IP, Moss, AC, White, S and Frings, D (2017). Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme versus Lambeth and Southwark NHS service for smoking cessation. BMJ Open. 7 (12), p. e016867. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016867