My research is in the area of Health Psychology, and I am particularly interested in the self-management of chronic disease. My research to date has focused on Peripheral Arterial Disease – a common cardiovascular disease; and on the experience of living with cancer. My research investigates patients’ understanding and motivation to self-manage their disease, and tests techniques to improve self-management. I am also interested in health services research – particularly how the healthcare system affects patients' self-management behaviour.
I use both qualitative and quantitative techniques in my research.