Dr Purva Abhyankar

Lecturer in Psychology

Health Sciences Stirling E27, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Purva Abhyankar

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About me

Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I am a health psychologist by training and have years of research experience in applied health and health services research. My research aims to help people make better decisions about their healthcare and actively manage their health and illness by engaging in healthy behaviours. It draws on the knowledge from psychological theories underpinning human behaviour and decision making, applied to improve health and healthcare delivery. I am an inter-disciplinary and mixed methods researcher, equally experienced in qualitative and quantitative methodology. 

I lead two postgraduate modules - a) Skills for Knowledge Enquiry on the MRes Health Research and b) Methodologies for project works in practice on the MSc Advancing Practice.

I also the University representative for the Health, Families, Relationships and Demographic Change Pathway for ESRC's Doctoral Training Pathway.