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Kieran Ayling

PhD Student (Primary Care), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I am a PhD student at the University of Nottingham funded by the National School for Primary Care Research. My current research focuses on investigating the role of psychological and behavioural factors on antibody responses to vaccines.

My background is in Psychology and my primary research focus is how non-pharmacological interventions can be used to improve medical outcomes. I have a particular interest in how behavioural and psychosocial factors interact with medical practice, interventions and health promotion. My previous research has investigated how variation in standard care control groups can distort interpretation of randomised controlled trials, the role of theory in interventions for young people with type 1 diabetes and activity limitations & health beliefs in morbidly obese adults. I completed my BSc. (Hons) in Psychology on The Open University and my MSc. in Psychological Research at The University of Sheffield, where I subsequently worked as a Research Assistant.

Research Summary

My PhD research focuses on the role of Psychological and Behavioural factors in antibody response to vaccination.

Recent Publications

Past Research

My previous research has focused on morbidly obese adults and young people with type 1 diabetes.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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