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Kieran Ayling

Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Kieran completed a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology on The Open University in 2010 before completing an MSc. in Psychological Research at The University of Sheffield in 2012. Between 2012 and 2013, Kieran worked as a Research Assistant on a collaborative project between CLAHRC South Yorkshire and The University of Sheffield focused on the development and evaluation of a complex intervention for young adults with type 1 diabetes. In 2013, Kieran moved to The University of Nottingham to begin a NIHR School of Primary Care Research funded PhD studentship focusing on psychological and behavioural influences on immunity and vaccination outcomes, with a view towards the development of brief primary care interventions. Kieran is currently continuing this work extending findings from his PhD to develop and test novel interventions to improve vaccine effectiveness in older adults.

Bwtween 2012 and 2016, Kieran sat on the Early Career Network Committee for the UK society of Behavioural Medicine, acting as Chair during 2015 and 2016.

Expertise Summary

Kieran's current research focuses on how psychological and behavioural factors influence immune responses to vaccines, particularly among vulnerable populations.

Kieran has significant experience of setting up and conducting research within primary and secondary NHS settings. Kieran is experienced in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods, with practical experience of working in large multidisciplinary research teams. His primary research interests are how medical practice can be informed by, and benefit from, psychological research and how psychological well-being influences health outcomes.

Kieran's previous research has included the development and evaluation of a complex intervention for young adults with type 1 diabetes, analysing the role of standard care variation in RCT outcomes and investigating daily living restrictions in morbidly obese adults.

Teaching Summary

Kieran currently guest lectures on the topic of Psychoneuroimmunology for The University of Nottingham Health Psychology Masters Module 'Chronic Illnesses'

Recent Publications

Past Research

My previous research has included work related to the development and evaluation of a complex intervention for young adults with type 1 diabetes, analysing the role of standard care variation in RCT outcomes and investigating daily living restrictions in morbidly obese adults.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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