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Dr Jennifer McGowan
1-19 Torrington Place
  • Research Associate
  • ICH Pop, Policy & Practice Prog
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

My research interests are focused primarily on health psychology. I am interested in projects into:

  • Public health (well-being, smoking, cancer, sexual well-being, ageing)
  • Positive psychology, resilience, and physical well-being 
  • Sexual well-being in regards to abnormal sexuality
To date my research has explored the biopsychosocial well-being of adults ageing with HIV in relation to both age and time with diagnosed HIV. I am currently involved in several projects into cancer and smoking health with Dr. Shahab. These explore: 1) the relationship between genetics and smoking quit attempts, 2) the public's beliefs about the causes of cancer and 3) the efficacy of a mindfulness meditation app on smoking quit attempts.

Teaching Summary

  • Lecturer in research methods: Psychology BSc
  • Lecturer in statistics and SPSS: Dentistry Msc; Health Psychology MSc (facilitator)
  • Lecturer in the psychology of ageing: Health Psychology MSc
  • Journal club facilitator: Health Psychology MSc
  • Project supervisor: Health Psychology MSc; 2nd year Psychology BSc
  • Personal tutor: Health Psychology MSc

26-JUN-2017 Research Associate Population, Policy and Practise Institute of Child Health, United Kingdom
07-DEC-2015 – 23-JUN-2017 Research Associate Health Psychology Epidemiology and Public Health, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2016 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Health Psychology University College London
2012 BSc Bachelor of Science – Psychology Royal Holloway
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