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Dr Elise Crayton
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Appointment
  • Research Fellow in Behaviour Change
  • Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

Doctor Elise Crayton is a Research Fellow in Health Psychology and behavioural science based at University College London in the Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC).


Elise completed a BSc hons in Psychology at the University of Southampton in 2011 before moving on to complete an MSc in Health Psychology in 2013 at the University of Surry. Elise then worked within the NHS as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist before moving on to undertake her PhD at King's College London, completing in 2018. Her thesis was entitled:

Improving medication adherence in stroke survivors: Development of a novel and acceptable intervention. Elise has now been working with the CBC since 2018 on multiple projects relating to behaviour change in health.

Research Summary
Dr Elise Crayton's research interests include: the use of evidence synthesis, application of behavioural science methods to design, deliver and evaluate behaviour change interventions and implementations science. Elise has carried out research across multiple healthcare settings within the NHS, engaging with patient, general public and healthcare professional populations. Her research to date has focused upon anxiety and social support for elderly stroke survivors, medication adherence in stroke survivors and pregnant women, quality improvement of the two-week wait cancer referral pathway and safe stewardship of antimicrobials. Most recently, Elise has been involved in exploring and assessing healthcare professionals use of protective behaviours during health pandemics such as the COVID-19 outbreak.
Teaching Summary

Dr Elise Crayton carries out teaching including the delivery of seminars and lectures relating to research methods,  the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions, and approaches interdisciplinary working. Elise is also a personal tutor and supervises MSc research projects.

Academic Background
  MSc Health Psychology  
  BSc Hons Psychology  
  PhD Health Psychology  
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