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Dr Laura Marlow
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 020 7679 1798
Fax: 020 7679 8354
  • Research Associate
  • Behavioural Science and Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Laura joined the Health Behaviour Research Centre in 2005 as a Research Assistant exploring knowledge and attitudes to human papillomavirus (HPV).  In 2009 she completed her PhD (funded by Cancer Research UK) on 'Acceptability of HPV vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer'.  She worked on an 18-month project exploring stigma-related attitudes to cancer before starting a Cancer Research UK Post-doctoral fellowship exploring participation in cancer detection/prevention behaviours among women from ethnic minority backgrounds.  Laura now works as part of Dr Jo Waller's team and works on projects that aim to use behavioural science to increase participation in cervical cancer prevention programmes.   

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Research Summary

Laura is currently working on a range of projects within the broader context of cervical cancer prevention. Predominantly these include exploring the socio-demographic and psychological factors associated with non-participation at cervical screening.  

Teaching Summary

Laura currently lectures in Ethncity and Health on the MSc Health Psychology and MSc Health and Society courses. She also supervises PhD and MSc student projects.

Academic Background
2009 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Health Psychology University of London
2004 MSc Master of Science – Health Psychology University of Southampton
2003 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Psychology University of Exeter
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