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Dr Laura Marlow
1-19 Torrington Place
  • Research Associate
  • Behavioural Science and Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Laura joined UCL in 2005. 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 developing a clearer understanding of participation in cancer detection/prevention behaviours among women from ethnic minority backgrounds.  

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Laura works within Professor Jo Waller's team using behavioural science to increase participation in cervical cancer prevention programmes. Her interests also extend to the broader context of cervical cancer prevention and include exploring the sociodemographic and psychological factors associated with HPV vaccination uptake, the psychological implications of HPV primary screening, and non-participation at cervical screening. Laura also has an interest in understanding ethnic inequalities.     

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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