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Dr Jennifer McGowan
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: +44 (0)207 679 1275
  • Teaching Fellow
  • Applied Health Research
  • Institute of Epidemiology & 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, lifepsan 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, and project relating to cancer and smoking, and adolescent health and well-being.

Teaching Summary

  • Course developer and lecturer (CLAHRC)
  • Course developer and lecturer (health psychology module; St Marys university)
  • Lecturer Psychology BSc (research methods)
  • Lecturer Dentistry Msc (statistics and SPSS)
  • Lecturer Health Psychology MSc (ageing; mindfulness)
  • Facilitator Health Psychology MSc (statistics and SPSS; journal club)
  • Lecturer Health & Behaviour BSc (substance use)
  • 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
2012 BSc Bachelor of Science – Psychology Royal Holloway
  FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College London
2016 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Health Psychology University College London
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