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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Camilla is a postdoctoral researcher in health psychology who joined City University London in May 2015. She is working on a NIHR funded project aiming to develop and enhance audit and feedback interventions to increase the uptake of evidence-based transfusion practice.

Camilla previously studied at the University of Sussex, where she completed her PhD in February 2015. Her thesis focused on how to improve the effectiveness of health promotion campaigns. Specifically, the thesis explored how to use self-affirmation theory to overcome defensive responses to personally relevant health-risk information in relation to exercise behaviour and alcohol consumption.

Before completing the PhD, Camilla worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Sussex on projects investigating how to reduce defensive responses to health promotion campaigns.


PhD Health Psychology
MSc Health Psychology
BA Psychology


Research overview

Camilla’s main research interests are health behaviours, behaviour change, health promotion and implementation research.

Research areas

- Health promotion research
- Health behaviour change
- Implementation science

Principal collaborators

- Professor Jill Francis (City University London)
- Dr Natalie Gould (City University London)
- Dr Fabiana Lorencatto (City University London)
- Stephen McIntyre (City University London)


Journal Articles (3)

  1. Lorencatto, F., Gould, N.J., McIntyre, S.A., During, C., Bird, J., Walwyn, R., Cicero, R., Glidewell, L., Hartley, S., Stanworth, S.J., Foy, R., Grimshaw, J.M., Michie, S. and Francis, J.J. (2016). A multidimensional approach to assessing intervention fidelity in a process evaluation of audit and feedback interventions to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions: A study protocol. Implementation Science, 11(1) . doi:10.1186/s13012-016-0528-x.
  2. Düring, C. and Jessop, D.C. (2015). The moderating impact of self-esteem on self-affirmation effects. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(2), pp. 274–289. doi:10.1111/bjhp.12097.
  3. Ayers, S., Sawyer, A., Düring, C. and Rabe, H. (2015). Parents report positive experiences about enrolling babies in a cord-related clinical trial before birth. Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 104(4), pp. e164–e170. doi:10.1111/apa.12922.

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