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Dr Lucy Hackshaw-McGeagh

Research Associate in Prostate Cancer

I achieved chartered status as a Practioner Psychologist from the Health and Care Professions Council and qualified as a Health Psychologist through the British Psychological Society in 2011. I was awarded my PhD from the University of Bath in 2010, which explored the implications of smoke-free legislation for NHS stop smoking services. Prior to this I completed an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Bath (2006) and a BSc in Psychology from the University of the West of England (2004). 

Following my PhD I led two Department of Health funded pilot studies, implementing opt out smoking cessation referral pathways for pregnant smokers and smokers attending children’s centres within areas of deprivation in four large English cities.

Prior to taking up my current post, I was working as a Research Fellow in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, setting up a stress management intervention for men with newly diagnosed localised prostate cancer.

I am currently a Research Associate in Prostate Cancer within the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle, developing a diet and physical activity intervention for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer.

My key research interests include prostate cancer and other cancer sites, behaviour change, intervention studies, unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, inequalities, improving access to health care services and tobacco control.