The aim of the PhD is to develop a theory-based intervention targeting adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in adults with asthma and to evaluate its acceptability and feasibility in a primary care NHS setting.
Using the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for the development of complex interventions the PhD addresses the following objectives:
I have completed a BSc in Psychology at University of Mannheim in Germany and an MSc in Health Psychology at University of Surrey, UK. Throughout my undergraduate degree I worked as a Research Assistant in the Judgement and Decision Making lab at University of Mannheim. I have experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodology. My research interests include the development of complex interventions, treatment and illness perceptions, adherence to treatment as well as public health challenges and behaviour change in general.
This research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North Thames at Bart’s Health NHS Trust (NIHR CLAHRC North Thames). The PhD is affiliated with the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research.Other collaborators include the City & Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Haringey CCG.