Regular physical activity is considered an important component in the overall management of asthma. However, studies have found that patients with asthma are less physically active compared to people without the condition, possibly due to fear of triggering symptoms.
Behavioural change interventions that promote physical activity have the potential to reduce asthma attacks and the burden of asthma on healthcare services and patients. Recently, there has been a greater focus on using mobile devices (mHealth) to help transform how asthma care is delivered. This technology has the potential to deliver adaptive interventions to provide behaviour change support to patients in a scalable cost-effective way.
I have previously completed a BSc in Criminology and Psychology and MSc in Health Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. I have experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodology and I am interested in the development of behavioural change interventions to improve public health.