I'm a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University and Route Lead for the MSc Health and Neuropsychology.
I'm a HCPC-registered, BPS chartered Health Psychologist and supervisor of stage 2 health psychology trainees completing their doctoral-level portfolio. I'm a public health practitioner with the Faculty of Public Health and a BABCP-registered CBT therapist. I'm part of the Manchester Implementation Science Collaboration working on projects to optimise healthcare practice. I'm passionate about the contribution practitioner health psychologists can make to health and social care and keen to promote and help develop our discipline, including helping the health psychologists of the future reach their potential!
2016 Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, University of Dundee
2013 Stage 2 Doctoral Health Psychology Qualification, British Psychological Society
2010 Stage 1 MSc Health Psychology, University of Bath
2008 BA Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
Research Associate in Behaviour Change and secondment as Lecturer in Consultation Skills- University of Manchester
Honorary Health Psychologist - Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Health Psychologist - NHS Grampian
Trainee Health Psychologist - NHS Grampian and NHS Education for Scotland
Health psychology is the scientific study of what we think, feel and do about our health.
Health psychologists apply psychological and behavioural methods in health, illness and the healthcare system, asking questions like:
With health psychology theories and methods we can help address some of the major challenges facing our society today, which all rest on an understanding of people's behaviour, such as the obesity epidemic, increasing chronic health conditions, stretched health services, global climate change, our ageing population and health inequalities.
The MSc Health and Neuropsychology is an exciting new course starting at Manchester Metropolitan University in September 2018. Our excellent and supportive team of practitioner and academic psychologists will give you a thorough grounding of all essential areas of health psychology, with a focus on health psychology practice and on how the brain affects our behaviour in health.
I'm currently supervising MSc health psychology and Stage 2 health psychology students in projects related to health behaviour change in healthcare staff and patients. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss potential projects in health behaviour change interventions.
In research, I'm interested in preventing and self-managing health conditions through changes in behaviours, in health inequalities, health professional change and global health. Projects I'm involved with include:
- Using health psychology to help health professionals overcome barriers to changing new models of care
- Helping strengthen global health partnerships between health professionals in the UK and in Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Nepal and Bangladesh
- Developing a 'nudge' intervention to reduce missed appointments in primary care
- Developing ways to understand active change ingredients of emergency medicine training interventions
- Understanding effective components of behaviour change interventions for low-income groups
- Developing healthy living interventions for antenatal women with a high BMI
- Developing physical activity programmes for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Exploring university students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding STI screening and testing an action planning intervention
- Understanding effective behaviour change techniques and modes of delivery for smoking interventions
- Delivering CBT-based interventions to help people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes, HIV and pain.
I enjoy working with my psychological, medical, public health and statistical colleagues in England, Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Nepal and Mozambique.
E. Pearson, L. Byrne-Davis, E. Bull, J. Hart Behavior change techniques in health professional training: developing a coding tool. Translational Behavioral Medicine.
ER. Bull, LMT. Byrne-Davis, J. Swift, K. Baxter, N. McLauchlan, et al. (2018). Exploring what teams perceive by 'culture' when implementing new models of care. Int J Qual Health Care.
LMT. Byrne-Davis, D. Marchant, ER. Bull, D. Gyles, E. Dean, et al. (2018). How do members of a fire and rescue service perceive expanding their roles to deliver more health care services?. Journal of Public Health.
H. Martin-Smith, E. Okpo, ER. Bull (2018). Exploring psychosocial predictors of STI testing in University students. BMC Public Health. 18(1),
LMT. Byrne-Davis, ER. Bull, A. Burton, N. Dharni, F. Gillison, et al. (2017). How behavioural science can contribute to health partnerships: the case of The Change Exchange. Globalization and Health. 13(1),
ER. Bull, C. Mason, FD. Junior, LV. Santos, A. Scott, et al. (2017). Developing nurse medication safety training in a health partnership in Mozambique using behavioural science. Globalization and Health. 13(1),
L. Byrne-davis, ER. Bull, A. Burton, N. Dharni, F. Gillison, et al. (2017). Global health psychology: Research, volunteering and consultancy. European Health Psychologist.
ER. Bull, H. Clayton, T. Hendry (2017). Bump Start: developing and piloting a healthy living group intervention for obese pregnant women. British Journal of Midwifery. 25(6), pp.386-395.
B. Marder, D. Houghton, A. Joinson, A. Shankar, E. Bull (2016). Understanding the Psychological Process of Avoidance-Based Self-Regulation on Facebook. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 19(5), pp.321-327.
M. de Bruin, W. Viechtbauer, MC. Eisma, J. Hartmann-Boyce, R. West, et al. (2016). Identifying effective behavioural components of Intervention and Comparison group support provided in SMOKing cEssation (IC-SMOKE) interventions: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews. 5(1),
ER. Bull, SU. Dombrowski, N. McCleary, M. Johnston (2014). Are interventions for low-income groups effective in changing healthy eating, physical activity and smoking behaviours? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 4(11), pp.e006046-e006046.
ER. Bull (2012). Roll up! Roll up! Participation in research and interventions as a theme of the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2011. Health Psychology Update. 21(2),