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My research interests are in social identity and self-categorization processes and their impact on health and well-being. My research examines the idea that the way in which people make sense of and engage with health (broadly defined) is shaped by, and impacts upon, their social identities. I have previously conducted studies into the effects of self-categorization on health, examining the way in which social identity draws people towards certain lifestyles. With colleagues and students at the University of Exeter Medical School, I am extending on these ideas in clinical contexts, where there is frequently a need for interventions to promote better health (e.g., weight-management; rehabilitation). Within PenCLAHRC, I am involved in the Group Singing for Aphasia project and teach on the Making Sense of Evidence workshops
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University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Social Identity, health interventions, behaviour change
Exeter South Cloisters 3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F10.
Speakers: Kirsty Heber-Smith and Tara Lamont
Locations: Exeter South Cloisters
3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F10. Tara
Lamont is deputy director of the NIHR Dissemination
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