Angela is experienced in working alongside diverse and seldom-heard communities to improve the accessibility and relevance of applied health research.
She is also a Chartered Psychologist, with a background in Health Psychology and focus on health and social inequalities, preventative health behaviour and the development and evaluation of complex interventions. Angela is an Associate Member of Fuse, a UKCRC Centre of Research Excellence, affiliated to both the Health Inequalities and Behaviour Change themes.
Prior to joining the NIHR ARC, Angela completed her PhD at Northumbria University which explored the development of intervention strategies to address socioeconomic inequalities in cervical screening participation. She works with a range of research methodologies, with particular interest in qualitative methods.
Areas of interest
Angela is interested in, and can help with:
- Involvement and engagement of seldom-heard groups in health and social care research
- Qualitative research methods
- Health and social inequality
- Preventative health behaviour
- Development and evaluation of complex health interventions
- Social determinants of health and wellbeing
Recent or relevant publications
Wearn, A., Haste, A., Haighton, C., Mallion, V., & Rodrigues, A.M. (2021). Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing the CURE Stop Smoking Project: A Qualitative Study. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 1-13.
Wearn, A., Shepherd, L. (2020). The Influence of Emotive Mass-Media on Stigma in Relation to Cervical Screening Non-participation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 50(5), 289-298.
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ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1349-6087