Dr Britt Hallingberg
Research Associate, Community Trials, DECIPHer
My research focuses on risk-taking behaviours in adolescence and takes an interdisciplinary perspective, crossing psychology, sociology and public health. I am particularly interested in young peoples' participation in organised activities (e.g. sports and extracurricular activities), the impact of participation on risk-taking behaviours and how organised activities can be used as interventions to improve young peoples' health and wellbeing. To support my interdisciplinary approach I use mixed methods, although I am experienced predominantly in quantitative methods using longitudinal datasets and experimental designs.
I have previously taught statistics and SPSS to psychology undergraduates, and the sociology of adolescent risk-taking behaviours to medical undergraduate students.