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Dr Lauren Copeland

Research Associate

School of Medicine

Email
copelandlc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7658
Campuses
Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS

I am a Research Associate in the division of population medicine. My research interest lie in understanding how counselling techniques can help improve mental and physical outcomes. I am also interested in understanding behaviour change.

My previous research has been focused on: the mechanisms within Motivational Interviewing in relation to weight loss maintenance outcomes.

Currently, I am working on a feasibility study examining a novel peer-support intervention using Motivational Interviewing for breastfeeding maintenance.

Education and qualifications

  • 2015: PhD (medicine) Cardiff University
  • 2011: MSc Counselling Psychology, Caledonian University/ Strathclyde University
  • 2009: MA Honours Psychology, Glasgow University

Career overview

2014-present: Research Associate: Cardiff Univserity

Speaking engagements

  • Copeland, L.C.E., McNamara, R., Kelson, M. and Simpson, S., 2014. 'The MIMIC study: Mechanisms of motivational interviewing in weight loss maintenance.' Oral presentation at the International Motivation Interviewing Conference (ICMI), Amsterdam, June 2014.
  • Copeland, L.C.E., McNamara, R., Kelson, M. and Simpson, S., 2014. 'Mechanisms of change within motivational interviewing in relation to health behaviours: A systematic review.' Oral presentation at the International Motivation Interviewing Conference (ICMI), Amsterdam, June 2014.
  • Copeland, L.C.E., McNamara, R., Kelson, M. and Simpson, S. 2014. 'Mechanisms of change within motivational interviewing in relation to health behaviours: A systematic review.' Poster presentation at the Systematic Review Network Conference, Cardiff, June 2014.
  • Copeland, L.C.E., McNamara, R., Kelson, M. and Simpson, S. 2013. 'The MIMIC study: Mechanisms of motivational interviewing in weight loss maintenance.' Poster presentation and the Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM), Oxford, December 2013.

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I am a study manager within the Early Years research team. My research interest lie in understanding how counselling techniques can help improve mental and physical outcomes. I am also interested in understanding behaviour change.

My previous research has been focused on: the mechanisms within Motivational Interviewing in relation to weight loss maintenance outcomes.

Currently, I am working on a feasibility study examining a novel peer-support intervention using Motivational Interviewing for breastfeeding maintenance.

Research interest areas:

Counseling techniques

Motivational Interviewing

Behaviour change

Qualitative methods

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