Lorna is Head of Psychology, in the Department of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Newman University. She is a Chartered Psychologist, and has a Doctorate in Health Psychology from Staffordshire University, an MSc in Research Methods from the Open University, and a MSc in Health Psychology from Coventry University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Previous employment consists of Programme Leader of BSc Psychology BPS accredited programmes and MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology programme. Lorna’s area of research falls within the umbrella of health behaviours and health-related lifestyles of young adults, and how these are related to appearance issues. Lorna is a member of several professional bodies. She is also involved in several research projects. Lorna is a PhD and EdD supervisor.
Lorna’s research is focused on health and well-being, in particular preventable risky health behaviours (e.g., inactivity, smoking, drinking, diet, illicit drug use, UV rays), and psychological well-being (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression). Her research is focused on the development of interventions aimed to promote healthier lifestyles, with the aim to encourage people to improve their health and well-being. She employs a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Lorna has a keen research interest in learning and teaching, and developing and utlising innovative teaching methods to enhance learning. Lorna currently has a number of doctoral students researching both areas.
Lorna has previously been programme leader of the BSc Psychology BPS accredited programmes and MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology programme. She is Head of Psychology. She has taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and her specialism is in Research Methods and Health Psychology. She is also a PhD supervisor.
Head of Psychology
Ethics Link Tutor
Membership of Professional Organisations
- Member of the British Psychological Society
- Member of the Division of Health Psychology
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Member of the Midlands Health Psychology Network (MHPN)
- Book reviewer for John Wiley & Sons/Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Conferences and Other Research Activity
3 current PhD Students
3 current EDd students
1 PhD completion
1 MPhil completion
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons. M., Dodd, L. J. & Al-Nuaim, A. (2015). An Investigation into the Lifestyle,
Health Habits and Risk Factors of Young Adults. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12 (4), 4380-
Tanton, J., Dodd, L.J., Woodfield, L., & Mabhala, M. (2015). Eating Behaviours of British University
Students: A Cluster Analysis on a Neglected Issue. Advances in Preventive Medicine, Article ID
639239, 8 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/639239
Williams, S., Dodd, L.J., Steele, C., & Randall, R. (2015).A systematic review of current
understandings of employability. Journal of Education and Work. DOI:
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Dodd, L., Lyons. M., Collins, P. & Al-Nuaim, A. (2014). A Cluster Analysis of Lifestyle
and Health Habits of Youth from Two Geographically and Culturally Diverse Countries. Open
Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4, 193-203
Dodd, L., Forshaw, M. & Williams, S. (2013). Indoor Tanning Within UK Young Adults: An Extended
Theory of Planned Behaviour Approach. ISRN Preventive Medicine, Article ID 394613, 8 pages,
Dodd, L.J., Forshaw, M.J. & Ward, T. (2012). Predicting physical activity behaviour in male and
female young adults. An application of the theory of planned behaviour. International Journal of
Sport Psychology, 43, 542-555
Hogan, K. F., Hegarty, J.R., Ward, T., & Dodd, L. (2012). Counsellors’ experiences of working with
male victims of female-perpetrated domestic abuse. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 12,
Ward, T., & Dodd, L. (2011). Evaluation of a Final-Year Module Using Online Asynchronous
Discussion. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 10, pp. 246-252
Dodd, L. & Forshaw, M. (2010) ’Assessing the Efficacy of Appearance-Focused Interventions to
Prevent Skin Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature’, Health Psychology Review, 4(02), pp.
Dodd, L., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Nevill, A., & Forshaw, M. (2010) ‘Lifestyle Risk Factors of Students: A
Cluster Analytical Approach’, Preventive Medicine, 51, pp. 73-77.
Dodd, L. (2008) ‘Predicting Physical Activity Intention and Behaviour using the TPB within
Students: Gender Specific’, Psychology & Health, 23 (1), pp. 107-108.
Duncan, M. J., Dodd, L., & Al-Nakeeb, Y. (2005) ‘The Impact of Silhouette Randomisation on the
Results of Figure Rating Scales’, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 9 (1),
Duncan, M. Woodfield, L., Lyons, M., Dodd, L., & Al-Nakeeb, Y. (2005) ‘Prevalence of overweight
and obesity in British children from different ethnic groups’, Journal of Sports Sciences, 23 (2),
Chapters in Books
Dodd, L. (2012) ‘Working in Academia: A Different Kind of Practice, but Practice Nonetheless’, in
Forshaw, M & Sheffield, D. (ed.) Health Psychology in Action. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
Conference Addresses and Papers
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Dodd, L., Collins, P., Al-Nuaim, A., Taylor, R., Lyons, M. Lifestyle and Health Habits
of Youth from Two Geographically and Culturally Diverse Countries. American College of Sports
Science 61st meeting, 27–31 May 2014, Orlando, USA.
Williams, S., Dodd, L. & Randall, R. (2013). What is Employability: A systematic review of
conceptualisations and discussion of HEI’s role. HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching
Conference 2013: Where practice and pedagogy meet, University of Birmingham, 17-18 April 2013.
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Dodd, L., Collins, P., AI-Nuaim, A. & Lyons, M. (2013). Dietary Habits, Body Mass
Index and Physical Activity of British and Saudi Youth: A Cross-Cultural Cluster Analysis. European
College of Sports Science. Unifying Sport Science. 18th Annual Congress of the ECSS 26-29 June
2013, Barcelona, Spain.
Dodd, L. & Forshaw, M.J. (2013). Indoor Tanning and Young Adults – How to Change Behaviour
and Prevent Skin Cancer. Primary Care and Public Health, 22-23 May 2013, NEC Birmingham.
Dodd, L., Bergin, K., Blackwell Young, J. & Hogan, K. (2012). The impact of an appearance-based
workbook intervention on young adult’s indoor tanning intention. Appearance Matters, 5th
Conference, Bristol, 3-4 July 2012.
Dodd, L., Forshaw, M. & Williams, S. (2011). Utility of an extended theory of planned behaviour
model for understanding indoor tanning within UK young adults. Division of Health Psychology
Conference, Southampton University, 14-16 September 2011.
Williams, S., Blackwell-Young, J. & Dodd, L (2011). Exploring the Relative Contribution of Clickers
Compared to Alternative Approaches to Quizzes. 6th International Blended Learning Conference,
Hertfordshire, June 2011
Duncan, M.J. & Dodd, L. (2010). Randomisation does not influence figure rating scores for muscle
satisfaction in young men. Midlands Health Psychology Network 6th Annual Conference, Coventry
University, 11 February 2010.
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Dodd, L. & Nevill, A. (2010) Young Adults’ Lifestyle, Adiposity and Health.
Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, May 5-8,
Dodd, L. & Forshaw, M. (2010). Preventing skin cancer: A systematic review of appearancefocused
interventions. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, 14-16
Dodd, L. & Holloway, A. M. (2009). Integrating online-delivered problem-based learning scenarios
into a health psychology module: Students’ perceptions to online collaborating and learning. The
Higher Education Academy – Fourth International Blended Learning Conference, University of
Hertfordshire, 17–18 June
Dodd, L., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Nevill, A., & Forshaw, M. (2009). Lifestyle Risk Factors of Students: A
Cluster Analytical Approach. Division of Health Psychology Conference, Aston University, 9-11
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Dodd, L., & Nevill, A. (2009). Lifestyle and Health Behaviours of University Students.
European College of Sports Science. Sport Sciences: NATURE, NURTURE AND CULTURE. 14th
annual Congress of the ECSS 24-27 June 2009 Oslo, Norway
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Dodd, L., & Nevill, A. (2009). Health Behavior And Psychological Well-being Of
Young Adults. American College of Sports Medicine, 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, May 27-30
Dodd, L. (2008). Predicting Physical Activity Intention and Behaviour using the TPB within
Students: Gender Specific. Division of Health Psychology Conference, University of Bath,
Bayley, J. Dodd. L., Newby, K., Wallace, L. and Brown, K. (2006). What Shall We Tell The
Children…About Relationship And Sex? Pilot evaluation of a theory-and-evidence based
programme. Division of Health Psychology Conference, University of Essex, September 13-15.
Myers, T., Griggs, G., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Duncan, M., Woodfield, L. and Dodd, L. (2004).
Lifestyle and Health Habits of a HE Community. European College of Sport Science Conference,
Clermont-Ferrand, France, 3-16 June.
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Duncan, M., Myers, T., Woodfield, L., Dodd, L. and Nevill, A. (2004).
Lifestyle, Adiposity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors of a Higher Education College
Community. European College of Sport Science Conference. Clermont-Ferrand, France, 3-16 June.