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Biography

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.

Profile

Research Interests

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.

Teaching

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.

Administrative Responsibilities

Head of Psychology

Ethics Link Tutor

ASC member

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

Other Activities

Publications

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-

4394.

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:

10.1080/13639080.2015.1102210

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,

DOI: 10.5402/2013/394613

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,

  1. 44-52

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.

93-111.

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),

  1. 61-66.

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,

Toronto, Canada.

Dodd, L. & Forshaw, M. (2010). Preventing skin cancer: A systematic review of appearancefocused

interventions. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, 14-16

April.

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

September.

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,

September 9-12.

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.