Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
Dr Wendy Hardeman is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia. Dr Hardeman’s research uses insights from behavioural science to translate evidence into clinical practice and policy. She has developed and evaluated behaviour change interventions targeting physical activity, energy intake, and medication taking. Her key interests include very brief and scalable interventions, the specification of interventions, intervention fidelity, and process evaluation.
She was Deputy Director of an NIHR programme grant which develops and evaluates very brief interventions for physical activity in the context of NHS health checks. She lead a large pilot trial of several very brief interventions (e.g., pedometers) and systematic reviews of (very) brief interventions for physical activity.
Dr Hardeman contributed to the development of a new method to specify the active ingredients of interventions (Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy v1) and MRC guidance for the process evaluation of complex interventions.
She obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge on the application of psychological theory and evidence to the development and evaluation of behaviour change programmes. She also has an MSc in Human Movement Sciences from the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.