Dr Áine Aventin
Maternal and Child Health
Dr Áine Aventin specialises in the application of mixed methods research to optimise the development, evaluation and implementation of complex behavioural interventions in health and educational settings.Her research focuses onthe use of digital media to improve reproductive and sexual and health-related behaviour.
Áine is a highly experienced researcher, having worked as principal investigator and co-investigator on a number of multi-disciplinary studies involving several partner institutions. As co-investigator and lead researcher on the JACK Trial, which is funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Áine co-led the design and development of a film-based sexual intervention targeting teenage men, ‘If I Were Jack’, and managed its evaluation in a UK-Wide Randomised Controlled Trial.
In 2018, Áine was awarded a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently involved in new research examining the international transferability of the ‘If I Were Jack’ intervention.
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