As a psychologist, my research focuses on theory-based behavior change interventions to improve diet and nutrition status and to prevent and treat obesity in a variety of population groups.
I have a particular interest in the role of novel behavior-change methods such as habit formation and peer support, and I am keen to explore dietary behaviour change across the life-course, including in preconception, pregnancy and aging populations.
Dr McGowan is open to PhD supervision opportunities
- Behaviour change interventions focusing on diet and/or obesity across a range of population groups
- Obesity management
- Preconception health for men and women - improving health status before pregnancy
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
PhD Title: The Impact of a Tailored Dietary Intervention Coupled with Oral Rehabilitation on the Nutritional Status of Older Adults
Name: Leigh-Ann McCrum
Years of Study: 2
Country: Northern Ireland
Alumni: where are they now?
PhD Title: Learning cooking skills to increase cooking from basic ingredients: Barriers and Facilitators
Years of Study: 2014-2017
Country: Republic of Ireland
Current position: Research Fellow, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast