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Martha joined the Health Psychology Section in 2017 having previously worked at the National Addiction Centre, IoPPN. Her research work is focus on understanding how substance use problems develop in individuals, as well as how can we support those people affect by them including family members. She is also interested in psychometrics and the use of routinely collected electronic health records data in research.

Research interests

  • Psychosocial and cultural factors related to health behaviours
  • Substance use
  • Research methods


She is involved in teaching the iBSc Psychology and Neuroscience & Neuropsychology and the MSc Health Psychology courses. 

Expertise and Public Engagement:

  • General adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) London.
  • See more about RDS here.