Dr Alice Berry

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow
  • Department:HAS - Nursing and Midwifery HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+4411732 87802

About me

My research interests include the self-management of long-term musculoskeletal conditions, with a focus on motivational and behaviour change theory related to sustained engagement with physical activity. I am currently carrying out a process evaluation which is exploring the acceptability of a one-to-one intervention aimed at reducing the effects of fatigue in inflammatory arthritis (FREE-IA), and a project to evidence the use of behaviour change theory and techniques in a low back pain self-management digital intervention (getUbetter).

How do people with musculoskeletal long-term conditions engage with physical activity in their communities? Launching Fellowship - Funded by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) (Commenced March 2020).
This project will explore pathways from NHS-led self-management interventions to community-based physical activity opportunities. It adopts a Realist perspective where the focus will be on understanding how existing pathways are influenced by local contexts, producing evidence to strengthen existing interventions and enhance long-term engagement with physical activity.

My PhD work focused on the development and testing of a digital behaviour change intervention aimed at people with osteoarthritis, to encourage long-term engagement with physical activity.

Area of expertise

I have experience of co-designing health interventions with patient insight partners, and a range of research methods including; in-depth interviews, think-aloud interviews, surveys, and thematic analysis.


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