Dr Michelle Griffiths

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About me

I am a research practitioner, interested in physical and mental health and well-being, and improving health outcomes for with people with long term conditions. I specialise in qualitative and mixed methods research and complex intervention co-design and evaluation. My current research projects include the theoretical development of a conversational agent to deliver support for people living with type 2 diabetes, and the testing of an AI relational agent to deliver Motivational Interviewing skills.

I completed my undergraduate degree (BSc Hons Psychology) at the University of Exeter, and my MSc and Professional Doctorate/DHealthPsy at The University of the West of England. I am a Research Fellow at The University of the West of England, former Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham City University and HCPC/BPS registered Practitioner Health Psychologist.

During my DHealthPsy, I examined the views and experiences of Endocrinologists towards psychosocial and self-management for people with hypothyroidism. During this time, I supported the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) with service user involvement and the co-development of patient resources, as well as developing peer support activities. I developed conference and patient-information sessions for the BTF and Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust (TEDct).

Prior to this, I completed my MSc thesis on the experiences of refugee doctors in the UK, and project managed the South West regional centre for refugee health professional requalification, project-managing a multi-professional national steering group.

I have worked as a mixed methods researcher in the NHS to support business case development (primary care) and in the charitable sector and as Senior Research & Evaluation Officer evaluating impact of Living Well courses and interventions upon patient-centred health and wellbeing outcomes for people with cancer. I have worked as a health intervention course facilitator for Bristol City Council, IAPT course co-facilitator, and as Senior Project Officer in health consultancy, evaluating NHS health services and designing, implementing and evaluating healthy workplace roadshows.

Area of expertise

Health Applications, Long Term Conditions and Health Psychology.


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