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Prof Darren Flynn


Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Health Psychologist; Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS); Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS); Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor; and Accredited Coordinating Supervisor for the Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology (qualified to supervise trainee health psychologists for registration with the HCPC as Practitioner Health Psychologists).

I have over 20 years’ experience of providing health psychology input and leadership to complex multi-phase, multi-disciplinary applied and translational research across the entire sphere of influence in health psychology (i.e. application of psychological theory/methods to behavioural management of health conditions; health promotion; psychological factors associated with health; and quality improvement in both healthcare practice and policy).

My areas of expertise include person-centred care, personalised care interventions (shared decision making, social prescribing, personalised care planning, and supported self-management), health and lifestyle behaviour change interventions, training of healthcare professionals to deliver behavioural interventions, and health literacy.

Darren Flynn

Person-centred care, personalised care interventions (shared decision making, social prescribing, personalised care planning, and supported self-management), health and lifestyle behaviour change interventions, training of healthcare professionals to deliver behavioural interventions, and health literacy.

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  • Habitual physical activity levels of adults with heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis, Jordan, C., Charman, S., Batterham, A., Flynn, D., Houghton, D., Errington, L., Macgowan, G., Avery, L. 27 Feb 2023, In: Heart
  • Identifying behavioural barriers and facilitators to engaging men in a community-based lifestyle intervention to improve physical and mental health and well-being, Bell, O., Flynn, D., Clifford, T., West, D., Stevenson, E., Avery, L. 6 Mar 2023, In: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Research letter: An updated survey of intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy service provision in England, White, P., Alton, A., James, M., Price, C., Shaw, L., Flynn, D., Burgess, D., McMeekin, P., Ford, G. 28 Mar 2023, In: European Stroke Journal
  • Service User Perspectives on Social Prescribing Services for Mental Health in the UK: A Systematic Review, Cooper, M., Flynn, D., Avery, L., Ashley, K., Jordan, C., Errington, L., Scott, J. May 2023, In: Perspectives in Public Health
  • Barriers and enablers of people from ethnic minority groups to uptake and engagement with type 2 diabetes management programmes in the UK, Avery, L., Flynn, D., Livingston, R., Jordan, C., Subramanian, M., Haines, R., Teke Epse Che, J. 29 Mar 2022, Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2022
  • Effectiveness and active ingredients of social prescribing interventions targeting mental health: a systematic review, Cooper, M., Avery, L., Scott, J., Ashley, K., Jordan, C., Errington, L., Flynn, D. 25 Jul 2022, In: BMJ Open
  • Feasibility, acceptability, and fidelity of Physical Activity Routines After Stroke (PARAS) a multifaceted behaviour change intervention targeting free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community dwelling adult stroke, Moore, S., Flynn, D., Jones, S., Price, C., Avery, L. 1 Dec 2022, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • Improving emergency treatment for patients with acute stroke: the PEARS research programme, including the PASTA cluster RCT, Price, C., White, P., Balami, J., Bhattarai, N., Coughlan, D., Exley, C., Flynn, D., Halvorsrud, K., Lally, J., McMeekin, P., Shaw, L., Snooks, H., Vale, L., Watkins, A., Ford, G. May 2022, In: Programme Grants for Applied Research
  • The feasibility and acceptability of a psychosocial intervention to support people with dementia with Lewy bodies and family care partners, Killen, A., Flynn, D., O'Brien, N., Taylor, J. 1 Jan 2022, In: Dementia
  • The Implementation of Whole-School Approaches to Transform Mental Health in UK Schools: A Realist Evaluation Protocol, Spencer, L., Flynn, D., Johnson, A., Maniatopoulos, G., Newham, J., Perkins, N., Wood, M., Woodley, H., Henderson, E. 2022, In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods

Holly Hare Exploring Social Prescribing to Support Older People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Q-Methodology Study Start Date: 01/03/2022

  • Psychology PhD June 15 2007
  • Practitioner Health Psychologist

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