Dr Lisa McDermott

Dr Lisa McDermott, Teaching Fellow

Lisa is a Teaching Fellow in Public Health in the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, King’s College London. Lisa is a Health Psychologist and holds a BSC in Psychology, an MSc in Health Psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology and Professional Practice.  Lisa completed her British Psychological Society Stage Two training in Health Psychology at The University of Southampton.  Lisa worked as a Research Assistant and Assistant Psychologist at The University of Oxford in Old Age Psychiatry before joining the University of Southampton as a Research Fellow in 2009 to focus on the use of Health Psychology applied to Primary Care and Public Health.  In 2013 Lisa joined King’s College London as a Research Associate in Public Health.

Lisa’s research has focused on the use of qualitative methods to develop and evaluate interventions in Primary Care and Public Health.  Her thesis was titled ‘Changing the behaviour of healthcare professionals using theory based, computer delivered interventions’. Lisa has been involved in a number of projects involving the development of electronic and web-based interventions for a various conditions and the development of interventions to reduce the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in Primary Care. Lisa also managed a large randomised controlled trial on the use of ‘Enhanced methods to increase the uptake of NHS Health Checks’.