Laura J Wilde

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, AFHEA

I am a PhD research student in the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare at Coventry University. I have a background in psychology and health. My research interests include health, chronic illness, behaviour change, physical activity and technology.

I also work as a Research Associate at the University of Leicester in the Centre for Exercise and Rehabilitation Science based at Glenfield Hospital.

I present my research at various conferences and write a blog to share my experiences of being and PhD student and academic. To find out more about my research experience and roles go to Experience.

Laura Wilde Graduation Image - About Me
University of Southampton Graduation

My PhD Research

My current research is exploring experiences of using of mobile phone applications and wearable devices for monitoring physical activity.

I have started with a qualitative systematic review exploring the barriers and facilitators of using apps and wearables to monitor physical activity and sedentary behaviour. The protocol has been published in Digital Health and registered on PROSPERO. Preliminary findings have been presented at various conferences.

The next phase of my PhD focuses on the experiences of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in using apps and wearables to monitor physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

The final part to my PhD studies explores healthcare practitioners' experiences and perspectives of supporting people with COPD who have used apps and/or wearables for monitoring their physical activity.


2017 - Present
PhD in Technology Enabled Health Research, Coventry University
Mobile phone apps and wearables to support lifestyle and health: How to sustain their continued use?
Supervised by Dr Cain Clark, Prof. Petra Wark, Prof. Gill Ward, Dr Louise Sewell and Dr Carol Percy

2014 - 2015
MSc Health Psychology, University of Southampton
Dissertation title: Combined cognitive biases: Patterns of attention, interpretation and memory bias in individuals with chronic headache.
Supervised by Dr Daniel Schoth

University of Winchester Graduation
University of Winchester Graduation

BSc (Hons.) Psychology, University of Winchester
Dissertation title: Definitions of having ‘had sex’ and ‘virginity loss’ and the Big Five personality traits: Questionnaire and focus group.
Mixed-methods study investigating how participants defined having ‘had sex’ and ‘virginity loss’ involving an online survey (quantitative) and focus groups (qualitative).
Supervised by Dr David Giles

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