Prof Rebecca Lawton

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Rebecca Lawton

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Prof Rebecca Lawton is Professor in Psychology of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. Since 2009, Rebecca has held a joint position at Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary where she leads the Quality and Safety Research team, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers engaged in high quality applied health research. Rebecca leads a programme of research on evidence based transformation within the NHS as part of the Yorkshire and Humber CLAHRC.

Rebecca has published widely on patient safety and behaviour change and has received funding from NIHR, ESRC, DH, TSB and the Health Foundation. Her research focuses on the application of psychological theories of behaviour change and human factors to patient safety. Rebecca teaches patient safety at MSc level, supervises PhD students in this field and delivers training to healthcare professionals.

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