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Academic Biography

Research interests

I am a Lecturer in Psychology (Health) and Chartered Health Psychologist in the department of Psychology hosted by the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law. My research involves the development, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions targeting a range of health/lifestyle behaviours, particularly weight loss (exploring physical activity and diet). I am interested in the use of technology (eHealth/mHealth) within behaviour change interventions. My work focuses on translational research investigating how research is implemented in practice. This has involved service evaluations identifying potential service improvements. I have worked with a range of stakeholders and disciplines (e.g., NHS professionals, patients, local authority, Public Health England, charities, web developers).



PhD, Newcastle University
Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology, British Psychological Society
MSc Health Psychology, Teesside University
BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, Liverpool John Moore’s University


Professional Registration

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), British Psychological Society

Full member British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology
Practitioner Health Psychologist, Health & Care Professions Council


Masters Supervision - completed

Agatha Pangestuti, Healthcare professionals perspective on maximizing the referral and recruitment pathway into the NHS DPP: qualitative study, 2016-2017, MSc Public Health – Lead supervisor, Newcastle University.

Mariah Pondexter, Experience of people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent whilst engaging in a lifestyle intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study, 2016-2017, MSc Public Health (Distinction) - Co-supervisor, Newcastle University.

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 8 Article
  • 2 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Conference article
77 Downloads (Pure)

Management information systems for community based interventions to improve health: Qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives

Penn, L., Goffe, L., Haste, A. & Moffatt, S., 23 Jan 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 1, 8 p., 105.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Management Information Systems
Health Information Systems
Open Access
Life Style
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Barriers to and Facilitators of Implementing Programs for Return to Work (RTW) of Cancer Survivors in Four European Countries: A Qualitative Study

Tamminga, S. J., Braspenning, A. M., Haste, A., Sharp, L., Frings-Dresen, M. H. W. & de Boer, A. G. E. M., 22 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Return to Work
Delivery of Health Care
4 Citations (Scopus)
80 Downloads (Pure)

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in England: Formative evaluation of the programme in early phase implementation

Penn, L., Rodrigues, A., Haste, A., Marques, M. M., Budig, K., Sainsbury, K., Bell, R., Araújo-Soares, V., White, M., Summerbell, C., Goyder, E., Brennan, A., Adamson, A. J. & Sniehotta, F. F., 1 Feb 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 2, e019467.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Program Evaluation
National Health Programs
Qualitative Research
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Problems recruiting and retaining postnatal women to a pilot randomised controlled trial of a web-delivered weight loss intervention ISRCTN48086713 ISRCTN

Haste, A., Adamson, A. J., McColl, E., Araujo-Soares, V. & Bell, R., 27 Mar 2018, In : BMC Research Notes. 11, 1, 203.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Weight Loss
Randomized Controlled Trials
Mobile Applications
Control Groups

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