Dr Jennifer Seddon

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Jennifer Seddon

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

Undergraduate modules

  • Health Behaviour across the lifespan
  • Psychological Research methods and Statistics
  • Behaviour change and prevention
  • Research dissertation supervision

Postgraduate modules

  • Qualitative Methods and Research Design Skills
  • Psychological Health and Disorders
  • Research dissertation supervision


PhD Supervision

Abbie Wright 2022 - Methods of Presenting Participant Information and Health Questionnaires to Increase Research Response Rates in Young Women


My research interests focus on drug, alcohol and prescription medication dependence. I have expertise in the use co-production in research and participatory action research. My most recent research has focused on ways to improve the quality of care for people prescribed medication with a risk of dependence, the use of alcohol among older adults, and the evaluation of interventions for heroin dependence.

Research group membership

  • Member of the Prevention Science group
  • Member of the Health Ageing and Care Network

Research grants and awards

  • Seddon, J., Wadd, S., Scott, S., Robinson, A., Dicks, D. Improving the quality and experience of care for patients prescribed medicines with a risk of dependence or withdrawal. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB). - £190, 248. Awarded 2020. Role: Principal Investigator.

Research projects

  • Improving the quality and experience of care for patients prescribed medicines with a risk of dependence or withdrawal. Funder: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (£190, 248). Role: Principal Investigator. 2021 - 2022
  • Addressing the needs of older adults receiving alcohol treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic Funder: National Lottery Community Fund. Role: Principal Investigator. 2020.
  • Evaluation of the Drink Wise, Age Well Programme. Funder: National Lottery Community Fund. 2018 -2021.


Projects as Co-investigator

  • Alcohol consumption and breast cancer: co-production of a behaviour change intervention to reduce risk in mid-life women.(01/03/2023 - 29/02/2024), funded by: Prevent Breast Cancer, funding amount received by Brookes: £29,772, funded by: Prevent Breast Cancer


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • British Society for Gerontology Older Adults and Substance use Special Interest Group
  • AFINet: Addiction and the Family International Network

Other academic contributions

  • Reviewer of funding applications submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Reviewer for various high-impact journals
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member for the journal Advances in Dual Diagnosis