Staff Profiles

Dr Lucy McGeagh

PhD, DHealthPsych, CPsychol, MSc, BSc

Research Fellow

Department of Nursing

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Lucy McGeagh

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Lucy is a Chartered Health Psychologist and Research Fellow within the Supportive Care Research Group. She joined Oxford Brookes in June 2020 to work primarily on SWEET 'Supporting Women with adhErence to adjuvant Endocrine Therapy' following breast cancer, funded by the NIHR.

Lucy has worked in behaviour change and cancer research for the duration of her career. Following her BSc in Psychology (2004, UWE), her Masters in Health Psychology research focused on young male response to testicular cancer diagnosis (2006, University of Bath). Lucy’s PhD explored Implications of Smoke-Free Legislation on NHS Stop Smoking Services and Cessation Behaviour (2010, University of Bath), achieving a Doctorate in Health Psychology the following year (2011, University of Bath). Lucy went on to hold academic posts at the University of Nottingham (2011 – 2012) and University of Bristol (2012 – 2019) leading qualitative and quantitative research in a range of cancer populations including exploring the physical and psychological impact of treatment, behaviour change following a cancer diagnosis and cancer prevention and behaviour change in young mothers from areas of deprivation. Lucy has developed behaviour change interventions and designed and implemented a number of RCTs in men with prostate cancer, focusing on diet, physical activity, lycopene and metformin. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes Lucy was National Research Manager for GenesisCare UK (2019 – 2020).

Lucy has an ongoing passion for research in cancer, behaviour change, survivorship and support.