Charles Abraham's Research and Practice
Charles Abraham initially studied psychology at the University of Sussex and was awarded a first class honours degree (BA, 1978) and a doctorate in social psychology (D.Phil, 1982). He has held professional positions since 1998 and is currently Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Exeter University Medical School. He specialises in the design, evaluation and implementation of interventions to change behaviour patterns, especially those with the potential to improve public health and health care effectiveness. He employs a variety of research methods and has led and collaborated on many multidisciplinary, cross-institutional and international research projects. His research has had practice and policy impact and he provides evidence-based consultancy to a range of organisations. Projects on which he has worked have been funded for ~£25m and his work has attracted ~17,000 citations (h-index = 59) with six papers cited more than 750 times. He holds honorary chairs at the Universities of Sussex, Nottingham, Maastricht and Curtin (Australia) and is a fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS), the European Health Psychology Society (FEHPS), the International Association of Applied Psychology and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
He is a chartered psychologist and a Practitioner Health Psychologist (registered by the UK Health and Care Professionals Council). He was the founding chair of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology and was one of 7 psychologists included in the UK Science Council list of the leading 100 practising scientists in the UK.
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