Richard Brown

Richard Brown
Northumbria University · Department of Psychology

Doctoral Researcher

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Introduction
My research covers a range of public health issues and looks to examine the role that perceptions of risk play in determining health behaviours.
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
Northumbria University
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2021 - January 2024
Northumbria University
Field of study
  • Psychology PhD
September 2019 - June 2020
Northumbria University
Field of study
  • Psychology MSc
September 2011 - June 2013
Northumbria University (Law School)
Field of study
  • Legal Professional Exams

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Publications (9)
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Background The impacts of COVID-19 are not evenly distributed in society. Understanding the differences in the experiences and perceptions of COVID-19 related risk may help to improve the effectiveness of public health strategies in the future. Method We surveyed a nationally representative sample of 496 participants during the strictest period of...
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Background Understanding COVID-19 risk perceptions and their impact on behaviour can improve the effectiveness of public health strategies in the future. Prior evidence suggests that, when people perceive uncontrollable risks to their health, they are less likely to make efforts to protect their health in those ways which they can control (e.g. thr...
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Aim Understanding COVID-19 risk perceptions and their impact on behaviour can improve the effectiveness of public health strategies. Prior evidence suggests that, when people perceive uncontrollable risks to their health, they are less likely to engage in healthful behaviour. This article aims to understand the extent to which COVID-19 is perceived...
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The impacts of COVID-19 are not evenly distributed in society. Understanding demographic and occupational differences in personal experiences and information seeking and how these shape perceptions of COVID-19 related risk may help to improve the effectiveness of public health strategies in the future. We surveyed a nationally representative sample...
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The open science movement has gained momentum in recent years. With fresh appeals to the virtues of openness and transparency and an arsenal of emerging digital platforms, many ‘open science enthusiasts’ describe the potential for change as being analogous to the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries. Physicist and writer Michael Nie...
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Background The emerging landscape of patient-generated data (PGData) provides an opportunity to collect large quantities of information that can be used to develop our understanding of different health conditions and potentially improve the quality of life for those living with long-term health condition (LTHCs). If the potential benefits of PGData...
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Background The growing popularity of collecting self-generated health and lifestyle data presents a valuable opportunity to develop our understanding of long-term health conditions and improve care. Barriers remain to the effective sharing of health and lifestyle data by those living with long-term health conditions which include beliefs around con...
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Using digital technology to share patient-generated health data has the potential to improve the self-management of multiple long-term health conditions. Sharing these data can allow patients to receive additional support from healthcare professionals and peer communities, as well as enhance their understanding of their own health. A deeper underst...
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The popularity of Wearable and Implantable Medical Devices (WIMDs) has risen dramatically in recent years and this technology is expected to be integrated into expanding medical networks in the years ahead. Data collection via networks of WIMDs promises to revolutionise healthcare by providing timely and effective diagnosis and delivery of care. Th...

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Project
To understand how people assess health risks. In particular, to understand which risks to health and life are perceived to be within individual control, and which are not. Further, to investigate how perceived uncontrollable (previously termed extrinsic) mortality risks influence health behaviour, and what role this plays in health inequalities, given that income alters the extent to which people can control risks to their health and lives.