Dr. Dr Lisa Newson

Reader in Applied Health Psychology, Health Psychologist., Liverpool John Moores University
Dr. Dr Lisa Newson
Dr Newson, Prof Doc; C.Psychol; FHEA; HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist.
Reader in Applied Health Psychology

Dr Newson has varied experience as a Chartered Health Psychologist and HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. She is a proud innovator of applied health psychology, and has experience across the full spectrum of application, within academia and healthcare practice. Dr Newson's expertise influences health prevention (overlapping with public health) and is applied directly to the management of long-term conditions. Her previous experience within the NHS, as a clinical practitioner; within Public Health commissioning & management and as an applied researcher through academic-health collaborations, helps her to bridge the 'knowledge-language gap’ and add value between the ambitions and needs of academia and those working within healthcare. She is recognised for her expertise in Obesity and Diabetes, two priority health topics which have enormous economic, social and health consequences for society worldwide. With particular expertise within qualitative research methodology, Dr Newson contributes to a range of community projects exploring public and patient experiences of interventions and pathways.

Dr Newson, is the Co-Programme Director of the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology (2023 onwards) and Programme Leader for MSc Health Psychology (2015 onwards), for which both are accredited by the British Psychological Society (Stage 1 professional training), and the Prof Doc is recognised for HCPC registration. LJMU is one of only six UK universities that provides a continuous learning opportunity through Levels 4-8, offering the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology (Stage 2 accreditation) and inspiring students to develop careers as Chartered Health Psychologists and HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologists. Dr Newson, is a supervisor to MSc, Trainee Health Psychologists and PhD candidates. She is a BPS RAPPS approved supervisor and national assessor.
Dr Newson engages in varied scholarship activity, especially knowledge exchange, civic engagement, and professional activities promoting health psychology broadly and contributes to teaching and research at LJMU.