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Dr Darren Flynn


Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Health Psychologist; Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS); Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS); Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor; and Accredited Coordinating Supervisor for the Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology (qualified to supervise trainee health psychologists for registration with the HCPC as Practitioner Health Psychologists).

I have over 20 years’ experience of providing health psychology input and leadership to complex multi-phase, multi-disciplinary applied and translational research across the entire sphere of influence in health psychology (i.e. application of psychological theory/methods to management of health conditions; health promotion; psychological factors associated with health; and quality improvement in both healthcare practice and policy).

Darren Flynn

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Personalised Care Interventions (shared decision making, supported self-management, social prescribing, personalised care planning, and personal health budgets)

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The feasibility and acceptability of a psychosocial intervention to support people with dementia with Lewy bodies and family care partners, Killen, A., Flynn, D., O'Brien, N., Taylor, J. 1 Jan 2022, In: Dementia
  • A systematic review of active ingredients of social prescribing interventions targeting mental health, Cooper, M., Avery, L., Scott, J., Ashley, K., Jordan, C., Errington, L., Flynn, D. 23 Aug 2021, EHPS 2021
  • Content Analysis of Patient Safety Incident Reports for Older Adult Patient Transfers, Handovers, and Discharges: Do they Serve Organisations, Staff, or Patients?, Scott, J., Dawson, P., Heavey, E., De Brún, A., Buttery, A., Waring, J., Flynn, D. 1 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Patient Safety
  • Digital Intervention With Lifestyle Coach Support to Target Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors of Adults With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Systematic Development Process of VITALISE Using Intervention Mapping, Hallsworth, K., McPherson, S., Anstee, Q., Flynn, D., Haigh, L., Avery, L. 15 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Exploring the potential for social prescribing in pre-hospital emergency and urgent care: A qualitative study, Scott, J., Fidler, G., Monk, D., Flynn, D., Heavey, E. 1 May 2021, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • Secondary transfer of emergency stroke patients eligible for mechanical thrombectomy by air in rural England: economic evaluation and considerations, Coughlan, D., McMeekin, P., Flynn, D., Ford, G., Lumley, H., Burgess, D., Balami, J., Mawson, A., Craig, D., Rice, S., White, P. 1 Jan 2021, In: Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Systematic review identifying active ingredients of training interventions promoting physical activity in heart failure patients, Ashley, K., Tang, M., Jordan, C., Cooper, M., Batterham, A., Flynn, D., Avery, L., Errington, L. 26 Aug 2021, EHPS 2021
  • Updating estimates of the Number of UK Stroke Patients Eligible for Endovascular Thrombectomy: Incorporating Recent Evidence to Facilitate Service Planning, McMeekin, P., Flynn, D., James, M., Price, C., Ford, G., White, P. 1 Dec 2021, In: European Stroke Journal
  • ‘You can’t start a car when there’s no petrol left’: a qualitative study of patient, family and clinician perspectives on implantable cardioverter defibrillator deactivation, Standing, H., Thomson, R., Flynn, D., Hughes, J., Joyce, K., Lobban, T., Lord, S., Matlock, D., McComb, J., Paes, P., Wilkinson, C., Exley, C. 6 Jul 2021, In: BMJ Open
  • A feasibility, acceptability and fidelity study of a multifaceted behaviour change intervention targeting free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community dwelling adult stroke survivors, Moore, S., Avery, L., Price, C., Flynn, D. Dec 2020, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies


  • Psychology PhD June 15 2007
  • Practitioner Health Psychologist

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