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Dr Angela Rodrigues

Senior Lecturer

Department: Psychology

Angela joined Northumbria University in 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology within the Department of Psychology. She is also a Visiting Associate Researcher at the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University. Angela has a key research interest in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions with an overarching focus on public health. Her interests include sun protection interventions, digital health interventions, the Behaviour Change Wheel, and process evaluation of complex interventions.

Angela completed her PhD at Newcastle University on the systematic development of an intervention to promote sun protection behaviours amongst holidaymakers. Before that, Angela completed a MSc in Public health research at the University of Aberdeen, and a combined BSc/MA in Health Psychology at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

After finishing the PhD, she continued working at Newcastle University as a postdoc, where her primary research role involved the process evaluation of the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT)and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Program. She is also involved in conducting behavioural analyses of barriers and facilitators for brief interventions for Making Every Contact Count (MECC), smoking and alcohol in collaboration with Public Health England Behavioural Insights Team.

Angela is Editor-in-chief of the European Health Psychologist (official magazine of European Health Psychology Society). She has served on multiple scientific committees, including the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Conference (2014), and CREATE (Collaborative REsearch And Training in the EHPS) (2009-2014).

Angela is currently the Programme Leader for the MSc in Health Psychology.

Angela Rodrigues

Key Publications

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  • Developing Behavior Change Interventions for Self-Management in Chronic Illness, Araújo-Soares, V., Hankonen, N., Presseau, J., M Rodrigues , A., Sniehotta, F. 1 Jan 2019
  • Acceptability and Feasibility of a Trial Testing Allocation to Sunscreen and a Smartphone App for Sun Protection: Discontinued Randomized Controlled Trial, M Rodrigues , A., Sniehotta, F., Birch-Machin, M., Olivier, P., Araújo-Soares, V. 27 Feb 2018, In: JMIR Dermatology
  • Clinical and metabolic features of the randomised controlled Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) cohort, Taylor, R., Leslie, W., Barnes, A., Brosnahan, N., Thom, G., McCombie, L., Sattar, N., Welsh, P., Peters, ., Zhyzhneuskaya, S., Hollingsworth, K., Al-Mrabeh, ., M Rodrigues, A., Rehackova, ., Adamson, A., Sniehotta, F., Mathers, J., Ross, H., McIlvenna, Y., Kean, ., Ford, ., McConnachie, A., Lean, M. Mar 2018, In: Diabetologia
  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in England: formative evaluation of the programme in early phase implementation, Penn, L., M Rodrigues, A., Haste, A., Marques, M., Budig, K., Sainsbury, K., Bell, R., Araújo-Soares, V., White, M., Summerbell, C., Goyder, E., Brennan, A., Adamson, A., Sniehotta, F. 1 Feb 2018, In: BMJ Open
  • Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial, Lean, M., Leslie, W., Barnes, A., Brosnahan, N., Thom, G., McCombie, L., Peters, ., Zhyzhneuskaya, S., Al-Mrabeh, ., Hollingsworth, K., M Rodrigues , A., Rehackova, ., Adamson, A., Sniehotta, F., Mathers, J., Ross, H., McIlvenna, Y., Stefanetti, R., Trenell, M., Welsh, P., Kean, ., Ford, ., McConnachie, A., Sattar, N., Taylor, R. 10 Feb 2018
  • Qualitative evaluation of a weight loss intervention using total diet replacement (TDR) for diabetes reversal in the Diabetes REmission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), Rehackova, ., M Rodrigues , A., Brosnahan, N., Barnes, A., Zhyzhneuskaya, S., Peters, ., Lean, M., Adamson, A., Taylor, R., Sniehotta, F. 1 Mar 2018, In: Diabetic Medicine
  • Using evidence-based guidelines to inform service provision: a structured mapping exercise within the National Health Service Diabetes Prevention Programme in England, Haste, A., Penn, L., M Rodrigues , A., Marques, M., Budig, K., Bell, R., Summerbell, C., White, M., Adamson, A., Sniehotta, F. 27 Jul 2018, In: BMC Research Notes
  • Aware, motivated and striving for a ‘safe tan’, M Rodrigues, A., Sniehotta, F., Birch-Machin, M., Araújo-Soares, V. 2017, In: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
  • Systematic and iterative development of a smartphone app to promote sun-protection among holidaymakers, M Rodrigues , A., Sniehotta, F., Birch-Machin, M., Olivier, P., Araújo-Soares, V. Jun 2017, In: JMIR research protocols
  • Commentary: the impact of asking intention or self-prediction questions on subsequent behavior: a meta-analysis, M Rodrigues, A., French, D., Sniehotta, F. 9 Jun 2016, In: Frontiers in Psychology


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