Ben Young
Research Fellow



Ben joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group in 2018 following 8 years at the University of Nottingham. During this time he contributed to a number of behavioural studies, including work in the UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies. He has experience of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and of different approaches to evidence synthesis.


  • BSc (Hons), GradDip, MSc, PhD



Ben’s research interests focus upon the study of psychological and behavioural processes in health and healthcare. He is currently working on a project that aims to understand the factors that influence self-management of physical health long-term conditions in people with severe mental illness. Past research topics include:

  • The impact of lung cancer screening on smoking behaviour and health service use
  • Factors that influence cancer screening uptake
  • Mass media campaigns to reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption
  • Behavioural 'nudge' interventions to improve efficiency and reduce waste in healthcare services
  • The prevention of unintentional injuries to children in the home


  • DIAMONDS (Diabetes and Mental Illness Improving Services and Outcomes)

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Ben Young

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Dr Ben Young
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1330)