Professor Angel Chater

Professor in Health Psychology and Behaviour Change

Angel Chater

As a ‘first generation’ academic, I am an excellent example of the University’s investment in ‘widening participation’, starting at the University of Luton in 1996 and completing my BA (Hons) Psychology degree in 2000, with a young baby in tow. I went on to achieve an MSc in Health Psychology, and Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) while at the University, which later became the University of Bedfordshire.

I completed a portfolio of work to achieve Chartered Status in Health Psychology with the British Psychological Society (BPS) in 2004 and later registered as a Health Psychologist and Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In 2005 I got my first Lecturership, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer three years later.

In 2012 I moved to University College London (UCL) as a Lecturer in Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, taking psychological approaches to pharmacy, and was affiliated to the newly developing UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, where I am now an Associate. In 2016 I moved back to the University of Bedfordshire, now in the School of Sport and Physical Activity (SSPA) as a Reader, and developed and now lead the Centre for Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour Change.

During the first UK lockdown, I was promoted to Professor of Health Psychology and Behaviour Change, taking on the leadership of the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR), where I now oversee all research and other scholarly activity as Research Institute Director.

I hold a strong academic identity as an expert in health psychology and behaviour change, with research expertise in the design, delivery, evaluation and adoption of psychological theories, models and techniques to change behaviour. My research applies behavioural science to understand and intervene with factors that influence behaviours that impact on health, illness and how we interact with the health care system. It spans multiple populations (children, adults, health professionals), behaviours (physical activity, eating behaviour, medication use, health care consultations), experiences (death, food insecurity), and health outcomes (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression), with the connecting thread being the application of behavioural science to optimise physical and psychological health.

Adolescent health is at the heart of my work. My PhD used a combination of socio-cognitive-behavioural theories to understand the determinants of adolescent (11-15 years old) engagement with physical activity and healthy eating behaviours alongside substance use (alcohol and smoking), taking into account parental influence. My research has clear impact with international reach, often targeting vulnerable populations and with real-time physical and psychological benefit.

As a strong advocate for Health Psychology, my passion for the discipline shines through all that I do. I am currently the Chair of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Health Psychology (DHP) and lead the BPS COVID-19 Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce. I am also the past UK National Delegate for the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS: 2012-2018), sharing my passion and representing health psychology both nationally and internationally.

One of my strengths is in building systems and networks to support others to reach their full potential and advance the health psychology discipline. This includes the development of the research centres and junior institute (J-ISPAR) within ISPAR, the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (BSPHN: formally the Health Psychology and Public Health Network - HPPHN) for which I am a co-founder and the inaugural Chair, the Health Psychology Exchange (HPX) and the Health Psychology Trainee Network (HPTN), each of which aim to support professional identities, networking, research, practice and mentoring opportunities.

With my expertise as a practicing psychologist and health trainer, I regularly integrate health psychology and behavioural science into non-psychology curriculum, CPD training and applied health practice. I especially enjoy training health professionals in communication skills, motivational interviewing, health coaching and behaviour change. My ambition is to facilitate the development of a funded Stage 2 Health Psychology training pathway and I welcome those who may wish to commission, fund and/or participate in such training to get in touch.

Other References

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Surrey, Roehampton - “Children’s health perception and health behaviour: An intervention approach” (Claus Vögeleand Marcia Worrell)
  • MSc Health Psychology - University of Luton - “The Relationship Between Dietary Restraint, Binge Eating, Emotional Eating, Body Mass Index and Dieting Status in a Female Non-Clinical Population”
  • BA (Hons) Psychology - University of Luton-“Perceptions of Binge Eating”

Membership of professional bodies

  • British Psychological Society - Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) ID-099491, Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS), Associate Fellow (AFBPS)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Registered Psychologist ID -PYL03651, Health Psychologist and Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • The Science Council - Chartered Scientist (CSci)
  • Higher Education Academy - Fellow (FHEA)

Internal roles

Teaching Expertise

Unit co-ordinator:

  • Behavioural Science and Public Health (MSc)
  • Applied Health Psychology and Public Health (BSc)

Postgraduate research student supervision

PhD students

  1. Jamie Whitehall (UoB – due to complete 2023) “Behaviour Change Approaches to Weight Management Interventions for Adults Living with Obesity and Weight Self-Stigma.”
  2. Sarah Mackin (UoB – due to complete 2023) “Evaluation of community physical activity programmes for the benefit of long-term conditions.”
  3. Ashley Beckett (UoB – due to complete 2023) “The physiological and psychological effects of shift patterns and health behaviours on UK Firefighters.”
  4. Hope Grant (UoB – due to complete 2022) “How are teachers teaching about competition in Physical Education, and is it being done in a socially just way?”
  5. Fani Liapi (UoB – cross-institute – IHR/ISPAR – due to complete 2022) “Evaluation of the Luton-based Total Wellbeing programme: An integrated care pathway for physical and mental health”
  6. Marsha Brierley (UoB – due to complete 2020) “Development and evaluation of a workplace intervention to reduce prolonged sedentary behaviour.”
  7. Jane Williams (UoB – due to complete 2020) “Supporting adolescent health and wellbeing through sport and physical activity after the sudden death of a parent.”

Completed

  1. Dr Samson Ojo (UoB – cross-institute – IHR/ISPAR - Completed 2020) “Development and evaluation of a tailored workplace intervention to reduce and break up sitting time in office workers”
  2. Dr Neil Howlett (UH - completed 2019) “Evidence-Based and Theoretically-Driven Behaviour Change Interventions for Physical Activity to Enhance Health and Wellbeing.”
  3. Dr Michelle Flemons (UoB – Completed 2018) “Occupational socialisation and the subjective warrant of physical education teachers.”
  4. Dr Edwina Prayogo (UCL - Completed 2018) “Fresh into Foodbank: An intervention study investigating the impact of a monetary and psychological-based intervention in improving fruit and vegetable intake in Foodbank clients.”
  5. Dr Mona Almanasef (UCL – Completed 2018) “The Impact of the “Flipped Classroom” Instructional Model on MPharm Students in Two Pharmacy Schools in the UK.”
  6. Dr Lindsay MacDonald (UCL - Completed 2017) “Development of an intervention to support self-management in bipolar disorder.”
  7. Dr Lena Nilsson (UoB – Completed 2015) “The psychological determinants of healthy eating and physical activity among adolescents in Dubai.”
  8. Dr Lynne Wood (UoB – Completed 2015) “Predicting and Intervening in Adolescents’ and Students’ Alcohol use.”
  9. Dr Erica Cook (UoB - Completed 2012) “Who uses NHS Direct? Factors that impact on the uptake of telephone based healthcare.”
  10. Dr Sarah Denton (UoB - Completed 2011) “Determinants, measurement and promotion of physical activity in 10-14 year-old Bedfordshire children: a multidisciplinary approach.”

Stage 2 students

  • Selina Graham (due to submit 2021)
  • Dr Katherine Finlay (due to submit 2021)
  • Dora Kukucska (due to submit 2021)
  • Dr Sarah Jane Besser (Awarded 2017)
  • Dr Erica Cook (Awarded 2015)

Masters by Research students

  • Dora Kukuscka (UoB – completed 2020) “Investigating the health and wellbeing of Bedfordshire Police Force – The PHeW project”
  • Rianna Price (UoB – completed 2019) “Sports policy and its impact of women’s participation in sport: A case study of ‘This Girl Can’”
  • Lucie Mugridge (UoB – completed 2018) “The feasibility of MyHealthAvatar mobile phone application for reducing prolonged sedentary behaviour and improving glucose control in Type 2 diabetes”

Academic Citizenship and Leadership

  • 2020 Chair of the British Psychological Society’s COVID-19 Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce (Mar 2020-date)
  • 2019 Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology (Jul 2019-Jun 2021)
  • 2014 Associate University College London Centre for Behaviour Change
  • 2013 Co-founder and Past Chair of Behavioural Science and Public Health Network – formally Health Psychology in Public Health Network - HPPHN (Feb 2019 to date; BSPHN Chair Feb 2017-2019; HPPHN Chair Elect 2015-2017; co-founder 2013)
  • 2012 – 2018 European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) UK National Delegate

Advisory panels

  • 2020 British Psychological Society - Psychological Government
  • 2019 Versus Arthritis Advisory Panel Member – Physical Activity and Behaviour Change
  • 2019 Sport England Advisory Panel Member ‘We are Undefeatable’ – Behaviour Change and Physical Activity
  • 2018 Public Health England Behavioural and Social Science Strategy Oversight Group
  • 2018 Moldovian government - Prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (Active Herts)
  • 2018 BPS Speaker and representative in Parliament in both the House of Commons and House of Lords
  • 2017 British Psychological Society - Task and Finish Group on Obesity
  • 2016 Luton Borough Council - Inactivity and Wellbeing Strategy Group
  • 2016 Luton Childhood Obesity Taskforce – Healthy Weight Strategy
  • 2014 Associate for the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (University College London)
  • 2012 Weight Concern – committee member
  • 2008 International Society for Coaching Psychology - Board of Directors, Council Member, Accreditation

Funded Projects

  • Medical Research Council: Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (MRC PHIND). £140,565. Holley, C., Farrow, C., Haycroft, E. & Chater, A. (Nov 2020). Co-developing an app-based intervention to increase children’s consumption of vegetables. 15 month research grant. Behaviour Change Lead.
  • Buckinghamshire Council. £122,000. Chater, A. & Cook, E. (Sept 2020). Health Psychology Stage 2 Trainee Placement: Trailblazer pathfinder programme. 36 month PhD plus Stage 2 studentship. PI.
  • The Abbeyfield Research Foundation. £99,977. Bailey, D., Victor, C., Hewson, D. & Chater, A. (Aug 2020). Reducing sarcopenia and maintaining independent living in frail older adults via reductions in sitting time: The Frail-LESS (LEss Sitting and Sarcopenia in Frail older adults) intervention. 18 month research grant; Behaviour Change Lead.
  • British Psychological Society. £10,000. Chater, A. (July 2019). Recompense for role as Division of Health Psychology Chair. 24 month commitment.
  • Team Beds and Luton, as part of the Sport England funded Satellite Clubs. £2,000 allocated. Chater, A. & Williams, J. (2020). The ECLIPSETogether programme: a physical activity intervention to support young people who have experienced a significant bereavement. 12 month delivery grant. Programme lead.
  • Diabetes UK. £137,510. Bailey, D., Chater, A., Dong, F., Edwardson, C., Hewson, D., Pang, D., Pannas, Y., Biddle, S. (July 2019). A tailored intervention to reduce sitting behaviour in people with Type 2 Diabetes: A randomised-controlled feasibility study. 18 month research grant. Behaviour Change Lead and Trainer.
  • National Institute for Health Research: Health Technology Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA). £2,255,188. Trivedi, D., Wellsted, D., Wyatt, S., Swanepoel, A., Chater, A., Bottoms, L., Howlett, A., Jones, J., Clark, A., Turner, D., Wilson, J., Sharma, S., Jones, J. & David, L. (Aug 2019). The clinical and cost-effectiveness of exercise intervention for depression in adolescents: a phased multi-site randomised controlled trial. A Randomised controlled trial of Energetic Activity for Depression in Young people (The READY Trial) 56 month research grant. Behaviour Change Lead, Trainer and Local PI.
  • University of Bedfordshire VC office. £9,200. Bailey, D., Mitchell, A., Hewson, D., Kinman, G., Birtwisle, C., Gilbert, N. & Chater, A. (Apr 2019). #ActiveCampus. 6-month research and public engagement grant. Behaviour Change Lead.
  • Total Wellbeing Luton £30,000 [matched funded by Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire £30,000.] (Total £60,000). Pannas, Y., Chater, A & Randhawa, G. (Nov 2018). Evaluation of the Total Wellbeing Programme Luton: Supporting commissioning, learning and participation through research. 3 year PhD studentship from Mar 2019 [Fani Liapi]. Behaviour Change Lead.
  • University of Bedfordshire VC office: Beds Talks. £1,494. Mitchell, A., Fruer, J., Croft, L., Bailey, D. & Chater, A. (Sept, 2018). “Pathways to health and well-being through physical activity” Public engagement grant. Behaviour Change Lead.
  • University of Buckingham. £4,000. Chater, A. (May, 2018). Health Psychology Stage 2 Supervision [Dr Katherine Finlay] in the area of spinal cord injury, pain and physical activity. 18-24 month contract. Behaviour Change Expert.
  • Bedfordshire Police. £7,932. Chater, A., Richards, J., Aldous, J., Fruer, J., Bailey, D. & Mitchell, A. (Mar, 2018). Understanding the physical health and psychological wellbeing of the Bedfordshire Police Force. The PHeW programme. x2 12 month MSc by Research studentships [James Yates, Dora Kukucska]. Behaviour Change Lead.
  • Ergotron. £12,400. Bailey, D., Ojo, S., Chater, A. & Hewson, D. (Mar, 2018). What is the Effect of Interrupting Sitting in the Workplace on Cardiometabolic Risk and Worker Productivity? Ergonomic research donation.
  • National Institute for Health Research: Programme Grant for Applied Research (NIHR PGfAR) – £1,959,98. Roposch, A., Nazareth, I., Freemantle, N., Wood, J., Ray, D., Morris, S., Koczan, P., Nightingale, R., Lewis, L., Reilly, R., Morley, E., Chater, A., & Green, J., (Nov, 2017). Evaluation of an aid to diagnosis for congenital dysplasia of the hip in general practice: controlled trial randomised by practice. 60 month grant. Behaviour Change Lead.
  • Freuds: Abbvie Live:Lab. £3,600. Chater, A. (May, 2017). Understanding the fear of finding out (FOFO). Health collaborator fee. Behaviour Change expert.
  • Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (ISPAR): University of Bedfordshire. £11,988. Chater, A. (Mar, 2017). Supporting adolescent health and psychological wellbeing through physical activity and sport after the sudden death of a parent. PhD Studentship [Jane Williams]. 36 months. Behaviour Change expert
  • Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (ISPAR): University of Bedfordshire. £11,988. Smith, L., Bailey, D. & Chater, A. (Mar, 2017). Development and evaluation of a workplace intervention to reduce prolonged sedentary behaviour. PhD Studentship [Marsha Brierley]. 36 months. Behaviour Change expert
  • Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (ISPAR): University of Bedfordshire. £3,966. Bailey, D., & Chater, A. (Mar, 2017). A mobile phone application and online platform to reduce sedentary behaviour and improve glucose regulation and psychological wellbeing in Type 2 diabetes. MSc by Research Studentship [Lucie Mugridge]. 12 months. Behaviour Change expert
  • Herts Sports Partnership. £36,400. Chater, A. (Dec, 2016). How effective is community physical activity promotion in areas of deprivation for inactive adults with Cardiovascular Disease risk and/or mental health concerns? The 'Active Herts' physical activity programme. 24 month grant: linked PhD [Neil Howlett]. Behaviour Change Lead.
  • The Royal Society. £12,920. Quinn, F. & Chater, A. (Mar, 2016). An Oral History of Health Psychology in the UK. 12 month grant.
  • PharmAlliance. £21,061. Smith, F. (UCL), Chater, A. (UCL), Pyzik, O. (UCL), Sleath, B. (UNC), Carpenter, D. (UNC), Bailey, S. (UNC), Biggers, L. (UNC), Wayman, B (UNC),El-sabae, H. (UNC), & Gilmartin, J. (Monash). (Jan, 2016). Developing skills and confidence of pharmacy students to communicate with adolescents about health and medicines. 12 month seed funding. Behaviour Change expert.
  • Medical Research Council: Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (MRC PHIND). £149,783. Family, H., Scott, J., Neale, J., & Chater, A. (May 2015). Opportunistic contraception advice and support for women receiving opiate substitution therapy from community pharmacies. 24 month grant. Behaviour Change Lead.
  • University College London: Grand Challenges of Sustainable Cities. £3,982. Morrison, J. Baral, S., Khanal, S. & Chater, A. (June 2015). Beating diabetes in Nepal. 12 month research grant. Behaviour Change Expert.
  • University College London: Grand Challenges of Human Wellbeing. £3,960. Chater, A., Prayogo, E., & Grimble, G. (2014). Exploring the psycho-social determinants of food consumption in parents and individuals who attend Foodbanks. 12 month research grant. Linked PhD [Edwina Prayogo].
  • UCL School of Pharmacy (SoP). £3,600 (time costed at 5%). Smith, F., Alselah, F., Taylor, K., Chater, A., & Murray, M. (2014). Quality criteria for pharmacy services for adolescents. 12 month research grant.
  • Institute for Health Research: University of Bedfordshire. £9,350 (time costed at 5%). Cook, E, Powell, F., Armitage, C & Chater, A. (2013). Can an intervention enhancing positive affect lead to weight loss? A pilot Randomised Control Trial. 24 month research grant.
  • University College London: School of Pharmacy (SoP). £12,935 (time costed at 5%). Horne, R., Chater, A., & Chapman, S. (2013). Biopsychosocial aspects of communication about medication. Equipment grant.
  • Division of Health Psychology (DHP). £800. Cook, E & Chater, A. (2009). From unhelpful to helpful: The role of Implementation-Intentions in a weight-loss intervention. Bursary Award.
  • Bedford PE Old Students' Association Educational Projects Fund. £1,800 (time costed at 20%). Van-Blerk, C, Brown, L. & Chater, A. (2008). Evaluation of the HAPPY study. 12 month research grant.
  • Bedford Charity Community Grants Programme: Physical Activity Promotion in Schools. £84,000 (supervisory time allocated). Van-Blerk, C, Brown, L. & Chater, A. (2007). The HAPPY (Health and Physical Activity Promotion in Youth) study: Physical activity in school-aged children. 36 month PhD studentship research grant with supervision [Sarah Denton].

Publications

  • Chater, A., Whittaker, E., Lewis, L., Arden, M. A., Byrne-Davis, L., Chadwick, P., Drury, J., Epton, T., Hart, J., Kamal, A., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Shorter, G., Swanson, V. & Armitage, C., (2020). Health psychology, behavioural science, and Covid-19 disease prevention. Health Psychology Update, 29 SI, 3-9
  • Bull, E., Newman, K., Cassidy, T., Anderson, N. & Chater, A. (2020). Reflecting on the Stage 2 Health Psychology independent training route: A survey of trainee and graduate experiences of employability. Health Psychology Update, 29,(2), 19-30.
  • Chater, A. M. (Sept 2020). Does intentional asphyxiation by strangulation have addictive properties? Addiction. doi.org/10.1111/add.15247
  • Chater, A. (2020). Psychological perspectives on obesity: Addressing policy, practice and research priorities. South West Review, Summer, 48-55.
  • Chater, A., Family, H., Lim, R. & Courtenay, M (2020). Influences on antibiotic prescribing by non-medical prescribers for respiratory tract infections: A systematic review using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa335
  • Bailey, D., Mugridge, L., Dong, F., Zhang, X. & Chater, A. (2020). Randomised controlled feasibility study of the MyHealthAvatar-Diabetes smartphone app for reducing prolonged sitting time in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(12), 4414; doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124414
  • Chater, A. (2020). Let’s talk about death openly: When the world is grieving, please don’t walk on eggshells. The Psychologist, 33, 23-25. thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/when-world-grieving-please-dont-walk-eggshells
  • Lim, R., Courtenay, M., Deslandes, R., Farriday, R., Gillespie, D., Hodson, K., Reid, N., Thomas, N. & Chater, A. (2020). A theory-based electronic learning intervention to support appropriate antibiotic prescribing by nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers: an acceptability and feasibility experimental study using mixed methods. BMJ Open. dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036181
  • Howlett, N., Schulz, J., Trivedi, D., Troop, N. & Chater, A. (2020). Determinants of weekly sitting time: Construct validation of an initial COM-B model and comparison of its predictive validity with the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Psychology and Health. doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2020.1763994
  • Chater, A., Williams, J., Shorter, G. & Howlett, N. (2020). Physical activity for the benefit of mental health outcomes in young people: a focus on parental bereavement. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 64, 16-17
  • Quinn, F., Chater, A & Morrison, V. (2020). An oral history of UK Health Psychology. British Journal of Health Psychology. doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12418
  • Abdulaziz Almanasef, M., Portlock, J. & Chater, A. (2020). Qualitative Investigation of the Flipped Classroom Teaching Approach as an Alternative to the Traditional Lecture. Pharmacy Education. 20(1), 142-150
  • Sécula, F., Erismann, S., Cerniciuc, C., Chater, A., Shabab, L., Glen, F., Curteanu, A., Serbulenco, A., Silitrari, N., Demiscan, D. & Prytherch, H. (2020). Evidence-based policy making for health promotion to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Moldova. BMC Proceedings, 14(1), 1-10
  • Chapman, S., Sibelli, A., St-Clair Jones, A., Forbes, A., Chater, A. & Horne, R. (2020). Personalised adherence support for maintenance treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: A tailored digital intervention to change adherence-related beliefs and barriers. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis. doi.org/10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjz034
  • Gilmartin-Thomas, J., Sleath, B., Cooper Bailey, S., Carpenter, D., Chater, A., MacAllister, C., Pyzik, O., Wayman, B., Annis, I. & Smith, F. (2019). Preparing pharmacy students to communicate effectively with adolescents. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12581
  • Chater, A., Williams, J. & Courtenay, M. (2019). The prescribing needs of community practitioner nurse prescribers: A qualitative investigation using the Theoretical Domains Framework and COM-B. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.14170
  • Ojo, S. O., Bailey, D. P., Brierley, M. L., Hewson, D. J., & Chater, A. M. (2019). Breaking barriers: using the behavior change wheel to develop a tailored intervention to overcome workplace inhibitors to breaking up sitting time. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1-17.
  • Ojo, S. O., Bailey, D. P., Hewson, D. J., & Chater, A. M. (2019). Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Breaking Up Sitting Time among Desk-Based Office Workers: A Qualitative Investigation Using the TDF and COM-B. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(16), 2903.
  • Brierley, M. L., Chater, A. M., Smith, L. R., & Bailey, D. P. (2019). The Effectiveness of Sedentary Behaviour Reduction Workplace Interventions on Cardiometabolic Risk Markers: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 1-29.
  • Courtenay, M., Lim, R., Deslandes, R., Ferriday, R., Gillespie, D., Hodson, K., Reid, N., Thomas, N. & Chater, A. (2019). Theory-based electronic learning intervention to support appropriate antibiotic prescribing by nurses and pharmacists: intervention development and feasibility study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(8), e028326.
  • Chater, A. & Courtenay, M. (2019). Community nursing and antibiotic stewardship: the importance of communication and training. British Journal of Community Nursing. 24(7), 338-342.
  • Courtenay, M., Rowbotham, S., Lim, R., Peters, S., Yates, K. & Chater, A. (2019). Examining influences on antibiotic prescribing by nurse and pharmacist prescribers: A qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework and COM-B. BMJ Open. 9:e029177. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029177
  • Fulton, E. A., Brown, K. E., Linnane, J., Chadborn, T., McManus, J., Constable, M., Curtis, K., Howlett, N. & Chater, A. (2019). Integrating behavioural science expertise into public health. Behavioural Science and Public Health, 1,(1), 16-28.
  • Chater, A., (2019). From Health psychology to behavioural science: Using a multidisciplinary approach to benefit public health and wellbeing. Behavioural Science and Public Health, 1,1, 2-3.
  • Howlett, N., Jones, A., & Chater, A. (2019). Active Herts: Translating behavioural science into public health. Behavioural Science and Public Health, 1,(1), 29-39.
  • Chater, A. & Hart, J. (2019). Building capacity in behavioural science and public health using the stage 2 training route: Ideas for the development of a funded model. Behavioural Science and Public Health, 1,(1), 40-42.
  • Howlett, N., Schulz, J., Trivedi, D., Troop, N. A. & Chater, A. M. (2019). A prospective study exploring the construct and predictive validity of the COM-B model for physical activity. Journal of Health Psychology, 24 (10), 1378-1391
  • Howlett, N., Trivedi, D., Troop, N. A., & Chater, A. M. (2019). Are physical activity interventions for healthy inactive adults effective in promoting behavior change and maintenance, and which behavior change techniques are effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9(1), 147-157. doi.org/10.1093/tbm/iby010
  • Chater, A. (2018). Seven steps to help patients overcome a ‘Fear of Finding Out - FOFO’. Nursing Standard. 33, (1), 24-25.
  • Chater, A. (2018). Developing and applying translational behavioural science to improve population health and reduce inequalities. Health Psychology and Public Health. 2, (2), 5-7.
  • Chater, A. (2018). Chair’s welcome. Health Psychology and Public Health. 2, (2), 1.
  • Ojo, S. O., Bailey, D. P., Chater, A. M. & Hewson, D. J. (2018). The impact of active workstations on workplace productivity and performance: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(3), 417. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15030417
  • Chater, A. (2017). Building capacity in the workforce: How can we best use education and training to benefit public health? Health Psychology and Public Health. 1, (2), 2-3.
  • Chater, A. (2017). Chair’s welcome. Health Psychology and Public Health. 1, (2), 1.
  • Chater, A. (2017). HPPHN: Look at how far we have come in such a short time. Health Psychology and Public Health. 1, (1), 2-3.
  • Chater, A. (2017). Chair’s welcome. Health Psychology and Public Health, 1, (1), 1.
  • McSharry, J., Chater, A., Lucanin, J. D., Hofer, S., Paschali, A. & Warner, L. M. (2017). Health Psychology education and training in countries represented by the EHPS. The European Health Psychologist. 19, (6), 375-380.
  • Howlett, N., Jones, A., Bain, L. & Chater, A. (2017). How effective is community physical activity promotion in areas of deprivation for inactive adults with Cardiovascular Disease risk and/or mental health concerns? Study protocol for a pragmatic observational evaluation of the 'Active Herts' physical activity programme. BMJ Open, 7:e017783. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017783
  • Prayogo, E., Chater, A., Rahmawati, N. D., Waterfall, T. J., Chapman, S., Barker, M., & Grimble, G. (2017). Who uses foodbanks and why? Exploring the impact of financial strain and adverse life events on food insecurity. Journal of Public Health. 14:1-8. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdx133
  • Wei, L., Chapman, S., Li, X., Li, X., Li, S., Chen, R., Bo, N., Chater, A. & Horne, R. (2017). Beliefs about medicines and non-adherence in patients with stroke, diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis: A cross-sectional study in China. BMJ Open, 7(10): e017293
  • Steed, L., Sohanpal, R., James, W.Y., Rivas, C., Jumbe, S., Chater, A., Todd, A., Edwards, E., MacNeill, V., Macfarlane, F. & Greenhalgh, T. (2017). Equipping community pharmacy workers as agents for health behaviour change: developing and testing a theory-based smoking cessation intervention. BMJ Open 7:e015637. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015637
  • Cook, E., Randhawa, G., Guppy, A., Chater, A., Pang, D. Large, S. (2016). The impact of location of the uptake of telephone based healthcare. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 6, (6), 39-47.
  • Chater, A. (2016). The power of language and emotion in specialist obesity services. The European Health Psychologist,18, (5), 184-188.
  • Jubraj, B., Barnett, N., Grimes, L., Varia, S., Chater, A., & Auyeung, V. (2016). Why we should understand the patient experience: Clinical empathy and Medicines Optimisation. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 24(5), 367-370. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12268
  • Hagger M., Luszczynska A., de Wit J., Benyamini Y., Burkert S., Chamberland P., Chater A., Dombrowski S., van Dongen A., French D., Gauchet A., Hankonen N., Karekla M., Kinney A., Kwasnicka D., Hing Lo S., López-Roig S., Meslot C., Marques M., Neter E., Plass A., Potthoff S., Rennie L., Scholz U., Stadler G., Stolte E., ten Hoor G., Verhoeven A., Wagner M., Oettingen G., Sheeran P., Gollwitzer P. (2016). Implementation intention and planning interventions in health psychology: recommendations from the Synergy Expert Group for research and practice, Psychology and Health, 31 (7), 814-839.
  • Chater, A. (2016). Health Psychology in the UK (2014-2015): EHPS Annual Report. The European Health Psychologist, 18, (1), 56-58.
  • Chater, A. & McManus, J. (2016). Health psychology and the public health agenda. The Psychologist, 29, (1), 7.
  • Cook, E., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A., Chater, A, & Ali, N. (2015) Satisfaction of using a nurse-led telephone based healthcare service among mothers and caregivers of young children. Journal of Health Policy and Technology.5: 113-122. doi:10.1016/j.hlpt.2015.12.002
  • Chater, A. (2015). Behavioural problems: The power of language: Why patient consultations often fail to change behaviour. The Brewery at Freuds: Health and Behaviour Special Issue, 68-71.
  • Chater, A. (2015). A journey like no other… the PhD, PsyPAG and support that lasts forever. PsyPAG Quarterly, 95, 30-33.
  • Howlett, N., Trivedi, D., Troop, N. A. & Chater, A. M. (2015). What are the most effective behaviour change techniques to promote physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behaviour in sedentary adults? A systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 5 :e008573 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008573
  • Chater, A. (2014). Improving the health of the nation: Health Psychology’s role in Public Health. Health Psychology in Public Health Newsletter, 1, (2), 6.
  • Chater, A. (2014). Health Psychology in Public Health. Health Psychology in Public Health East of England Newsletter, 1, (1), 2.
  • Chater, A. (2014). Health Psychology in the UK (2013-2014): EHPS Annual Report. The European Health Psychologist, 16, (6), 285-286.
  • Napier, D., Arcano, C., Butler, B., Calabrese, J., Chater, A. & Woolf, K. (2014). Lancet and University College London Commission on Cultures of Care. Lancet. 384 (9954): 1607-1639.
  • Cook, E. J., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A., Chater, A. M., & Ali, N. (2014). Barriers and facilitators to using NHS Direct: a qualitative study of 'users' and 'non-users'. BMC Health Services Research. 14: 487, doi:10.1186/s12913-014-0487-3
  • Cook, E. J., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A., Chater, A. M., & Pang, D. (2014). Who uses NHS Direct? Investigating the impact of ethnicity and gender on the uptake of telephone based healthcare. International Journal for Equity in Health. 13: 99, doi:10.1186/s12939-014-0099-x
  • Chater, A. M., Parham, R., Reilly, S., Hutchinson, A. & Horne, R. (2014). Profiling patient attitudes to phosphate-binding medication: A route to personalising renal treatment and adherence support. Psychology and Health, 29, (12) 1407-1420.
  • Hagger, M.S. Hardcastle, S.J. Chater, A. Mallett, C. Pal S. & Chatzisarantis, N.L.D. (2014). Autonomous and controlled motivational regulations for multiple health related behaviors: between- and within-participants analyses. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: An Open Access Journal, 2:1, 565-601.
  • Cook, E., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A., Chater, A. M. & Ali, N. (2014). A qualitative exploration of staff views towards the uptake of NHS Direct. Health Policy & Technology, 3, 132-138.
  • Lewis-Smith, H., Jenkinson, E. & Chater, A. (2014). Do you want to be a Health Psychologist? A survey of further education students’ knowledge of and interest in health psychology as a future career. Health Psychology Update 23(1), 37-43
  • Chapman, S. C. E., Horne, R., Chater, A., Hukins, D., & Smithson, W. H. (2014). Patients' perspectives on antiepileptic medication: Relationships between beliefs about medicines and adherence among patients with epilepsy in UK primary care. Epilepsy and Behavior, 31, 312-320.
  • Cook, E. J., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A., Chater, A. M., & Pang, D. (2013). Young people's use of NHS Direct: a national study of symptoms and outcome of calls for children aged 0-15. BMJ Open, 3(12), e004106. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004106
  • Martin, J., Chater, A. & Lorencatto, F. (2013). Effective behaviour change techniques in the prevention and management of childhood obesity. International Journal of Obesity, 37, (10), 1287-1294.
  • Cook, E., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A. & Chater, A. (2013). Who uses telephone based helplines? Relating deprivation indices to users of NHS Direct. Health Policy and Technology, 2, 69-74.
  • Chater, A., Stein, S. & Chowdhury, U. (2012). Take note of the Fuss: Selective eating and autistic spectrum disorders. Community Practitioner, 85, (12), 37-39.
  • Cook, E., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A. & Chater, A. (2012). A UK case study of who uses NHS Direct? Investigating the impact of age, gender and deprivation on the utilization of NHS Direct. Telemedicine and e-Health, 18, (9), 693-698.
  • Jenkinson, E., Thomas, E., Chater, A. & Coulson, N. (2012). Using Twitter to promote Health Psychology. Health Psychology Update, 21, 2, 3-6.
  • Johnston, M., Weinman, J. & Chater, A. (2011). A quarter century of health psychology. The Psychologist, 24, (12), 890-902.
  • Florence, I. & Chater, A. (2011). From cure to prevention: Ian Florence talks to Angel Chater about her love affair with Health Psychology. The Psychologist, 24, (12), 932-933.
  • Jenkinson, E. & Chater, A. (2011). Health Psychology: Working in Health. Psychology Review, 16, (4),14-15.
  • Cook, E. & Chater, A. (2010). Are happier people, healthier people? The relationship between perceived happiness, personal control, BMI and health preventive behaviours. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 48, (2), 58-64.
  • Cleanthous, S. & Chater, A. (2010). Investigating the knowledge of Health Psychology in A level psychology students and a review of existing literature. Health Psychology Update, 18, (2), 39- 42.
  • Cook, E., Gaitán, A. & Chater, A. (2010). From unhelpful to helpful: The role of Implementation- Intentions in a weight-loss intervention. Health Psychology Update, 19, (1), 11-17.
  • Chater, A. & Cook, E. (2010). In pursuit of control and happiness: The psychological way to a lower BMI, but hold the dieting! International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17 (Supplement 1), 240.
  • Chater, A., Harcourt, D. & Turner-Cobb, J. (2009). Health Psychology in the media. Health Psychology Update, 18, (2), 38-40.
  • Chater, A., Vögele, C. & Worrell, M. (2008). Age and gender differences in children’s health perceptions and health behaviours. International Journal of Psychology, 43, (3/4), 48. (Special edition for conference proceedings and abstracts).
  • Wood, L., Atkinson, L., McLean, F-A., & Chater, A. (2007). ‘XS’: A Computer game intervention to reduce alcohol use in adolescents. Health Psychology Update, 16, (4), 40-43.

Reports and Strategy Documents

  • Arden, M., Byrne-Davis, L., Chater, A., Hart, J., McBride, E. & Chilcot, J. (2020). The vital role of health psychology in the response to Covid-19. British Journal of Health Psychology, 25,(4), 831-838. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12484
  • Arden, M. A., Armitage, C. J., Byrne-Davis, L., Hart, J., O’Connor, D. B., Chadwick, P., Drury J., Lewis, L., McBride, E., Perriard-Abdoh, S., Shorter, G. W., Swanson V., Thompson, S., Whittaker, E. & Chater, A. (2020). Behavioural science and success of the proposed UK digital contact tracing application for Covid-19. London: British Psychological Society.
  • Arden, M. A., Armitage, C. Lewis, L., Whittaker, E., Hart, J., O’Connor, D., Chadwick, P., Drury, J., Swanson, V., Byrne-Davis, L., McBride, E., Perriard-Abdoh, S., Shorter, G. Epton, T., Kamal, A. & Chater, A. (2020). Encouraging self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Byrne-Davis, L., Chater, A., Arden, M., Armitage, C., Chadwick, P., Drury, J., Epton, T., Hart, J., Kamal, A., Lewis, L., McBride, E., O’Connor, D., Perriard-Abdoh, S., Shorter, S., Swanson, V., Whittaker, E., Kilpatrick, C. & Storr, J. (2020). Encouraging hand hygiene in the community. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Chater, A., Abdin, S., Dryden, J., Lewis, L., Shorter, G., Arden, M. A., Chadwick, P., Hart, J., Armitage, C., Byrne-Davis, L., Epton, T., Kamal, A., Drury, J., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Thompson, S., Whittaker, E., Howlett, N. (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Physical Activity. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Whittaker, E., Howlett, N., Abdin, S., Chadwick, P., Shorter, G., Hart, J., Armitage, C., Epton, T., Byrne- Davis, L., Arden, M. A., Kamal, A., Lewis, L., Drury, J., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Thompson, S., Chater, A. (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Eating Behaviour. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Chater, A., Abdin, S., Shorter, G., Lewis, L., Hart, J., Armitage, C., Epton, T., Byrne-Davis, L., Arden, M. A., Chadwick, P., Kamal, A., Drury, J., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Thompson, S., Whittaker, E., Howlett, N. (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Sedentary Behaviour. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Shorter, G., Knowles, N., Abdin, S., Jenkinson, E., Armitage, C., Epton, T., Hart, J., Kamal, A., Byrne- Davis, L., Arden, M. A., Whittaker, E., Chadwick, P., Lewis, L., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Drury, J., Thompson, S., McBride, E., Chater, A. (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Alcohol Consumption. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Jenkinson, E., Ellis, J., Chater, A., Whittaker, E., Hart, J., Byrne-Davis, L., Armitage, C., Kamal, A., Epton, T., Arden, M. A., Drury, J., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Thompson, S., Chadwick, P., Lewis, L., Shorter, G. (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Sleep Hygiene. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Knowles, N., Chater, A., Lewis, L., Jenkinson, E., Byrne-Davis, L., Hart, J., Armitage, C., Epton, T., Arden, M. A., Kamal, A., O'Connor, D., Whittaker, E., Chadwick, P., Swanson, V., McBride, E., Thompson, S., Drury, J., Shorter, G. (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Stopping smoking. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Rooney, N., Chater, A., Dow, B., Duffy, F., Jones, T., Johnston, E., Kaiser, P., Kasket, E., Meekin, S., Waites, B. & McWilliams, E. (2020). The end of life care pathway during the Coronavirus pandemic. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Chater, A. (2020). Psychology a thing of the past? Prof-bots or a psychologically informed future? You decide. The Psychologist, 33, 70-71.
  • Rooney, N., Chater, A., Dow, B., Duffy, F., Jones, T., Johnston, E., Kaiser, P., Kasket, E., Meekin, S., Waites, B. & McWilliams, E. (2020). Talking about death: End-of-life care guidance for the psychological workforce. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Waites, B., Breslin, G., Bell, N., Thomson, L., Fraser, J., Mackey, G., Tehrani, N., Kinman, G., Grant, C., Kwiatowski, R., Chater, A. & Baraniak, A. (2020). COVID-19 related anxiety and distress in the workplace: A guide for employers and employees. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Rooney, N., Chater, A., Dow, B., Duffy, F., Jones, T., Johnston, E., Kaiser, P., Kasket, E., Meekin, S., Waites, B. & McWilliams, E. (2020). Supporting each other following the death of a colleague: Coping with death and grief during the Covid-19 pandemic. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Chater, A., Arden, M., Armitage, C., Byrne-Davis, L., Chadwick, P., Drury, J., Hart, J., Lewis, L., McBride, E., Perriard-Abdoh, S., Thompson, S., Whittaker, E. & O’Connor, D. (2020). Behavioural science and disease prevention: Psychological guidance. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Williams, J., Howlett, N., Shorter, G. & Chater, A. (2019). Benefits of physical activity for young people who have been parentally bereaved: A report to the Forces Children’s Trust. United Kingdom: Forces Children’s Trust.
  • Perriard-Abdoh, S., Chadwick, P., Chater, A., Chisolm, A., Doyle, J. Gillison, F., Greaves, C., Liardet, J., Llewellyn, C., McKenna, I., Moffat, H., Newson, L., Reid, M., Scott, K., Shearer, R., Singh, S. & Snowden-Carr, V. (2019). Psychological perspectives on obesity: Addressing policy, practice and research priorities. London: British Psychological Society.
  • Murray, N., Kamayah, S., Baldwin, A., Atter, N., Perriard-Abdoh, S., Wilkinson, G., Chater, A., Raczka, R. & Wilde, J. (2019). British Psychological Society response to the Department of Health and Social Care ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’. London: British Psychological Society.
  • Fortescue-Webb, D., Evans, T., Hanss, K., Lamont, T., Behrendt, H., Brannan, M., Chater, A., Coles, A., Cope, A., Dooley, M., Hardoon, D., Insall, P., Morrison, A., Paliczka, V., Ruane, S., Jago, R., Suckling, R., Steele, J., Thrift, J., Walters, H. & Yates, T. (2019). NIHR Themed Review: Interventions to increase physical activity. Southampton: NIHR Dissemination Centre.
  • Public Health England. (2018). Improving People’s Health: Applying Behavioural and Social Sciences to Improve Population Health and Wellbeing in England. London: Public Health England.
  • Chater, A., Howlett, N., Trivedi, D., Troop, N. & Jones, A. (2018). From design to evaluation… building an effective behaviour change intervention within public health: The Active Herts programme. Report submitted to Moldovian government via Swiss TPH: Healthy Life Project.
  • Bunten, A., Constable, M., Chater, A., McManus, J., & Chadborn, T. (2017). The Role of Behavioural Sciences in Public Health. Public Health England. Retrieved from www.academia.edu
  • Prayogo, E., Chater A., Chapman, S., Barker, M., Rahmawati, N., Waterfall, T., Grimble G. (2017). Evidence Submission for Parliamentary inquiry on the impact of Universal Credit and Food Insecurity. (London, November).
  • Kinderman, P., Chater, A., Clow, A., Cooper, C., Curtis, S., Daniels, J., McLeod, A., Donaldson-Fielder, E., Hetherington, A., Preston, P. & Sanders, F. (2012). Measuring national wellbeing – Discussion paper on domains and measures. British Psychological Society response to the Office for National Statistics. Leicester: BPS.
  • Arocha, L., Pearce, J., Shuker, L., Chater, A. & Skidmore, P. (2012). What are the key components of successful awareness raising and prevention campaigns to combat cross border trafficking of young people up to 25 years old. Comic Relief Review.
  • Urmston, E., Chater, A., Spamipinato, A. & Kozub, S. (2012). Go Dance: Inspiring children to dance to 2012 and beyond. East Youth Dance/ Youth Dance England.
  • Ellis K., McMurray I. Melrose M., Preston-Shoot M., Brownlow C., Chater A., & Dallas T. (2004). Mapping Need, Supporting Peoples Programme in Luton: A Research Report. Luton Borough Council.
  • Ellis K., McMurray I., Preston-Shoot M., Brownlow C., Chater A., Dallas T & Melrose, M (2004) Mapping Need. Supporting People Programme. Bedfordshire County Council.

Other publications

  • Byrne-Davis, L., Chater, A., Arden, M., Armitage, C., Chadwick, P., Drury, J., Epton, T., Hart, J., Kamal, A., Lewis, L., McBride, E., O’Connor, D., Perriard-Abdoh, S., Shorter, S., Swanson, V., Whittaker, E., Kilpatrick, C. & Storr, J. (2020). The Psychology of Hand Washing. Leicester: British Psychological Society. www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/psychology-behind-hand-cleaning-people-need-help-if-hand-hygiene-reduce-spread-covid
  • British Psychological Society COVID-19 Bereavement and Care of Relatives working group. (2020). Supporting yourself and others: Coping with death and grief during the Covid-19 pandemic. www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/Policy/Policy%20-%20Files/Supporting%20yourself%20and%20others.pdf
  • British Psychological Society COVID-19 Bereavement and Care of Relatives working group. (2020). Continuing bonds: Alternative ways to remember your friends or family who have died during Covid-19. www.bps.org.uk/coronavirus-resources/public/continuing-bonds 
  • Liapi, F., Pappas, Y., Chater, A. & Randhawa, G. (2020). Factors that facilitate and impede the planning, implementation, and delivery of whole system integrated interventions for obesity and mental health: a systematic review. PROSPERO, CRD42020199909
  • Ghio, D., Lawes-Wickwar, S., Yee Tang, M., Epton, T., Howlett, N., Jenkinson, E., Stanescu, S., Westbrook, J., Kassianos, A., Watson, D., Sutherland, L., Stanulewicz, N., Guest, E., Scanlan, D., Carr, N., Chater, A., Hotham, S., Thorneloe, R., Armitage, C., Arden, M., Hart, J., Byrne- Davis, L. & Keyworth, C. (2020). What influences people’s responses to public health messages for managing risks and preventing disease during public health crises? A rapid review of the evidence and recommendations. PsyArXiv Preprints. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/nz7tr
  • Thorneloe, R., Epton, T., Fynn, W., Daly, M., Stanulewicz, N., Kassianos, A., Shorter, G., Moll, SJ, Campbell, M., Sodergren, S., Chapman, S., Sutherland, L., Armitage, C., Arden, M.A., Chater, A., Byrne-Davis, L. & Hart, J. (2020). Scoping review of mobile phone app uptake and engagement to inform digital contact tracing tools for COVID-19. PsyArXiv Preprints. doi 10.31234/osf.io/qe9b6
  • Rodham K., Bains, K., Westbrook, J., Stanulewicz, N., Byrne-Davis, L., Hart, J. & Chater, A. (2020). Rapid review: Reflective practice in crisis situations. PsyArXiv Preprints. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/e8tqn
  • Mallion, V., Bondaronek, P. & Chater, A. (2020). Systematic review of behaviour change techniques used in interventions to promote physical activity in adults with depression, PROSPERO, CRD42020196037
  • Keyworth, C., Ghio, D., Lawes-Wickwar, S., Yee Tang, M., Thorneloe, R., Epton, T., Chater, A., Hotham, S., Byrne-Davis, L. & Hart, J. What are the most effective public health messages for managing risks and preventing disease during public health crises? PROSPERO, CRD42020188704
  • Allcott-Watson, H., Chater, A., Troop, N., Harte, L. & Howlett, N. (2020). Interventions targeting physical activity and/or eating behaviours in adolescents: training and practice. PROSPERO, CRD42020175245
  • Klemmer, B., Kinnafick, F., Spray, C. & Chater, A. (2020). The effectiveness of structured sport and exercise interventions in enhancing the mental health of young people with mild to moderate mental health problems. PROSPERO, CRD42020162905
  • Chater, A. (2020). Psychological perspectives on obesity: policy, practice and research priorities. British Psychological Society Blog. www.bps.org.uk/blogs/guest/psychological-perspectives-obesity 
  • Chater, A., Kukucska, D., Howlett, N., Shorter, G. & Wyld, K. (2019). A systematic review of the use of positive psychology interventions (PPIs) to improve the health and wellbeing of police staff. PROSPERO, CRD42019159626
  • Chater, A., Family, H., Lim, R. & Courtenay, M. (2019). Influences on antibiotic prescribing by non- medical prescribers for respiratory tract infections: a systematic review using the theoretical domains framework. PROSPERO, CRD42019144826
  • Finlay, K., Chater, A. & Howlett, N. (2018). Assessing the training strategies, content and efficacy of Motivational Interviewing interventions used for physical activity and sedentary behaviour change: a systematic review of training approaches and outcomes. PROSPERO, CRD42018107804
  • Brierley, M., Smith, L., Bailey, D. & Chater, A. (2017). Effectiveness of sedentary behaviour workplace interventions on cardiometabolic risk markers: a systematic review. PROSPERO, CRD42017072427
  • Williams, J., Chater, A., O'Donovan, T. & Shorter, G. W. (2017). Can physical activity support those who have been bereaved: a systematic review. PROSPERO, CRD42017081237
  • Besser, S. J., Williams, P., Chater, A., Anderson, J. & Weinman, J. (2015). The role of psychological factors in adherence and persistence with osteoporosis medication: a systematic review. PROSPERO, CRD42015019184
  • Howlett, N., Trivedi, D., Troop, N. & Chater, A. (2014). What are the most effective behaviour change techniques to promote physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behaviour in sedentary adults? A systematic review. PROSPERO, CRD42014014321
  • Chater, A. (2012). Motivational Interviewing, Health Coaching and Behaviour Change. Enhancing communication skills for effective consultations. Training manual. Bedfordshire: SEPIA Health.
  • Lead for special edition: Celebrating 25 Years of Health Psychology in the UK (Dec 2011). The Psychologist.
  • Division of Health Psychology Membership...making the most of the benefits (2010). British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Leaflet.
  • Health Psychology in Applied Settings: A guide for employers (2010). British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Leaflet.
  • Health Psychology in Applied Setting: A guide for employees (2010). British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Leaflet.
  • What is Health Psychology? A guide for the public (2010). British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Leaflet.
  • Psychological Services in Bariatric Surgery: Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Lifestyle. (2007). Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust Leaflet.

Books

  • Chater, A. & Cook, E. (2014). Psychology Express: Health Psychology. Harlow: Pearson.
  • Stein, S. & Chater, A. (2006). Rainbow Grid: Anticipating the lifespan needs of children and adolescents at risk. Bedfordshire: Durocobrivis Publications.

Conference Presentations

  • Chater, A. & Wyld, K. A patient voice: The University of Bedfordshire exercise clinic. Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR) Annual Conference (Online, September, 2020)
  • Brierley, M. L., Smith, L. S., Chater, A. M., & Bailey, D. P. The A-REST (Activity to Reduce Excessive Sitting Time) Study: Preliminary efficacy in police staff. Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR) Annual Conference (Online, September, 2020)
  • Williams, J., Howlett, N., Shorter, G., Zakrzewski-Fruer, J. & Chater, A. What roles does physical activity play in the lives of young people following the death of a parent? A qualitative investigation using the TDF and COM-B. Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR) Annual Conference (Online, September, 2020)
  • Chater, A. & McBride, E. Health psychology for the political landscape: Policy guidance and the Psychological Government initiative. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Online, June, 2020)
  • Chater, A. on behalf of the BPS COVID-19 Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce. Advising policy makers and public health on behavioural science and Covid-19 disease prevention. British Psychological Society Annual Conference (Online, June, 2020)
  • Brierley, M.L., Chater, A.M., Smith, L.R., and Bailey, D.P. Development of a sedentary behaviour workplace intervention for police staff using the behaviour change wheel. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Conference (Leicester, November 2019)
  • Chater, A., Williams, J., Zakrzewski-Fruer, J., Howlett, N. & Shorter, G. Can physical activity support young people after the death of a parent? The BABYSTEPs project. European Health Psychology Annual Conference (Croatia, September, 2019)
  • Chater, A., Quinn, F. & Morrison, V. An oral history of Health Psychology. Structured Discussion. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Manchester, July 2019)
  • Brierley, M., Chater, A., Smith, L., & Bailey, D. The effectiveness of sedentary behaviour reduction workplace interventions on cardiometabolic risk markers: A systematic review and assessment of behaviour change techniques. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Manchester, July 2019)
  • Williams, J., Shorter, G., Zakrzewski-Fruer, J., Howlett, N. & Chater, A. Supporting young people who have been parentally bereaved: Can physical activity help and what services are available? BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Manchester, July 2019)
  • Howlett, N., Trivedi, D., Troop, N. A., Jones, A. J. & Chater, A. M. How effective is community physical activity promotion in areas of deprivation for inactive adults? A pragmatic observational evaluation of the 'Active Herts' physical activity programme. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (Birmingham, December 2018)
  • Deans, F. & Freeman, A. on behalf of the Active Herts team. How effective is community physical activity promotion in areas of deprivation for inactive adults with cardiovascular disease risk and/or mental health concerns? Sport England Symposium. International Society for Physical Activity and Health 7th Congress (London, October 2018)
  • Family, H., Scott, J., Alhusein, N., Neale, J. & Chater, A. Motivation and Behaviour Change in Pharmacy. Improving the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Practice with Behaviour Change Conference (Bath, September 2018)
  • Prayogo, E., Chater, A., Chapman, S., Barker, M., Rahmawati, N. D., Waterfall, T. J., & Grimble, G. When a ’healthy’ diet becomes a luxury: Investigating the impact of income crisis and food insecurity on foodbank users’ dietary quality. KCL Multi-disciplinary research conference on food and poverty in the UK: taking stock, moving forward (Kings College London, April 2018)
  • Gilmartin-Thomas, J., Sleath, B., Cooper Bailey, S., Carpenter, D., Chater, A., MacAllister, C., Pyzik, O., Wayman, B., Annis, I. & Smith, F. Development and Evaluation of An On-line Short Course to Help Train Pharmacy Students to Communicate Effectively with Youth. American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition (Nashville, TN, March 2018).
  • Howlett, N., Schulz, J., Trivedi, D., Troop, N., & Chater, A. A prospective study exploring the construct and predictive validity of the COM-B model for physical activity. Health Psychology in Public Health Network Annual Conference (Stevenage, February 2018).
  • Chater, A. Health Psychology Education and Training: A UK Perspective. European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference (Italy, August, 2017)
  • Chater, A. Working with an overweight, inactive client to enhance well-being: a Health Psychologist’s approach. British Psychological Society Annual Conference (Brighton, May, 2017)
  • Smith, M., Rodham, K., Edmunds, S., Chater, A., Mellick, M. & Deary, V. Wellbeing: Converging approaches from Health and Sport and Exercise Psychology, Symposium. British Psychological Society Annual Conference (Brighton, May 2017)
  • Chater, A., Howlett, N., Trivedi, D. & Troop, N. Effective behaviour change techniques to promote physical activity in inactive adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis. European Health Psychology Society and BPS Division of Health Psychology Joint Annual Conference (Aberdeen, August 2016)
  • Almanasef, M., Chater, A., & Portlock, J. The Impact of the “Flipped Classroom” Instructional Model on MPharm Students in Two Pharmacy Schools in the UK. Pharmacy Education Conference (Manchester, June 2016).
  • Chater, A., Prayogo, E., Grimble, G., & Barker, M. UK Foodbank client experiences and their barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption: A qualitative investigation. European Health Psychology Society Annual conference (Cyprus, Sept 2015).
  • Prayogo, E., Grimble, G., Barker, M., Mould, C., & Chater, A. The impact of food poverty on health and wellbeing of foodbank users in the UK. UCL Public Engagement Event (UCL London, July, 2015).
  • Howlett, N., Trivedi, D., Troop, N. & Chater, A. What are the most effective behaviour change techniques to promote physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behaviour in sedentary adults? A systematic review. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (London, September, 2015)
  • Prayogo, E., Grimble, G., Barker, M. & Chater, A., Who uses UK Foodbanks? A qualitative investigation of client’s experiences, quality of diet, fruit and vegetable intake and well-being. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (London, September, 2015)
  • Prayogo, E., Grimble, G., Barker, M. & Chater, A., Who uses UK Foodbanks? A qualitative investigation of client’s experiences, quality of diet, fruit and vegetable intake and well-being. Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference, (Newcastle, June 2015)
  • Cook, E., Powell, F & Chater, A. Can an intervention enhancing positive affect lead to weight loss? A feasibility study. Submitted to International Society of Behavioural Medicine 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. (San Antonio, Texas 2015)
  • Najak, S., Redmond, V. & Chater, A. An audit on the reporting of medication related prevented and actual ‘never events’ within a Mental Health Trust. College of Mental Health Pharmacy Annual Conference (Leicester, November 2014)
  • Barker, M., Bennett, P., Lawrence, W., Pears, S., Chater, A., McManus, J., & Robling, M. Improving the health of the nation: Health Psychology’s role in public health. Symposium and Structured Discussion. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (York, September, 2014)
  • Chater, A. Incorporating health psychology into the curriculum for non-psychologists: Behavioural medicine training in pharmacy. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (York, September, 2014)
  • Prayogo, E., Chater, A., Cucco, L., Bentley, D., Moore, L. & Grimble, G. Can improving access to fresh fruit and vegetables (F&V) increase consumption and subjective well-being in emergency food aid recipients attending Foodbanks? - A feasibility study. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (York, September, 2014)
  • Chapman, S., Sibelli, A., Bondarek, P., Horne, R., Forbes, A., Driscoll, R.,& Chater, A. Modifying adherence-related beliefs in inflammatory bowel disorder: Randomized controlled trial of an online intervention. International Congress of Behavioural Medicine (Groningen, The Netherlands, August, 2014)
  • Chater, A., Green, A. & Cook, E. “If I am bored, then I will eat... unless I do something that makes me happy”: A qualitative investigation of the barriers and facilitators to weight management. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Brighton, September, 2013)
  • Chater, A. & Green, A. Can an intervention enhancing positive affect lead to weight loss: A pilot study. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Liverpool, September, 2012)
  • Chater, A. & Marsden, B. Investigating the influence of interactive game consoles on physical activity motivation and mood: Wii vs Kinect. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Liverpool, September, 2012)
  • Cook, E., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A & Chater, A. Who uses NHS Direct? A UK case study investigating the impact of ethnicity and gender on the uptake of telephone based healthcare. 17th World Congress on e-Health and Telemedicine (Abuja, Nigeria, November, 2012)
  • Cook, E., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A & Chater, A. A UK case study of who uses NHS Direct: Investigating the impact of age, gender and deprivation on the uptake of telephone based healthcare. RSM Telemed and Telecare (London, November, 2012)
  • Cook, E., Randhawa, G., Large, S., Guppy, A & Chater, A. A review of NHS Direct activity data in its second decade: lessons learnt for the 111 service. (Bedfordshire, July, 2010)
  • Chater, A., Martin, J., Smith, L. & Lorencatto, F. Behaviour change techniques used in randomised controlled trials with children to prevent and treat obesity: A systematic review. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Southampton, September, 2011)
  • Murray, N. & Chater, A. Physical activity engagement for type 2 diabetes control - can we predict who is at risk of non-performance? 25th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (Crete, September 2011)
  • Bradley, E., Chater, A. & Kozub, S. Exploring predictors of dance behaviour change amongst Year 6 children. 1st International Congress of Dance in Health (Bedfordshire, June 2011)
  • Chater, A. & Bobalova, P. Putting happiness into health: A study investigating the influence of happiness and relationship status on the engagement of health protective behaviours. BPS Annual Conference (Glasgow, May 2011)
  • Nilsson, L., Chater, A. & Guppy, A. Predicting and promoting physical activity and healthy eating among adolescents living in UAE. Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: A Whole-System, Strategic Approach Conference (Abu Dhabi, March 2011)
  • Denton, S., Kerr, C., Savory, L., Bailey, D. & Chater, A. Examining the relationships between a revised Modified Social Learning Theory for children and objectively measured physical activity behaviours in 10-14 year olds [The HAPPY Study]. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Belfast, September, 2010)
  • Cook, E., Gaitán, A. & Chater, A. Losing weight through simple pleasures. A qualitative investigation `into the triggers and resources obese women identify that assist their weight loss process. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Belfast, September, 2010)
  • Denton, S., Kerr, C., Savory, L., Bailey, D. & Chater, A. Investigating the predictability of a revised theory of planned behaviour on objectively measured physical activity behaviours [HAPPY Study]. European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference (Romania, Sept, 2010).
  • Abdul-Aziz, B. & Chater, A. Exploring the determinants of healthy eating and physical activity: A cross-cultural perspective. European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference (Romania, Sept, 2010).
  • Chater, A. & Cook, E. In pursuit of control and happiness: The psychological way to lower Body Mass Index, but hold the dieting! 11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (Washington, D.C., August, 2010).
  • Cook, E. & Chater, A. Can making people happy help them to lose weight? A pilot study. BPS Annual Conference (Stratford Upon Avon, April, 2010)
  • Chater, A. & Loew-Dyke, N. Can liking your body, valuing your health and feeling in control influence attitudes towards eating and health preventive behaviours? And does gender make any difference? BPS Annual Conference (Stratford Upon Avon, April, 2010)
  • Cook, E. & Chater, A. Enhancing levels of happiness and personal self-control to assist people in their weight loss process? An intervention approach. BPS PsyPAG Annual Conference (Cardiff, July, 2009).
  • Chater, A. & Cook, E. Who protects their health? Factors that influence health preventive behaviours and body mass index. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Bath, September, 2008)
  • Triantafillidou, A., Asimakopoulou, K., Ardino, V. & Chater, A. Lay beliefs on Assisted Reproduction Technology in the UK and Greece: A Repertory Grid Study. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Bath, September, 2008)
  • Chater, A., Vögele, C. & Worrell, M. Age and gender differences in children’s health perceptions and health behaviours. Included in a symposium on Gender and Health at XXIX International Congress of Psychology (Berlin, July, 2008)
  • Chater, A., Worrell, M., & Vögele, C. Children’s health perceptions and health behaviours. Health Psychology Annual Conference (Nottingham, September, 2007)
  • Chater, A., Worrell, M., & Vögele, C. Predicting and promoting health behaviours: An intervention approach. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (Nottingham, September, 2007)
  • Wood, L., Atkinson, L., McLean, F-A., & Chater, A. ‘XS’: A Computer game intervention to reduce alcohol use in adolescents. BPS Division of Health Psychology Conference on Intervention Design (London, July 2007)
  • Chater, A. & Stein, S. Falling through the net-Predicting the need of children in need. CAMHS CPD Event (Silsoe, November, 2004)
  • Chater, A., Worrell, M., Vögele, C. & Lohaus, A. Children’s Health and Illness Perception and Health Behaviour: An Intervention Approach. BPS PsyPAG Annual Conference (Manchester, July, 2004)

Invited talks and keynotes

  • Chater, A. (September, 2020). Health Psychology’s role in health and social care systems: Opportunities to enhance the translation and application of behavioural science through research, policy and practice. Behavioural Science and Public Health Network Event ‘What every commissioner needs to know’. Online
  • Chater, A. (September 2020). Building a Psychologically-Informed Public Health System: Work from the BPS Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce. Public Health England Lunch and Learn. Online
  • Chater, A. (June 2020). Advising policy makers on behavioural science and Covid-19 disease prevention. Health Education England. Online. www.nwcpwd.nhs.uk - [PDF]
  • Chater, A. (Jan 2020). Psychological perspectives on obesity: Addressing policy, practice and research priorities. Invited speaker. British Psychological Society South West Branch. Dorchester.
  • Chater, A. & Perriard-Abdoh, S. (Oct, 2019). Prevention: Tackling a key government priority. Invited speaker. British Psychological Society Senate.
  • Chater, A., Yeo, G. & Warner, A. (June, 2019). Obesity: Who is to blame. Invited speaker and panel member. Cheltenham Science Festival.
  • Chater, A. (May, 2019). Behaviour change to support obesity and psychological wellbeing: Considerations for intervention design, delivery, evaluation and adoption. Invited talk, Twilight Tuesday: University of West London.
  • Chater, A. (Dec, 2018). Addressing Holiday Hunger. House of Lords Street Games Fit and Fed Roundtable speaker. Westminster, London.
  • Chater, A. (Nov, 2018). Raising difficult issues: How can health professionals be empowered to effectively raise the issue of obesity and weight management. House of Commons Slimming World Policy Roundtable speaker. Westminster, London.
  • Chater, A. (Nov, 2018). Behavioural science, behaviour change and health professional training. Keynote: House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) event on Understanding obesity: The psychological dimensions of a public health crisis. Westminster, London.
  • Chater, A. (May, 2018). Introducing the Health Psychology and Public Health Network. Keynote: Ulster University on behalf of the Division of Health Psychology Northern Ireland pre-conference. Ulster, Northern Ireland.
  • Chater, A. (Mar, 2018). From design to evaluation… building an effective behaviour change intervention within public health: The ‘Active Herts’ programme. Keynote: Swiss TPH: Healthy Life Project. Health Promotion and Behaviour Change for Non- Communicable Diseases: Latest evidence on what works to address risk factors conference. Chisinau, Moldova
  • Chater, A. (Mar, 2018). Different disciplinary approaches of health psychology and public health working together. Invited Talk: Wessex Public Health Conference on Making the case for investment in prevention. Wessex.
  • Chater, A. (Feb, 2018). The Health Psychology in Public Health Network. Invited talk: Strathclyde University on behalf of Division of Health Psychology Scotland. Strathclyde, Scotland.
  • Chater, A. (Oct, 2017). Behaviour change intervention design, delivery and evaluation using a systemised (COM-B) approach: The case of Active Herts and London Foodbank use. Invited talk: Northumbria University, Northumbria
  • Chater, A. (Apr, 2017). Behavioural science in a public health setting: health, wellbeing and behaviour change. Keynote: University of Hertfordshire Conference. Hatfield, Herts.
  • Chater, A. (Mar, 2017). Tackling Inactivity: Bringing the Design Principles to life in your work. Keynote: Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership Partners’ Forum. Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
  • Chater, A. (Dec, 2016). Behaviour change intervention design, delivery & evaluation: What you really need to know when developing services. Keynote: Team Beds and Luton County Sport Partnership Networking Event. Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
  • Chater, A. (Dec, 2016). Behaviour change intervention design, delivery & evaluation: What you really need to know when developing services. Keynote: Herts Sports Partnership Event. Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
  • Chater, A. (Jun, 2016). The prevention and treatment of obesity through the lifespan: What to consider for effective behaviour change interventions. Invited talk: BPS Division of Health Psychology Northern Ireland (DHPNI) Public Lecture. Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Chater, A. (Feb, 2015). Intervention design in public health: What do you need to consider? Keynote: Health Psychology in Public Health Network inaugural conference. Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
  • Chater, A. (Feb, 2015). Positive psychology and behaviour change: Losing weight and increasing wellbeing through simple pleasures. Invited talk: University of Sheffield Psychology Seminar Series. Sheffield.
  • Chater, A. (Nov, 2014). “Obesity: How do we develop effective behaviour change interventions” Keynote: Hertfordshire Annual Public Health Conference on Obesity and Behaviour Change. Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

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