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Mrs Menna Brown

Research Assistant, Medicine

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+44 (0) 1792 606734

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About

Menna Brown is a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University Medical School (SUMS), she teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of programmes within the Medical School.

Menna has over 12 years’ experience in health and wellbeing research in a medical context and has worked extensively with staff and patients from across NHS Wales and the Wales Deanery to undertake qualitative research looking at health and wellbeing in a range of professional, public sector contexts.

Menna completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and specialised in health psychology and health behaviour change at postgraduate level. She is currently in her final year as a PhD candidate in Medicine and Health Care at Swansea University Medical School. Her current research explores the role of emotional wellbeing in determining physical health outcomes in a digital health context.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Health Psychology
  • Health Behaviour change
  • Digital health
  • Qualitative research methods

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Menna Brown teaches across a variety of foundation level, undergraduate and postgraduate modules delivered within the Medical School. Topics covered include; Health psychology and health behaviour change, digital health, digital health innovation including gamification, therapeutic approaches to common mental disorders and qualitative research methods with a focus on Inductive thematic analysis.

Research

Menna is currently involved in a project called ‘Champions for Health’. A collaborative project which has sought to develop and evaluate a web-based emotional wellbeing intervention for use by public sector staff in Wales. The programme sought to encourage staff to improve their lifestyle behaviours through the provision of an automated, self-guided multifaceted programme.

The Champions programme has also been made to small and mediums sized enterprises (SMEs) in the local area as part of the In work support service (IWS) facilitated by Swansea Bay University Health Board, Wellbeing through work.

Future work has been supported as a result of funding received from the Saint David’s Medical Foundation (SDMF), to further develop and adapt the resource for use by other populations including Swansea University Medical Students.