Research Fellow in Nursing & Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast

Dr Áine Aventin is a research fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast. She is a social psychologist and social research methodologist with expertise in the development, evaluation and implementation of complex interventions for adolescents. She has a particular interest in the use of new technologies for encouraging engagement in positive health-related behaviour. She is currently trial manager of the Jack Trial, a RCT feasibility study of a new film based educational intervention designed to increase adolescents' intentions to avoid unintended pregnancy http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/IfIWereJack/

The Jack Trial was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research (NIHR PHR) Programme (project number 12/153/26)”. PHR Protocol - project ref: 12/153/26. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR PHR Programme or the Department of Health.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in Nursing & Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast

Education

  • 2013 
    Queen's Univerity Belfast, PhD
  • 2008 
    Queen's University Belfast, MSc Social Research Methods
  • 2002 
    Univeristy of Ulster, BSc Social Psychology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Increasing boys’ and girls’ intention to avoid teenage pregnancy: feasibility trial of an interactive video drama based intervention in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Institute for Health Research