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Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast

Dr Áine Aventin is a Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). She is based at the School of Nursing and Midwifery QUB and a member of the QUB Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI).

Áine is a social psychologist and social research methodologist. She specialises in the development, evaluation and implementation of complex behavioural interventions in health and education settings. Her research interests include gender inequalities in health and the use of digital media to improve mental health and sexual and reproductive health behaviours.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Nursing & Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast
  • 2018–present
    Vice Chancellor's Fellow, Queen's University Belfast


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