Vice Chancellor's Fellow, Queen's University Belfast

Dr Áine Aventin is Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, 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, sociologist and social research methodologist. She specialises in the application of mixed methods research to optimise the development, evaluation and implementation of complex behavioural interventions in health and educational settings. Her research focuses on the use of digital media to improve reproductive and sexual health-related behaviour.


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