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

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.


  • –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

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
    Funding Source:
    National Institute for Health Research