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User Researcher and Senior research associate, UCL

Carmen is a User Researcher at DrEd Online Doctor ( and a Senior Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC). She works on a number of projects looking at applying evidence based behaviour change theories and techniques to real world problems. For example, she is currently involved in the Horizon 2020 City4Age project aiming to utilise digital technology to prolong independent living in older adults and works on improving people’s online security behaviour. In addition, Carmen is interested in theoretical behaviour change work, currently working on understanding commonalities between existing behaviour change theories.
Prior to joining the CBC in 2015, Carmen held posts at the Universities of Leeds and York, as well as Northumbria University. Carmen completed her PhD in Psychology (2013) at the University of St Andrews looking at links between healthy lifestyles and facial appearance. Her expertise spans face perception, decision making and behaviour change.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary Senior Research Associate, UCL
  • 2015–2017
    Research Associate, UCL
  • 2014–2015
    Research Associate, Northumbria University
  • 2013–2014
    Research Fellow, Leeds University Business School


  • 2013 
    University of St Andrews, PhD
  • 2010 
    Durham University, BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences