The Team

Dr Leah Avery


Senior Research Associate & Health Psychologist


I’m a practitioner health psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. My research interests include the development and evaluation of behavioural interventions targeting a range of lifestyle behaviours. These currently include physical activity behaviour in people with Type 2 diabetes and physical activity and dietary behaviour to promote weight loss and weight loss maintenance in adults with impaired glucose tolerance.

I also have a specialist interest in the development, delivery and evaluation of training programmes and resources for healthcare professionals. I have trained a number of healthcare professionals for the purpose of intervention delivery within randomised controlled trials and outside of trials during workshops and training events to improve clinical practice. I am interested generally in how to successfully implement/integrate behavioural interventions into routine primary and secondary care settings.


Phone: +44 (0)191 208 7132

Email: leah [DOT] avery [AT] ncl [DOT] ac [DOT] uk