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My name is Lauren Taylor, Co-chair of the PPN SE Health Psychology Subnetwork. I’m currently a full-time PhD Student, Trainee Health Psychologist at the University of Surrey. My PhD research aims to understand the impacts of Digital Twin technology and mobile health applications in changing health behaviours.
What brought you into the profession?
I find it interesting how different people can handle illness in many different and often unique ways. I thoroughly enjoyed my Health Psychology module during my BSc and I loved every moment of my MSc. I am extremely passionate about this field and I am excited to become part of it. Health psychology emphasizes how behaviour influences health, so it is well positioned to help people change the behaviours that contribute to health and well-being. As a Health Psychologist, I am passionate in helping others to navigate chronic conditions by considering a variety of approaches and theories.
What do you like about the PPN SE?
What I like the most about the PPN is that it provides its members with networking opportunities. Connecting with others enables us to develop as Psychological Professionals, and there is often a range of events and webinars which facilitates this! The PPN SE Health Psychology subnetwork promotes learning between aspiring, trainee and qualified health psychologists across the SE, so if you want to join, you can do so here where you can also read more about the PPN and explore the network’s vision.
Lauren Taylor, BSc, MSc
Trainee Health Psychologist
University of Surrey