Nia Coupe

Nia Coupe, BSc MPhil PhD


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Nia re-joined the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology in 2022 having previously completed her PhD in the centre in 2020. Nia has worked across a broad range of research projects related to clinical and health psychology, and more recently in public health. Nia has a strong interest in behavioural science, working alongside her current role as a behavioural scientist within the Department of Health and Social Care.

Nia is now working two days a week as a lecturer on the BSc Psychology, including responsibilities in teaching, academic advising and co-managing the BSc Psychology social media presence.

Research interests

Behaviour change across a range of health behaviours (dietary, smoking, alcohol consumption), obesity related behaviours, public health, qualitative methods, stakeholder involvement.


BSc (Hons) Psychology

  • PSYC 31232 Communication in Healthcare
  • PSYC 33022 Psychology in the Real World

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Full member of Division of Health Psychology
  • Member of Qualitative Methods in Psychology section of British Psychological Society

Supervision information

Current doctoral students

Dalil Alshammari - Facilitating dentist-parent communication to prevent oral health problems in children

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Principal Behavioural Scientist, Department Of Health

5 Sept 2021 → …


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