Tracy Epton, PhD. Cpsychol. FHEA


  • Phone0161 3060455
  • Manchester Centre for Health Psychology, University of Manchester, Room G7, Coupland I, Coupland Street

    S20 1FE Manchester

    United Kingdom

Personal profile


Tracy is a chartered  psychologist with research interests in health psychology and health behaviour change. 


Tracy completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2009. She has worked as a researcher at the University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester before becoming a lecturer in health psychology in 2017.





Research interests

  • Exploring the effectiveness of individual behaviour change techniques and identifying the conditions under which they are most effective


  • Identifying gaps in current research that lead to developing, implementing and evaluating behaviour change interventions using laboratory and field based randomised controlled trials.


  • Understanding patient experiences and relation to health behaviours 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Charted Member of the British Psychological Society

Member of the Division of Health Psychology

Member of the European Health Psychology Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Methodological knowledge

Mixed methods research

Randomised controlled trials

Multivariate and univariate statistics

Questionnaire design

Systematic review

Meta-analytic review


PhD  ‘Self-affirmation and health behaviour change: affective and cognitive predictors, moderators and mediators’ (University of Sheffield, 2009)

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education ( University of Sheffield, 2009)

MSc Psychological Research Methods (University of Sheffield, 2006)

BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Sheffield, 2005)

Other research


MSc Health Psychology / MSc Health & Clinical Psychology: Health & Society

MSc Health Psychology / MSc Health & Clinical Psychology: Professional Issues

MSc Health Psychology / MSc Health & Clinical Psychology: Research projects

Level 3 Undergraduate: Lifestyle behaviour change

Level 3 Undergraduate: reseach projects




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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Communications Lead, Division of Health Psychology; British Psychological Society

26 Jun 2020 → …

Member of Division of Health Psychology Training Committee, The British Psychological Society (BPS)

Nov 20182021

Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Cancer
  • Healthier Futures


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