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Dr Fiona Fylan

About Dr Fiona Fylan

Dr Fiona Fylan is a Health Psychologist who specialises in understanding the decisions that people make that affect their health and wellbeing and how to help people make more appropriate or less risky decisions.

Fiona's research addresses a wide range of health-related behaviours and focuses on two main areas: driving and vision.

Her research on driving explores why people drive the way they do, the way in which they think about driving, and how to change the decisions they make when driving in order to increase safe and responsible driver behaviour.

Her research on vision explores the decisions that people make about their eyecare and eyewear, for example which practice they choose to visit, which lenses they choose to purchase, and what they want from their eyecare practitioners. She also researches quality of life in sight loss, and how to support people to make the best use of their remaining vision.

Current Teaching

  • Research Design and Planning (MSc)
  • Advances in Health Psychology (Level 6)

Research Interests

Fiona is the academic lead on the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) NDORS strategic board for course development and has led evaluations of local and national driver offender schemes, including RIDE, the National Driver Improvement Scheme and the National Speed Awareness Course.

She is the Principal Examiner in Communication Skills for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, and advises on enhancing communication between eye care professionals and their patients. She lectures at a variety of Eyecare organisations in the UK and Europe.

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