Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Olivia Craw

Research Associate

Background

Olivia is a post-doctoral health researcher with a background in psychobiology, the interaction between psychological and physiological pathways. Olivia joined the Institute of Health & Society in 2016, following the completion of her PhD, which investigated the role of anticipation in psychobiological stress responding. She is a member of the Health Psychology, Child, Participation & Health, and DevMod (development and modelling of AHP complex interventions) Research Groups. She is additionally a member of the Stress, Health & Wellbeing Special Interest Group at the Wolfson Institute at Durham University.

Olivia is currently involved in the ActiveCHILD study, a longitudinal research program investigating behavioural pathways and interventions for physical activity in under5s with and without physical limitations.


Qualifications

PhD: Health Psychology/Psychobiology, Northumbria University, 2016

MSc: Developmental Psychopathology, Durham University, 2013

BSc(Hons): Psychology with Criminology, Northumbria University, 2012

 

Research


Research interests

  • Individual differences in the interaction between psychological and physiological pathways
  • The role of anticipation in psychobiological stress responding
  • Health and wellbeing (children and adults)
  • The development of interventions to promote health behaviours
  • Resilience (and ways to increase resilience in children)

Publications