Lauren McCall

Health Psychology & Research Methods Expert


Research Methods, Health Psychology


MSc, Health Psychology, University of Nottingham


Lauren is a freelance writer for Simply Psychology, specializing in health psychology and research methods.

In addition to writing articles for Simply Psychology, Lauren has worked as a healthcare assistant in a care home with over 80 residents.
In 2022, Lauren obtained an MSc in Health Psychology from The University of Nottingham with a distinction classification.

For her independent project, Lauren investigated the barriers and facilitators to the delivery of smoking cessation advice in private dental consultations. While completing her undergraduate degree, Lauren raised £3000 for Mind by taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Professional Experience

  • Healthcare Assistant (2021-2013): delivered outstanding dementia care tailored to the individual needs of each person living with dementia.
  • Support worker (2020-2021): provided physical and emotional support for people living with Angelman syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and learning difficulties.


  • Health Psychology MSc, University of Nottingham (September 2021- September 2022): Relevant modules: Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Methods; Context and Perspectives in Health Psychology; Understanding, Predicting, and Changing Health Behaviours, Health Care Contexts, Chronic Illness.
  • Psychology BSc. (Hons), Oxford Brookes University (September 2017- June 2020): Relevant modules: Social, Cognitive, Biological, and Developmental Psychology; Advanced Statistics and Experimental Method for Psychology; Qualitative Methods; Motivating Health Behaviour; Questionnaire Design; Psychology of Mental Health Conditions.
  • Dissertation: focused on whether selective attention is involved in driving the same-location advantage in feature-matching tasks.