Dr Anna Cooper

Dr Anna Cooper

Lecturer in Public Health

Office Times

“Please contact me via email for an appointment”

Biography

I joined the University of Salford in 2013 as a lecturer in Public Health. My current research projects focus on: behaviour change and emotional intelligence in primary school children: the role of digital technology in research with primary school children; and NHS Health Checks in regards to the health check journey, and the potential for sustainable behaviour change.

I have a first degree in Psychology with Neuropsychology and a masters in counselling psychology Studies. I completed a PhD titled ‘Effectiveness of a Global Oral Health Programme targeting 6-7 year old primary schoolchildren in NW England, UK’, which was an evaluation commissioned for a private organisation.

My research has contributed to the outputs of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Research in Deprived Communities. This also provided opportunities to engage with international public health professionals including the Malaysian Ministry of Health, public health policy officials from Japan and at the WHO in Geneva, as well as sharing research outputs at international conferences.

Teaching

On MSc Public Health specifically Contemporary Global Public Health issues and research methods applied to public health

Research Interests

Childhood, Mixed-methods, psychology, public health, oral health, new and emerging technologies in public health, behaviour change, community and school based research and interventions.

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Neuropsychology, University of Wales, Bangor
  • MSc Counselling Psychology Studies, Keele University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PG CAP), University of Salford
  • PhD in Dental Public Health, University of Salford

Membership:

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Graduate Basis for Registration with The British Psychological Society (MBPsS) since 2006
  • Student Member of the IUPHE (The International Union for Health Promotion and Education) and IUHPE Student and Earlier Career Network (ISECN).

Publications

Cooper AM, O'Malley LA, Elison SN, Armstrong R, Featherstone VA, Burnside G, Adair P, Dugdill L, Pine C. (2011) Primary school-based behavioural interventions for preventing caries (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009378. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009378.

Cooper AM, O'Malley LA, Elison SN, Armstrong R, Burnside G, Adair P, Dugdill L, Pine C. (2013) Primary school-based behavioural interventions for preventing caries (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009378. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009378.pub2.

Cooper AM, Coffey, M, Dugdill L. (2014). Challenges in designing, conducting and reporting behavioural intervention studies in primary age child oral health - methodological issues. Pragmatic and Observational Research, Vol 2014:5, pp. 43—51.

Condie, J., & Cooper, A.M. (2015.) Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation: Social science research and transitions to urban contexts. Penrith: University of Western Sydney.