Dr Vivien Swanson
Vivien Swanson is a Reader in Health Psychology at Stirling University and national Lead for Health Psychology with NHS Education for Scotland. Research focuses on maternal and infant nutrition, diabetes, and health professional training in different contexts. She has developed unique nationally-funded practitioner health psychology training, helping to establish health psychology postgraduate courses in Scotland, and securing trainee funding. Work within NHS Scotland has increased the number of qualified health psychologists working on key social issues and developed national programmes of training for health professionals, including development of blended learning to upskill practitioners in behaviour change, enhancing psychological skills of the wider NHS workforce.