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I am Reader in Psychology. Having had a previous career in the financial services and banking industry and knowing that it was not going to be my passion for the remainder of my working life, I made the decision to change direction. I first read Psychology at the Open University achieving 1st Class BSc (hons) in psychology. Having chosen to specialise as a Health Psychologist I undertook a MSc Health Psychology at the University of Surrey before continuing on to undertake a PhD alongside my health psychology Stage 2 training Postgraduate Certificate in Health Psychology Practice. In addition to undertaking a number of consultancy positions I have been a teaching fellow at the University of Surrey before moving to the University of Winchester in 2016 to take up a lectureship.

I am Co-Convener of the Engaging Communities Research Centre and a member of the Healthy Lives Research Group.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship (FHEA).

Areas of expertise

Health Psychology


  • Husted, M., & Naylor, L. (2020) Constructs of sleep disturbance and mental well-being in older adolescents in the UK. Health Psychology Update. 27-36, Volume 29 Spring Ed.

  • Husted, M., Seiss, E., & Banks, A. (2019) The relationship between dietary restraint and deficits in reasoning about causes of weight-gain. Psychology & Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2019.1623890

  • Abdin, S.,Lavallée, J., Faulkner, J., & Husted, M. (2019) A Systematic Review of The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in adults with breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5101

  • Lavallée, J., Abdin, S., Faulkner, J., & Husted, M. (2019) Barriers and facilitators to participating in physical activity for adults with breast cancer receiving adjuvant treatment: a qualitative meta-synthesis. Psycho-Oncology. Vol 28 (3). 468-476. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4980

  • Bowles, K., & Husted, M. (2019) Understanding what influences people’s attitudes towards individuals with dementia, Health Psychology Update, Vol. 28 Spring 2019. ISSN 0954-2027.

  • Husted, M., Banks, A. P., & Seiss, E. (2016). Eating behaviour associated with differences in conflict adaptation for food pictures. Appetite, 105, 630637. Read it online
  • Husted, M., & Ogden, J. (2014). Emphasising personal investment effects weight loss and hedonic thoughts about food after obesity surgery. Journal of Obesity, 2014, 810374. Read it online
  • Husted, M., Banks, A. P., & Seiss, E. (2014). External Eating Behaviour Affects Performance in Food Picture Flanker Task. Appetite, 83, 360. Read it online
  • Husted, M., Seiss, E., & Banks, A. (2013). Causal reasoning about obesity What’s logic got to do with it? Appetite, 71, 478. Read it online


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