Helena Darby

PhD student

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: h.darby@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 54 2295

Proposed Research Title: “Perceptions of a Healthy Life Expectancy”

MSc Issues in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Abnormal)
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology


Currently a full time MPhil/PhD student, Helena Darby is researching attitudes and perceptions towards healthy life expectancy. The thesis will investigate the general public’s understanding of healthy life expectancy and in turn understand how this knowledge impacts upon various health behaviours.

Professional Bodies

BPS Graduate Member

Division of Health Psychology Member


South, F, Taylor C, Darby, H, Upton, P., & Upton, D. (2012) What do lunchtime staff think about children’s eating habits following a healthy eating intervention? Education and Health, 30 (4), 68-72.

Conference poster presentations:
Darby, H., Upton P. & Upton, D. (2012, April). Food Dudes through the eyes of children. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, London.

External Responsibilities