Applied Psychological Sciences

Dr Dale Weston is a Research Fellow working in the Emergency Response Department Science & Technology Behavioural Science team at Public Health England. His interests lie at the intersection of Social Psychology and Health Psychology with a particular interest in applying theories and research within the context of public health. He is currently employed on several projects within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Modelling Methodologies. Dale's work on these projects involves exploring how psychological theories and research can be used to better parameterise human behaviour within models of infectious disease epidemiology. Prior to this, Dale worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter on a project exploring responses to individuals with a facial disfigurement. This work was part of an EU INTERREG funded project entitled 1914FACES2014. His expertise include: applying social and health psychological theories within the context of Public Health, design and delivery of research talks, conducting experimental research (both laboratory based and online data collection), advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis, supervising research projects, conducting in-depth (systematic and scoping) literature reviews, writing research funding applications, and writing collaborative academic papers. Dale obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Exeter in 2013 entitled "Perspective-Taking and Responses to Narrative Health Campaigns" with Associate Professor Thomas Morton and Dr Mark Tarrant.