Hi I'm Heather, a health behaviour change specialist
I’m Heather, a health behaviour change specialist. I help companies new and old, create evidence-based health and wellness products that bring about long-term changes for their customers and employees.
Having researched health behaviour change psychology for 10+ years, I am obsessed with motivation and importantly how we build the skills to maintain habit change. My passion is to help mold your program so that it not only delivers measurable results but a lasting legacy.
A bit about me: I grew up in Ireland and went to Dublin City University, where I studied Sports Science and Health, followed by an MSc in Physical Activity and Health Psychology from Loughborough University. I got really interested in health-related behaviour change whilst running a healthy lifestyle clinic for hospital staff. I wanted to understand why well-intentioned people with all the resources they needed couldn’t stick to their healthy habit goals! So, I sat down with each person in the clinic to understand more about what was holding them back - all 40 of them!
From that moment on I became hooked on the psychology behind what motivates people to adopt and stick to healthy goals. This took me to the University of Birmingham where I completed a PhD in Weight Loss Behaviour Change Psychology. My research was focused on the skills needed to lose weight - without dieting. I ran studies on how to set goals that lead to lasting changes and discovering the key strategies for long-term healthy lifestyle success and how to build these strategies to help people stick with their goals, without having to resort to dieting.
When my published studies were released to the mainstream media and I had an influx of inquiries, I realised the importance of sharing my work outside of academia. Have spent the last 10 years supporting companies to build health and wellness products with measurable results and long-lasting impact.
If you'd like to learn more about how I could support your company, get in touch.