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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Chris Bridle

Chris Bridle is the Director of the Lincoln Institute for Health.  Before taking up his current post in January 2015, Chris was Professor of Human Behavioural Science and Director of Research at Aberystwyth University (2012-14). Chris received a PhD in Health Psychology from the University of Kent (2002) before working as a Research Fellow in the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York (2002-05). Subsequently, Chris worked at Warwick Medical School, initially in the Institute of Clinical Education as a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology (2005-08), and then in the Clinical Trials Unit as Associate Professor (Reader) of Behavioural Interventions (2008-12). Chris has expertise in the design, conduct and analysis or randomised controlled trials and evidence syntheses, particularly in relation to behavioural interventions. He has secured £15m in research funding in the last 10 years, with £4m as Chief Investigator, from funding organisations such as NIHR (Health Technology Assessment), ESRC and EU Horizon 2020 programme. 

Subject Specialism

Health psychology; Behavioural medicine; Clinical trials; Systematic review; Evidence synthesis


  • Health Psychology PhD — University of Kent, 2002
  • Applied Psychology MSc — University of Kent, 1998
  • Social Psychology BSc — University of Kent, 1996

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Research Interests

  • Behavioural intervention

  • Clinical trials

  • Evidence synthesis

  • Health behaviour

  • Health psychology

  • Meta analysis

  • public health

Research Groups Memberships

  • Lincoln Institute for Health

Research Projects

  • KIC: Active living & healthy ageing — awarded £11000000 by EIT in 2014
  • Precision Health Research Unit — awarded £1400000 by NISCHR in 2014
  • Dementia and Physical Activity — awarded £1300000 by NIHR HTA in 2012
  • Technology Appraisal Review Team — awarded £5000000 by DoH in 2011
  • Prevention of Fall Injury Trial — awarded £2200000 by NIHR CET in 2010
  • Stretching exercise for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand — awarded £975000 by NIHR HTA in 2009

Research in the Lincoln Repository