Penny Standen, Professor in Health Psychology and Learning Disabilities

Penny is a health psychologist whose main area of research is developing and evaluating new technologies, multimedia and gaming for people with intellectual disabilities to help the acquisition of independence skills and improve cognition and quality of life. This work has resulted from collaboration with computer scientists and the involvement of users at all stages of the research process. This work now encompasses the use of games in motor rehabilitation after stroke and hand surgery and health education in prostate cancer.

Methods include both quantitative and qualitative techniques and address the preliminary stages of the MRC complex interventions framework and evaluative RCTs.