Dr Jilly Gibson-Miller

Dr Jilly Martin

Department of Psychology,
The University of Sheffield,
Floor G, Cathedral Court,
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, 
S1 2LT, UK

Tel: (+44) 0114 222 6513
Email: jilly.gibson@sheffield.ac.uk


BSc Hons Psychology (University of Liverpool), MSc Health Psychology (University College London), PhD (University of Sheffield), PGDip Integrative Psychotherapy (University of Derby)

Research interests

I am a Registered Health Psychologist (HCPC) and Psychotherapist (MBACP). My research interests lie in behaviour change, the processes of self-regulation, and public health issues that involve risk behaviour, including eating, exercise, sexual health and alcohol use. Along with professionals from a range of health-related disciplines, I have designed and delivered behaviour change interventions for a range of participants and patient groups in clinical and field settings; these interventions utilise psychologically-based strategies to promote behaviour change.  I am particularly interested in the application and translation of the evidence-base to practice and am always keen to forge relationships with academics, educators and health professionals, across disciplines, to strengthen the links between research and practice.


  • Sheffield Undergraduate Research Programme (SURE), University of Sheffield. "Dentists’ attitudes about their role in addressing obesity in patients: A survey" 6-week student internship: June-July 2016. £1,080
  • Sax Institute. Webb, Norman, Millings, Martin, Benn. "A rapid review of behaviour change techniques in interventions designed to promote healthy weight and support parents" August 2015. $21,000.
  • On CampUS Placements, University of Sheffield. "Putting the brain into health psychology: What can Neuroscience do for the design of behaviour change interventions to improve health? A systematic review" (100-hour student placement, Jan-June 2015)
  • Women Academic Returners Programme (WARP) University of Sheffield. Awarded £10, 000 (October 2014)
  • British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant J Martin & C Martin: “Improving cross-disciplinary research and practice in health psychology: What can neuroscience do for the design of behaviour change interventions to improve health? A systematic review. (June 2013-November 2013). £9899
  • British Academy Small Research Grant J Appleton & J Martin: “A review of assessment tools to measure childhood overweight and obesity” (June 2012-November 2012). £9936
  • Alcohol Education and Research Council (AERC) Postgraduate Research Studentship Scheme 2010 E Davies, D Foxcroft & J Martin: “Designing and testing an intervention to prevent alcohol misuse in adolescents based on the Prototype Willingness Model of health risk behaviour” (October 2010-October 2013). £30000


  • PSY259 (Psychological Concepts & Skills)
  • PSY246 (Social & Health Psychology)
  • PSY350 (Self regulation)
  • PSY346 & 331/2 (Research project/Extended essay)
  • DClinPsy
  • PSY6121 (MRes Research Methods - Module Organiser)

Administrative duties

  • Departmental Alumni Officer
  • Departmental Committee membership:

Research Committee, Equality and Diversity Committee and Research Ethics Committee

Postgraduate students

  • Gareth Jones: Post-University Transitions and Exercise; 2nd Supervisor with Professor Paul Norman.
  • Harriet Baird: The role of time perspective in monitoring goal progress; 2nd supervisor with Tom Webb
  • Caroline Treweek: Improving public perceptions of people who have autism; 3rd supervisor with Drs. Megan Freeth and Chantelle Wood
  • Emily Gagnon: Predicting and changing health risk behaviour; 2nd supervisor with Paul Norman


A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here

Journal articles