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Professor Carrie Llewellyn

Carrie Llewellyn2

Professor Carrie Llewellyn (BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS)

Professor of Applied Behavioural Medicine
E: C.D.Llewellyn@bsms.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1273 642187
Location: Room 317, Watson Building, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Brighton Falmer campus, BN1 9PH

Other roles: Research Lead for the Department of Primary Care and Public Health
Areas of expertise: Sexually transmitted infections (STI); HIV; HPV; prevention; behaviour change; health psychology; social cognition models; patient preferences 
Research areas: Health services research; public health; infection and immunology

Biography

Professor Carrie Llewellyn is a Professor of Applied Behavioural Medicine, a behavioural scientist and a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She graduated King's College London with a PhD in Psychology as Applied to Medicine in 2005 and has since worked at BSMS. 

In 2019 she was appointed as Chair of the South East and Central (SEC) Regional Advisory Committee for the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme.  

Carrie has taught undergraduate medical students since 2002 and has twenty years’ expertise in applied, patient orientated research across a range of research designs and analysis: both quantitative (interventional RCTs, cluster RCTs, prospective cohort studies, discrete choice experiments) and qualitative methods and leads a portfolio of applied behavioural research in sexual health, related mainly to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV prevention, in addition to research furthering our understanding of patient’s preferences for health services.

Carrie sits on the management board for the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender at the University of Brighton and the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health (CORTH) at University of Sussex. She has previously been a member of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Research Board.She is lead editor of the 3rd edition of the Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (Cambridge University Press) published in 2019.

Carrie has had a number of committee responsibilities at BSMS and the University of Sussex and is currently Chair of the Mitigating Circumstances Committee (BSMS) and Deputy Chair of the Postgraduate Medical Education Unit Area Exam Board (BSMS).

Research

Reducing the burden of STIs including HIV is a public health priority in the UK and there is international evidence that behavioural interventions can be effective for some people. The applicability of this evidence to the UK setting is not clear and current practice within sexual health services in the UK is variable. Carrie is co-principal investigator, with colleagues at UCL, on a feasibility study funded by the HTA, which aims to develop and pilot a package of evidence-based sexual risk reduction interventions for those most at risk, which can be implemented in sexual health services. 

Carrie has just completed 'Project PEPSE' which is a multicentre RCT and economic evaluation of a psychological intervention to reduce risk behaviour amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) prescribed post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure (PEPSE) also funded by the NIHR. She is co-investigator on a number of other sexual health projects funded by the NIHR with colleagues across the UK. She has a number of students undertaking research in the field of sexual health and also has a particular interest in the broader health inequities experienced by those identifying as LGB&T. 

With an international editorship, Carrie has recently led on the 3rd edition of the Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine: Editors: C Llewellyn, S Ayers, C McManus, S Newman, T Revenson, K Petrie, J Weinman. Published by Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Teaching

Carrie contributes to the teaching of research methods on the 302 Scientific Basis of Medicine course. She supervises PhD/MD/MSc students and module 404 (Individual Research Project) undergraduate students. Prospective students can contact Carrie for supervisory consideration.

Selected publications

Llewellyn CD, Abraham C, Pollard A, Jones CI, Bremner S, Miners A, Smith H  (2019) A randomised controlled trial of a telephone administered brief HIV risk reduction intervention amongst men who have sex with men prescribed post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV after sexual exposure in the UK: Project PEPSE PloS One https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216855

Sherriff NS, Jones AM, Mirandola M, Gios L, Marcus U, Llewellyn C, Rosinska M, Folch C, Dias S, Toskin I, Alexiev I, Kühlmann-Berenzon S, Sialon II Network (2019) Factors related to condomless anal intercourse between men who have sex with men: results from a European bio-behavioural survey. Journal of Public Health https://doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdz052

Vera JH, Soni S, Pollard A, Llewellyn CD, Peralta C, Rodriguez L, Dean G (2019) Acceptability and feasibility of using digital vending machines to deliver HIV self-tests men who have sex with men. Sexually Transmitted Infections https://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2019/05/17/sextrans-2018-053857

Hughes, Mitchell, Gascoyne, Moe-Byrne, Edmondson, Coleman, Millett, Ali, Dare, Hewitt, Johnson, Llewellyn, Mercer, Nolan, Walker, Watson (2019) Sexual Health Promotion in People with Severe Mental Illness: the RESPECT feasibility RCT Health Technology Assessment in press

Miners, AH; Nadarzynski, T; Witzel TC, Phillips, AN; Cambiano, V, Rodger, AJ; Llewellyn, CD (2019) Preferences for HIV testing services among men who have sex with men in the UK: a discrete choice experiment. Plos Medicine 16 (4) e1002779. 
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002779

Pollard A, Bradley J, Cooper M, Sadhwani S, Northam A, Llewellyn C (2019). The NHS England Fundamental Information Standard for Monitoring Sexual Orientation: Debate & Analysis.  The British Journal of General Practice 69 (679) 94-95. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X701213

King C, Llewellyn C, Shahmanesh M, Abraham C, Bailey J, Burns F, Clark L, Copas A, Howarth A, Hughes G, Mercer C, Miners A, Pollard A, Richardson D, Rodger A, Roy A, Gilson R  (2019) Sexual risk reduction interventions for patients attending sexual health clinics; feasibility to conduct an effectiveness trial . Health Technology Assessment Volume: 23 (12).  https://doi.org/10.3310/hta23120

Nadarzynski T, Smith H, Richardson D, Bremner, Llewellyn C (2018) Men who have sex with men who do not access sexual health clinics nor disclose sexual orientation are unlikely to accept the HPV vaccine in the UK. Vaccine 36: 5065-5070.

Miners A, Llewellyn C, King C; Pollard A, Roy A; Gilson R; Rodger A; Burns F, Shahmanesh M (2018) Designing a brief behaviour change intervention to reduce sexually transmitted infections: a discrete choice experiment. International Journal of STD & AIDS. DOI: 10.1177/0956462418760425

Long L, Abraham C, Paquette R, Shahmanesh  M, Llewellyn C. Townsend, Gilson, R (2016) Brief In-Service Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Systematic Review   Preventive Medicine doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.06.038