Dr Sarah Tonkin-Crine
As a Health Psychologist my research focuses on how people understand health and illness and how people behave in relation to health. My main area of research is in antibiotic resistance and is focused on promoting more prudent antibiotic prescribing in primary care. I am interested in changing the behaviour of patients, so that they consume fewer antibiotics, and the behaviour of clinicians, so that fewer antibiotics are prescribed. I am currently the Health Psychologist for the Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) on Healthcare Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance based in Oxford.
I am a general executive member of the SAPC committee and as an early career researcher and non-clinical member have an interest in ECR activities and PHoCuS. I am a PHoCuS champion and am currently one of a small team who focus on social media as a way to link PHoCuS members across SAPC. In addition I am chair of the newest SAPC Special Interest Group on Behaviour Change.