Dr Lexy Newbold
Associate Research Fellow


Lexy is an Associate Research Fellow on the IMPROVE (Implementing Multifactorial Psychotherapy Research in Online Virtual Environments) trial. This trial tests how different components of online cognitive behavioural therapy such as behavioural activation and relaxation improve recovery for patients with depression.

Lexy is a research psychologist with a PgDip in Psychological Research Methods (2002) and a PHD in Psychology (2007), both from the University of Plymouth. Her PhD investigated perceptions of genetically modified foods and she has presented nationally and internationally on this issue. She worked as a researcher in the School of Psychology from 2000 to 2009 on a range of research projects including ‘Improving Communication in Times of Emergency’ which was funded by the Home Office. This mixed methods project applied research findings to real world environmental risk communication in the Plymouth area such as the possible nuclear risk from Devonport nuclear refit yard. She then went on to coordinate the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Evaluation Project at the Peninsula Medical School of Plymouth. This mixed methods project investigated how the design of the new NHS services providing talking therapies for patients with anxiety and depression affected patient outcomes, such as access to services and recovery. Lexy also has 12 years’ experience of teaching clinical and developmental psychology, statistics and research methods part time on the psychology undergraduate course at the University of Plymouth.”


Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 723704
AddressSir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research
University of Exeter
Queens Drive

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