Eileen has a wide range of experience in health research, with a focus on psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing.  Since gaining an MSc in Health Psychology, she has been involved in pilot trials and evaluations of complex interventions, using both quantitative and qualitative methods to develop understanding of barriers and facilitators to effective implementation and what works to improve wellbeing, how and in what circumstances.  This has involved working with multidisciplinary teams within the NHS and collaborating with the third sector.  Her background in psychology has led to a particular interest in mental health and how this impacts on social wellbeing and physical health, as well as how behaviour change can improve health.  Extensive non-academic experience in strategic and project management also gives her a focus on running projects efficiently and effectively.