Lauren Powell


Lauren is a Lecturer in Psychology and Education and joined the School of Education at the University of Sheffield in October 2019. She previously worked in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. In ScHARR, Lauren was involved in a number of research projects involving the use of technology in the self-management of long-term complex conditions, particularly in childhood.

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Research Interests

Her research interests focus on the use of innovative co-design methodologies in the design of complex interventions of children and young people with neurodisabilities. She is currently leading a project that involves the development of a psychoeducational magazine for children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in collaboration with the Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University. 

Her previous related work has focused on the level of evidence and suitability of available technologies for children and young people with ADHD to self manage their condition. She has also conducted a realist evaluation to co-develop guidelines to inform the future development of a complex intervention for CAYP with ADHD. More information around Lauren’s work can be found on her University of Sheffield staff web page.