Lucy Hives

Lucy Hives

Research Assistant

School of Dentistry

Harrington Building, HA133

+44 (0) 1772 89 3910

Subject Areas: Dentistry, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Health, Public Health

Lucy started working as a Research Assistant in Dentistry in June 2016, where she is currently involved in designing a new project investigating the effectiveness of screening for diabetes in the dental setting. She previously worked for a year in the Allied Health Professions Research Team, following completion of her MSc in Health Psychology at UCLan in 2014.

Full Profile

The research Lucy has been involved in has focussed around developing and testing new screening techniques for chronic diseases and conditions. She also helped to design the next phase of the TIPPs trial which aims to test targeted interventions for patellofemoral pain.

Lucy also has a range of mental health experience having worked as an Assistant Psychologist within a Children’s Psychology department in the NHS, as a healthcare assistant caring for people diagnosed with different types of dementia in nursing homes and as a befriender for Lancashire County Council. Her interests focus on improving health and wellbeing in different populations and include the application of psychology in improving: musculoskeletal pain, quality of life in people living with dementia, public health interventions for people with diabetes, and eating problems.

M.Sc. (Hons.) Health Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2014.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University, 2012.


2016 Guest Lecture, The 9th Perrin Technique Conference, Prestwich, Manchester


  • The effectiveness of screening for type 2 diabetes in the dental setting.
  • Investigating a new screening technique for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME).
  • TIPPs: Targeted Interventions for Patellofemoral Pain.

Research Activities

Lucy is currently working designing a new project which will investigate screening for type 2 diabetes in the dental setting.