Luke completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Liverpool (2014), before completing a MSc in Psychological Approaches to Health at the University of Leeds (2015). Continuing his studies at Leeds, Luke completed a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR CLAHRC-YH) funded PhD in Behavioural Medicine in 2018.
Combining his interests in applied psychology in healthcare, addiction and substance use behaviour, Luke’s PhD aimed to analyse the risk of pre-surgical substance use on peri-operative outcomes, as well as identify, appraise – and inform the development of – counteractive pre-operative interventions. In doing so, Luke employed a variety of research designs and methods, including: analysis of complex secondary data; systematic reviewing and meta-analysis; prospective and cross-sectional studies involving NHS patients; and semi-structured interviews involving hard-to-reach addiction service users.
Alongside his PhD, Luke has also been involved in numerous other projects across a variety of disparate topics including but not limited to: a randomised controlled trial of monetary incentives on physical activity; secondary analysis of food safety culture within a large Dubai-based company; and a large ongoing meta-analysis attempting to deconstruct the psychological concept of motivation.
Since January 2019, Luke has been a Research Fellow at the Bradford Institute for Health Research as part of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. He is currently involved with multiple projects within the NIHR CLAHRC-YH Evidence Based Transformation within the NHS theme.
Health behaviour change; Applied psychology; Implementation and evaluation of complex interventions; Peri-operative medicine; Substance use and addiction; Psychosomatic medicine.
Budworth, L. (2019). Electronic cigarettes: Sensory cues in nicotine dependence. PsyPAG Quarterly, 110. [accepted for publication].
Budworth, L., Prestwich, A., Lawton, R., Kotzé, A., & Kellar, I. (2019). Preoperative interventions for alcohol and other recreational substance use: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(34). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00034. bit.ly/2H8kh4q.
Taylor, J., & Budworth, L. (2018). Food safety culture: Patterns and trends from a quantitative analysis of a culture assessment program. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 10(3). doi: 10.1108/WHATT-02-2018-0007. bit.ly/2XOSbR5.
Prestwich, A., Moore, S., Kotzé, A., Budworth, L., Lawton, R., & Kellar, I. (2017). How can smoking cessation be induced before surgery? A systematic review and meta-analysis of behaviour change techniques and other intervention characteristics. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(915). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00915. bit.ly/2IZSC7q.