Luke undertook his BSc in psychology at the University of Liverpool, where he developed a strong interest in theories of addiction, psychological approaches to pain management and psychopharmacology. To further explore his interest in applied psychology in healthcare, he completed his MSc in psychological approaches to health at the University of Leeds. Continuing his studies at Leeds, Luke is currently undertaking a CLAHRC-YH sponsored PhD in behavioural medicine.
Many maladaptive behaviours can induce perioperative complications, including – but not limited to – heavy alcohol use and smoking. Luke’s research aims to investigate and apply psychological approaches to behaviour change in order to reduce such behaviours, and mitigate patient morbidity during the perioperative period.
Substance use and addiction
BSc Psychology – University of Liverpool
MSc Psychological Approaches to Health – University of Leeds
Prestwich, A., Moore, S., Kotze, 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. doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00915.
Budworth, L. (2017, January). Preoperative substance use: Informing, developing & trialling a novel intervention. Presented at the British Psychology Society: How can psychology make healthcare safer? seminar, Oxford, UK.
Budworth, L., Prestwich, A., Lawton, R., Kotze, A., & Kellar, I. (2016, November). Preoperative interventions for alcohol and illicit substance use: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Presented at the Science of Improvement Conference, Harrogate, UK.
Budworth, L., Prestwich, A., Lawton, R., Kotze, A., & Kellar, I. (2016, October). Preoperative interventions for alcohol and illicit substance use: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Presented at the Bradford Institute for Health Research conference, Bradford, UK.
Blundell, P., & Budworth, L. (2016, April) E-Cigarettes: conditioning and attentional bias. Presented at the Experimental Psychology Society conference, Durham, UK.
Thorley C., Budworth, L., Masters, H., Wayland, A.R., & Su, Q. (2014, June). Blame conformity: Attributions of blame for a crime can be shifted onto innocent bystanders. Presented at the Annual Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), St. Petersburg, Russia.
Thorley, C. (2015). Blame conformity: Innocent bystanders can be blamed for a crime as a result of misinformation from a young, but not ederly, adult co-witness. PLOS ONE, 10(7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134739