Lauren Gatting

Office: Administration Building, Level 2, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, G12 0XH (currently working remotely)



Research title: Using Picture Narratives to Support Equitable and Informed Participation in Lung Cancer Screening

Research Summary

Lauren Gatting is currently undertaking a research-based PhD looking at the use of picture narratives in communication about cancer screening. The project is using the development and testing of print lung cancer screening information for people living in Glasgow, as a case study. As with all communications research, this project is interdisciplinary, bridging between graphic medicine and graphic public health, determinants of lung screening participation, human information interaction and decision making research. For more information, go to the project website

Lauren previously worked as a research assistant within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, working in the area of Health Psychology and Behavioural Science.


Young, et al. The impact of theory-based messages on COVID-19 vaccination intentions: a structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2021-12 | journal-article. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-021-05277-7

Hanna, et al. Evidencing the impact of cancer trials: insights from the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework. Trials. 2020-12 | journal-article. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-04425-9

Kotzur, et al. Why colorectal screening fails to achieve the uptake rates of breast and cervical cancer screening: a comparative qualitative study. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2020-06 | journal-article. DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009998

Robb, et al. Preference for Deliberation and Perceived Usefulness of Standard- and Narrative-Style Leaflet Designs: Implications for Equitable Cancer-Screening Communication. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2019-11-09 | journal-article. DOI: 10.1093/abm/kaz039

Robb, Gatting & Wardle. What impact do questionnaire length and monetary incentives have on mailed health psychology survey response?. British Journal of Health Psychology. 2017-04-19 | journal-article. DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12239

Cheston, et al. Markers of assimilation of problematic experiences in dementia within the LivDem project. Dementia. 2015-09-01 | journal-article. DOI: 10.1177/1471301215602473

Dodd, et al. Primary care-led dementia diagnosis services in South Gloucestershire: Themes from people and families living with dementia and health care professionals. Dementia. 2015-01 | journal-article. DOI: 10.1177/1471301214566476




Use of graphic narrative and health behaviour concepts in cancer screening leaflets: a content analysis [Poster] 33rd annual conference of EHPS, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 09/2019

Using graphic narratives in medical information for people invited to cancer screening – a graduate research project [Poster] Graphic Medicine conference – Que(e)rying Graphic Medicine: Paradigms, Practices and Power, Brighton, England, 07/2019

Making lung screening decisions EASIer with visual narratives: Creating Engaging, Accessible and Supportive Information materials [Poster] 32nd conference of the EHPS, Galway, Ireland, 08/2018

What does cancer screening mean to women from deprived neighbourhoods: a discourse analysis [Oral] 31st conference of the EHPS, Padova, Italy, 08/2017

What impact do monetary incentives and questionnaire length have on mailed health psychology survey response? [Poster] European Health Psychology Society & BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, 08/2016



Additional Information

Communications and Application Manager, CREATE, European Heath Psychology Society Early Career Network, from 04/2018 to 03/2021

Chief editor, Ihawkes, University of Glasgow Institute of Health and Wellbeing Postgraduate and Early Career researchers blog, from 09/2017 to 02/2021

Graphic Recorder for four 2-hour research workshops for the research project ‘Creating a faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of cancer screening: A community participation project', 02/2021