James Day

James Day

  • jday2 at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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I am a PhD student in psychology conducting research in digital health.

My background is in psychology, having completed my combined BSc in psychology and neuroscience before going on to do an MSc in clinical psychology. Prior to university I was involved in web design and hosting, which has led to my interest in digital health and persuasive technologies.


My research interests are in the fields of digital health and persuasive technologies, specifically regarding uptake and engagement with treatment.

I am currently trialling 'MotivATE', a novel web-based intervention to increase engagement with eating disorders outpatient treatment.

Journal Articles

  • Denison-Day, J., Muir, S., Newell, C. and Appleton, K.M., 2019. A web-based intervention (MOtivate) to increase attendance at an eating disorder service assessment appointment: Zelen randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21 (2).
  • Denison-Day, J., Appleton, K.M., Newell, C. and Muir, S., 2018. Improving motivation to change amongst individuals with eating disorders: A systematic review. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51 (9), 1033-1050.
  • Muir, S., Newell, C., Griffiths, J., Walker, K., Hooper, H., Thomas, S., Thomas, P.W., Arcelus, J., Day, J. and Appleton, K.M., 2017. MotivATE: A Pretreatment web-based program to improve attendance at UK outpatient services among adults with eating disorders. JMIR Research Protocols, 6 (7).