Dr Lauren Carroll

Dr Lauren Carroll

Research Assistant in Complex Interventions

Clinical Trials & Health Research - Institute of Translational & Stratified Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


I am a research assistant on the Engager project evaluating a 'through the gate' collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems.


  • PhD in Psychology (2009 - 2013)
    • The Effect of Choice Set Size and Other Choice Architectures on Decisions to Volunteer: Implications for Volunteer Recruitment
  • BSc Psychology. 1st class honours (2005-2008)

Research interests

Background: Social Psychology and Cognitive Decision Making.
Interests: Real-life applications of psychological research for the benefit of individuals, organisations or society.
- Choice
- Well-being
- Offenders
- Mental Health

  • Roser, M. E., Evans, JSBT., McNair, N. A.,Fuggetta, G., Handley, S. J., Carroll, L. S., and Trippas, D. (2015). Investigating reasoning with multiple integrated neuroscientific methods.   Front. Hum. Neurosci .   9 :41. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00041
  • Cattani, A., Carroll, L. S., Gribble, T., & Frith, R.(in preparation). Increasing the communicative opportunities and skills of young people with multiple physical and sensory disabilities
  • Gribble, T., Firth, R., Cattani, A., & Carroll, L(2014). Opportunities for VOCA Use Through Staff/Parent Training. Communication Matters, 28(2)                      
  • Carroll,L. S., White, M. P., & Pahl, S. (2011). The Impact of Excess Choice on Deferment of Decisions to Volunteer. Judgement and Decision making, 6 (7), 629-637
  • Pahl,S., White, M. P., & Carroll, L. S. (2010). Predicting and Improving Satisfaction with a Rewarding Activity: Volunteering for Samaritans. Available to download from www.samaritans.org
  • Plus reports for Plymouth City Council, DEFRA and Devon Wildlife Trust