Staff profile

Dr Jenny Lunt

Lecturer in Health Psychology

Jenny in their home office.




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Psychology


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a lecturer in Health Psychology and I possess a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology. I am chartered with and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. I teach mainly on the Health Psychology MSc.

Prior to joining the University of Derby, I worked as an independent practitioner and as Principal Psychologist within the Health and Safety Executive. In that time, I applied Health Psychology to Health and Safety via research, training and consultancy with various industry sectors and at national and international levels. My research interest concern the application of behaviour change to Health and Safety and Recovery at work.

Teaching responsibilities

I am module lead for Professional Skills and Learning to Live with Long-Term conditions on the Masters in Health Psychology. I teach on other modules across the programme and to also teach final year undergraduate Psychology students. I endeavour to use my industry experience to ensure teaching is applicable to pubic and occupational health contexts.

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences


Experience in industry

Developed behaviour change online toolkit for the construction industry. Multi-industry experience through previous work with the Health and Safety Executive and as independent practitioner. 

International experience

I have conducted consultancy in topics related to Health and Safety Culture and Behaviour Change as applied to Health and Safety as well as Wellbeing at Work for multinationals such as Nestle, L’Oreal, BAE systems, and Honeywell. I have also run Think Tank events for multionationals on applying behaviour change to Health and Safety.


Recent publications

A box of home-grown vegetables

What day-to-day actions can we all take to help fight climate change? And how do we approach this in a cost of living crisis? University of Derby Behaviour Change lecturers Dr Jenny Lunt and Johanna Beswick explore possible solutions with students Katie Johns, Julie Kempthorne and Claire Thomas.

Sloth hanging in a tree

To help us all psychologically and behaviourally adapt to meeting the challenges posed by net-zero targets, University of Derby Psychology lecturers Jenny Lunt and Johanna Beswick have worked with MSc Behaviour Change students Abs Dixon, Alex Williams and Katie Cross, to generate some simple messages.