FLAME University

Aparna Shankar is a Professor in Psychology at FLAME University. Aparna holds a doctorate degree in health psychology from the University of Leeds. Her doctoral thesis examined psychosocial predictors of maintenance of health behaviours. She also holds MSc in Applied Statistics with Medical Applications from Birkbeck, University of London.

Aparna works on health and well-being in older adults, with a particular emphasis on the role of social relationships, using data from ageing cohorts. Her other research interests include the patterning of health behaviours, the role of the environment on health, and inequalities in access to care.