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Behaviour change is key to improving population health and health service delivery.
Our group focuses on addressing two key problems at the national and international level:
- Key behavioural risk factors undermine health and wellbeing. For example, four behaviours alone (smoking, physical inactivity, poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption) contribute to around one-third of the total burden of disease in the UK and over one-fifth worldwide. Changing these behaviours would add an average of 14 years to an individual’s life expectancy
- The failure to implement evidence-based interventions in practice and policy: Only half of evidence-based interventions and practices are routinely implemented into healthcare settings and wasted effort in medical research is estimated to be around 85%.
We have unique strengths in methods of developing, evaluating and understanding the implementation of behaviour change interventions, particularly for scalable interventions targeting the ‘big five’ behaviours; smoking, physical activity, diet, excessive alcohol consumption, and medication taking.
For more information contact Wendy Hardeman.
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- School of Health Sciences - Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences
- Norwich Institute for Healthy Aging - Member
- Behavioural and Implementation Science - Member
- Health Promotion - Member
Person: Research Group Member, Research Centre Member, Academic, Teaching & Research
BabyBreathe Trial (A randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention to prevent return to smoking postpartum)
1/10/20 → 31/12/23
Investigating within-person patterns and trajectories of dual e-cigarette and tobacco use: a mixed methods study
1/11/19 → 30/11/21
Optimisation and feasibility randomised controlled trial of a novel smartphone app for smoking cessation that delivers ' context aware' lapse prevention support in real time
Naughton, F., Notley, C., Crane, D., Prevost, T., Greaves, F., Tarrant-Willis, D., Coleman, T., Mascolo, C., Sutton, S., Pond, M., Colles, A., Barton, G., Swart, A. M., Alibert, L., Goodall, K., Sims, E. & Shepstone, L.
1/06/19 → 31/01/22
A digital behaviour change intervention to increase booking and attendance at Stop Smoking Services: the MyWay feasibility RCTFulton, E. A., Newby, K., Kwah, K., Schumacher, L., Gokal, K., Jackson, L. J., Naughton, F., Coleman, T., Owen, A. & Brown, K. E., 1 Apr 2021, In : Public Health Research. 9, 5, p. 1-62 62 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
A feasibility hybrid II randomised controlled trial of volunteer ‘Health Champions’ supporting people with serious mental illness manage their physical health: study protocolWilliams, J., Fairbairn, E., McGrath, R., Bakolis, I., Healey, A., Akpan, U., Mdudu, I., Gaughran, F., Sadler, E., Khadjesari, Z., Lillywhite, K. & Sevdalis, N., 31 May 2021, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 7, 116.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Agreement and disparities between women and stop-smoking specialists about how to promote adherence to nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancyMcDaid, L., Thomson, R., Emery, J., Coleman, T., Cooper, S., Phillips, L. & Naughton, F., 1 May 2021, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 9, 4673.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)