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Felix is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology within the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Visiting Senior Researcher at the Behavioural Science Group, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Associate Professor within the Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham. He has a key research interest in the development and evaluation of mobile phone interventions to promote and support health behaviour change (mHealth), particularly smoking cessation. He has been a principal or co-investigator in competitive grants totalling over £13 million.
Felix has collaboratively developed and evaluated multiple mHealth interventions including individually tailored SMS text messaging systems for smoking cessation (MiQuit and iQuit in Practice systems) and a context aware smoking cessation smartphone app (Quit Sense). He is currently leading research on the development of a face-to-face and digital Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) adherence intervention for pregnant smokers in collaboration with researchers from the University of Nottingham. He is also involved in other mHealth and digital health projects with national and international collaborators and research teams as well as projects exploring the potential of e-cigarettes for pregnancy and postpartum cessation support and understanding dual tobacco and e-cigarette use. Among other methodologies, he specialises in N-of-1 approaches for both observational and experimental investigations.
Felix is a Registered Health Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council), a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a full member of the Division of Health Psychology (DHP). He was awarded an academic fellowship from the Society for the Study of Addiction (2014-2016) and is an Associate Editor for the journal Addiction. He has served on multiple scientific committees, including the DHP, the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe (SRNT-E) and the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Health and Wellbeing conference (co-chair of committee for 2019 and 2020). He serves as the ad-hoc vice-chair for Cancer Research UK’s Expert Review Panel for Prevention and is a member of the Population Research Committee (PRC) panel. He is also a topic expert for the new Behaviour change: digital and mobile health interventions advisory committee for NICE.
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Senior Visiting Researcher, University of Cambridge2016 → …
Honorary Associate Professor, University of Nottingham2015 → …
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To identify evidence-based behaviour change techniques (BCTs) that can be used to support patients with musculoskeletal disorders engage with self-management and adhere to a home exercise programme.
11/10/21 → 23/01/22
1/05/21 → 30/04/22
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., Coleman, T., Crane, D., Greaves, F., Mascolo, C., Notley, C., Prevost, T., Sutton, S., Tarrant-Willis, D., Alibert, L., Barton, G., Colles, A., Goodall, K., Pond, M., Shepstone, L., Sims, E. & Swart, A. M.
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.
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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.
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A qualitative study of factors influencing adherence among pregnant women taking part in a trial of e-cigarettes for smoking cessationFord, A., Uny, I., Lowes, J., Naughton, F., Cooper, S., Coleman, T., Hajek, P., Przulj, D., Myers Smith, K., Bauld, L., Sinclair, L., Walton, R., Clark, M. & Ussher, M., 7 Jan 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 430.
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Comparison of saliva cotinine and exhaled carbon monoxide concentrations when smoking and after being offered dual nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancySlaich, B., Claire, R., Emery, J., Lewis, S., Cooper, S., Thomson, R., Phillips, L., Kinahan‐Goodwin, D., Naughton, F., McDaid, L., Clark, M., Dickinson, A. & Coleman, T., 23 Aug 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Addiction.
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Naughton, F., Blane, M., Walia, C. & D’Cruz, D., 21 Jan 2021, In: Rheumatology Advances in Practice. 5, 1, rkab003.
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