Projects per year
Jo has worked in the School of Health Sciences as a Research Fellow since 2018. She is currently working on projects funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to develop digital help for quitting smoking in pregnancy. The “eSupport” project is carrying out preliminary work in support of a programme grant application to translate NHS care for pregnancy smoking cessation into a digital package. The "iCO study" is testing a new app that lets people take a daily carbon monoxide (CO) reading and log their use of nicotine products. Recent projects include the NIHR-funded "N-READY" programme, which aims to improve the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy through better adherence. Jo worked on intervention development and optimisation for N-READY, including development of trial outcome measures.
Prior to joining UEA, Jo was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute of Public Health for three years, evaluating digital stop smoking interventions including “MiQuit” and “Quit Sense”. From 2006 to 2014, Jo worked in the Research Division at Cambridge Assessment (Examinations Syndicate), leading research on the validity of university admissions tests for medicine and other competitive courses.
Jo has extensive experience carrying out and disseminating research in both academic and business environments and has strengths in quantitative methodology. She has previously taught research design and statistics courses in university and workplace environments and continues to support research students in this capacity.
Jo has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of York and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Key Research Interests
Jo is interested in smoking cessation, addictive behaviours, behaviour change, and quantitative research methods.
Areas of Expertise
Digital smoking cessation interventions (development and evaluation), smoking cessation in pregnancy, quantitative methodology, test construction and validation.
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26/12/21 → 31/12/23
25/06/23 → 31/10/23
- 14 Article
Comparison of a daily smartphone app and retrospective questionnaire measures of adherence to nicotine replacement therapy among pregnant women: Observational studyEmery, J., Huang, Y., Naughton, F., Cooper, S., McDaid, L., Dickinson, A., Clark, M., Kinahan‐Goodwin, D., Thomson, R., Phillips, L., Lewis, S. & Coleman, T., 7 Mar 2023, In: JMIR Formative Research. 7, e35045.
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Developing a taxonomy to describe offspring outcomes in studies involving pregnant mammals’ exposure to non-tobacco nicotine: A systematic scoping reviewPhillips, L., Thomson, R., Coleman-Haynes, T., Cooper, S., Naughton, F., McDaid, L., Emery, J. & Coleman, T., 3 Feb 2023, In: PLoS One. 18, 2, e0280805.
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Development and content validation of a questionnaire for measuring beliefs about using Nicotine Replacement Therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancyEmery, J., McDaid, L., Coleman, T., Cooper, S., Thomson, R., Kinahan-Goodwin, D., Dickinson, A., Phillips, L., Clark, M., Bowker, K., Brown, E. & Naughton, F., Jul 2023, In: Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 25, 7, p. 1310–1318 9 p.
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Development of ‘Baby, Me & NRT’: A behavioural intervention to improve the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancyMcDaid, L., Emery, J., Thomson, R., Coleman, T., Cooper, S., Dickinson, A., Kinahan-Goodwin, D., Phillips, L. & Naughton, F., Nov 2023, In: Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 25, 11, p. 1770–1780 11 p.
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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., Mar 2022, In: Addiction. 117, 3, p. 751-759 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)7 Downloads (Pure)