Career History

UK Society for the Study of Addiction Research Fellow - Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

  

Previous Appointments
 

2009-2013 Research Advisor National Institute for Health Research, Research Design Service for the East of England – specialising in qualitative methodologies 

2009-2011 Lecturer in Substance Misuse - School Of Medicine Health Policy & Practice, University of East Anglia.

2007-2011 Qualitative Lead researcher, 'A randomised controlled trial, economic evaluation and qualitative study of supervised consumption in patients managed with opiate maintenance treatment', School Of Medicine Health Policy & Practice, University of East Anglia.

2008 Research Associate, ‘Needs Assessment of Norfolk Drugs Misusers not in Treatment’, School Of Medicine Health Policy & Practice, University of East Anglia.

2008 Associate Tutor, School of Psychosocial Sciences, University of East Anglia.

2007 Research Associate ‘Young Peoples Needs Assessment for Norfolk Drug and Alcohol Partnership’, School Social Work & Psychosocial Sciences, University of East Anglia.

2005 - 2006 Research Associate, ‘Evaluation of Family Resolutions Pilot Project’ Centre for Research on the Child and Family, School of Psychosocial Sciences, University of East Anglia.

2005 - 2006 Research Associate ‘National Evaluation of Children’s Trusts Pathfinders’, Centre for Applied Research In Education, School of Education, University of East Anglia.

2004-2005 Research Associate, ‘A Process and Outcome Evaluation of In-Court Conciliation at First Appointment in Contact Cases’, Centre for Research on the Child and Family, School of Psychosocial Sciences, University of East Anglia.

2000-2004 Associate Tutor, School of Psychosocial Sciences, University of East Anglia.

2002-2004 Editor’s Assistant, Journal of Therapeutic Communities
2002-2003 Assistant Editor, Journal of Child & Family Social Work
 

Professional Qualifications and professional memberships
 

December 2011 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, University of East Anglia
July 2000 BSc (Hons), University of East Anglia (starred 1)
August 2003 PhD, University of East Anglia
 

Selected publications
 

1. Song F, Maskrey V, Blyth A, Brown T, Barton G.R, Aveyard P, Notley C, Holland R, Bachmann M.O, Sutton S, Brandon T.H (2015) Differences in Longer-Term Smoking Abstinence After Treatment by Specialist or Nonspecialist Advisors: Secondary Analysis of Data From a Relapse Prevention Trial. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 07-2015. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 05-2016, 1–6. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv148

2. Notley, C, Blyth, A, Craig, J, Edwards, A & Holland, R (2015) Postpartum Smoking Relapse – A Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Studies. Addiction 110(11), p1712-1723

3. Maskrey, V, Blyth, A, Brown, T.J, Barton, G.B, Notley, C, Aveyard, P, Holland R, Bachmann, M.O, Sutton, S, Leonardi-Bee, J, Brandon, T & Song F (2015) Self-help educational booklets for the prevention of smoking relapse following smoking cessation treatment: A randomized controlled trial. Addiction 09-2015 DOI: 10.1111/add.13080.

4. Song F , Maskrey V, Blyth, A, Brown, T.J, Barton, G.B, Notley, C, Aveyard, P, Holland R, Bachmann, M.O, Sutton, S, Leonardi-Bee, J, Brandon, T & (2015) Effectiveness and economic evaluation of self-help educational materials for the prevention of smoking relapse: randomised controlled trial HTA Monograph. Volume 19 issue 59 July 2015. ISSN 1366-5278.

5. Tombor, I, Shahab, L, Brown, J, Notley, C & West, R. Does non-smoker identity following quitting predict long-term abstinence? Evidence from a population survey in England. Addict Behav. 2015 Jun; 45: 99–103. doi:  10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.01.026

6. Croxford, A, Notley, C, Maskrey, V, Holland, R, & Kouimtsidis, C,  (2014) ‘An exploratory qualitative study seeking participant views evaluating group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group preparation for alcohol detoxification.’ Journal of Substance Use. Early online 1-8.

7. Notley, C, Blyth, A, Maskrey, V, Pinto, H & Holland R. Exploring the Concepts of Abstinence and Recovery through the Experiences of Long Term Opiate Substitution Clients. Subst Abus. 2014 Aug 15:0.

8. Holland, R, Maskrey, V, Swift, L, Notley, C, Robinson, A, Nagar, J, Gale, T & Kouimtsidis, C (2014) Treatment retention, drug use and social functioning outcomes in those receiving 3 months versus 1 month of supervised opioid maintenance treatment. Results from the Super C randomized controlled trial. Addiction. doi:10.1111/add.12439

9. Notley, C, Christopher, R, Hodgekins, J, Byrne, R, French, P & Fowler, D (2014) Participant views on Involvement in a trial of Social Recovery Cognitive Behaviour Therapy  British Journal of Psychiatry. 205, 1-6, doi: 10.1192/bjp.114.146472

10. Carroll, J, Goodair, C, Chaytor, A, Notley, C, Ghodse, H & Kopelman, P (2014) Substance misuse teaching in undergraduate medical education. BMC Medical Education.2014, 14:34. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-34. URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/14/34


11. Notley, C, Maskrey, V & Holland, R (2011) The needs of problematic drug misusers not in treatment – a qualitative study of perceived treatment barriers and recommendations for services. Drugs Education, Prevention and Policy. 

 

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, School of Social Work & Psychosocial Sciences, University of East Anglia. Submitted June 2003, examined October 2003
  • 1997-2000. BSc Hons. (Starred First Class) Psychosocial Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Highlighted Publications

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Perkins, A., Ridler, J., Browes, D., Peryer, G., Notley, C., Hackmann, C.

(2018)

Experiencing mental health diagnosis: a systematic review of service user, clinician, and carer perspectives across clinical settings,

in The Lancet Psychiatry

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Gentry, S., Forouhi, N., Notley, C.

(2018)

Are electronic cigarettes an effective aid to smoking cessation or reduction among vulnerable groups? A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence,

in Nicotine and Tobacco Research

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Sami, M., Notley, C., Kouimtsidis, C., Lynskey, M., Bhattacharyya, S.

(2018)

Psychotic-like experiences with cannabis use predict cannabis cessation and desire to quit- A cannabis discontinuation hypothesis,

in Psychological Medicine

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Notley, C., Blyth, A., Maskrey, V., Karavadra, B., Brown, T., Holland, R., Bachmann, M. O., Brandon, T. H., Song, F.

(2018)

Self-help materials for smoking relapse prevention: a process evaluation of the SHARPISH randomized controlled trial,

in Journal of Public Health

40.

pp. 98-105

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ward, E., Cox, S., Dawkins, L., Jakes, S., Holland, R., Notley, C.

(2018)

A Qualitative Exploration of the Role of Vape Shop Environments in Supporting Smoking Abstinence,

in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

15.

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gentry, S., Craig, J., Holland, R., Notley, C.

(2017)

Smoking cessation for substance misusers: a systematic review of qualitative studies on participant and provider beliefs and perceptions,

in Drug and Alcohol Dependence

180.

pp. 178-192

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Greenhill, R., Dawkins, L., Notley, C., Finn, M. D., Turner, J. J.

(2016)

Adolescent awareness and use of electronic cigarettes: A review of emerging trends and findings,

in Journal of Adolescent Health

59.

pp. 612–619

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Notley, C., Blyth, A., Maskrey, V., Pinto, H., Holland, R.

(2015)

Exploring the concepts of abstinence and recovery through the experiences of long term opiate substitution clients,

in Substance Abuse

36.

pp. 232-239

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Holland, R., Maskrey, V., Swift, L., Notley, C., Robinson, A., Nagar, J., Gale, T., Kouimtsidis, C.

(2014)

Treatment retention, drug use and social functioning outcomes in those receiving three months versus one month of supervised opioid maintenance treatment. Results from the Super C randomised controlled trial,

in Addiction

109.

pp. 596-607

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Notley, C., Holland, R., Maskrey, V., Nagar, J., Kouimtsidis, C.

(2014)

Regaining control: The patient experience of supervised compared with unsupervised consumption in opiate substitution treatment,

in Drug and Alcohol Review

33.

pp. 64-70

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Notley, C., Blyth, A., Maskrey, V., Craig, J., Holland, R.

(2013)

The experience of long-term opiate maintenance treatment and reported barriers to recovery: A qualitative systematic review,

in European Addiction Research

19.

pp. 287-298

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Notley, C., Maskrey, V., Holland, R.

(2012)

The needs of problematic drug misusers not in structured treatment - a qualitative study of perceived treatment barriers and recommendations for services,

in Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy

19.

pp. 40-48

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


All Publications

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Notley, C., Collins, R.

(2018)

Redefining smoking relapse as recovered social identity – secondary qualitative analysis of relapse narratives,

in Journal of Substance Use

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Perkins, A., Ridler, J., Browes, D., Peryer, G., Notley, C., Hackmann, C.

(2018)

Experiencing mental health diagnosis: a systematic review of service user, clinician, and carer perspectives across clinical settings,

in The Lancet Psychiatry

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Gentry, S., Forouhi, N., Notley, C.

(2018)

Are electronic cigarettes an effective aid to smoking cessation or reduction among vulnerable groups? A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence,

in Nicotine and Tobacco Research

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Gee, B., Hodgekins, J., Lavis, A., Notley, C., Birchwood, M., Everard, L., Freemantle, N., Jones, P. B., Singh, S. P., Amos, T., Marshall, M., Sharma, V., Smith, J., Fowler, D.

(2018)

Lived experiences of negative symptoms in first‐episode psychosis: A qualitative secondary analysis,

in Early Intervention in Psychiatry

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Sami, M., Notley, C., Kouimtsidis, C., Lynskey, M., Bhattacharyya, S.

(2018)

Psychotic-like experiences with cannabis use predict cannabis cessation and desire to quit- A cannabis discontinuation hypothesis,

in Psychological Medicine

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Notley, C., Blyth, A., Maskrey, V., Karavadra, B., Brown, T., Holland, R., Bachmann, M. O., Brandon, T. H., Song, F.

(2018)

Self-help materials for smoking relapse prevention: a process evaluation of the SHARPISH randomized controlled trial,

in Journal of Public Health

40

(1)

pp. 98-105

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Notley, C.

(2018)

Staying healthy after childbirth (project HATCh) – a theory based survey of UK and USA healthcare professionals views on the promotion of smoking cessation and interrelated cancer preventative behaviors postpartum,

(Poster)

(Published)


Notley, C.

(2018)

Vaping as an alternative to smoking relapse following brief lapse,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Ward, E., Cox, S., Dawkins, L., Jakes, S., Holland, R., Notley, C.

(2018)

A Qualitative Exploration of the Role of Vape Shop Environments in Supporting Smoking Abstinence,

in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

15

(2)

article no. 297

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gentry, S., Craig, J., Holland, R., Notley, C.

(2017)

Smoking cessation for substance misusers: a systematic review of qualitative studies on participant and provider beliefs and perceptions,

in Drug and Alcohol Dependence

180

pp. 178-192

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hackmann, C., Green, A., Notley, C., Perkins, A., Reed, G. M., Ridler, J., Wilson, J., Shakespeare, T.

(2017)

Protocol for a qualitative study exploring perspectives on the INternational CLassification of Diseases (11th revision); Using lived experience to improve mental health Diagnosis in NHS England: INCLUDE study,

in BMJ Open

7

article no. e018399

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Fowler, D., French, P., Banerjee, R., Barton, G., Berry, C., Byrne, R., Clarke, T., Fraser, R., Gee, B., Greenwood, K., Notley, C., Parker, S., Shepstone, L., Wilson, J., Yung, A. R., Hodgekins, J.

(2017)

Prevention and treatment of long-term social disability amongst young people with emerging severe mental illness with social recovery therapy (The PRODIGY Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial,

in Trials

18

article no. 315

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Perkins, A., Ridler, J., Peryer, G., Notley, C., Hackmann, C.

(2017)

Perspectives and experiences of the process of mental health diagnosis: a systematic review,

(Poster)

(Published)


Notley, C., Dawkins, L., Ward, E., Holland, R.

(2017)

The unique contribution of e-cigarettes for avoiding relapse to smoking – consumer experiences of quitting, switching, dual using, and ‘permissive lapse’ on the path to maintaining abstinence,

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Collins, R., Notley, C., Clarke, T., Wilson, J., Fowler, D.

(2017)

Participation in developing youth mental health services: ‘Cinderella Service’ to service re-design,

in Journal of Public Mental Health

16

(4)

pp. 159-168

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Greenhill, R., Dawkins, L., Notley, C., Finn, M. D., Turner, J. J.

(2016)

Adolescent awareness and use of electronic cigarettes: A review of emerging trends and findings,

in Journal of Adolescent Health

59

(6)

pp. 612–619

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Nelson, D., Gentry, S., Notley, C., White, H., Holland, R.

(2016)

A systematic review of smoking cessation and relapse prevention interventions in parents of babies admitted to a neonatal unit (after delivery): Protocol,

in Prospero

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Perkins, A., Ridler, J., Hackmann, C., Shakespeare, T., Notley, C., Peryer, G.

(2016)

Perspectives and experiences of the process of mental health diagnosis: a systematic review: Protocol,

in Prospero

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gee, B., Maskrey, V., Blyth, A., Holland, R., Notley, C.

(2016)

Educational and psychosocial interventions to prevent uptake of smoking by young people,

University of East Anglia

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Gee, B., Notley, C., Byrne, R., Clarke, T., Hodgekins, J., French, P., Fowler, D.

(2016)

Young people's experiences of Social Recovery Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and treatment as usual in the PRODIGY trial,

in Early Intervention in Psychiatry

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


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Key Research Interests

Caitlin Notley is the lead of the Addiction Research Group:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine/research/addiction . The group produces high quality multidisciplinary research evidence to impact upon people who are affected by addiction, including service users, carers, health professionals and policy makers. The research approach emphasises responsiveness to social, cultural and pressing health needs, and supporting high risk or disadvantaged groups.

Caitlin is a social scientist, and an expert in qualitative research methodologies applied across health and social sciences. She has extensive experience of running qualitative studies as stand alone projects or alongside clinical trials. Her particular areas of research expertise are tobacco smoking cessation, relapse prevention and electronic cigarette use. She also works in the fields of substance dependency, misuse and addiction, mental health and young people, health needs assessment and qualitative systematic reviewing.

Research Group Membership

Lead of the Addiction research group

Member of the Department of Population Health and Primary Care

Member of the Primary Care and Health Services Research group

Member of the UEA Research Staff Working group

Member of the Medical School Research Committee

Research Staff Coordinator for the Medical School

 

Teaching Interests

Deputy lead for MBBS Module 11 - Mental Health and Psychiatry. Involvement in teaching and assessment (Module 11). Teaching research methods and involvement in supervision of research dissertaions and MBBS analytical reviews. Personal advisor to MBBS students (years 1-3) and supervision of PhD students, MSc students, Foundation year Doctors on academic and public health placements, and Public Health trainees on a research placement.

I have led the redevelopment of the MBBS Mental health module (2016-2017), defining learning outcomes, reviewing PBL cases and contibuting to exam question writing. As part of my previous substance misuse curriculum development post I contributed significantly to curriculum development and design, having undertaken mapping of the MBBS curriculum, and made recommendations and changes to teaching. These recommendations have aligned UEA’s teaching to national learning objectives for substance misuse teaching.

I have facilitated PBL groups, contributed to student assessment through marking MBBS research protocols, final year research projects and SSS presentations. I have also undertaken consultation skills training.

In previous years, I have been invited as a guest lecturer to undertake specialist teaching in research methods for undergraduate and post graduate students.

Teaching Activities

  • SSS assessment and exam marking
  • Supervsion of Addictions focused PhD students

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Research Fellow of the UK Society for the Study of Addiction

  • Research collaborations with St Georges Hospital Medical School, The Institute of Psychiatry, UCL and The University of Manchester

Key Responsibilities

Currently Dr Notley has projects funded by Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council focused on E Cigarette use (CRUK) and Smoking Relapse Prevention Intervention Development for women postpartum (MRC).

As a Research Fellow Dr Notley works as qualitative lead for funded projects. She leads on writing grant proposals, supervising qualitative work, qualitative analysis and writing reports and papers for publication.

Administrative Posts

  • Deputy lead, MBBS Module 11 - Mental Health
  • Norwich Medical School Research Representative on the University Research Staff Working Group.
  • Medical School Research Staff Coordinator. Key responsibility to facilitate communication between research staff and relevant Faculty/UEA committees.