Addiction Research @ UEA produces high quality multidisciplinary research evidence to impact upon people who are affected by addiction, including service users, carers, health professionals and policy makers. Our research emphasises responsiveness to social, cultural and pressing health needs, and supporting high risk or disadvantaged groups.
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Staying Switched – Advice for New Vapers From Old Hands
Active Research Studies
Dr Sarah Gentry, Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health
Dr Hayley Pinto, Consultant, Change Grow Live
James Wade, Lead Advisor, Smoke Free Norfolk
Dr Christos Kouimtsidis, Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Lynne Dawkins, Associate Professor in Psychology, London South Bank University
Dr Ben Walden, Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, Change Grow Live
Dr Sharon Cox, Senior Research Associate, London South Bank University
January 2019: Amy Nichols, NICU research nurse, has published a letter reporting some of our exploratory work prior to the NESCi study starting in April 2019. A copy of the letter can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
December: Addictions Research Group members attended an away day workshop where we were very productive in developing new study ideas to work on in 2019. We then attended a team bonding visit to an escape room and shared a Christmas meal. Great fun was had by all!
November: Felix Naughton’s paper Delivering “Just-In-Time” Smoking Cessation Support Via Mobile Phones: Current Knowledge and Future Directions was included in a special selection for SRNT-Europe which can be viewed on their website.
Caitlin Notley and Tracey Brown presented a poster on the PReS Study at the SSA Annual Conference 2019 held 8-9 November.
Vaping as an alternative to smoking relapse following brief lapse was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review on 29 November and received coverage online and on BBC Radio Norfolk which is available on BBC Sounds.
October: The ECtra Study published a ‘Staying Switched’ leaflet in collaboration with NCSCT and the NNA which gives advices for new vapers from old hands.
We took part in the Norwich Science Festival on 26 October with SmokeFree Norfolk, where we had interactive displays, games and quizzes to learn about the effects of smoke on your body. We also had displays on the importance of smoke-free environments for children, and showcased our research on novel approaches to reducing risk and digital interventions for smoking cessation.
Dr Caitlin Notley attended the SRNT (Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco) Europe 18th Annual Conference in Munich, Germany on 6 – 8 September 2018 and gave presentations on the PRES study and Project HATCH.
Dr Felix Naughton attended the Division of Health Psychology annual conference in Newcastle on 6 September 2018 and won the Highest Rated Abstract prize for “The direction of relationship between smoking and self-efficacy during a quit attempt: an N-of-1 study”.
August: Dr Angelos Kassianos from the HATCH project presented a poster at the EHPS (European Health Psychology Society) Conference held 21 – 25 August 2018 entitled ‘A systematic review of breastfeeding interventions among postpartum women using the Behaviour Change Techniques taxonomy’.
July: Our application to NIHR for funding for the NESCi project (Neonatal unit Smoking Cessation intervention development) has been successful. The study will officially start in April 2019.
June: Dr Joanne Emery presented a poster Randomised controlled trial of a tailored SMS intervention (MiQuit) for pregnant smokers in routine antenatal care at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) 10 Year Celebration Conference.