Faith-based smoking cessation
Applications will close at 12:00 midday on Friday 10th January 2020.
- DPhil in Primary Health Care
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Potential graduate research projects 2020/2021
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- Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott and Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) studentship in behavioural research and childhood obesity
- Developing the evidence for active intervention to support smoking cessation in cardiovascular disease (BHF funded studentship)
- Hypertension self-management in pregnancy
- Prevalence, safety and efficacy of deprescribing cardio-protective medications in older adults
- How people with long-term health conditions use digital health technologies
- Faith-based smoking cessation
- Improving smoking cessation training for undergraduates in UK medical schools
- Investigating socioeconomic inequalities in smoking cessation
- Developing and testing peer-led interventions to promote switching from smoking to vaping
- Obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Interventions to encourage healthier food purchasing
- Organisation and delivery of primary care
- A realist evaluation of implementing better care practices and bundled technologies in Kenyan Hospitals
- Feasibility of “fitness age” as a motivator for positive physical activity behaviour and improved health outcomes in UK primary care
- Progressing the role and evidence-base for ‘Exercise as Medicine’ in UK primary care settings
- Benefits and harms of statins in the UK population: doses versus effects
- Digital access: shaping the future of primary health care
- Workload in Primary Care and quality of care
- The epidemiology of UTI and antibiotic resistant uropathogens
- Evaluating temporal patterns in diagnostic meta-analysis
- Health economic aspects of childhood obesity
- Insomnia in menopause
- A framework for developing and implementing early phase economic modelling for diagnostic interventions
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In the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and tobacco use during daylight hours. Observing a period of temporary tobacco abstinence each day could mean that tobacco users naturally reduce their consumption, making this a potential opportunity to intervene and enhance the likelihood of complete cessation.
The aim of this DPhil will be to explore faith-based interventions for tobacco use cessation and potential ways to harness short-term naturalistic behaviour change to maximise the chances of enduring change.
It will include a systematic review of faith-based tobacco cessation interventions; an observational study investigating changes in tobacco-use among Muslim smokers during Ramadan and their associations with nicotine dependence and quitting; and a qualitative exploration of smokers’ perceptions of smoking and quitting during and following Ramadan. This work will inform the design and implementation of faith-based tobacco cessation methods.