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Jamie Hartmann-Boyce

MA, DPhil


Senior Researcher (Health Behaviours), Managing Editor (Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group)

I work for the health behaviours team, focussing on obesity and tobacco control. My particular interests lie in evidence synthesis (both quantitative and qualitative), guideline development, and knowledge translation. I am passionate about engaging the public in our research and have been involved in podcasts, blogging, and tv and radio interviews to communicate research results outside of academia.

Currently, I'm leading two large evidence syntheses which will bring together evidence from hundreds of randomized controlled trials. The first is an NIHR-funded Cochrane Programme Grant evaluating behavioural interventions for smoking cessation. This is a three-year project that will culminate in an overview of reviews and network meta-analysis. The second is a British Heart Foundation and NIHR Oxford BRC funded project evaluating long-term weight regain and associated health outcomes following behavioural weight management programmes. In addition, I am involved in a number of other evidence synthesis projects and, as a managing editor for the Cochrane Tobacco Review Group, assist in the promotion and dissemination of the Group's work, advise on systematic review methodology, and am the lead author of the Group's review of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation. I have an MA in the history of medicine; my MA work explored the tobacco industry's influence on discourses about personal responsibility for health in the 1950s and 60s. My DPhil research focussed on the self-management of weight, and includes the Oxford Food and Activity Behaviours (OxFAB) study.

 

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