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Jamie Hartmann-Boyce

MA, DPhil


Senior Researcher (Health Behaviours and 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) and the communication of complex information and data to inform policy and public action. I am passionate about engaging the public in our research and have been involved in podcasts, blogging, tv and radio interviews, and songwriting to communicate research results outside of academia.

Research interests

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, in my work with 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 included the Oxford Food and Activity Behaviours (OxFAB) study.

Teaching and supervision

I teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, including courses on critical appraisal, systematic review methodology, and behaviour change. I supervise two DPhil students and have also supervised undergraduate student projects, ranging from systematic reviews to explorations of literature in health. I'm very open to enquiries from people interested in studying at Oxford.

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