Visiting Senior Researcher
BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol
Felix is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of East Anglia. He is a Visiting Senior Researcher in the Primary Care Unit and an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. Felix is a chartered Health Psychologist having completed the British Psychological Society’s Stage 2 qualification in Health Psychology and was awarded a three-year Fellowship from the Society for the Study of Addiction http://www.addiction-ssa.org/ in 2014.
Felix’s research interests primarily lie in understanding how to change health behaviours, particularly smoking and smoking during pregnancy. He is specifically interested in the use of tailoring in behaviour change interventions and the use of new technologies in health care and health promotion, particularly mobile phones. Felix has collaboratively developed and evaluated multiple mHealth interventions including individually tailored SMS text messaging systems for smoking cessation (MiQuit and iQuit in Practice systems) and a context aware smoking cessation smartphone app (Q Sense). Other ongoing projects include the development of a face-to-face and digital Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) adherence intervention for pregnant smokers in collaboration with researchers from the University of Nottingham and projects exploring the potential of e-cigarettes for pregnancy and postpartum cessation support.
See https://www.uea.ac.uk/health-sciences/people/profile/f-naughton for an updated list of publications