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Jo has a BSc in Psychology from the University of York (1994) and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (2002). Her PhD investigated perceptual disturbances in women with eating disorders using novel computer-graphic techniques. Until December 2014, Jo worked in education research for nine years, investigating student selection for undergraduate medicine courses, the social, emotional and cognitive predictors of academic achievement, and reforms to A-levels. Jo joined the Primary Care Unit as a Research Associate in January 2015 and is a member of the Behavioural Science Group, working in the area of smoking cessation. She has particular expertise in quantitative data analysis and the use of large datasets.
Jo works with Professor Stephen Sutton on smoking cessation studies, including smoking cessation during pregnancy. Recent projects, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and the University of East Anglia, include: working on a large randomised controlled trial of a tailored text-messaging cessation intervention for pregnant smokers (“MiQuit”); real-world uptake of MiQuit by pregnant smokers when offered to them via online adverts; a systematic review of interventions to increase the uptake of cessation support among smokers in general.
Emery JL, Coleman T, Sutton S, Cooper S, Leonardi-Bee J, Jones M, Naughton F. Real-world uptake of tailored, text message, smoking cessation support in pregnancy (MiQuit) when offered online. Journal of Medical Internet Research (in press).
Emery JL, Sutton S, Naughton F. Cognitive and Behavioral Predictors of Quit Attempts and Biochemically-Validated Abstinence During Pregnancy. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017;19(5):547-54. PMID: 28403458
Naughton F, Cooper S, Foster K, Emery J, Leonardi-Bee J, Sutton S, Jones M, Ussher M, Whitemore R, Leighton M, Montgomery A, Parrott S, Coleman T. Large multicentre randomised controlled trial testing a low-cost, tailored, self-help smoking cessation text message intervention for pregnant smokers (MiQuit). Addiction 2017;112(7):1238-1249. PMID: 28239919