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James graduated from Kings College London with an MSc in Health Psychology, having already attained a B.A. in Psychology from Queens University, Belfast. Upon joining the Primary Care Unit he worked on a pilot study to examine smoking cessation through the use of mobile phone text messaging, and a feasibility trial, iQuit in Practice, evaluating a tailored web and text messaging based intervention for smoking cessation in primary care. James’s PhD focussed on adherence to medication among survivors of stroke and TIA (transient ischaemic attack).
James was awarded his PhD in November 2018. His thesis identified strategies to inform interventions for the secondary prevention of stroke in UK primary care. James’s research interests include the use of electronic interventions to facilitate health behaviour change and the role of patient adherence and medication taking behaviour. He is currently undertaking a trial to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a novel smartphone application (App) to improve adherence to blood pressure medication in patients recruited through the community pharmacy setting.
Jamison J, Sutton S, Mant J, et al. Online stroke forum as source of data for qualitative research: insights from a comparison with patients’ interviews. BMJ Open 2018;8:e020133. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020133.
Jamison J, Ayerbe L, Di Tanna GL, et al. Evaluating practical support stroke survivors get with medicines and unmet needs in primary care: a survey. BMJ Open 2018;8:e019874. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019874
Jamison J, Sutton S, Mant J, et al. Barriers and facilitators to adherence to secondary stroke prevention medications after stroke: analysis of survivors and caregivers views from an online stroke forum. BMJ Open 2017;7:e016814. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016814
Jamison, J. Mullis, R., Graffy, el al. Stroke survivors’, caregivers’ and GPs’ attitudes towards a polypill for the secondary prevention of stroke: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open 2016;6:e010458. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010458
Jamison J, Graffy J, Mullis R, Mant J, Sutton S. Barriers to medication adherence for the secondary prevention of stroke: a qualitative interview study in primary care. Br J Gen Pract 2016; 66 (649): e568-e576. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp16X685609
Faulkner, K., Sutton, S., Jamison, J., Sloan, M., Boase, S., & Naughton F. Are nurses and auxiliary healthcare workers equally effective in delivering smoking cessation support in primary care?” Nicotine Tob Res (2016) 18 (5): 1054-1060.
Naughton F, Jamison J, Boase S, Sloan M, Gilbert H, Prevost AT, Mason D, Smith S, Brimicombe J, Evans R, Sutton S. Randomised controlled trial to assess the short-term effectiveness of tailored web- and text-based facilitation of smoking cessation in primary care (iQuit in Practice). Addiction, 109 (2014), pp. 1184–1193
Naughton, F. Jamison, J. Sutton, S. Attitudes towards SMS text message smoking cessation support: a qualitative study of pregnant smokers, Health Educ Res 2013; 28: 911–922.
Sutton, S. Smith, S. Jamison, J, Boase, S. Mason, D. Prevost, A.T. Brimicombe, J. Sloan, M. Gilbert, H. and Naughton, F. Study protocol for iQuit in Practice: a randomised controlled trial to assess the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of tailored web- and text-based facilitation of smoking cessation in primary care, BMC Public Health 2013; 13: 324.
Jamison, J. Gilbert, H. & Sutton S. Delivering smoking cessation support by mobile phone text messaging. What information do smokers want? A focus group study. J Appl Biobehav Res. 2013, 18: 1-23. 10.1111/jabr.12004.
Jamison, J. Gilbert, H. & Sutton S. Delivering tailored smoking cessation support via mobile phone text messaging: A feasibility and acceptability evaluation of the Quittext program. J Appl Biobehav Res 2012; 17: 38–58.
Jamison, J., & Myers, L.B. Peer-group and price influence students drinking along with planned behaviour. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 2008 Jul-Aug;43(4):492-7.