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University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Jane Smith

Dr Jane Smith

Senior Lecturer in Primary Care

 Jane.Smith@exeter.ac.uk

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 +44 (0) 1392 725402

 Smeall building 107

 

Smeall Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Overview

Jane joined the Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) as a Senior Lecturer (Education & Research) in June 2017. Prior to that she worked as a Research Fellow and then Senior Research Fellow in Psychology Applied to Health after joining the University of Exeter Medical School in November 2012. Throughout this time, Jane has co-ordinated and contributed to teaching on psychology applied to health, research methods and evidence-based practice and has led and supported research primarily focussed on the development and evaluation of evidence-based behaviour change interventions to prevent and manage long-term conditions. Jane has skills in quantitative and mixed-methods health services and public health research and broad interests in psychosocial aspects of health and illness. Her research includes:

  • systematic reviews
  • randomised controlled trials of complex interventions
  • mixed-methods process evaluations alongside interventions
  • development and testing of outcome measures
  • other related, mixed methods research investigating the role of behavioural and other psychosocial factors in health, illness and healthcare.

Since October 2022, Jane has also been Co-Director for Postgraduate Research for the Department of Health & Community Sciences and Department of Health & Care Professions

Qualifications

  • 2009 PhD Health Psychology (University of East Anglia)
  • 2006 PGCert Higher Education Practice (University of East Anglia)
  • 2002 PGDip Health Sciences (University of East Anglia)
  • 1995 BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Nottingham)

Career

Jane is an honorary Lecturer, and was previously employed as a Lecturer in Health Psychology (from 2003) and researcher (from 1999), in the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia where she also completed a part-time PhD in health psychology. This followed a period working in Australia as a Research Assistant as part of a Physical Activity and Health research group at Deakin University, and previously in project management and health administration roles at a Division of General Practice in Melbourne. Jane began her research career prior to that as a Research Assistant in a Research and Development Support Unit hosted by what was then the Department of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol.

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Research

Research interests

Jane’s research focuses primarily on developinng, evaluating and understanding mechanisms of action of behaviour change and other complex interventions to prevent and manage long-term conditions.

Jane has broad research interests in psychosocial aspects of health and healthcare, including management of chronic conditions (e.g. asthma, arthritis, diabetes, medication adherence and self-management, depression in chronic illness), chronic disease prevention (e.g. weight management, diabetes prevention), and approaches to supplement traditional care for long-term conditions (e.g. group-based programmes, digital interventions, social prescribing, use of additional healthcare worker roles).

All Jane's research has involved working with multi-disciplinary teams of academics, healthcare professionals and public and patient representatives across primary care, secondary care, public health and in recent times third sector and commerical organisations. She has led and supported randomised controlled trials, process evaluations, economic evaluations and systematic reviews of complex interventions, and used related quantitative and mixed methods research to investigate behavioural and other psychosocial risk factors for, and impacts of, long-term conditions.

Research projects

Project Funder Amount Lead Start End
Improving identification and management of Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa within Primary Care NIHR SPCR PhD studentship £71k Stella Kozmer Sep 2022 Sep 2025
Assessing the contributions of additional role practitioners to general practice in England NIHR SPCR £616k Stavros Petrou (Oxford) Apr 2022 Mar 2025
Identifying digital healthcare solutions for young people with ADHD (DigitalHealth-ADHD) NIHR SPCR £52k Anna Price Oct 2023 Sep 2024
Benefits, drawbacks and mechanisms of remote group-based interventions for the prevention and management of chronic physical conditions: informing new modes of delivering primary care post-pandemic NIHR SPCR PhD studentship £70k Charlotte Reburn Sep 2021 Sep 2024
Development of the CONNECTPlus healthcare app with Health & Care Innovations (HCI) UKRI Knowledge Transfer Partnership £110k HCI May 2022 Apr 2024
Post-doctoral fellowship for Anna Price: "Mapping ADHD services for young people in primary care" (MAP study) NIHR 3 Schools Mental Health Programme £175k Anna Price Jan 2022 Mar 2024

Post-doctoral fellowship for Emma Cockcroft: "Development of a primary care based intervention to support physical activity in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes" (ISPA-T1D)

NIHR SPCR £145k Emma Cockcroft Oct 2021 Mar 2024
The use of community-based wellbeing activities for children and young people as a potential prevention and early intervention pathway to improve adolescent emotional and social development (CHOICES) NIHR 3 Schools Mental Health Programme £305k Vashti Berry Oct 2021 Sep 2023
Feasibility study of a novel digital intervention promoting physical activity in young people with Cystic Fibrosis NIHR RfPB  £250k Sam Van Beurden Aug 2021 Mar 2023
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Samantha van Beurden: “Taking back control: dealing with impulsive processes in digital health behaviour change" ESRC £98K Sam Van Beurden Jan 2020 Mar 2021
At-Risk Registers Integrated into primary care to Stop Asthma crises in the UK (ARRISA-UK) study NIHR HTA £2m Andrew Wilson (UEA) Dec 2014 Jul 2020
The Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study. Delivering a realistic diabetes prevention programme in a UK community NIHR programme grant £2m Mike Sampson (NNUH) Mar 2011 Mar 2018
Designing, evaluating and implementing novel interventions to promote and maintain weight loss: ImpulsePal UEMS PhD studentship £60,228 Jane R Smith Sep 2013 Mar 2018
Mechanisms of Action of Group Interventions (MAGI) study NIHR/MRC EME £158,360 Jane R Smith Jan 2016 Aug 2017
Community-based Prevention of Diabetes (ComPoD) Study NIHR SPHR PHPES £249,369 Jane R Smith Jul 2014 Jun 2016
Can a practice-based approach using Significant Event Audit identify key factors that might reduce avoidable non-elective hospital admissions? A feasibility study NIHR RfPB £228,223 Rob Fleetcroft (UEA) Jun 2014 Feb 2016
Investigating the use of smartphone and Web 2.0 technologies used in behavioural interventions for weight management (post-doc mobility fellowship) Swiss National Science Foundation £58,000 Marco Bardus May 2014 Oct 2015
GW4 Initiator funding for cross-university meetings to discuss establishing a GW4 Health-Related Behaviour Interventions (HeRBI) research collaboration (follow up bid to establish unsuccessful) GW4 Building Communities £2815 Jane R Smith May 2014 Sep 2014

Research networks

Member of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx)

Member of Behavioural Science Research Group

Research grants

  • 2022 InnovateUK
    Development of the CONNECTPlus healthcare app
  • 2022 National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research
    Identifying digital healthcare solutions for young people with ADHD (DigitalHealth-ADHD)
  • 2021 National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit
    Feasibility study of a novel digital intervention promoting physical activity in young people with Cystic Fibrosis
  • 2021 National Institute for Health Research Three Schools Mental Health Programme
    The use of community-based wellbeing activities for children and young people as a potential prevention and early intervention pathway to improve adolescent emotional and social development.
  • 2021 National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research
    Assessing the contributions of additional role practitioners to general practice in England
  • 2015 MRC/NIHR Efficacy and Mechanisms Evaluation (EME) programme
    Mechanisms of Action in Group Interventions (MAGI) study
  • 2014 NIHR School for Public Health Research
    Community-based Prevention of Diabetes (ComPoD) trial
  • 2014 NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
    At-Risk Registers Integrated into primary care to Stop Asthma crises in the UK (ARRISA-UK) trial
  • 2014 GW4
    GW4 Building Communities Initiator funding
  • 2013 Swiss National Science Foundation
    Early post-doc mobility fellowship for Dr Marco Bardus
  • 2013 NIHR Research for Patient Benefit
    Significant Event Audit feasibility study
  • 2012 British Psychological Society
    British Psychological Society seminar series on process evaluation
  • 2012 NIHR Programme Grant
    The Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study (NDPS)
  • 2006 Asthma UK
    At-Risk Registers In Severe Asthma (ARRISA) trial
  • 2001 NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
    Systematic review of psycho-educational interventions in severe and difficult asthma

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Publications

Journal articles

Van Beurden S, Smith J, Lawrence N (In Press). It helps me to stay on the right path, rather than give in”: Mixed-method process evaluation of the ImpulsePal app-based intervention for weight management. Digital Health
Withers TM, Garner NJ, Thorley CS, Kellett J, Price L, Auckland S, Sheldon J, Howe A, Pascale M, Smith JR, et al (2023). Intervention fidelity assessment: a sub-study of the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study (NDPS). Br J Health Psychol, 28(3), 740-752. Abstract.  Author URL.
Price A, Smith JR, Mughal F, Salimi A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Newlove-Delgado T (2023). Protocol for the mixed methods, Managing young people (aged 16–25) with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Primary care (MAP) study: mapping current practice and co-producing guidance to improve healthcare in an underserved population. BMJ Open, 13(7), e068184-e068184. Abstract.
Garner NJ, Smith JR, Sampson MJ, Greaves CJ (2022). Quantity and specificity of action-plans as predictors of weight loss: analysis of data from the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study (NDPS). Psychology & Health, 39(1), 42-67.
Sampson M, Clark A, Bachmann M, Garner N, Irvine L, Howe A, Greaves C, Auckland S, Smith J, Turner J, et al (2021). Effects of the Norfolk diabetes prevention lifestyle intervention (NDPS) on glycaemic control in screen-detected type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Med, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
van Beurden SB, Greaves CJ, Abraham C, Lawrence NS, Smith JR (2021). ImpulsePal: the systematic development of a smartphone app to manage food temptations using intervention mapping. DIGITAL HEALTH, 7 Author URL.
Sampson M, Clark A, Bachmann M, Garner N, Irvine L, Howe A, Greaves C, Auckland S, Smith J, Turner J, et al (2021). Lifestyle Intervention with or Without Lay Volunteers to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in People with Impaired Fasting Glucose and/or Nondiabetic Hyperglycemia. JAMA Internal Medicine, 181(2), 168-168.
Daniels R, Harding A, Smith JR, Gomez-Cano M (2020). Development and validation of a tool to measure belongingness as a proxy for participation in undergraduate clinical learning. Education for Primary Care, 31(5), 311-317.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Abraham SCS (2019). Developing and applying a framework to understand mechanisms of action in group-based, behaviour change interventions: the MAGI mixed-methods study. Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, 6(3), 1-162. Abstract.
Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Lawrence N, Abraham SCS, Greaves C (2019). Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of ImpulsePal: Smartphone App–Based Weight Management Intervention to Reduce Impulsive Eating in Overweight Adults. JMIR Formative Research, 3(2), e11586-e11586. Abstract.
Borek AJ, Abraham SCS, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Smith JR (2019). Identifying change processes in group-based health behaviour-change interventions: development of the mechanisms of action in group-based interventions (MAGI) framework. Health Psychology Review Abstract.
Garner NJ, Pascale M, France K, Ferns C, Clark A, Auckland S, Sampson M, NDPS Group (2019). Recruitment, retention, and training of people with type 2 diabetes as diabetes prevention mentors (DPM) to support a healthcare professional-delivered diabetes prevention program: the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study (NDPS). BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Thompson JL, Taylor RS, Jones M, Armstrong R, Moorlock S, Griffin A, Solomon-Moore E, Biddle MSY, et al (2019). The community-based prevention of diabetes (ComPoD) study: a randomised, waiting list controlled trial of a voluntary sector-led diabetes prevention programme. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1). Abstract.
Smith JR, Musgrave S, Payerne E, Noble M, Sims EJ, Clark AB, Barton G, Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Wilson AM, et al (2018). At-risk registers integrated into primary care to stop asthma crises in the UK (ARRISA-UK): Study protocol for a pragmatic, cluster randomised trial with nested health economic and process evaluations. Trials, 19(1). Abstract.
van Beurden SB, Smith JR, Lawrence NS, Abraham C, Greaves CJ (2018). Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of ImpulsePal: Smartphone App–Based Weight Management Intervention to Reduce Impulsive Eating in Overweight Adults (Preprint).  Abstract.
Kok MSY, Jones M, Solomon-Moore E, Smith JR (2018). Implementation fidelity of a voluntary sector-led diabetes education programme. Health Education, 118(1), 62-81. Abstract.
Bardus M, van Beurden SB, Smith JR, Abraham C (2016). A review and content analysis of engagement, functionality, aesthetics, information quality, and change techniques in the most popular commercial apps for weight management. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.
Bardus M, Smith JR, Samaha L, Abraham C (2016). Mobile and Web 2.0 interventions for weight management: an overview of review evidence and its methodological quality. Eur J Public Health, 26(4), 602-610. Abstract.  Author URL.
White R, Abraham C, Smith JR, White M, Staiger PK (2016). Recovery under sail: Rehabilitation clients' experience of a sail training voyage. Addiction Research & Theory, 24(5), 355-365.
van Beurden SB, Greaves CJ, Smith JR, Abraham C (2016). Techniques for modifying impulsive processes associated with unhealthy eating: a systematic review. Health Psychol, 35(8), 793-806. Abstract.  Author URL.
Borek AJ, Abraham C, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2015). A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions. BMC Public Health, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.
Bardus M, Smith JR, Samaha L, Abraham C (2015). Mobile Phone and Web 2.0 Technologies for Weight Management: a Systematic Scoping Review. Journal of medical Internet research, 17(11). Abstract.
Isa A, Loke YK, Smith JR, Papageorgiou A, Hunter PR (2013). Mediational effects of self-efficacy dimensions in the relationship between knowledge of dengue and dengue preventive behaviour with respect to control of dengue outbreaks: a structural equation model of a cross-sectional survey. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 7(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Murdoch J, Salter C, Cross J, Smith JR, Poland F (2013). Resisting medications: moral discourses and performances in illness narratives. Sociology of Health and Illness: a journal of medical sociology, 35(3), 449-464.
Noble MJ, Harrison BDW, Windley J, Smith JR, Wilson AM, Price GM, Price D (2012). Asthma at-risk registers--can be effective if carefully constructed and correctly implemented. Prim Care Respir J, 21(2), 135-136. Author URL.
Lennan E, Vidall C, Roe H, Jones P, Smith J, Farrell C (2012). Best practice in nurse-led chemotherapy review: a position statement from the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society. ecancermedicalscience, 6(1). Abstract.
Smith JR, Noble MJ, Musgrave S, Murdoch J, Price GM, Barton GR, Windley J, Holland R, Harrison BD, Howe A, et al (2012). The at-risk registers in severe asthma (ARRISA) study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial examining effectiveness and costs in primary care. Thorax, 67(12), 1052-1060. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ramjeet J, Smith JR, Adams M (2008). The relationship between coping and psychological and physical adjustment in rheumatoid arthritis: a literature review. J Clin Nurs, 17, 418-428.
Smith JR, Mugford M, Holland R, Noble MJ, Harrison BDW (2007). Psycho-educational interventions for adults with severe or difficult asthma: a systematic review. J Asthma, 44(3), 219-241. Abstract.  Author URL.
Noble MJ, Smith JR, Windley J (2006). A controlled retrospective pilot study of an 'at-risk asthma register' in primary care. Prim Care Respir J, 15(2), 116-124. Abstract.  Author URL.
Holland R, Battersby J, Harvey I, Lenaghan E, Smith JR, Hay L (2005). A systematic review of multi-disciplinary interventions in heart failure. Heart, 91, 899-906.
Smith JR, Mugford M, Holland R, Candy B, Noble MJ, Harrison BDW, Koutantji M, Upton C, Harvey I (2005). A systematic review to examine the impact of psycho-educational interventions on health outcomes and costs in adults and children with difficult asthma. Health Technol Assess, 9(23), iii-167. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Mildenhall S, Noble M, Mugford M, Shepstone L, Harrison BDW (2005). Clinician-assessed poor compliance identifies adults with severe asthma who are at risk of adverse outcomes. J Asthma, 42(6), 437-445. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Mildenhall S, Noble MJ, Shepstone L, Koutantji M, Mugford M, Harrison BDW (2005). The Coping with Asthma Study: a randomised controlled trial of a home based, nurse led psychoeducational intervention for adults at risk of adverse asthma outcomes. Thorax, 60(12), 1003-1011. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bebbington PE, Angermeyer M, Azorin JM, Brugha T, Kilian R, Johnson S, Toumi M, Kornfeld A, Lindenbach I, Swiridoff M, et al (2005). The European Schizophrenia Cohort (EuroSC): a naturalistic prognostic and economic study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 40(9), 707-717. Abstract.
O'Hare JP, Bilous R, Mitchell T, O'Callaghan CJ, Viberti GC, Willoughby R, Riley J, Robinson AM, Reckless JP, Havard F, et al (2000). Low-dose ramipril reduces microalbuminuria in type 1 diabetic patients without hypertension results of a randomized controlled trial - Results of a randomized controlled trial. DIABETES CARE, 23(12), 1823-1829. Author URL.

Chapters

Denford S, Abraham C, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2022). Intervention design and evaluation: behaviour change imperatives. In  (Ed) Beyond Behaviour Change, Bristol University Press, 49-70.
Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2019). Health behaviour change interventions. In  (Ed) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine: Third Edition, 270-273.
Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2017). Behaviours. In  (Ed) Design for Health, Taylor & Francis, 58-71.
Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2017). Behaviours: Behaviour-change interventions for public health. In  (Ed) Design for Health, 58-71.  Abstract.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Morgan-Trimmer S, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2016). Intervention design and evaluation: behaviour change imperatives. In Spotswood F (Ed) Beyond behaviour change Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions, Bristol: Policy Press, 49-70.  Abstract.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2016). Intervention design and evaluation: behaviour change imperatives. In  (Ed) Beyond Behaviour Change, Bristol University Press, 49-70.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2016). Intervention design and evaluation: behaviour change imperatives. In  (Ed) Beyond Behaviour Change, Bristol University Press, 49-70.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Lloyd J, White M, Tarrant M, Wyatt K, Greaves C, Dean S (2015). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In Reynolds KJ, Branscombe NR (Eds.) The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities, New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 151-169.
Abraham C, Denford S, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Tarrant M, White M, Wyatt K (2015). Designing interventions to change health-related behaviour. In Richards D, Hallberg IR (Eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: an overview of research methods, Routledge, 103-110.
Smith JR, Cleland J (2011). The interaction of psychological factors with illness, disease and treatment. In Cleland J, Cotton P, van Teiljlingen E (Eds.) Health, Behaviour and Society: Clinical Medicine in Context, Exeter: Learning Matters, 44-60.
Cleland J, Smith JR (2011). Using psychology to help your medical practice. In Cleland J, Cotton P (Eds.) Health, Behaviour and Society: Clinical Medicine in Context, Exeter: Learning Matters, 25-43.
Smith JR (2008). Asthma. In Newman S, Steed E, Mulligan K (Eds.) Chronic Physical Illness: Self-Management and Behavioural Interventions, Oxford: Open University Press, 204-223.
Smith JR, Harrison B (2007). Psychosocial factors in severe asthma in adults. In Johnston SL, O'Byrne PM (Eds.) Exacerbations of Asthma, Abgindon: Informa Healthcare, 321-340.

Conferences

Smith JR, Noble MJ, Winder R, Poltawski L, Ashford PA, Musgrave S, Stirling S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Caress AL, Wilson AM, et al (2019). INITIAL PROCESS EVALUATION FINDINGS FROM THE AT-RISK REGISTERS INTEGRATED INTO PRIMARY CARE TO STOP ASTHMA CRISES IN THE UK (ARRISA-UK) TRIAL: PRACTICE CHARACTERISTICS, ENGAGEMENT AND EARLY EXPERIENCES OF THE INTERVENTION.  Author URL.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Tarrant M, McCabe R (2017). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP-BASED INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: a FRAMEWORK OF CHANGE PROCESSES IN GROUP-BASED HEALTH INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
van Beurden SB, Greaves CJ, Smith JR, Abraham C, Lawrence N (2016). FACILITATING WEIGHT LOSS WITH THE IMPULSEPAL APP': a FEASIBILITY STUDY.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M, Smith JR (2016). HOW DO DIABETES PREVENTION GROUPS GENERATE INDIVIDUAL CHANGE?.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Keable J, Tarrant M, McCabe R, et al (2016). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: INITIAL FINDINGS AND a CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK.  Author URL.
Sharpe R, Smith JR, Orr N, Phoenix C, Bethel A, Goodwin V, Lang I, Garside R (2016). PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS IN OLDER ADULTS: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF REVIEWS.  Author URL.
van Beurden SB, Greaves CJ, Smith JR, Abraham C (2016). TECHNIQUES FOR MODIFYING IMPULSIVE PROCESSES ASSOCIATED WITH UNHEALTHY EATING: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Greaves C, Abraham C, Thompson JL, Taylor R, Jones M, Kok M, Armstrong R, Coleman S, Solomon-Moores E, et al (2016). THE COMMUNITY-BASED PREVENTION OF DIABETES (COMPOD) TRIAL OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR-LED LIVING WELL, TAKING CONTROL (LWTC) DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAMME.  Author URL.
Abraham C, Onya H, Aarø L, Smith JR, Devine-Wright H, Wubs A, Ramatsea S, Themane M, Mashamba J (2015). Evaluation of a culturally-situated, research-based HIV-prevention program in South African Schools (symposium presentation). European Health Psychology Society Conference.
Van Beurden S, Greaves CJ, Smith JR, Abraham S (2015). Identifying techniques for modifying impulsive influences on eating behaviour: a systematic review (oral presentation). European Health Psychology Conference.
Smith JR, Murray NJ, Greaves CJ, Abraham S, Hooper L (2014). A systematic review of intervention studies using Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) model components to target behaviours for preventing and managing chronic diseases (oral presentation). European Health Psychology Conference.
Borek A, Abraham S, Smith JR, Tarrant M, Greaves C (2014). Reporting of group-based behavioural interventions: a checklist and tool for assessing the quality of descriptions (oral presentation). European Health Psychology Society Conference.
Watson S, Bhattacharya D, Wood J, Smith JR, Adams M, Song F (2012). The impact of treatment side-effects upon medication adherence (oral presentation). Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference.
Watson S, Bhattacharya D, Wood J, Smith JR, Adams M, Song F (2011). Systematic review and meta-analysis shows stress is negatively associated with adherence to medication (poster presentation). Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference.
Smith JR, et al (2010). Cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships of self-management behaviours and other psychological factors with outcomes in patients with severe asthma. British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting.
Smith JR, Noble MJ, Harrison BDW, Adams M (2010). P175 Cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships of self-management behaviours and other psychological factors with outcomes in patients with severe asthma.
Smith JR, Noble M, Musgrave S, Murdoch J, Price G, Windley J, Holland R, Harrison BDW, Howe A, Price D, et al (2010). The At-Risk Registers in Severe Asthma (ARRISA) study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial in primary care (oral presentation). British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting.
Nicol AAM, Smith RD, Smith JR, Mills KS, Somerville M, Adams M, Reynolds S (2006). What do patients with rheumatoid arthritis think of shared clinical decision-making? a qualitative observational study of anti-TNF treatment in clinical practice. European League Against Rheumatism congress.  Author URL.
Koutantji M, Smith JR, Adams M, Brooksby A, Somerville M, Scott DGI (2004). OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF THE ROUTINE USE OF ANTI-TNF DRUGS IN THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN a UK SETTING: IMPACTS ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND MOOD.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Mildenhall S, Noble M, Harrison BDW (2003). Poor compliance is a marker for those at-risk of adverse outcomes in adults with severe asthma.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Mugford M, Holland R, Noble M, Harrison BDW, Koutantji M (2003). Systematic review to examine the impact of psycho-educational interventions on health outcomes and costs in difficult asthma.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Mildenhall S, Noble M, Mugford M, Harrison BDW (2003). The coping with asthma study: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a home-based intervention for at-risk asthmatics.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Koutantji M, Mildenhall S, Harrison BDW, Noble M (2002). Psychosocial factors in adults at risk of adverse asthma outcomes: Relationships with symptom control and quality of life.  Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

Administrative responsibilities

Exeter co-lead for training and capacity development within the NIHR School for Primary Care Research

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Teaching

Jane's teaching roles at the University of Exeter Medical School include:

  • Making Sense of Evidence Lead for the BMBS undergraduate medical programme (since 2017), involving co-ordination and contribution to delivery of small group critical appraisal sessions, lectures and workshops across 5 teaching blocks in Years 1 and 2 (e.g. on randomised trials, systematic reviews, observational studies).
  • BMBS discipline lead for Psychology (since 2018), involving development, co-ordination and delivery of psychology teaching, learning and assessment, primarily in Years 1 and 2.
  • Contributing to delivery and assessment of Special Study Units on the BMBS programme.
  • Supervision of final year research projects on the BSc Medical Sciences programme.
  • Teaching on critical appraisal, research methods and psychology and involvement in assessment on various modules on the BSc Medical Sciences programme.
  • Contributing to teaching on process evaluation, behaviour change in implementation science and supervision of projects as part of the MSc in Applied Health Services Research

Jane is also contributes to training of health and other professionals as part of the Peninsula Applied Research Collaboration (PenARC) Making Sense of Evidence team.

Previous teaching duties at the University of East Anglia included:

  • Developing and co-ordinating a Masters module on “Promoting Behaviour Change and Lifestyle Improvement” (formerly “Psychosocial Aspects of Health”).
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in the Psychology Domain of the undergraduate medical programme curriculum, including the review and development of learning outcomes in line with “Tomorrow’s Doctor’s 2009”.
  • Deputy Co-ordinator for a 4th Year Growth & Development (Paediatrics) module on the undergraduate medical programme.
  • Problem based learning (PBL) tutor on the undergraduate medical programme.
  • Teaching on a range of health psychology topics (e.g. introduction to the psychology of health, health-related behaviour change, stress and health, psychosocial impacts of disease) and research methods/skills (e.g. systematic review, literature searching) on various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Contributing to the development and marking of assessments (e.g. essays, oral presentations, short answer and multiple choice questions) on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.
  • Acting as a research supervisor and personal advisor to a range of postgraduate and undergraduate students.

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Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Leon Poltawski
  • Rachel Winder

Postgraduate researchers

  • Dima Arafah Primary supervisor for ongoing full-time PhD funded via studentship from Qatar university
  • Nikki Garner Primary supervisor for ongoing part-time PhD
  • Stella Kozmer
  • Charlotte Reburn Primary supervisor for full-time PhD

Alumni

  • Jamie Murdoch Supervisory team member for PhD awarded 2010
  • Amy Nicol Secondary supervisor for PhD awarded 2009
  • Martin Strawbridge Secondary supervisor for ClinPsyD awarded 2008
  • Samantha Van Beurden Co-primary supervisor for PhD awarded 2018
  • Steven Watson Secondary supervisor for PhD awarded 2013

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