Postdoctoral Research Associate in Primary Care
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Jeff Lambert is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Primary Care based at the University of Exeter Medical School. He has submitted his PhD and is currently coordinating a range of projects in the Primary Care group.
Jeff specialises in the fields of behavioural science, mental health and physical activity; and has applied his skills in commercial, clinical and academic settings. After completing his MSc in Health Psychology, Jeff worked for a company developing interventions to improve medication adherence in various patient groups. However, in 2013 Jeff returned to academia to pursue his PhD where he developed and evaluated a web-based intervention using behavioural activation to promote physical activity in people with depression.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Winchester)
- MSc Health Psychology (University of Southampton)
- PhD Health and Wellbeing (University of Exeter) – Submitted
Jeff's research is focussed around intervention development and fidelity; in particular, the design and evaluation of complex interventions to promote behaviour change and improve physical and mental health outcomes. He also has a broader interest in the use of physical activity as a treatment for depression and uses a range of methodologies (web-based delivery methods, ecological momentary assessment and accelerometry) to explore this.
- Physical activity and depression
- Behaviour change
- Intervention development and fidelity
- Web-delivered interventions for mental and physical health
- Ecological momentary assessment
- Systematic Reviews
- The eMotion trial
- Detecting temporal patterns in the relationship between physical activity and mood using ecological momentary assessment (EMA)
- 2017 Centre for Biomedical Modelling
Centre for Biomedical Modelling & Analysis, Welcome Trust, Seed Corn Funding: £10,000 (Co-Applicant: May 2017).
- 2016 South West Doctoral Training Centre
South West Doctoral Training Centre, Placement Grant: £7,134.21 (Lead Applicant: August 2016)
- 2015 Postgraduate Research Enhancement Fund
Postgraduate Research Enhancement Fund: £500 (Lead Applicant: October 2015)
- 2013 Economic and Social Research Council
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), PhD Studentship: £56,628 (Lead Applicant: October 2013)
Publications by category
Publications by year
Jeff has peer-reviewed for Health Psychology, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy and Mental Health and Physical Activity.
Invited lectures & workshops
Lambert, J. D., Greaves, C. J., Farrand, P. A., Haase, A. M & Taylor, A. H. The pilot evaluation of a web-based intervention for physical activity and depression. Oral presentation at the Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) Seminar, University of Exeter Oct 18th, 2017.
Lambert, J. D., Greaves, C. J., Farrand, P. A., Haase, A. M & Taylor, A. H. The development and pilot evaluation of a web-based intervention for physical activity and depression. Oral presentation at the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology Seminar, University of Southampton Nov 8th, 2016.
Lambert, J. D., Greaves, C., Taylor, A., Farrand, P & Haase, A. M. A review of fidelity measures used in interventions to increase physical activity. Presented at BPS Seminar 2014, Cardiff University, 9th July 2014.
Jeff has an interest in psychology applied to health and research methods and teaches on a number of different undergraduate and postgraduate modules. He also supervises undergraduate dissertation students.