Research Co-ordinator, UK Centre of Tobacco Control Studies, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Graeme Docherty is Research Co-ordinator for the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies at the University of Nottingham and is involved in assisting and facilitating research within the UKCTCS. Prior to 2008, he worked for NHS Research and Development at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He holds MA and MSc degrees from the University of Glasgow.
Research governance, Ethics and other regulatory requirements for research, obtaining required permissions for research (especially that conducted in the NHS), costing grant applications, using the University's pFact system
Graeme is research coordinator for the UK Centre for Tobacco Control studies and has assisted in the initiation/set up of many projects, in particular dealing with Ethics and NHS permissions for… read more
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Graeme is research coordinator for the UK Centre for Tobacco Control studies and has assisted in the initiation/set up of many projects, in particular dealing with Ethics and NHS permissions for research. He has had substantial involvement in the following projects, working with other UKCTCS researchers:
- A randomised control trial of a telephone 'quitline' investigating two types of cessation support and the option of 'no cost' nicotine replacement therapy (the PORTSSS trial).
- An action research project using qualitative methods to explore smoking in a deprived community in Nottingham with a view to implementing interventions to decrease smoking prevalence in the area.
- Future research is likely to include quantitative analysis of existing datasets to explore the concept of 'hardening' in smokers who cannot or do not want to quit.
DOCHERTY G, MCNEILL A, GARTNER C and SZATKOWSKI L, 2014. Did hardening occur among smokers in England from 2000 to 2010? Addiction (Abingdon, England). 109(1), 147-54 LINDSON-HAWLEY, N., COLEMAN, T., DOCHERTY, G., HAJEK, P., LEWIS, S., LYCETT, D., MCEWEN, A., MCROBBIE, H., MUNAFO, M., PARROTT, S. and AVEYARD, P., 2014. Nicotine patch preloading for smoking cessation (the preloading trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials. 15(1), 296 DOCHERTY, G., LEWIS, S., MCEWEN, A., BAULD, L. and COLEMAN, T., 2013. Does use of ‘non-trial’ cessation support help explain the lack of effect from offering NRT to quitline callers in a RCT? Tobacco Control. Published Online First 23 July 2013, doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051107 DOCHERTY G, MCNEILL A, 2011. The hardening hypothesis: does it matter? Tob Control. 267-268
FERGUSON, J, DOCHERTY, G, BAULD, L, LEWIS, S, LORGELLY, P, BOYD, KA, MCEWEN, A and COLEMAN, T, Effect of offering different levels of support and free nicotine replacement therapy via an English national telephone quitline: randomised controlled trial BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL. 344,