Jennie completed her BSc in Psychology at Loughborough University, MSc in Dance Science at the University of Wolverhampton, and PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Her PhD research explored the social-environmental determinants of motivation and well-being in dance contexts.
Following completion of her PhD she worked as a Research Associate at Curtin University, Australia. Here she designed, delivered and evaluated a pilot and feasibility trial of a new theoretically and empirically grounded motivation communication training programme for group exercise instructors. Funded by Les Mills International, the aim of the training programme was to educate group exercise instructors as to how they can enhance class members' motivation and promote long-term adherence.
Her interests in the maintenance and promotion of health-related behaviour continued in subsequent postdoctoral positions. Jennie has worked as a Research Fellow on the EU funded project 'DOREMI' which developed and tested a solution for prolonging the functional and cognitive capacity of older adults (aged 65-80) with mild cognitive impairment by empowering individuals to adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Currently Jennie is working as a Research Fellow on an NIHR funded project titled 'PrAISED: Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia'. The project aims to develop and evaluate an intervention to prevent falls and increase independence and activity in people with early dementia.
Dr Hancox's research centres on the maintenance and promotion of health-related behaviour and well-being. Particular areas of interest include motivational processes underpinning behaviour change and the design and evaluation of theory-based interventions to promote active lifestyles.
Keywords: Health behaviour, motivation, self-determination, behaviour change, intervention, exercise, dance.
QUESTED, E., NTOUMANIS, N., THØGERSEN-NTOUMANI, C., HAGGER, M. and HANCOX, J., 2017. Evaluating quality of implementation in physical activity interventions. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 10(1), 252-269 SCASE, M., MARANDURE, B., HANCOX, J., KREINER, K., HANKE, S. and KROPF, J., 2017. Development of and adherence to a computer-based gamified environment designed to promote health and wellbeing in older people with mild cognitive impairment. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 236, 348-355 VAN DER WARDT, V., HANCOX, J., GONDEK, D., LOGAN, P., DAS NAIR, R., POLLOCK, K. and HARWOOD, R., 2017. Adherence support strategies for exercise interventions in people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine Reports.
HANCOX, J.E, QUESTED, E., NTOUMANIS, N. and THØGERSEN-NTOUMANI, C., 2017. Putting self-determination theory into practice: application of adaptive motivational principles in the exercise domain Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.