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Graeme Docherty

Provision of research support for the School of Politics & International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Graeme Docherty is Senior Adminstrauve Officer in the School of Politics & International Relations dealng with many aspects of research support within the School. He formerly worked for the UK Centre for Alcohol & Tobacco Studies at the University of Nottingham where he assisted and facilitated research within the UKCTAS. 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.

Expertise Summary

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Grant application suppport, 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 RIS (Worktribe) system.

Research Summary

Graeme 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,… read more

Selected Publications

Member of Nottingham Speaker's club (organisation whose aim is to improve public speaking skills).

Current Research

Graeme 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 UKCTAS 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.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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