Abby has a background in Psychology and is a qualified Health Psychologist. Her first degree was at the University of Sheffield, and she then went on to complete a postgraduate degree in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and a PhD in Psychology entitled 'The psychosocial impact of online problem gambling' at Nottingham Trent University. Since then Abby has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit in the Epidemiology and Large scale studies team, working on projects concerned with risk factors associated with tinnitus and hearing loss, and projects concerned with the impact of leisure noise (concerts, festivals, personal music, sporting events) on hearing related damage. Abby joined the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies in February 2017. She is working on projects concerned with smoking in pregnancy, and training health professionals in smoking cessation.
Abby's expertise lies in health psychology, models of health behaviour change, gambling behaviours, awareness of leisure noise damage, smoking cessation interventions including electronic cigarettes, and smoking in pregnancy.
Abby is skilled in epidemiological research methods, systematic reviews and qualitative methodology.
MCCORMACK A, EDMONDSON-JONES M, SOMERSET S and HALL D, 2016. A systematic review of the reporting of tinnitus prevalence and severity Hearing Research. 70-79 MCCORMACK, A., EDMONSON-JONES, M., FORTNUM, H., DAWES, P., MIDDLETON, H., MUNRO, K.J. and MOORE, D.R., 2015. Investigating the association between tinnitus severity and symptoms of depression and anxiety, while controlling for neuroticism, in a large middle-aged UK population International Journal of Audiology. 54(9), 1-6 MCCORMACK, A, EDMONDSON-JONES, M, MELLOR, D, DAWES, P, MUNRO, K.J, MOORE, D.R and FORTNUM, H, 2015. Association of dietary factors with presence and severity of tinnitus in a middle-aged UK population PLoS One. 9, 12
DAWES, P, CRUICKSHANKS, K.J., MOORE, D.R, FORTNUM, H, EDMONDSON-JONES, M, MCCORMACK, A and MUNRO, K.J, 2015. The effect of prenatal and childhood development on hearing, vision and cognition in adulthood. PLoS One. 10(8),