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Senior Administrative Officer (Research), Faculty of Social Sciences
Graeme Docherty is Senior Adminstrative Officer in the School of Politics & International Relations dealing with many aspects of research support within the School. He formerly worked for the UK Centre for Alcohol & Tobacco Studies (UKCTAS) at the University of Nottingham where he assisted and facilitated research within the UKCTAS. Prior to 2008, he worked in NHS Research and Development at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He holds MA and MSc degrees from the University of Glasgow.
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.
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
Member of Nottingham Speaker's club (organisation whose aim is to improve public speaking skills).
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.
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,