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Sue Cooper

Principal Research Fellow and NIHR Programme Manager, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Sue Cooper studied Physiology and Food Science at the University of London, and then gained an MSc in Ergonomics, also at the University of London.

Previously Sue worked as a Clinical Trial Co-ordinator and Research Fellow in the Division of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Nottingham. She completed her part-time PhD on the role of breathing exercises in asthma at the University of Nottingham in 2010.

She moved to the Division of Primary Care in 2006 to become the Trial Manager for the SNAP Trial - a randomised controlled trial of nicotine replacement therapy in 1050 pregnant smokers, funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme.

She is currently a Principal Research Fellow in the division, and manages and is a co-applicant on an NIHR Programme grant: Improving the effectiveness and reach of NHS support for smoking cessation in pregnancy.

Expertise Summary

Applied health services research in NHS settings including:

  • Trial and research management
  • Design and conduct of randomised controlled trials
  • Smoking cessation in pregnancy
  • E-cigarettes
  • Surveys
  • Systematic reviews
  • Qualitative studies
  • Research into complementary therapies

Research Summary

Sue Cooper is currently working on and managing a £2m NIHR Programme grant which is investigating new ways that the NHS might use to engage with and support women to help then to stop smoking when… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

Sue Cooper is currently working on and managing a £2m NIHR Programme grant which is investigating new ways that the NHS might use to engage with and support women to help then to stop smoking when they are pregnant. Collaborators are based in Cambridge, London, Stirling and York.The programme includes a pilot randomised controlled trial of new text message-based, self-help smoking cessation intervention for pregnant women (MiQuit). More details of the programme can be found here:

http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/funded-research/funded-research.htm?postid=2109

Other current or planned research includes a qualitative study of attitudes to e-cigarettes in pregnant women funded by CRUK, and other work on the potential role of e-cigarettes in pregnancy or postnatally.

Past Research

Past research includes the effectiveness of breathing exercises and other complementary therapies in asthma.

Sue also has an interest in ergonomics/human factors.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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