Outputs from programme



  • National Institute for Health Research: Electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation and harm-reduction tool in patients with periodontitis: a feasibility randomised controlled trial, NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship, £351,666 Jan-16-Dec-19, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), NIHR £411,161, Feb-16-Jul-18, contact: Catherine Haighton
  • NIHR School for Public Health Research Formative evaluation of the First Wave of the national implementation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in England, NIHR £217,785, Mar-16-Mar-17, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Wolfson Research Institute small grants scheme, Durham University £2,620, Mar-16-Jul-16, contact: Shelina Visram
  • Dept of Health PRP Public Health Research Consortium, Department of Health, £174,913.00, Apr-16-Sep-17, contact: Ashley Adamson
  • Measuring change from alcohol brief interventions, development of a consensus core outcome set, Alcohol Research UK, £59,977, Apr-16-Dec-17, contact: Dorothy Newbury-Birch
  • NDPP First Wave Evaluation £217,776 Jun-16-Mar-17, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Small grants A Systematic Review of Alcohol Interventions with Patients with cancer, Alcohol Research UK, £7,153 Oct-16-Oct-17, contact: Dorothy Newbury-Birch


  • Engaging communities in five of the most deprived wards in Middlesbrough in diverse sport and physical activity opportunities at entry level, Sport England £280,000.00, 2015-2017, contact: Ashley Adamson
  • Art psychotherapy for adult offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a randomised, multiple-baseline single-case study, NIHR Clinical Academic Training Pathway, £175,362, Jan-15-Jan-18, contact: Eileen Kaner
  • Preoperative Behavioural Intervention for Risky Drinkers before elective orthopaedic Surgery (Preop-BIRDS), Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA), £598,154, Jan-15-Jan-18, contact: Eileen Kaner
  • Newcastle University: Institute of Sustainability. Consumer heuristics and biases in the identification of sustainable food products, Institute of Sustainability £10,000 Feb-15-Jan-16, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Horizon 2020: Evidence-based ICT tools for weight loss maintenance (The NoHoW programme) European Commission £4,949,337, Apr-15-Mar-20, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Excessive drinking and alcohol related harms in Adulthood, Medical Research Council (MRC) £1,378,535, Jun-15-May-19, contact: Eileen Kaner
  • Department of Health through the National Institute for Health Research School of Public Health Research Evaluation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Demonstrator phase in England, NIHR, £246,319, Sep-15-Mar-17, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Public health research funding, Durham County Council £150,000, Sep-15-Feb-17, contact: Shelina Visram
  • DoH through NIHR: Evaluation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Demonstrator phase in England, School for Public Health Research (SPHR) £246,319, Sep-15-Feb-17, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Programme Grants for Applied Research: Developing a psychological intervention to improve ultraviolet protection and clinical outcomes in Xeroderma Pigmentosum, NIHR £809,533, Sep-15-Aug-19, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Evaluating the North Yorkshire tier 2 adult weight management service, North Yorkshire County Council, £4,610.19, Oct-15-Oct-16, contact: Liane Azevedo
  • Evaluation of the North Yorkshire tier 2 weight management service, North Yorkshire County Council, £46,000, Oct-15-Mar-16, contact: Louisa Ells
  • EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), £451,357.00, Nov-15-Oct-20, contact: Ashley Adamson


  • The Health Foundation: PhD awards for improvement science, The Health Foundation £280,000 Jan-14-Dec-17, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Strategic research initiative – very low calorie diets, Diabetes UK £2,479,948, Jan-14-Dec-19, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) £4,707,329.00, Apr-14-Mar-19, contact: Ashley Adamson
  • Pilot feasibility trial of screening and brief alcohol interventions in a police custody suite setting. NIHR, £158,242, Apr-14-May-16, contact: Eileen Kaner
  • ASBI in the Police Setting (Custody Suite) - Alcohol Programme, £158,242, Apr-14-Mar-16, contact: Eileen Kaner
  • Health Technology Assessment: Reducing alcohol consumption in obese men - development and feasibility testing of a complex community based intervention, NIHR £241,501 May-14-Jan-16, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Child health research programme 2013-14, The Children's Foundation £14,862, Jun-14-May-15, contact: Shelina Visram
  • NIHR PAL card scheme, Public Health Research (PHR) Programme, £831,322.00, Jul-14-Jun-18, contact: Jean Adams
  • Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC): New Life, New You, Middlesbrough Environment City, £18,574, Sep-14-Aug-15, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • NIHR Doctoral Fellowship for Susanna Mills, NIHR, £278,679.00, Oct-14-Sep-17, contact: Jean Adams


  • Community pharmacy interventions for public health priorities: a systematic review of community pharmacy delivered smoking, alcohol and weight management interventions, NIHR £137,000, 2013-2015, contact: Carolyn Summerbell
  • Diabetes UK: DiRECT (Diabetes REmission Clinical Trial - very low energy diets for adults with type 2 diabetes in primary care) Diabetes UK £2,500,000, Jan-13-Dec-18, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Public health research funding, Durham County Council £16,795, Jul-13-Jun-16, contact: Shelina Visram
  • Transforming the ‘foodscape’: development and feasibility testing of interventions to promote healthier take-away, pub or restaurant food, NIHR/SPHR £446,646, Oct-13-Dec-16, contact: Ashley Adamson
  • Systematic review of the effectiveness of e-technology interventions at reducing alcohol-related risk and harm. NIHR £101,449, Oct-13-Sep-15, contact: Eileen Kaner
  • NIHR Research Design Service North East, NIHR   £5,011,816, Oct-13-Sep-18, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • National Institute of Health Research: Community pharmacy interventions for public health priorities: a systematic review of community pharmacy delivered smoking, alcohol and weight management interventions, NIHR £279,463, Oct-13-Mar-15, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • Arthritis Research UK CIMA: A systematic review of the effect of lifestyle interventions on musculoskeletal function in older adults: which behaviour change techniques are most effective? Medical Research Council (MRC) £28,662, Nov-13-Oct-14, contact: Falko Sniehotta


  • FSA Scotland (INTAKE24), Food Standards Agency Scotland, £629,040.00, Jan-12- Feb-14, contact: Ashley Adamson
  • Diabetes UK: Overcoming barriers to high quality care in diabetes through professional behaviour change (IDEA Trial) Diabetes UK, £381,506, Jan-12-Dec-15, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • NIHR SPHR, UK Clinical Research Collaboration, £2,113,676.00, Apr-12-Mar-17, contact: Ashley Adamson
  • Health Technology Assessment: Parental incentives and quasi-mandatory schemes for increasing uptake of immunisations in pre-school children NIHR £275,419, Sep-12-Jul-14, contact: Falko Sniehotta
  • National Prevention Research Initiative: Development and stage 2 RCT with internal pilot of a weight loss maintenance intervention for obese adults after clinically significant weight loss, Medical Research Council (MRC), £565,848.00, Sep-12-Aug-15, contact: Ashley Adamson
  • Development and stage 2 RCT with internal pilot of a weight loss maintenance intervention for obese adults after clinically significant weight loss MRC & PHE £565,251, Sep-12-Aug-15, contact: Falko Sniehotta


  • A sociological exploration of women, alcohol and stress; towards developing a self-care intervention, £236,465, Jan-11-Jan-15, contact: Eileen Kaner




  • Batterham, A. M., Bonner, S., Wright, J., Howell, S. J., Hugill, K., Danjoux, G. (2014) 'Effect of supervised aerobic exercise rehabilitation on physical fitness and quality-of-life in survivors of critical illness: an exploratory minimized controlled trial (PIX study)' British Journal of Anaesthesia; Online first March 7 2014: doi: 10.1093/bja/aeu051
  • Bryant, M., Santorelli, G., Fairley, L., Petherick, E. S., Bhopal, R., Lawlor, D. A., . . . the Born in Bradford Childhood Obesity Scientific, G. (2014). Agreement between routine and research measurement of infant height and weight. Archives of Disease in Childhood. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-305970
  • Dombrowski, S. U., White, M., Mackintosh, J. E., Gellert, P., Araujo-Soares, V., Thomson, R. G., Rodgers, H., Ford, G. A. and Sniehotta, F. F. (2014), The stroke ‘Act FAST’ campaign: Remembered but not understood?. International Journal of Stroke. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12353
  • Hartmann-Boyce, J., Johns, D. J., Jebb, S. A., Summerbell, C., Aveyard, P. and Behavioural Weight Management Review Group (2014), Behavioural weight management programmes for adults assessed by trials conducted in everyday contexts: systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 15: 920–932. doi: 10.1111/obr.12220
  • Hillier-Brown, F. C., Bambra, C. L., Cairns, J. M., Kasim, A., Moore, H. J., & Summerbell, C. D. (2014). A systematic review of the effectiveness of individual, community and societal-level interventions at reducing socio-economic inequalities in obesity among adults. Int J Obes. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2014.75
  • Lara, J., Hobbs, N., Moynihan, P., Meyer, T., Adamson, A., Errington, L., . . . Mathers, J. (2014). Effectiveness of dietary interventions among adults of retirement age: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Medicine, 12(1), 60
  • Scott, S., Baker, R., Shucksmith, J. and Kaner, E. (2014), Autonomy, special offers and routines: a Q methodological study of industry-driven marketing influences on young people's drinking behaviour. Addiction, 109: 1833–1844. doi: 10.1111/add.12663
  • Steed L, Kassavou A, Madurasinghe VW, Edwards EA, Todd A, Summerbell CD, Nkansah N, Bero L, Durieux P, Taylor SJC, Rivas C, Walton RT. Community pharmacy interventions for health promotion: effects on professional practice and health outcomes (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD011207. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011207
  • Thompson, D., Walhin, J.-P., Batterham, A. M., Stokes, K., Cooper, A. R., Andrews, R. R. (2014) 'Effect of diet or diet plus physical activity versus usual care on inflammatory markers in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: The Early ACTivity in Diabetes (ACTID) randomized, controlled trial' Journal of the American Heart Association; 2014-3: e000828
  • Weston, M., Taylor, K. L., Batterham, A. M., Hopkins, W. G. (2014) 'Effects of low-volume High-Intensity Interval Training (HIT) on fitness in adults: A meta-analysis of controlled and non-controlled trials' Sports Medicine; online April 2014: DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0180-z


  • Atkinson, G., Thompson, A. & Batterham, A.M. (2013) 'Baseline Artery Diameter: The Hidden Confounder in Research Syntheses on Human Endothelial Function?', Heart Lung and Circulation. Forthcoming 2013
  • Burgoine, T., Alvanides, S., & Lake, A. (2013). Creating 'obesogenic realities'; do our methodological choices make a difference when measuring the food environment? International Journal of Health Geographics, 12(1), 33
  • Crayton AM, Summerbell CD, Ells LJ, Sonnier TJ, Rutter H, Greenway FL. Commercial weight loss products and services for obese and overweight adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010751. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010751
  • Dombrowski, S., Mackintosh, J., Sniehotta, F., Araujo-Soares, V., Rodgers, H., Thomson, R., . . . White, M. (2013). The impact of the UK 'Act FAST' stroke awareness campaign: content analysis of patients, witness and primary care clinicians' perceptions. BMC public health, 13(1), 915
  • Hobbs, N., Godfrey, A., Lara, J., Errington, L., Meyer, T., Rochester, L., . . . Sniehotta, F. (2013). Are behavioral interventions effective in increasing physical activity at 12 to 36 months in adults aged 55 to 70 years? a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Medicine, 11(1), 75
  • Kaner, E., & McGovern, R. (2013). Training practitioners in primary care to deliver lifestyle advice (Vol. 346)
  • Kaner, E., Bland, M., Cassidy, P., Coulton, S., Dale, V., Deluca, P., . . . Drummond, C. (2013). Effectiveness of screening and brief alcohol intervention in primary care (SIPS trial): pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial (Vol. 346)
  • Lake, A., Burgoine, T., Stamp, E., & Grieve, R. (2012). The foodscape: classification and field validation of secondary data sources across urban/rural and socio-economic classifications in England. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(1), 37
  • Nicholson, S., Sniehotta, F. F., van Wijck, F., Greig, C. A., Johnston, M., McMurdo, M. E. T., Dennis, M. and Mead, G. E. (2013), A systematic review of perceived barriers and motivators to physical activity after stroke. International Journal of Stroke, 8: 357–364. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2012.00880.x
  • Van Koperen, T. M., Jebb, S. A., Summerbell, C. D., Visscher, T. L. S., Romon, M., Borys, J. M. and Seidell, J. C. (2013), Characterizing the EPODE logic model: unravelling the past and informing the future. Obesity Reviews, 14: 162–170. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2012.01057.x


  • Avery, L., Flynn, D., van Wersch, A., Sniehotta, F. F., & Trenell, M. I. (2012). Changing Physical Activity Behavior in Type 2 Diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioral interventions. Diabetes care, 35(12), 2681-2689. doi: 10.2337/dc11-2452
  • Borys, J.-M., Le Bodo, Y., Jebb, S. A., Seidell, J. C., Summerbell, C., Richard, D., De Henauw, S., Moreno, L. A., Romon, M., Visscher, T. L. S., Raffin, S., Swinburn, B. and the EEN Study Group (2012), EPODE approach for childhood obesity prevention: methods, progress and international development. Obesity Reviews, 13: 299–315. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00950.x
  • Dombrowski, S. U., Sniehotta, F. F., Avenell, A., Johnston, M., MacLennan, G., & Araujo-Soares, V. (2012). Identifying active ingredients in complex behavioural interventions for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors for co-morbidities: a systematic review. Health Psychology Review, 6(1), 7-32. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2010.513298
  • Hooper, L., Abdelhamid, A., Moore, H. J., Douthwaite, W., Skeaff, C. M., & Summerbell, C. D. (2012). Effect of reducing total fat intake on body weight: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies (Vol. 345)