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About Julie Pattinson

Dr Julie Pattinson is a Research Assistant in the College of Social Science, Community and Health Research Unit; CaHRU. Julie has expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies specifically Grounded Theory and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Currently working on research led by Prof Siriwardena including the National Institute of Health Research; NIHR, Health Technology Assessment; HTA -funded HABIT trial of nurse delivered sleep restriction therapy for insomnia in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Manchester. Her previous research has explored reasons for variations in performance in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) Applied Knowledge Test (AKT). Julie joined the CaHRU team autumn 2016 from the University of Nottingham, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health Research (UK centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies; UKCTAS). She has a keen interest in behavioural addictions and her previous research explored electronic cigarette shops and users across the East Midlands. Julie submitted her PhD, entitled, ‘UK Older Adult Gambling Behaviour; Evaluating Psychological and Physical Health as Predictive Risk Factors for Problem Gambling Behavior’ at the University of Lincoln.