Emma Hock BSc (Leeds), MSc (Leeds), PhD (Sheffield), FHEA, MEd (Sheffield)
Senior Research Fellow
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5205
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8617-8875
I have a track record of research in preventative health behaviour, with a specific research interest in smoking cessation and physical activity, multiple health behaviour change and physical activity and mental health. I completed my PhD in physical activity and smoking abstinence in young smokers at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007, and also worked on a two-year MRC-funded research contract at the University of Exeter, investigating walking as an aid to cessation: a feasibility study within the NHS stop smoking service (Walk-2-Quit).
I joined ScHARR in 2008 as a systematic reviewer on the NICE Public Health Collaborating Centre, and have been involved systematic reviews on looked after children and young people, smoking in pregnancy and the prevention of pre-diabetes. I have been working as a systematic reviewer for the Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG) since 2011 and also maintain an interest in primary research into health behaviour change. I have been involved in systematic reviews into the clinical effectiveness of varicose vein management methods, bevacizumab for eye conditions, cytisine for smoking cessation, biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and exercise referral schemes.
• Systematic review
• Systematic review methodology
• Health behaviour change
• Physical activity and wellbeing
• Systematic review methods
• Research methods
• Health psychology
• Exercise psychology
I am interested in supervising Research Students in topics/areas such as health behaviour and health behaviour change, exercise psychology and addiction. I am particularly interested in mixed methods projects examining physical activity and wellbeing and/or addiction in specific subpopulations. Details on my proposed PhD topics can be found in the list of ScHARR's potential topics, which you can download from this page.
Module co-ordinator for HAR680: Contemporary Health Psychology and Behaviour Change and HAR6522: Confronting Public Health Problems.
Deputy programme lead for the MSc, PGDip and PGCert in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement
• Reviews for ScHARR-TAG
- The clinical effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Treat-To-Target strategies in rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis. Health Technology Assessment, 21(71), 1-258. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding the experience of initiating community-based physical activity and social support by people with serious mental illness: a systematic review using a meta-ethnographic approach. Systematic Reviews, 6(1). View this article in WRRO
- Reducing the impact of physical inactivity: evidence to support the case for targeting people with chronic mental and physical conditions. Journal of Public Health, 38(2), 343-351. View this article in WRRO
- What is the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cytisine compared with varenicline for smoking cessation? A systematic review and economic evaluation.. Health Technol Assess, 18(33), 1-120.
- Community-based dietary and physical activity interventions in low socioeconomic groups in the UK: A mixed methods systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 56(5), 265-272. View this article in WRRO
- Exploring the relationship between baseline physical activity levels and mortality reduction associated with increases in physical activity: a modelling study.. BMJ Open, 3(10), e003509. View this article in WRRO
- What are the barriers to primary prevention of type 2 diabetes in black and minority ethnic groups in the UK? A qualitative evidence synthesis.. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 93(2), 150-158. View this article in WRRO
- Integrating the promotion of physical activity within a smoking cessation programme: findings from collaborative action research in UK Stop Smoking Services.. BMC Health Serv Res, 10, 317. View this article in WRRO
- Factors relating to the uptake of interventions for smoking cessation among pregnant women: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis.. Nicotine Tob Res, 12(7), 685-694. View this article in WRRO
- A systematic review and economic evaluation of exercise referral schemes in primary care: a short report. Health Technology Assessment, 19(60), 1-110. View this article in WRRO