Amanda is currently developing post doctoral study in the area of lung cancer survivorship. In particular she is interested in
The role of primary care services in identifying and treating ongoing post treatment needs
Treatment of post operative breathlessness
Role of inflammation in cancer progression
Since joining the university, Amanda has been involved in a range of projects. Some of these ongoing areas of research include:
(1) Describing and treating post cessation weight gain.
(2) Investigating the influence of continued smoking on health outcomes in chronic disease patients (particularly cancer, diabetes, mental health conditions)
(3) Effectiveness of brief intervention for weight control in Primary Care.
(4) Effectiveness of smoking reduction programmes delivered by pharmacists and general practitioners
Podcast: Interventions for preventing weight gain after smoking cessation
Taylor G, McNeill A, Girling A, Farley A, Lindson-Hawley N, Aveyard P Change in mental health after smoking cessation: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ (online) 01/2014; 348:g1151.
Aveyard P, Lycett D, Farley A (2012) Managing smoking cessation-related weight gain Pol Arch Med Wewn122: (10), 494 498
Di P, Farley A, Lindson N, Aveyard P (2012) Systematic review and meta-analysis: influence of smoking cessation on incidence of pneumonia in HIV BMC Medicine in press
Aubin HJ, Farley A, Lycett D, Lahmek P, Aveyard P (2012) Weight gain in smokers after quitting cigarettes: meta-analysis BMJ 345:e4439 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e4439
Aveyard P, Begh R, Parsons A, West R (2012) Brief opportunistic smoking cessation interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare advice to quit and offer of assistance Addiction 2012 doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03770.x
Farley AC, Hajek P, Lycett D, Aveyard P.(2012) Interventions for preventing weight gain after smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006219. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006219.pub3.Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006219. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006219.pub3.
Parsons A, Daley A, Begh R, Aveyard P (2010) Influence of smoking cessation after diagnosis of early stage lung cancer on prognosis: a systematic review of observational studies with meta-analysis BMJ 340:b5569 doi:10.1136/bmj.b5569
Parsons A, Ingram J, Inglis J, Aveyard P, Johnstone E, Brown K, Franklin M, Bermudez I (2009) A proof of concept randomised placebo controlled factorial trial to examine the efficacy of St John's wort for smoking cessation and chromium to prevent weight gain on smoking cessation Drug and Alcohol Dependence Jun 1;102(1-3):116-22
Aveyard P, Massey L, Parsons A, Manaseki S, Griffin C (2009) The effect of interventions based on the Transtheoretical Model on change in stage for smoking cessation and the relative effectiveness by baseline stage. Social Science & Medicine 2009; 68; 397-403
Aveyard P, Johnson C, Fillingham S, Parsons A, Murphy M. (2008) A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of nortriptyline plus nicotine replacement versus placebo plus nicotine replacement for smoking cessation. BMJ 336:1223-1227.