Professor Kate Jolly MBChB, MSc, PhD, FFPH

Professor Kate Jolly

Institute of Applied Health Research
Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Health Research

Contact details

Address
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Kate Jolly is a Professor of Public Health and Primary Care.

Her main research interests are on the prevention and management of important non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory conditions; behaviour change to reduce obesity and increase physical activity and maternal and child health.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health 2018
  • PhD in Public Health 2008
  • Membership of the Faculty of Public Health 1998
  • MSc in Public Health Medicine 1992
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners 1990
  • MBChB 1986

Biography

Kate Jolly qualified in medicine from Bristol University in 1986. She firstly trained in general practice, then in public health medicine. Her academic training took place at the Universities of Southampton and Birmingham. Kate completed her training in public health in 1999 and became a senior lecturer in 2004. In 2011 she took on the role of clinical lead for public health in the School of Health and Population Sciences and was promoted to chair in 2012. 

Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

Kate is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • Behavioural change programmes for rehabilitation and self-management of long-term conditions, and primary prevention of disease in the whole population and minority ethnic groups
  • Evaluation of lay or peer support or home-based interventions.
  • Interventions to support breastfeeding. 

Research

Maternal and child health

Work in this field has involved the use of high quality study designs to evaluate service innovations in maternity and child health services. Completed studies include:

  • A randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a pregnancy outreach worker service to see whether it improves antenatal care engagement, psychological health and infant outcomes of multi-ethnic women with social risk.
  • An RCT of the effectiveness of physical activity for reducing postnatal depression.
  •  An RCT trial of preventing obesity in pregnancy (POPS).
  • An RCT of a breastfeeding peer support service on breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates (HoBBIT).
  • Systematic reviews on the effects of peer support on breastfeeding peer support and the effectiveness and safety of interventions to limit weight gain in overweight and obese pregnant women.

Population-based behaviour change

Completed trials include:

  • Self-management for COPD in primary care: RCT of telephone coaching for people with mildly symptomatic COPD.
  • Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure. (Led by Professors Rod Taylor and Hayes Dalal, University of Exeter and Royal Cornwall Hospital - NIHR Programme Grant)
  • RCT evaluating the effectiveness of a range of commercial and NHS provided weight management

Other activities

  • Honorary clinical contract held with Public Health England.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Smith, KM, Lang, CC, Wingham, J, Frost, J, Greaves, C, Abraham, C, Warren, FC, Coyle, J, Jolly, K, Miles , J, Paul, K, Doherty, PJ, Davies, R, Dalal, HM & taylor, RS 2021, 'Process evaluation of a randomised pilot trial of home-based rehabilitation compared to usual care in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and their caregiver’s', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, 11 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-020-00747-2

Krouwel, M, Farley, A, Greenfield, S, Ismail, T & Jolly, K 2021, 'Systematic review, meta-analysis with subgroup analysis of hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, effect of intervention characteristics', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 57, 102672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102672

Taylor, A, Taylor, RS, Ingram, W, Dean, SG, Jolly, K, Mutrie, N, Lambert, J, Yardley, L, Streeter, A, Greaves, C, McAdam, C, Price, L, Anokye, NK & Campbell, J 2020, 'A randomised controlled trial of an augmented exercise referral scheme using web-based behavioural support for inactive adults with chronic health conditions: the e-coachER tria', British Journal of Sports Medicine. https://doi.org/10. 1136/ bjsports- 2020- 103121

Jolly, K, Griffin, T, Sidhu, M, Adab, P, Burgess, A, Collins, C, Daley, A, Entwistle, A, Frew, E, Hardy, P, Hurley, K, Jones, L, McGee, E, Pallan, M, Sun, Y, Young, M & Morgan, P 2020, 'A weight management programme for fathers of children aged 4–11 years: cultural adaptation and the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids UK feasibility RCT', Public Health Research. https://doi.org/10.3310/phr08020

Taylor, AH, taylor, RS, Ingram, WM, Anokye, N, Dean, S, Jolly, K, Mutrie, N, Lambert, J, Yardley, L, Greaves, C, King, J, McAdam, C, Steele, M, Price, L, Streeter, A, Charles, N, Terry, RH, Webb, D, Campbell, J, Hughes, L, Ainsworth, B, Jane , B, Jones , B, Erwin, J, Little, P, Woolf, A & Cavanagh , C 2020, 'Adding web-based behavioural support to exercise referral schemes for inactive adults with chronic health conditions: the e-coachER randomised controlled trial', Health Technology Assessment, vol. 24, no. 63. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta24630

Adab, P, Jordan, R, Fitzmaurice, D, Ayres, J, Cheng, KK, Cooper, B, Daley, A, Dickens, A, Enocson, A, Greenfield, S, Haroon, S, Jolly, K, Jowett, S, Lambe, T, Martin, J, Miller, M, Rai, K, Riley, RD, Sadhra, S, Sitch, A, Siebert, S, Stockley, RA & Turner, A 2020, 'Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care; from case finding to improving patient outcomes: the Birmingham Lung Improvement Studies (BLISS) research programme', NIHR Journals Library. <https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/#/>

Pritchett, RV, Clarke, JL, Jolly, K, Clarkesmith, D, Bem, D, Turner, GM, Thomas, GN & Lane, DA 2020, 'Clinicians' views and experiences of prescribing oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: A qualitative meta-synthesis', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, no. 5, e0232484. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232484

Pearce, E & Jolly, K 2020, 'Emergency Oral Contraceptive Consultations in Pharmacies in a Rural Setting: An Epidemiological Analysis', Journal of Pharmacy Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/0897190020961698

Pearce, E, Jolly, K, Jones, LL, Matthewman, G, Zanganeh, M & Daley, A 2020, 'Exercise for premenstrual syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials', BJGP Open. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen20X101032

Thomson, G, Ingram, J, Clarke, J, Johnson, D, Trickey, H, Dombrowski, SU, Hoddinott, P, Darwent, K & Jolly, K 2020, 'Exploring the use and experience of an infant feeding genogram to facilitate an assets-based approach to support infant feeding', BMC pregnancy and childbirth.

Daley, A, Jolly, K, Ives, N, Jebb, SA, Tearne, S, Greenfield, S, Yardley, L, Little, P, Tyldesley-Marshall, N, Bensoussane, H, Pritchett, R, Frew, E & Parretti, H 2020, 'Feasibility and acceptability of a brief routine weight management intervention for postnatal women embedded within the national child immunisation programme in primary care: randomised controlled cluster feasibility trial with a nested qualitative study', Health Technology Assessment. <https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hta/1518414/#/>

Daley, A, Jolly, K, Bensoussane, H, Rowland, N, Jebb, SA, Tearne, S, Greenfield, S, Yardley, L, Little, P, Tyldesley-Marshall, N, Pritchett, R, Frew, E & Parretti, H 2020, 'Feasibility and acceptability of a brief routine weight management intervention for postnatal women embedded within the national child immunisation programme in primary care: randomised controlled cluster feasibility trial', Trials, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 757.

Tudor, K, Tearne, S, Jebb, SA, Lewis, A, Adab, P, Begh, R, Jolly, K, Daley, A, Farley, A, Lycett, D, Nickless, A & Aveyard, P 2020, 'Gender differences in response to an opportunistic brief intervention for obesity in primary care: data from the BWeL trial', Clinical Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12418

Tudor, K, Tearne, S, Jebb, SA, Lewis, A, Adab, P, Begh, R, Jolly, K, Daley, A, Farley, A, Lycett, D, Nickless, A & Aveyard, P 2020, 'Gender differences in response to an opportunistic brief intervention for obesity in primary care: Data from the BWeL trial', Clinical Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12418

Sekoni, A, Jolly, K & Gale, N 2020, 'Hidden healthcare populations: using intersectionality to theorise the experiences of LGBT+ people in Nigeria, Africa', Global Public Health, vol. 2020, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2020.1849351

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Expertise

Obesity

Weight Management