Professor Kate Jolly MBChB, MSc, PhD, FFPH

Professor Kate Jolly

Institute of Applied Health Research
Professor of Public Health and Primary Care

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

Lambert, JD, Taylor, A, Streeter, A, Greaves, C, Ingram, WM, Dean, S, Jolly, K, Mutrie, N, Taylor, RS, Yardley, L, Price, L & Campbell, J 2022, 'A process evaluation, with mediation analysis, of a web-based intervention to augment primary care exercise referral schemes: the e-coachER randomised controlled trial', The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 19, 128. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-022-01360-7

Martins, SM, Dickens, A, Salibe-Filho , W, Albuquerque Neto , AA, Adab, P, Enocson, A, Cooper, BG, Sousa, LVA, Sitch, A, Jowett, S, Adams, R, Cheng, KK, Chi, C, Correia-de-Sousa, J, Farley, A, Gale, N, Jolly, K, Maglakelidze, M, Maghlakelidze, T, Stavrikj, K, Turner, A, Williams, S, Jordan, R & Stelmach, R 2022, 'Accuracy and economic evaluation of different screening tests and their combinations for undiagnosed COPD among people with hypertension in Brazil', NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. <http://www.nature.com/npjpcrm/>

McDonagh, S, Dalal, HM, Moore, S, Clark, C, Dean, S, Jolly, K, taylor, RS, Cowie, A & Afzal, J 2022, 'Circulation and breathing network home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation', Cochrane Library.

Pang, H, Pan, Z, Adams, R, Duncan, E, Chi, C, Kong, X, Adab, P, Cheng, KK, Cooper, B, Correia-de-Sousa, J, Dickens, A, Enocson, A, Farley, A, Gale, N, Jolly, K, Jowett, S, Maglakelidze, M, Maglakelidze, T, Martins, S, Sitch, A, Stavrikj, K, Stelmach, R, Turner, A, Williams, S & Jordan, R 2022, 'Community lung health service design for COPD patients in China by the Breathe Well group', NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, vol. 32, 27. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41533-022-00286-8

Lake, B, Damery, S & Jolly, K 2022, 'Effectiveness of weight loss interventions in breast cancer survivors: a systematic review of reviews ', British Medical Journal Open, vol. 12, no. 10, e062288. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062288

Adams, R, Jordan, R, Adab, P, Barrett, T, Bevan, S, Cooper, L, DuRand, I, Hardy, P, Heneghan, N, Jolly, K, Jowett, S, Marshall, T, O'Hara, M, Rai, K, Rickards, H, Riley, R, Sadhra, S, Tearne, S, Walters, G & Sapey, E 2022, 'Enhancing the health of NHS staff: eTHOS. Protocol for a randomised controlled pilot trial of an employee health screening clinic for NHS staff to reduce absenteeism and presenteeism, compared with usual care', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 8, 155. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-022-01095-z

Pang, H, Pan, Z, Adams, R, Duncan, E, Chi, C, Kong, X, Adab, P, Dickens, A, Gale, N, Cheng, KK, Cooper, B, Correia-de-Sousa, J, Enocson, A, Farley, A, Jolly, K, Jowett, S, Maglakelidze, M, Maglakelidze , T, Martins , S, Sitch, A, Stavrikj, K, Stelmach , R, Turner, A, Williams, S & Jordan, R 2022, 'Exploring the need for, and design of, a community lung health service for COPD patients in China: a mixed method study. Findings from the Breathe Well group', NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. <http://www.nature.com/npjpcrm/>

Maglakelidze , M, Kurua, I, Maglakelidze, N, Maglakelidze, T, Chkhaidze, I, Gogvadze, K, Chkhaidze, N, Beadle, H, Redden-Rowley, K, Adab, P, Adams, R, Chi, C, Cheng, KK, Cooper, B, Correia-de-Sousa, J, Dickens, A, Enocson, A, Farley, A, Gale, N, Jowett, S, Martins, SM, Rai, K, Sitch, A, Stavrikj, K, Stelmach , R, Turner, A, Williams, S, Jordan, R & Jolly, K 2022, 'Feasibility of a pulmonary rehabilitation programme for patients with symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Georgia: a single site, randomized controlled trial from the Breathe Well Group', BMJ open, vol. 12, e056902. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056902

NIHR Global Health Research Group on Atrial Fibrillation Management 2022, 'Health care professionals’ perceptions about atrial fibrillation care in the Brazilian public primary care system: a mixed-methods study', BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. <http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmccardiovascdisord/>

Jones, JE, Damery, SL, Phillips, K, Retzer, A, Nayyar, P, Jolly, K & Juhl, CB (ed.) 2022, 'Real-time remote outpatient consultations in secondary and tertiary care: a systematic review of inequalities in invitation and uptake', PLOS One, vol. 17, no. 6, e0269435. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269435

Alhendyani, F, Jolly, K & Jones, L 2022, 'Views and experiences of maternal healthcare providers regarding influenza vaccine during pregnancy globally: a systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis', PLOS One, vol. 17, no. 2, e0263234. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263234

Gokal, K, Amos-Hirst, R, Moakes, C, Sanders, JP, Esliger, DW, Sherar, LB, Ives, N, Biddle, SJH, Edwardson, C, Frew, E, Yates, T, Greaves, C, Rowland, N, Greenfield, S, Jolly, K, Skrybant, M, Maddison, R, Mutrie, N, Parretti, H & Daley, A 2022, 'Views of the public about Snacktivity™: A small changes approach to promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour', BMC Public Health, vol. 22, no. 618, 618. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13050-x

Thomson, G, Ingram, J, Clarke, J, Johnson, D & Jolly, K 2022, 'Who gets to breastfeed? A narrative ecological analysis of women's infant feeding experiences in the UK', Frontiers in Sociology, vol. 7, 904773. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2022.904773

Dalal, HM, Taylor, RS, Wingham, J, Greaves, CJ, Jolly, K, Lang, CC, Davis, RC, Smith, KM, Doherty, PJ, Miles, J, Lingen, RV, Warren, FC, Sadler, S, Abraham, C, Britten, N, Frost, J, Hillsdon, M, Singh, S, Hayward, C, Eyre, V & Paul, K 2021, 'A facilitated home-based cardiac rehabilitation intervention for people with heart failure and their caregivers: a research programme including the REACH-HF RCT', Programme Grants for Applied Research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-134. https://doi.org/10.3310/pgfar09010

Preprint

Jones, L, Costello, B, Danks, E, Jolly, K, Cross-Sudworth, F, Byrne, A, Fassam-Wright, M, Latthe, P, Clarke, J, Abdi, A, Abdi, H, Abdi, H & Taylor, J 2022 'Preferences for deinfibulation (opening) surgery and female genital mutilation service provision: a UK qualitative study'. https://doi.org/10.22541/au.165365645.56035262/v1

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