Project

Maximising the Public Health Benefits of Smokefree Prisons

Funded by National Institute for Health Research.

Collaboration with Families Outside, King's College London, NHS Health Scotland, University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow.

This study is seeking to understand two main questions: if/how smokefree prison policy impacts families when a relative is in custody and how to reduce smoking-related harms in people in or released from smokefree prisons and the households they return to.

The researchers will answer these questions using five methods. 1) reviewing literature on interventions aimed at changing smoking behaviours at home and literature on relapse to smoking after release from smokefree prisons. 2) interviewing people in custody and prison staff. 3) Interviewing people who have a family member in a smokefree prison. 4) Adapting and testing a household-based intervention to reduce smoking-related harms. 5) Updating economic modelling on the lifetime cost effectiveness of smokefree prison policy.

Total award value £577,196.45

People

Professor Kate Hunt
Professor Kate Hunt

Professor, ISM

Ms Ashley Brown
Ms Ashley Brown

Research Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing

Dr Sean Semple
Dr Sean Semple

Associate Professor, Institute for Social Marketing

Dr Catherine Best
Dr Catherine Best

Lecturer Statistician, Health Sciences Stirling

Mr Douglas Eadie
Mr Douglas Eadie

Research Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing

Dr Allison Ford
Dr Allison Ford

Research Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing

Dr Ruaraidh Dobson
Dr Ruaraidh Dobson

Research Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing

Dr Rachel O'Donnell
Dr Rachel O'Donnell

Research Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing

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