Dr Sarah Griffiths

Job: Research Assistant

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 366 4567

E: sarah.griffiths@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

I am a health researcher and have recently completed my PhD at Coventry University. For my PhD, I designed a multi-platform intervention to increase engagement with the Warwickshire Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Service using the Behaviour Change Wheel. My studentship was funded by Public Health Warwickshire. I am currently working on the evaluation of a project which aims to support people living in rural Leicestershire who are economically inactive or unemployed to find employment. I am also working on a systematic review exploring women and girls’ experiences of sexual assault in South Africa.

Previous research projects I have worked on include an exploration of young people's views and beliefs about smoking and e-cigarettes in Warwickshire and the impact of early-stage dementia on social activity. My applied experience includes working as a stop smoking advisor and as a support practitioner for patients who had suffered from a stroke.

I have several publications, including a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the effectiveness of digital interventions for smoking cessation in pregnancy.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Health & Health Policy

Research interests/expertise

  • Behaviour change
  • Long-term conditions
  • Health and well-being
  • Public health issues


2019, Coventry University: PhD, 'The design and development of a multi-platform intervention to increase engagement with the Warwickshire Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Service'.
2013, Coventry University: MSc, Health Psychology
2004, University of Leicester: Certificate in Counselling Skills
2002, Lancaster University: BSc, Psychology (Hons)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the BPS

Consultancy work

I am currently working as a consultant researcher for Public Health Warwickshire on a system-wide review of smoking in pregnancy in Warwickshire and Coventry. This review has been commissioned by the Local Maternity Services. My main roles for this project are data collection from healthcare professionals (qualitative discussions and survey responses), data analysis and project dissemination.

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