Guest lecture and workshop on N-of-1 methodology postponed to Autumn

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK!

 

We are delighted to host two international scholars, who will give a guest lecture and a workshop on n-of-1 methodology and personalised behaviour change interventions. Warm welcome!

  • Dr Dominika Kwasnicka, Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Psychology, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland and Adjunct Research Fellow for School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Australia
  • Dr Felix Naughton, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, the United Kingdom 

Guest lecture time and location:
The exact time and location for the guest lecture will be confirmed within the next couple of days!

Workshop times and locations:
New times and locations will be announced later in the Autumn.

Developing and evaluating ‘hyper-personalised’ digital behaviour change interventions: examples from smoking cessation, weight loss and physical activity

In this talk Dominika and Felix will introduce several approaches for collecting and using data from individuals to produce highly personalised digital health interventions. This will include some of the challenges and solutions of using N-of-1 methodology and Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and using data collected passively through sensors/peripheral technology to tailor support and better understand behaviour and its correlates.

They will briefly outline a portfolio of studies, including with people who tried to lose weight, stop smoking and increase their physical activity. This interactive lecture will also explore best practices for the development and design of hyper-personalised digital health interventions. The key learning outcome of the lecture is to become familiar with several approaches for adapting behavioural support for each person, primarily within a digital context. The audience will have an opportunity to vote on key topics and to discuss their views on best practices.  

The guest lecture is open for everyone, no registration needed! 

N-of-1 design: Opportunities, challenges and solutions for undertaking within-person investigations to inform policy and practice

This workshop will be an introductory training course into the use of N-of-1 methodology including statistical analysis. This methodology can be used to investigate multiple policy and practice areas, including but not limited to health and healthcare systems, behaviour and behaviour change, economics, education and other important societal foci.

Make sure to register for the workshop in WebOodi!

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. To have knowledge of N-of-1 design and its basic principles
  2. To be able to design observational and evaluative N-of-1 studies and explain how they are applicable to research, policy and practice
  3. To be able to provide examples of practical applications of N-of-1 studies
  4. To be able to run primary N-of-1 time-series analysis 

CONTENT

Part I: (1) introduction and overview of the N-of-1 design, including theoretical principles, practical applications and suggestions for best practice (presentation); (2) A focus on a) observational and b) evaluative N-of-1 studies, including design principles, practical aspects and examples of application (presentation and small group discussions); (3) Application of N-of-1 designs to topical issues relevant to participants work and/or research interests (small group activity).  

Part II: (1) a hands-on session to learn how to undertake time-series analysis using N-of-1 training data (practical); (2) A focus on advanced N-of-1 analysis (presentation); (3) Discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of N-of-1 studies and key methodological challenges and their solutions (presentation and plenary discussion). (4) Summary of key learning points (plenary discussion) 

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Presentations; plenary and small group discussions; small group activity working to design an N-of-1 study to address topical issues relevant to participants work and/or research interests; practical analysis using SPSS (or R) and a training dataset 

Preliminary readings

  • Kwasnicka, D., Inauen, J., Nieuwenboom, W., Nurmi, J., Schneider, A., Short, C. E., ... & Naughton, F. (2019). Challenges and solutions for N-of-1 design studies in health psychology. Health psychology review, 13(2), 163-178.
  • Kwasnicka, D., & Naughton, F. (2019). N-of-1 methods: A practical guide to exploring trajectories of behaviour change and designing precision behaviour change interventions. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 101570. 
  • Davidson, K. W., Peacock, J., Kronish, I. M., & Edmondson, D. (2014). Personalizing Behavioral Interventions Through SinglePatient (Nof1) Trials. Social and personality psychology compass, 8(8), 408-421. 

Other technical details

Please familiarise yourself with pre-workshop reading materials, and bring your laptop on the day with SPSS or R installed on it. We will share relevant articles, and datasets in advance of the meeting.

CONTACT

Please contact dkwasnicka@swps.edu.pl if you have any questions regarding this meeting or reading materials.

Dr Dominika Kwasnicka

Dominika Kwasnicka

Dr Dominika Kwasnicka is a Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Psychology, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland and Adjunct Research Fellow for School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Australia. She has a key research interest in the development and evaluation of digital health interventions, N-of-1 methods and theories of behaviour change. She works internationally collaborating with her colleagues in Australia, Poland, the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Germany and Finland. She is a Lead Editor for the Practical Health Psychology Blog: an online publication communicating applicable and useful science to healthcare practitioners across 27 languages. She is also a leader of the Open Digital Health initiative, promoting re-use of digital health tools and resources.

Dr Felix Naughton

Felix Naughton

Dr Felix Naughton is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology within the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Visiting Senior Researcher at the Behavioural Science Group, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Associate Professor within the Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham. He has a key research interest in the development and evaluation of mobile phone interventions to promote and support health behaviour change (mHealth), particularly smoking cessation. He has been a principal or co-investigator in competitive grants totalling over £13 million.

Felix has  collaboratively developed and evaluated multiple mHealth interventions including individually tailored SMS text messaging systems for smoking cessation (MiQuit and iQuit in Practice systems) and a context aware smoking cessation smartphone app (Quit Sense). He is currently leading a team focused on the development of a face-to-face and digital Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) adherence intervention for pregnant smokers in collaboration with researchers from the University of Nottingham. He is also involved in other mHealth and digital health projects with national and international collaborators and research teams as well as projects exploring the potential of e-cigarettes for pregnancy and postpartum cessation support and understanding dual tobacco and e-cigarette use. Among other methodologies, he specialises in N-of-1 approaches for both observational and experimental investigations.