What is your role in NoHoW?
What have you done so far?
The University of Derby have worked collaboratively with other partners to develop the Toolkit, set up the piloting phase and have developed the ethics, protocol and standard operating procedures. In addition, the University in underway with setting up the trial in the UK and is building collaborative links with industry (e.g., Slimming World) and public health care providers (e.g., the LiveWell programme).
How will your work in NoHoW have an impact?
The University of Derby will have a key role in developing and evaluating the impact of tools for self-management and emotion regulation, implementing weight relapse prevention and weight loss maintenance. Such work will facilitate an understanding of the key psychological and behavioural mechanisms that trigger relapse compared to successful weight loss maintenance. Overall, this project will strengthen the evidence-base around the benefit of mHealth tools for self-management of long-term health behaviour change and disease prevention.