BA (Hons) Mathematics and Psychology, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
MSc Psychological Approaches to Health, University of Bedfordshire
PhD Health Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol
PGCertHE, Middlesex University
Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society
Member of the European Health Psychology Society
Member of the Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Member of Applied Social Forensic and Health Psychology Research Group
Learning & Teaching Interests
Programme and Module Leadership
MSc Applied Clinical Health Psychology joint Course Director
MSc Health Psychology Placement (PSY4005)
MScHealth Psychology Negotiated Essay (PSY4006)
UG Foundation Psychology (PSY1011)
Theories of health behaviour
Applications in health psychology e.g. behaviour change, designing and evaluating interventions, motivational interviewing, health education/promotion
Lifespan health psychology
Health services research
Quantitative data analysis
Research Outputs & Interests
Evaluation of theory-based behavioural change interventions e.g. Transtheoretical Model, with relevance to public health e.g. smoking cessation, chronic illness, breast screening
Application of new technologies, e.g. computer tailoring, internet, mobile phones to behaviour change
Design, conduct and evaluation of interventions in randomised controlled trials.
Chineme Onyibuo. Exploring health-seeking behaviour among Nigerian migrants in the UK: Towards a culture-context and integrative model for enhanced quality of life
Selected Publications and Presentations
Alexis-Garsee, C., Gilbert, H., Burton, M., van den Akker, O. (Submitted). A qualitative analysis of barriers, motivation to quit and tailored interventions for smoking cessation in smokers with and without COPD. Primary Care Respiratory Journal
Gilbert, H.; Laurent, B., Sutton, S., Morris, R., Alexis-Garsee, C., Nazareth, I. (2012). Factors predicting recruitment to a UK wide primary care smoking cessation study (the ESCAPE trial). Family Practice, 29 (1), p.110-117; doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmr030
Gilbert, H.; Laurent, B., Sutton, S., Alexis-Garsee, C., Morris, R., Nazareth, I. (2011). The characteristics of a population wide sample of smokers recruited proactively for the ESCAPE trial. Public Health, doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2011.11.010
Gilbert, H.; Laurent, B., Sutton, S., Morris, R., Alexis-Garsee, C., Nazareth, I. (2012). ESCAPE: A Randomised Controlled Trial of computer-tailored Smoking Cessation Advice in Primary Care. Addiction, doi:10.1111/add.12005
Alexis-Garsee C, Haslum M, Murphy S, Bridle C, (Under Revision). Randomised trial of smoking cessation interventions with different levels of tailoring. Psychology and Health.
Alexis-Garsee C, Haslum M, Murphy S, Bridle C, (In Preparation). Characteristics of failed quitters of the NHS Stop Smoking Services. Journal of Public Health
Alexis-Garsee C, Gilbert H, Nazareth I, Sutton S. A Strategy for Targeting Smokers from High Deprivation Areas to a Computer-tailored Intervention using General Practice Records.British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, University of Nottingham, 12-14 September 2007.
Alexis-Garsee, C., Gilbert H, Nazareth I, Sutton S. ESCAPE Trial: Characteristics of smokers prompted to change their behaviour after receiving tailored feedback reports. Joint Conference of the SRNT and SRNT Europe, Annual Conference, Dublin, 27-30, 2009.
Alexis-Garsee, C., Haslum, Murphy, S, Bridle, C. A prospective investigation of the predictors of intervention effects of the NHS Smoking Cessation Programme. Joint Conference of the SRNT and SRNT Europe, Dublin, 27-30, 2009
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Recent funded projects
Alexis-Garsee, C., Gilbert, H., van den Akker, O. April 2010. A qualitative analysis of barriers, motivation to quit and tailored interventions for smoking cessation in smokers with and without COPD. UK Respiratory Research Foundation (UKRRF), International Primary Care Research Group (IPCRG); 22,771, 2010-2012.
This research used a computer-tailored intervention, which was previously evaluated in a large randomised controlled trial with smokers recruited from primary care (ESCAPE Trial), to provide personalised tailored feedback reports to smokers. We aimed to explore and investigate the views of smokers with and without COPD. especially their experiences of smoking and quitting and to adapt the computer-tailored intervention for use with smokers with COPD.
Alexis-Garsee, C. Chadee, D. Fear of Crime, Crime and Health
Cumberbatch, K, Alexis-Garsee, C. Improving access to health care in the Caribbean for deaf people