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Dr Hannah Farrimond

BA, BSc, MSc, Dr

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

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01392 725128

Byrne House FF16

My primary research interests are the psycho-social dimensions of legal addictions (smoking, alcohol. pharmaecuticals) as they intersect with new technologies (e-cigarettes, surveillance).

To follow on Twitter: @FarrimondH

Member of: Society for Study of Addiction, Society of Evidence-Based Policing

Most papers full text on ResearchGate and AcademicEdu.

Office hours term 1 2017: Mon/Tue 2-3pm in Byrne House.

Journal articles and books

Farrimond, H. (2017) A typology of vaping: Identifying beliefs, motivations for use, identity and political interest amongst e-cigarette users, International Journal of Drug Policy, 48L 81-90.

Farrimond, H. (2017) The ethics of research, The Bera/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research, Eds: Dominic Wyse, Emma Smith, Larry E. Suter and Neil Selwyn. SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Farrimond. H. (2016) E-cigarette regulation and policy: UK vapers' perspectives, Addiction, 111 (6): 1077-1083.

Carrieri, D., Farrimond, H., Kelly, S.E. and Turnpenny, P.D. (2016) Families dealing with the uncertainty of genetic disorders: the case of Neurofibromatosis Type 1, Sociology of Health and Illness, 38(5):753-67

Farrimond, H. & Kelly, S.E. (2013) Public viewpoints on new non-invasive prenatal genetic tests, Public Understanding of Science, 22 (6): 736-750.

Farrimond, H. (2013) Doing ethical research, Basingstoke UK, New York, US, Palgrave Macmillan.

Farrimond, H. (2012) Beyond the caveman: Rethinking masculinity in relation to men's help-seeking. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 16 (2): 208-225.

Saukko, P.S., Farrimond, H.R., Qureshi, N. & Evans, P.E. (2012) Beyond beliefs: Risk assessment technologies shaping patient experiences of heart disease prevention, Sociology of Health and Illness, 34 (4): 560-575.

Kelly, S.E. & Farrimond, H.R. (2012) Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing: A study of public attitudes. Public Health Genomics, 15 (2): 73-81.

Farrimond, H., Joffe, H., & Stenner, P. (2010) 'A Q-methodology study of 'smoking identities'', Psychology and Health, 25 (8): 979-998.

Farrimond, H., Saukko, P.M., Evans, P.H. and Qureshi, N. (2010). 'Making sense of being at ‘high risk’ of coronary heart disease', Psychology and Health, 25 (3): 289-304.

Qureshi N., Armstrong S., Saukko P., Sach T., Middlemass J., Evans P.H., Kai J., Farrimond H. and Humphries S.E. (2009). 'Realising the potential of the family history in risk assessment and primary prevention of coronary heart disease in primary care: ADDFAM study protocol', BMC Health Services Research, pp. 9-184.

Farrimond, H. and Joffe, H. (2006). 'Pollution, peril and poverty: The stigmatisation of British smokers', Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 16 (6): 481-491.

Wardle, J., Jarvis, M.J., Steggles, N., Sutton, S., Williamson, S., Farrimond, H., Cartwright, M. and Simon, A.E. (2003). 'Socioeconomic disparities in cancer-risk behaviors in adolescence: baseline results from the Health and Behaviour in Teenagers Study (HABITS)', Preventive Medicine, 36: 721-730.

Grants

ESRC IAA Project Co-creation Award, '#RU2Drunk? Evaluation of the roll-out of a breathalyser initiative to reduce alcohol-related violence in the South West, July-Dec '16, PI Hannah Farrimond and Katharine  Boyd, Collaborators Devon and Cornwall/Dorset Police Strategic Alliance, £19, 787.

Reframing stop smoking services in response to e-cigarette use: An exploratory stakeholder study', Cancer Research UK, PI Dr Hannah Farrimond, Collaborator Prof. Charles Abraham, 18 months, start March 2016, £43,000.

Police Knowledge Fund ExPERT (Exeter Policing, Evidence and Research Translation) Project, Start date Sept 2015, 18 months, Co-I, £249,450.

Q-Step Centre for Quantiative Methods at the University of Exeter (£1.2 million), start 2014 for five years, Academic Lead for SPA department

Richard Benjamin Trust, 2011, 15 months, 'Understandings of Type 2 diabetes in 'at risk' families'. PI.

Brocher Foundation, Geneva, 2010, 'New developments in non-invasive prenatal genetic testing: Ethical, legal and Social implications, a pluridisciplinary symposium, fully funded. Co-PI.

Recent conferences

Farrimond, H & Abraham, C. (2017) 'E-cigarette friendly' stop smoking services: The opportunities and barriers to incorporating e-cigarettes into health-care systems. 4th Global Forum on Nicotine: Reducing Harm, Saving Lives, 15-17th June, Warsaw.

Boyd, K., Farrimond, H. Ralph, N. (2016) Evaluating the impact of breathalysers on alcohol-related violence: Quasi-experimental evaluation, in Macro-level issues in crime prevention strategies stream, American Society of Criminology, The many colours of crime and justice, New Orleans, LA, 16-19th November, 2016.

Farrimond, H., Boyd, K., Ralph, N. (2015) Depersonalizing the violent encounter: Security staff experiences of using breathalyzers in the night-time economy. British Society of Criminology 2015 Annual Conference - Criminology:Voyages of critical discovery, 30 June - 3 July 2015

Farrimond, H. (2015) A typology of vaping: Identifying beliefs, motivations for use, identity and political interest amongst e-cigarette users, Society for the Study of Addiction Annual Symposium, York, 5-6th Nov. Poster Prize Winner for Research Category.

Research group links

Research interests

Current Grants:


#RU2Drunk? Evaluation of the roll-out of a breathalyser initiative to reduce alcohol-related violence in the South West, July-Dec '16, PI Hannah Farrimond and Katharine Boyd, Collaborators Devon and Cornwall/Dorset Police Strategic Alliance, £19, 787.ESRC IAA Project Co-creation Award.

This project extends an evaluation of a pilot breathalyzer scheme in Torquay conducted with South Devon police and DCI Neil Ralph which found almost a 40% reduction in violent crime during the month long trial. Initial research showed that some bouncers/door staff though the breathalyzers 'reconfigured the violent encounter' at the doors of pubs and clubs. This subsequent grant looks at the roll-out of the scheme in a location in Dorset (Weymouth) and across a number of locations in Devon and Cornwall (follow-up in Torquay and Truro), evaluating not only the effectiveness of the scheme in terms of crime figures but also its acceptability to the stakeholders (door staff, licensees and managers, the general public) as well as reflecting more widely on the use of new technologies in the surveillance environment of the current UK night-time economy.Two reports, useful for police forces considering introducing such schemes, can be requested from Dr Farrimond.

 
Reframing stop smoking services in response to e-cigarette use: An exploratory stakeholder study, Cancer Research UK, PI Dr Hannah Farrimond, Collaborator Prof. Charles Abraham, 18 months, start March 2016, £43,000.

This project builds on previous work conducted by Farrimond (2016) e-cigarette users (vapers) responses to the current regulatory environment. Funded by Cancer Research UK, it asks how stop smoking services, which are experiencing declining numbers but targetting the most socio-economically deprived and multiply vulnerable groups (e.g. those with mental health issues, pregnant women) are responding to the e-cigarette debate in their everyday practice. The debate has divided public health; the question is how do those on the ground advise and strategise in this controversial environment and how can best practice on e-cigarettes be developed (e.g. through 'e-cigarette friendly services). Interviews are being conducted with stop smoking services across the South-West, with both staff and clients giving their views. Ethnographic work in vaping shops is also being conducted. This research will also speak to national and international policy debates in Tobacco Control beyond the UK Stop Smoking Service


Police Knowledge Fund ExPERT (Exeter Policing, Evidence and Research Translation) Project, Start date Sept 2015, 18 months, Co-I, £249,450. Funding from the College of Policing and HEFCE.

This project involves staff members from the University of Exeter and the Devon and Cornwall Police Force working together to build capacity in evidence-based policing (Boyd, Rappert, Farrimond, Lang, Pearson). My particular role has focused on delivering training in evidence-based policing workshops, particularly in qualitative methods and research ethics. I have also led the workstream on Addiction, leading to the successful application of the #RU2Drunk project, as well as a police/academic writing collaboration on research ethics. The project has an international dimension, with the addition of an ESRC Impact grant to collaborate with the South African Police through the Institute for Security Studies, where a joint Evidence-Based policing workshop will be held. 


Q-Step Centre for Quantitative Methods at the University of Exeter (£1.2 million), start 2014 for five years, Academic Lead for SPA department.
 

 

 

Research supervision

Supervision

Completed PhDs

2008-2011 Daniele Carrieri, (co-supervisor) 'Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1): Patients and Families Experiences and Health Care System Management of a Complex Genetic Syndrome’ University of Exeter.

Examined PhDs

2015 (internal) David Wyatt

2013 (internal) Louise Bezuidenhout

2012 (internal) Sally Wasmuth

Current PhDs

Louise Toller, 1 + 3 ESRC studentship, Social constructions of a liminal condition (M.E.) in young people (first supervisor)

Georgia Smith, 1 + 3 ESRC studentship, Medication abuse and addiction in older people (joint supervision with Bristol as part of SWDTC)

Rosanna Mead, Music sociology and dementia (joint supervision)

Hazel O'Brien, Being Mormon in Ireland: An ethnographic study of two Mormon communities in Ireland (10% second supervisor)

 

 

 

Research students

I am interested in supervising PhD's in the following areas

  • Sociology/psychology of health and illness
  • Smoking and vaping/e-cigarette use
  • Addiction (legal and illegal drugs)
  • Stigma and identity
  • Medicalization/pharmaceutlicalization
  • Qualitative/mixed methods/Q-methodology

External impact and engagement

I hold an ESRC IAA Impact Award and am contributing to a REF case-study on evidence-based policing:

ESRC IAA Project Co-creation Award, '#RU2Drunk? Evaluation of the roll-out of a breathalyser initiative to reduce alcohol-related violence in the South West, July-Dec '16, PI Hannah Farrimond and Katharine  Boyd, Collaborators Devon and Cornwall/Dorset Police Strategic Alliance, £19, 787.

Biography

Education

University College, London; Department of Psychology (2001-2007). PhD in Social Psychology, thesis title 'Smoking identities in lower and higher socio-economic groups in England'. ESRC funded.

LSE, Methodology Institute (1998-1999). MSc in Social Research Methods with Social Psychology: Distinction

University of Kent, Department of Psychology (1995-1998). BSc (Hons) in Social Psychology: First

University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall (1989-1992). B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies: First

Teignmouth High School, Devon (1981-1988). A levels in Eng Lit (A), Theology (A) and History (B)

Academic experience

Senior Lecturer in Medical Sociology, Department of Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter (Sept 16-current)

Lecturer in Medical Sociology, Department of Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter (Sept 12- Sept 16)

Research Fellow, EGENIS (ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society), University of Exeter (2006-Sept 2012)

Research Psychologist, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, Smoking Cessation Clinic (2001-2003, part-time)

Research Psychologist, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, Health Behaviour Unit (1999-2000)

Prizes

University of Kent: Psychology Prize, Janet Miele Prize

University of Cambridge: Bateman Scholarship, Trinity Hall Prize, Teape Prize for Indian Studies