Sebastian Potthoff

Sebastian Potthoff
Northumbria University · School of Life Sciences

PhD (Psychology)

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September 2014 - present
Newcastle University
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Description
  • I am responsible for delivering selected lectures on the Clinical & Health Psychology MSc course 'Health Psychology and Principles of Behaviour Change'. My duties also include the development of new course content.
February 2014 - present
Newcastle University
Position
  • Health Foundation Doctoral Research Fellow
Description
  • My PhD focuses on applying theories from health psychology and behavioural medicine to develop and evaluate interventions that support healthcare professionals with the implementation of evidence-based care.
September 2012 - November 2013
Leiden University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • I instructed seminars on the MSc course 'Experimental Clinical Psychology'. My duties included grading assignments, and updating the online grade records.
Education
February 2014 - February 2017
Newcastle University
Field of study
  • Health Psychology
September 2010 - December 2013
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Clinical & Health Psychology
September 2007 - June 2010
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (29)
Research Proposal
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PROSPERO 2022 CRD42022337444 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42022337444
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Background: Normalization Process Theory (NPT) identifies mechanisms that have been demonstrated to play an important role in implementation processes. It is now widely used to inform feasibility, process evaluation, and implementation studies in healthcare and other areas of work. This qualitative synthesis of NPT studies aims to better understand...
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In this White Paper, we outline recommendations from the perspective of health psychology and behavioural science, addressing three research gaps: (1) What methods in the health psychology research toolkit can be best used for developing and evaluating digital health tools? (2) What are the most feasible strategies to reuse digital health tools acr...
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Background Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) is frequently used to inform qualitative research that aims to explain and evaluate processes that shape late-stage translation of innovations in the organisation and delivery of healthcare. A coding manual for qualitative researchers using NPT will facilitate transparent data analysis processes and wil...
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Abstract Rationale: Translating research evidence into clinical practice to improve care involves healthcare professionals adopting new behaviours and changing or stopping their existing behaviours. However, changing healthcare professional behaviour can be difficult, particularly when it involves changing repetitive, ingrained ways of providing ca...
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Background: Effectiveness of implementation strategies is influenced by the extent to which they are based on appropriate theories concerning the behaviours that the strategies intend to impact. Effectiveness may be limited simply because the strategies are based on theories that are limited in scope or are derived from partially inaccurate assumpt...
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Objective Habitual behaviours are triggered automatically, with little conscious forethought. Theory suggests that making healthy behaviours habitual, and breaking the habits that underpin many ingrained unhealthy behaviours, promotes long-term behaviour change. This has prompted interest in incorporating habit formation and disruption strategies i...
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Background. Qualitative studies, especially those conducted by teams of researchers, may benefit from clearly structured, parsimonious, coding manuals. The process of creating rigorous and robust coding manuals for individual studies is rarely described, and generalizable coding manuals are rare. Normalization Process Theory (NPT) provides conceptu...
Conference Paper
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Background: Alcohol consumption is a leading global risk factor for ill-health and premature death. Alcohol screening and brief interventions (SBI) delivered in primary care are effective at reducing alcohol consumption, but their routine implementation remains problematic. Screening all patients for heavy drinking (universal) is resource-intensiv...
Conference Paper
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Background: There is a wide recognition that the development of new innovations does not guarantee uptake in routine practice. Implementation science applies a set of methods, theories and frameworks to support the spread and normalisation of innovations. Work within the implementation literature has focused on tailoring of implementation strategie...
Book
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How can I motivate my clients? How and when should I talk to my patients about weight loss or alcohol? What types of goals should people set? How are behavioral changes maintained? Questions like these are encountered every day in practical settings, and healthcare practitioners, counsellors, coaches or teachers may not always know the answers. Re...
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Health psychology is at the forefront of developing and disseminating evidence, theories, and methods that have improved the understanding of health behaviour change. However, existing evidence dissemination approaches may be insufficient for promoting the broader application and impact of findings to benefit the health of patients and the public....
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Background Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) is found effective in treating common mental disorders. However, the use of these interventions in routine care is limited. The international ImpleMentAll study is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. It is concerned with studying and improving methods for implementing...
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Background The implementation of new medical interventions into routine care involves healthcare professionals adopting new clinical behaviours and changing existing ones. Whilst theory-based approaches can help understand healthcare professionals’ behaviours, such approaches often focus on a single behaviour and conceptualise its performance in te...
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Theories of behaviour used to understand healthcare professional behaviour often focus on the deliberative processes that drive their behaviour; however, less is known about the role that implicit processes such as habit have on healthcare professional behaviour. This systematic review aimed to critically appraise and synthesise research evidence i...
Conference Paper
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Background Increased alcohol consumption prior to surgery increases the risk of postoperative complications. Preoperative assessment offers the opportunity to screen and intervene to address alcohol consumption. Preoperative nursing staff already assess alcohol consumption but do not employ a validated screening tool and are rarely trained in inter...
Chapter
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) prescribe, provide advice, conduct examinations, perform surgical procedures, and engage in a range of clinical behaviours. Their clinical actions are characteristically performed repeatedly—sometimes multiple times per day—in the same physical locations with the same colleagues and patients, under constant time pres...
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Background Gaps in the quality of care provided to people with type 2 diabetes are regularly identified. Healthcare professionals often have a strong intention to follow practice guidelines during consultations with people with type 2 diabetes; however, this intention does not always translate into action. Action planning (planning when, where and...
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Use of cognitive emotion regulation strategies in response to stressful life events varies by country, though research has been limited to comparisons between American and Asian cultures. This study aimed to compare six European countries to investigate cross-cultural differences in the use of cognitive strategies and test if the relationship betwe...
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The current article details a position statement and recommendations for future research and practice on planning and implementation intentions in health contexts endorsed by the Synergy Expert Group. The Group comprised world-leading researchers in health and social psychology and behavioural medicine who convened to discuss priority issues in pla...
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Title Planning to be routine: automaticity as a mediator of the planning behaviour relationship in healthcare professionals Background Clinicians often have strong intentions to provide evidence-based care to people with type 2 diabetes. Intentions are an important predictor of behaviour, but do not guarantee enactment. Action planning (AP) and co...
Conference Paper
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Title Cross-Cultural Differences in Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies: A Comparison between Six European Countries Background Use of cognitive emotion regulation strategies in response to stressful life events varies by country, though research has been limited to Americans and Asians. We aimed to compare six European countries to investiga...

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ImpleMentAll will develop, apply, and evaluate tailored implementation strategies in the context of on-going eHealth implementation initiatives in the EU and beyond. Common mental health disorders account for an alarming proportion of the global burden of disease. Being regarded as an evidence-based psychotherapeutic eHealth intervention, Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT), has the potential to answer to this societal challenge by providing an efficacious and efficient treatment from which more people can benefit. As a result, various iCBT implementation projects are currently conducted across the world. We propose to use this natural laboratory to develop and evaluate a toolkit for tailored implementation strategies that is expected to make implementation trajectories more efficient.