Dr Jason Tang
Jason is a Research Fellow currently researching the utility of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for knowledge mobilisation in health and social care, and the quality and safety of prescribing in primary care using quantitative and qualitative techniques. He is interested in developing behaviour change interventions and evaluating them and has been involved in the design and evaluation of enhanced medication summaries to reduce high risk prescribing and review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF).
He undertook his PhD in Behavioural Science at the University of Exeter Medical School where his focus was on developing self-regulatory interventions to promote weight loss and weight maintenance. He also obtained an MSc in Psychology and Mental Health from Glasgow Caledonian University and MSc in Health Psychology from University of Stirling.
His research projects have involved a range of research methods including systematic reviews (including meta-analyses), randomised controlled trials, and qualitative studies (thematic, grounded theory and interpretative phenomenological analysis) and he has experience in the design, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based behaviour change strategies to generate individual and population-level changes.