Claire Jones

+(44) 01382 383923
Development Team Lead


Having previously completing the undergraduate degree in Applied Computing, I remained within the School of Computing, University of Dundee for 9 years joining the healthcare group as a research assistant/software developer focussing on the development of usable software tools to support healthcare research.   The software I developed included mobile phone interventions, decision aids, information websites, web-based questionnaires and behaviour change interventions in areas such obstetrics, cancer, hypertension, dentistry and depression. 
I joined the Health Informatics Centre in 2012 where my current role is primarily focussed on coordinating the services which HIC provides within the different teams such as recruitment, software development, data linkage and governance.  On a day to day basis this is specifically related to clinical trials and study recruitment, through all stages of the project life cycle from initial costing, through to development, maintenance and project completion
My research interests include:
·         Applying informatics to healthcare related projects, working in multidisciplinary teams, focusing on user centred design techniques with early and continuous user involvement.
·         Empowering users through the creation of usable software tools thus removing the reliance of non-programmers on professional software developers.
I completed my PhD - An Exploration of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to Facilitate the Creation of Internet Interventions in 2014.


  • Irvine L, Falconer DW, Jones C, Ricketts IW, Williams B, et al. (2012) Can Text Messages Reach the Parts Other Process Measures Cannot Reach: An Evaluation of a Behavior Change Intervention Delivered by Mobile Phone? PLoS ONE 7(12): e52621. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052621
  • S. Treweek, K. Barnett, G. MacLennan, D. Bonetti, M.EP. Eccles, J.J. Francis, C. Jones, N.B. Pitts, I. W. Ricketts M. Weal and F. Sullivan, "E-mail invitations to general practitioners were as effective as postal invitations and were more efficient”, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (2012), Elsevier, pp.1-5.  doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2011.11.010.  ISSN: 0895-4356
  • S. Treweek, I. W. Ricketts, J. Francis, M. Eccles, D. Bonetti, N. B. Pitts, G. MacLennan, F. Sullivan, C. Jones, M. Weal and K. Barnett , "Developing and evaluating interventions to reduce inappropriate prescribing by general practitioners of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections: A randomised controlled trial to compare paper-based and web-based modelling experiments” , Implementation Science, 6(16) (2011).  doi: 10.1186-5908-6-16.
  • C. L. Emmett, D. J. Murphy, R. R. Patel, T. Fahey, C. Jones, I. W. Ricketts, P. Gregor, M. MacLeod and A. A. Montgomery, "Decision making about mode of delivery after previous caesarean section: development and piloting of two computer-based decision aids", Health Expectations, 10 (2007), Blackwell Publishing, pp.161-172.  ISSN: doi.10.111/j.1369.7625.2006.004.29.x.
  • A. A. Montgomery, C. L. Emmett, T. Fahey, C. Jones, I. W. Ricketts, R. R. Patel, T. J. Peters and D. J. Murphy, "Two decision aids for mode of delivery among women with previous caesarean section: randomised controlled trial", British Medical Journal, 334 (2007), pp.1305-1309.  ISSN: doi:10.1136/bmj.39217.671019.55
  • C. L. Emmett, ARG Shaw, A. A. Montgomery, D. J. Murray, P. Gregor, C. Jones and I. W. Ricketts and the DIAMOND study group, “Women’s experience of decision making about mode of delivery after a previous caesarean section: the role of health professionals and information about health risks", International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2006), Blackwell Publishing, pp.1438-1445.  ISSN: 1471-0528
  • C. Jones, L. McIver, L. Gibson and P. Gregor, "Experiences obtained from designing with children", Interaction Design and Children 2003 (2003) (Eds. S. MacFarlane, T. Nicol, J. C. Read and L. C. Snape), pp.69-74.  1-3 July, Preston, England.  ISBN: 1 58113 732X
  • Irvine L, Melson AJ, Williams B, Sniehotta FF, McKenzie A, Jones C, Crombine IK (2017), ‘Real Time Monitoring of Engagement with a Text Message Intervention to Reduce Binge Drinking Among Men Living in Socially Disadvantaged Areas of Scotland.’  International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Int J Behav Med. 2017 Jul 12. doi: 10.1007/s12529-017-9666-z
  • Crombie IK, Cunningham KB, Irvine L, Williams B, Sniehotta FF, Norrie J et al. ‘Modifying Alcohol Consumption to Reduce Obesity (MACRO): development and feasibility trial of a complex community-based intervention for men’, Health Technology Assessment Volume:21 Issue:19 (Published 12-Apr-2017)
  • Farquharson, B, Dombrowski, S, Pollock, A, Johnston, M, Treweek, S, Williams, B, Smith, K, Dougall, N, Jones, C & Pringle, S 2014, 'Reducing patient delay with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome: a research protocol for a systematic review of previous interventions to investigate which behaviour change techniques are associated with effective interventions' Open Heart, vol 1, no. 1, e000079.10.1136/openhrt-2014-000079
  • Crombie IK, Irvine L, Williams B, Sniehotta FF, Petrie D, Evans JM, Emslie C, Jones C, Ricketts IW, Humphris G (2014) A mobile phone intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men: study protocol for a randomised controlled cost-effectiveness trial. Trials 2014;15:494.
  • Treweek S, Bonetti D,  MacLennan G, Barnett K, Eccles M, Jones C, Pitts N, Ricketts I, Sullivan F, Weal M and Francis J, " Paper-based and web-based intervention modelling experiments identified the same predictors of general practitioners' antibiotic-prescribing behaviour”, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (2014), Elsevier, pp.296-304.  doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.09.015.


  • Jones C, Treweek S, Ricketts IW, LogicBlocks:  A Graphical User Interface to Facilitate Intervention Logic.  Teesside University, Middlesbrough, 19th April 2013
  • Jones C, Treweek S, A web-based intervention modelling experiment (WIME) using LifeGuide. Teesside University, Middlesbrough, 19th April 2013
  • Jones C, Treweek S, Ricketts IW, A web-based intervention modelling experiment (WIME) using LifeGuide: Observations. . Teesside University, Middlesbrough, 19th April 2013
  • Jones C, Treweek S, Ricketts IW, LogicBlocks: Web-Based Health Intervention Creation - No Programmer Required.  Division of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society, London. 1st November, 2012
  • Jones C, Treweek S, A web-based intervention modelling experiment (WIME) using LifeGuide. Division of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society, London. 1st November, 2012
  • Jones C, Ricketts I, Treweek S.  LogicBlocks: Web-Based Health Intervention Creation: No Programmer Required.  Scottish School of Primary Care Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK, 24th-25th April 2012
  • Treweek S, Barnett K, MacLennan G, Bonetti D, Eccles M, Francis J, Jones C, Pitts NB, Ricketts IW,  Weal M, Sullivan F.  Is an email invitation a more effective strategy for recruiting GPs than a postal invitation?  Scottish School of Primary Care Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK, 24th-25th April 2012
  • Shaun Treweek, Frank Sullivan, Jill Francis, Ian Ricketts, Martin Eccles, Debbie Bonetti, Graeme Maclennan, Nigel Pitts, Claire Jones, Karen Barnett, Mark Weal, Web-based intervention modelling experiments: a way of exploring primary care interventions before a full-scale trial, Scottish School of Primary Care Conference, Edinburgh, April, 2011
  • C Jones, I W Ricketts & S Treweek, A visual tool enabling healthcare researchers to design, deliver and evaluate web-based interventions questionnaires and multimedia resources, NRP Symposium, Dundee, Jan 2011
  • C Jones, I W Ricketts, S Treweek, A tool to support the development, delivery, modelling and evaluation of complex interventions: Web-based Intervention Modelling Experiments (WIMEs), Sociotechnical issues in Healthcare SICSA Conference, Glasgow April 2010
  • Ian W Ricketts, Thomas Nind, Claire Jones, Gerry Humphris, Brian Williams, Jon Dowel, Jeremy Wyatt, Consultation and development for the integration of recording software in general practice software, Scottish School of Primary Care Conference, Carnoustie Golf Hotel, 23 January 2008
  • C Jones, I Ricketts, DiAMOND – Decision Aid for Mode of Next Delivery – Social Dimensions of Health Institute Healthcare Showcase 2007
  • Morales D, Jefferson E, Jones C, Primary Care electronic medical records and their potential for quality improvement , patient safety and research in primary care. Tayside Centre for General Practice Conference, Dundee, 19th November 2015
  • Jones C, Hogarth F, Jefferson E, Littleford R, Band M, Supporting Clinical Trials through Healthcare Informatics.  International Clinical Trials Conference, Glasgow 17th November 2015
  • Jones C, Paediatric European Risperidone Studies (PERS) Conference, Berlin 2014