Dr Carol-Ann Getty
Carol is a Post-Doctoral researcher investigating the feasibility and acceptability of delivering Contingency Management behavioural interventions remotely using mobile telephones (mCM). Before completing her PhD, Carol worked in the department as a research assistant on a feasibility trial to examine whether attendance with supervised methadone consumption in pharmacies can be improved by using incentives delivered by telephone-based interventions (TIES). Carol secured a PhD studentship from the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) to conduct a PhD exploring the effectiveness and acceptability of mCM among patients receiving treatment for substance use disorder in UK addiction services.
Carol holds a BSc Psychology degree and a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Ulster University. She has experience of working within residential drug and alcohol detox units, substance misuse treatment centres and homeless hostels. Carol previously worked at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, in a Behavioural Research unit implementing and evaluating contingency management behavioural interventions that aim to achieve and maintain abstinence in unemployed treatment-resistant drug users, promote medication adherence in individuals living with HIV and reduce HIV-related risk behaviours in injection drug users.
Carol has a strong interest in drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness and Contingency Management behavioural interventions.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Carol is part of the news editing team for the Addiction journal.
Carol co-leads the Addictions module for third year BSc Psychology students at King’s College London. She has also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant on the BSc Psychology course, teaching across a number of first, second- and third-year modules.
- Getty, C.A, Morande, A., Lynskey, M., Weaver, T. & Metrebian, N. (2019). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of mobile telephone-delivered contingency management interventions promoting behaviour change in individuals with substance use disorders. Addiction.
- Getty, C.A., Subramaniam, S., Holtyn, A.F., Jarvis, B.P., Rodewald, A. & Silverman, K. (2018). Implementation and evaluation of a computer-based HIV-prevention programme delivered to adults at risk of HIV.
- Getty, C.A et al. (2018). Protocol for A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of mobile telephone-delivered contingency management interventions promoting behaviour change in individuals with substance use disorders.
- Metrebian, N., … Getty, C.A., Cooper, C. and van der Waal, R., 2020. Telephone delivered incentives for encouraging adherence to supervised methadone consumption (TIES): Study protocol for a feasibility study for an RCT of clinical and cost effectiveness. Contemporary clinical trials communications, 17, p.100506.
- Metrebian, N., Weaver, T., Pilling, S., Goldsmith, K., Carr, E., Shearer, J., Woolston-Thomas, K., Tas, B., Getty, C.A., Cooper, C. and van der Waal, R. (2021). "Mobile telephone delivered contingency management for encouraging adherence to supervised methadone consumption: feasibility study for an RCT of clinical and cost-effectiveness (TIES)." Pilot and Feasibility Studies 7.
- Subramaniam, S., Getty, C.A., Holtyn, A.F., Rodewald, A., Katz B., Jarvis, B.P., Leoutsakos, J., Fingerhood, M. & Silverman, K. (2018). Evaluation of a Computer-Based HIV Education Program for Adults Living with HIV. Aids & Behavior.
- Silverman, K., ... Getty, C.A., Ruhs, S., Marzinke, M.A. & Fingerhood, M. (2019). Incentives for Viral Suppression in People Living with HIV: A Randomized Clinical Trial. AIDS and behaviour.