Senior Research Associate
Tobacco Harm Reduction
After completing her BSc in Experimental Psychology and MSc in Health Psychology, Dr Emma Beard was awarded her PhD in 2011 from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UCL). She subsequently undertook an MSc in Medical Statistics and was awarded Graduate Statistician Status in 2014. The same year she was awarded a fellowship from the NIHR SPHR and now works as a Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL. Her current work focuses on the analysis of data from the Smoking and Alcohol Toolkit Studies, which are population surveys of adults aged 16+. She has over 50 publications on a variety of topics, with a key focus on tobacco harm reduction, high-risk alcohol consumption and statistical methodology. Emma has presented at both national and international conferences, is an Assistant Editor for Addiction and teaches across a number of MSc and BSc courses in psychology, behavioural science and statistics.