Research Interests: Smoking cessation, tobacco control, smoking and mental health, electronic cigarettes/vaping, effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions
Bio: Since starting my position as a Lecturer in Addictions at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London in 2013, I have been involved in different projects on electronic cigarettes, investigating for example harm perception, their effect on smoking behaviour and policy support. In December 2015, I started a Cancer Research UK/BUPA Foundation Fellowship in Cancer Prevention to complete several different projects with a focus on smoking cessation in smokers with mental health problems to help address some of the inequality in health and life expectancy.
Before my current position, I worked at the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training and the Tobacco Research Group at University College London where my work was around practitioner training and using routinely collected data to assess the effectiveness of stop smoking interventions. In 2011, I completed my PhD in the development of patient-reported outcome measures at Royal Holloway, University of London.
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