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 Expert  728522

Expert in Tobacco Control, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Psychology, Quantitative Analysis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's expertise lies in epidemiology, tobacco control, public health and behavioral medicine. Current research interests focus on the detection of smoking-related diseases (cardiovascular and respiratory) in the population, exposure of smokers to smoking-related carcinogens, clinical trials of novel smoking cessation interventions (both pharmacological and behavioral), the use of smoking-related biomarkers to motivate smoking cessation, the development and impact of potential harm reduction strategies and public attitudes to tobacco policy. This work involves analysis of large data-sets and surveys, designing and conducting intervention studies as well as laboratory experimental studies. In addition, Expert has recently started to investigate neuro-degenerative disorders of learning and memory using electrophysiological methods to assess synaptic plasticity in transgenic mouse models of Alzheimers Disease.

cigarette smoke


public health


public health epidemiology




smoking human health effect


survey statistics


tobacco smoke


tobacco smoke human health effect


tobacco control

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2008   PhD   Epidemiology and Health Psychology   (Undisclosed University)  
2004   MSc   Health Psychology   Instititute of Psychiatry, King's College London   Distinction
2003   BA   Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology   University of Oxford   First Class

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to


(Undisclosed University)


Epidemiology and Public Health


Research Fellow


His responsibilities involve: analyses of large scale data sets, dissemination of research findings through publications, conferences and other public engagements; seeking of research grant funding; setting-up, running and co-ordination of research projects and clinical trials; initiation and maintenance of national as well as international research collaborations; supervision and teaching of students.

Career Accomplishments:

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Society of Behavioral Medicine

Higher Education Academy


Postgraduate Certificate for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education; Trained smoking cessation counselor

Professional Appointments

Assistant Editor for the Journal Addiction


Various educational and career development scholarships (Medical Research Council, Expert's University, NIH)

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published 17 peer-reviewed articles and 5 chapters.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Tobacco Control  
 - Addiction  
 - Addiction Biology  
 - British Journal of Health Psychology  
 - Thorax  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to 2008   National Health Service, UK   Freelancer   He helped to communicate new smoking cessation guidance to dental teams across the UK by composing required material (memos, letters, powerpoint presentation)
2007 to 2007   National Institute of Clinical Excellence, UK   Freelancer   Writing of expert guidance - responsible for designing data extraction and classification forms, also assisted in the development and evaluation of the search strategy, collation of study data and writing of a systematic review.
2007 to 2007   Department of Health, UK   Freelancer   Study to evaluate carcinogen exposure among smokers - helped to design and to obtain funding and ethical approval for research project; also instrumental in setting up and running of study, including administrative management and data analysis.
2006 to 2006   Centers of Disease Control, USA   Freelancer   Study to investigate level of exposure of smokers to Tobacco-specific nitrosamines; involved development of recruitment strategy, interviewing and collecting samples from participants as well as data interpretation and analysis.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert interview regarding the results and feasibilty of novel smoking cessation therapy, its barriers to market entry and expected reception of product as well as general overview of future tobacco control developments; provision of feedback on tobacco control conference
  • Preparation and writing of systematic review evaluating effectiveness of online support for smoking cessation to inform new guidance document.
  • Writing and delivering of presentation about clinical trial results of a new smoking cessation therapy (Varenicline Tartrate/Champix/Chantix) compared with exisiting behavioral and pharmacological therapy for German Congress of Respiratory Physicians.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert advice to National Institute of Clinical Excellence and Department of Health (UK) on Tobacco Control Policies.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2006 to 2006   USA, Canada   Visit to laboratories in USA (New York) and Canada (Waterloo) to share experience, knowledge and further international collaboration

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He is highly proficient
German   Mother tongue

Market Research:
General expertise in field of Tobacco Control, e.g. current developments in pharmacological smoking cessation interventions, attitude in population towards tobacco control strategies, smoking and smoking-related disease prevalence and time trends.

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Additional Skills and Services:

Teaching of epidemiological statistics to medical students, provision of public health seminars to masters students and health psychology teaching to undergraduates. Development of teaching material for the National Health Service on new smoking cessation guidance.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Identification of laboratories for the analysis of biomarkers of exposure to nicotine (cotinine) as well as carcinogens (TSNAs, PAH).


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