Prof Lion Shahab

Professor of Health Psychology, University College London

Co-Director of the UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group


Dr Shahab is Professor of Health Psychology at University College London and past President for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco – Europe, a fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and the Royal Society for Public Health. He trained in psychology, epidemiology and neuroscience and has close to 20 years’ experience in addiction research, tobacco control and health psychology. Dr Shahab’s expertise spans work on novel behavioural and pharmacological smoking cessation interventions, in particular e-cigarettes, biomarkers, tobacco product regulation and policy, digital health and tobacco and alcohol use epidemiology. Dr Shahab has collaborated with academic as well as non-academic (e.g., governmental, and non-governmental) partners and to date has authored over 200 scientific papers, reports, and reviews in this area.

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