Professor Robert West

Emeritus Professor of Health Psychology

Dep't of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London


Robert West is Professor of Health Psychology at University College London, UK. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Addiction. He specialises in addiction and behaviour change. He has authored or co-authored more than 900 scientific works including several books: Energise: The Secrets of Motivation, Theory of Addiction, Models of Addiction, The SmokeFree Formula, and The Behaviour Change Wheel. His personal website is Twitter: @robertjwest.

He has undertaken research and consultancy for companies that develop and manufacture smoking cessation medications but not e-cigarettes. He is an unpaid advisor to the UK’s National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training. Most of his research is funded by Cancer Research UK.

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