Speaker Group: Speaker 2022

Dr Debbie Robson RMN, PhD

Debbie’s work focuses on the development and evaluation of tobacco harm reduction strategies, including e-cigarettes, in mental health and substance use settings.  She is a co-author of Public Health England commissioned annual evidence reviews of e-cigarettes and is a Trustee of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Dr Frances Thirlway

Frances Thirlway is a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology, University of York (UK). She has carried out research on e-cigarette take-up and on intergenerational trajectories of smoking and quitting in the North of England. She is also involved in research exploring tobacco use and cessation in Uganda and Pakistan. Frances combines painstaking qualitative… Read more »

Dr Sharon Cox

Dr Sharon Cox is a Senior Research Fellow within the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at University College London. Collectively she has over 15 years’ experience within substance use treatment and research. Her research focuses on tobacco dependence amongst people living with severe, and often unchanging, health and social needs. She has a special interest… Read more »

Prof Martin Jarvis

Martin Jarvis is Emeritus Professor of Health Psychology at the Department of Behavioural Science & Health, University College London. He has been researching tobacco and nicotine use for the past 40 years. He has served as a trustee of ASH, was Chair of the UK government’s Technical Advisory Group on Tobacco and Health, and was Specialist Adviser… Read more »

Dr Karl E. Lund

Dr. Karl E. Lund is senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. He was Research Director at the Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research for the period 2006-2018. He has been involved in tobacco control work since the mid-1980s, and received the Norwegian Medical Association’s Award in preventive medicine in 2000. Dr…. Read more »

Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce

Jamie Hartmann-Boyce is an Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Policy and Practice at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Her particular interests lie in evidence synthesis (both quantitative and qualitative) and the communication of complex information and data to inform policy and public action. Her research mainly consists of complex evidence… Read more »

Prof Alan Boobis, OBE

Alan Boobis is emeritus Professor of Toxicology, Imperial College London. He retired from his chair at the College in June 2017, after over 40 years.  His main research interests lie in mechanistic toxicology, mode of action and chemical risk assessment.  He has published over 250 original research papers (H-factor 80).  He is or has been… Read more »