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Board 2017 – 2018

Board members are elected by members of SRNT-E. Board members each serve for 3 years.

There are three ex officio positions: Honorary Secretary, SRNT Member Delegate for Europe, and Past President.

 

President

Linda Bauld

Email: linda.bauld@stir.ac.uk

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Linda Bauld is Professor of Health Policy, Director of the Institute for Social Marketing and Dean of Research Impact at the University of Stirling in Scotland. She is also a Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies and holds the CRUK/BUPA Chair in Behavioural Research for Cancer Prevention, a part time secondment to Cancer Research UK that began in August 2014. Prof Bauld has a background in applied policy research and for the past 20 years her research interests have centred on the evaluation of public health interventions. She has conducted studies on drug and alcohol use, inequalities in health and, most notably, on tobacco control and smoking cessation. She is a former scientific adviser on tobacco control to the UK government, chaired the NICE guidance development group on tobacco harm reduction, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

 

Past president

Ivan Berlin

Email: ivan.berlin@psl.aphp.fr

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Ivan Berlin is tenured Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacology at the Université P.& M. Curie, Faculté de médecine, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris. He is affiliated to INSERM U1178. He earned his MD degree from the Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary and his PhD degree and Authorisation to Direct Research Degree from P.& M. Curie University. Dr Berlin studies many aspects of smoking and tobacco, including nicotine and tobacco related clinical research, medication treatments, smoking and pregnancy, electronic cigarettes, smoking and metabolic disorders, and smoking and psychiatric disorders.


President Elect

Daniel Kotz

Email: daniel.kotz@med.uni-duesseldorf.de

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Daniel Kotz is professor in general practice with a main focus on addiction research and clinical epidemiology at the Institute of General Practice, Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. He is also affiliated with Maastricht University, University College London, and the University of Edinburgh. His main research areas are tobacco addiction (effectiveness of behavioural and pharmacological treatments), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (prediction modelling, early detection, prevention) and clinical epidemiology (research methodology and reporting). In the field of tobacco addiction he is currently leading a 5-year research program entitled "Treating tobacco addiction: new clinical approaches" and a cluster-RCT entitled “Training general practitioners in brief stop-smoking advice”. He is also co-investigator of an effectiveness-implementation of tobacco cessation within TB programmes. Prof Kotz is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and Senior Editor of Addiction. He previously served SRNT in his role of SRNT-E board member from 2009-2012 and as co-chair of the SRNT conference in Florence in 2017.

  

Honorary Secretary

Marcus Munafo

Email: marcus.munafo@bristol.ac.uk

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Marcus Munafo is Professor of Biological Psychology at the School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol. Prof Munafò’s research focuses on understanding pathways into, and the consequences of, health behaviours and mental health, with a particular focus on tobacco and alcohol use. This work includes: 1) observational and genetic epidemiology, and the use of a range of methods that enable stronger causal inference from observational data, such as negative control and Mendelian randomization methods; 2) the laboratory study of cognitive and neurobiological mechanistic pathways that underpin exposure-outcome relationships; and 3) the development of novel individual- and population-level interventions that target these mechanisms, including choice architecture interventions. This work has informed ongoing policy debates, such as the introduction of standardised (“plain”) packaging for tobacco products. He also has interests in the role of incentive structures in science, and the extent to which these shape the robustness and reproducibility of scientific research.

Secretary

Allison Ford

Email: a.j.ford@stir.ac.uk

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Allison Ford is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling. Her PhD, completed in 2014, explored how cues within tobacco packaging and product design influence adolescents’ responses. One of her main current projects includes the Cancer Research UK funded Youth Tobacco Policy Survey, a repeat cross-sectional survey of 11-16 year olds across the UK which monitors youth responses to tobacco control policies, e-cigarettes and e-cigarette marketing. Other examples of recent projects include a large qualitative NIHR funded study on the barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in pregnancy; an ESRC funded study exploring the support needs of those bereaved through substance use; a feasibility study exploring the use of e-cigarettes to help lung cancer patients stop smoking; and a review of the e-cigarette marketing literature and policy in the UK. Dr Ford also co-ordinates the annual UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies continuing professional development course Nicotine and Tobacco: Current Issues Policy and Practice and is an Associate Editor for the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

 

Treasurer

Lynne Dawkins

Email: dawkinl3@lsbu.ac.uk

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Lynne Dawkins is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the School of Applied Science of London South Bank University. She has worked in the field of nicotine and tobacco research for 20 years and was among the first to demonstrate specific abstinence-related cognitive and motivational impairments in smokers, to map trajectories of recovery, and predictive utility for cessation. In part of her research she pioneered in the field of e-cigarettes describing user profiles and patterns of use; effects on cigarette craving/withdrawal symptoms; device characteristics and comparisons; puffing topographies, and pharmacokinetic profiles. This work has fed into UK Tobacco Control Policy. Dr Dawkins is currently in receipt of CRUK funding to explore effects of nicotine e-liquid concentrations on puffing patterns and carbonyl exposure and effects of the TPD E-cigarette warning labels on risk perceptions/intentions to use.

Communications Officer

Mirte Kuipers

Email: m.a.kuipers@amc.uva.nl

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Mirte Kuipers is a postdoc researcher at the Academic Medical Center – University of Amsterdam. She is also affiliated with University College London. In her research Dr Kuipers studies the effectiveness of tobacco control policies on smoking behaviour. She is involved in research in the Netherlands, the UK, and in the wider European context. In her PhD project, completed in 2016, she focused on tobacco control policy effectiveness in young people, in particular among lower socioeconomic groups. During her PhD Dr Kuipers worked on the European SILNE project and she is currently part of the coordinating team of its sequel, the SILNE-R project. Her current research mainly focuses on policies that restrict the visibility and accessibility of tobacco.

 

Representative for Europe in SRNT

Tellervo Korhonen

Email: tellervo.korhonen@helsinki.fi

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Tellervo Korhonen is Adjunct professor in public health at the Department of Public Health of the University of Helsinki.

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