Hayden McRobbie, MB, ChB (Otago), PhD (London)
Reader in Public Health Interventions
Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 5721
I graduated with his degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 1996.
After working in general medicine and surgery for three years I moved to the UK to take up a post in the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London.
Whilst working in the unit he completed his PhD, which focused on tobacco withdrawal symptomatology.
One of my main current research interests concerns treatment approaches that could help these highly dependent smokers. In my previous work, I have examined brief treatments practicable routinely on a large scale and more intensive clinical interventions, both behavioural and pharmacological, including first published trials of new nicotine replacement formulations.
I have also been involved in writing systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, assisting NICE with literature reviews and guiding practitioners via training and treatment manuals.
I am also involved in weight management and I am currently leading a randomised controlled trial comparing weight loss in a group-based weight management programme with a practice nurse intervention.
I contribute to numerous expert bodies, committees, working groups and conferences and I am an Assistant Editor of Addiction, Associate Editor of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Smoking Cessation, a member of the Society for Research of Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD).
- Public health centre of excellance
- Rate of nicotine metabolism project & topography project
- Provision of Tobacco Control Health Inequalities Pilot Programme
- Peer-Support weight management programme to supplement brief advice in general practice for obese adults from deprived communities
- Ramdomised trial of nicotine patch preloading for smoking cessation
Nicotine Content & Consistency of its delivery
- E-Cigarette - Potential toxins and nicotine delivery in users
- Evaluating longer term outcome of NHS Stop Smoking Service
- Smoking Cessation Service
- Evaluation of Fresh Start Programme (Obesity)
- Tailoring varenicline to individual needs (TVIN study)
- Combination of NRT and varenicline to increase cessation of tobacco
- Smoking Cessation Service 2013 - 2014
- International Smoking Cessation Education Collaboration
- Complementing current pharmacological treatments for smokers with sensory replacement
- E-Cigarette & Nicotine Inhalator on tobacco withdraval symptons
- A randomized trial of the effects of two novel nicotine replacement therapies on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and user satisfaction
- Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery device (e cigarette) on desire to smoke and withdrawal, user preferences and nicotine delivery: randomised cross-over trial
- New Zealand smoking cessation guidelines