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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Dunja Przulj, MSc PhD

Research Fellow

Centre: Centre for Public Health & Policy

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 5949


I am a Research Fellow with experience of behaviour change interventions. I completed my PhD in 2014 at the Wolfson Institute and have continued to work there since, developing and conducting research on smoking cessation, and novel weight management approaches such as intermittent fasting. My work forms part of the Health & Lifestyle Research Unit at the Centre for Public Health & Policy, and my background is in Health Psychology.



Research Interests:

  • Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation/harm reduction
  • Health outcomes and relapse rates associated with long term use of e-cigarettes
  • Nicotine delivery and user reactions to different types of e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery devices
  • Developmental trajectory of dual users of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes
  • Intermittent fasting approaches e.g. 5:2 diet and time restricted eating for weight loss


Please click through to see a complete list of Dunja's publications.

Featured publications

Przulj, D., Ladmore, D., Smith, K. M., Phillips-Waller, A., & Hajek, P. (2021). Time restricted eating as a weight loss intervention in adults with obesity. PLoS One, 16(1), e0246186. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0246186

HAJEK, P., PHILLIPS-WALLER, A., PRZULJ, D., Pesola, F., MYERS SMITH, K. E., BISAL, N., . . . MCROBBIE, H. (n.d.). A Randomised Trial of E-Cigarettes Versus Nicotine Replacement Therapy. New England Journal of Medicine.

Hajek, P., Przulj, D., Phillips, A., Anderson, R., & MCROBBIE, H. J. (n.d.). Nicotine delivery to users from cigarettes and from different types of e-cigarettes. Psychopharmacology.

McRobbie, H., Phillips, A., Goniewicz, M. L., Smith, K. M., Knight-West, O., Przulj, D., & Hajek, P. (2015). Effects of switching to electronic cigarettes with and without concurrent smoking on exposure to nicotine, carbon monoxide, and acrolein. Cancer Prevention Research, 8(9), 873-878. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-15-0058

Przulj, D., Wehbe, L., McRobbie, H., & Hajek, P. (2019). Progressive nicotine patch dosing prior to quitting smoking: feasibility, safety and effects during the pre-quit and post-quit periods. Addiction, 114(3), 515-522. doi:10.1111/add.14483

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