Dr Katie Myers Smith, BSc (Hons) MSc DPhilSenior Research FellowCentre: Centre for Public Health & PolicyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 8245ProfileResearchPublicationsProfileI am a chartered Health Psychologist with a track record in health behaviour change related to smoking cessation and weight management. Since 2005, I have worked in the Wolfson Institute of Population Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. I have been involved in the development and management of the pioneering research projects undertaken at the Health and Lifestyle Unit. My main area of research is the use of e-cigarettes as an aid to stopping smoking. I am currently leading on a large NIHR HTA study looking specifically at the intensity of support and its impact on stopping when using an e-cigarette. ResearchResearch Interests: 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 Randomised trial of nicotine patch preloading for smoking cessation Nicotine Content & Consistency of its delivery E-Cigarette - Potential toxins and nicotine delivery in users 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 Complementing current pharmacological treatments for smokers with sensory replacement E-Cigarette & Nicotine Inhalator on tobacco withdrawal symptoms PublicationsPlease click through to see a complete list of Katie's publications. Featured publications Hajek, P., Phillips-Waller, A., Przulj, D., Pesola, F., Myers Smith, K., Bisal, N., Li, J., Parrott, S., Sasieni, P., Dawkins, L. and Ross, L., 2019. A randomized trial of e-cigarettes versus nicotine-replacement therapy. New England Journal of Medicine, 380(7), pp.629-637. Hajek, P., McRobbie, H., Myers Smith, K., Phillips, A., Cornwall, D. & Dhaji, Al-Rehan. & (2014) Increasing Varenicline dose in smokers who do not respond to the standard dosage: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. Hajek, P., Myers Smith, K., Dhaji, Al-Rehan. & McRobbie, H. (2013) Is a combination of varenicline and nicotine patch more effective in helping smokers quit than varenicline alone? A randomised controlled trial. BMC Medicine. 11; 140. Myers, K., Hajek, P., Hinds. C. & McRobbie, H (2011) Can stopping smoking shortly before surgery lead to post-operative complications? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Internal Medicine. 171 (11): 983-989. Hajek, P., McRobbie, H. & Myers, K., Stapleton, J., & Dhanji Al-Rehan (2011) Using varenicline for four weeks prior to quitting smoking: Effects on ad-lib smoking, post-cessation withdrawal discomfort, and short-term smoking cessation rates. Archives of Internal Medicine. 171, 770-777.