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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Health and Lifestyle research group

We conduct research in smoking cessation and in weight management.

We conduct research into smoking cessation and weight management. 
The Group is based at 2 Stayners Road, next to Stepney Green Underground Station.
We also operate a Smokers Clinic and a Weight Clinic there. The clinics serve as clinical bases for a range of studies developing new treatments and enhancing understanding of addictive behaviours and behaviour change.

The Health and Lifestyle Research Group covers the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit (TDRU) and the Weight Management Research Unit (WMRU).  It currently administers >£3 million in research grants and is involved in £12 million research funding altogether.

The Group, based at 2 Stayner’s Road, close to Stepney Green Underground Station, operates Smokers’ Clinics and Weight Clinics, which serve as bases for a range of studies developing new treatments and enhancing understanding of addictive behaviours and behaviour change.

TDRU is one of the leading smoking cessation research and treatment centres globally. It is a part of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, and the Public Health Centre of Excellence. Its research has informed clinical practice and guidelines in the UK and worldwide and continues to contribute to the national stop-smoking service training and relevant NICE guidelines.  In addition, it provides specialist stop smoking services for the borough of Tower Hamlets, and The Corporation of The City of London.

WMRU is a more recent addition to the Group’s work, focussing on treatment and research programmes for obesity and weight management via services to the NHS and QMUL staff within a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) project.

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TEC Summary [PDF 85KB]

Unit Research

ANANINA, Irina -- Unit Administrator -- 0207 882 8231 -- i.ananina@qmul.ac.uk 

BISAL, Natalie -- Research Health Psychologist -- 0207 882 5723 -- n.bisal@qmul.ac.uk

HAJEK, Peter (Director) -- Professor of Clinical Psychology -- 0207 882 8232 -- p.hajek@qmul.ac.uk

LADMORE, Daniella -- Research Health Psychologist -- 0207 882 5948 -- daniella.ladmore@qmul.ac.uk

McALPINE, Kirsten -- Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor -- 0207 882 8224 -- kirsten.mcalpine@qmul.ac.uk

McROBBIE, Hayden -- Professor of Public Health Interventions -- 0207 882 5721 -- h.j.mcrobbie@qmul.ac.uk

ORZOL, Marzena -- Research Health Psychologist -- 0207 882 8227 -- m.orzol@qmul.ac.uk

PHILLIPS-WALLER, Anna -- Research Manager -- 0207 882 5747 -- a.phillips-waller@qmul.ac.uk 

PRZULJ, Dunja, Dr -- Research Health Psychologist -- 0207 882 5949 -- d.przulj@qmul.ac.uk

SMITH, Katie, Dr  -- Senior Research Fellow -- 0207 882 8245 -- katie.smith@qmul.ac.uk

Quit Right Team

AHMED, Sabir -- Administrator and Communications Officer -- 0207 882 3265/ 8230 -- sabir.ahmed@qmul.ac.uk

BEGUM, Shajue -- Tobacco Cessation Practitioner and Administrator -- 0207 882 8669/ 8230 -- shajue.begum@qmul.ac.uk 

BEGUM, Shamsia -- Service Manager -- 0207 882 3264 -- s.begum@qmul.ac.uk 

COPPACK, Simon, Dr -- Clinic locum via Lucy Connolly x 3230 on Tues  -- 0207 882 2369 -- s.w.coppack@qmul.ac.uk

DESAI, Farah -- Tobacco Cessation Practitioner/Pregnancy Specialist -- 0207 882 8246 -- f.desai@qmul.ac.uk

GHOSH, Dipul -- Tobacco Cessation Practitioner -- 0207 882 8660 -- d.ghosh@qmul.ac.uk 

MONTERO, Emma -- Tobacco Cessation Practitioner -- 0207 882 6607 -- e.montero@qmul.ac.uk 

NAHAR, Kamrun -- Tobacco Cessation Practitioner -- 0207 882 7374 -- k.nahar@qmul.ac.uk

CLINIC PHONES

Clinic Reception  --  0207 882 8230

Clinic Freephone --  0800 169 1943

Clinic Fax --  0207 791 1774