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Wolfson Institute of Population Health - Barts and The London

Katie Myers Smith

Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine

Email: katie.smith@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 8245

Profile

Katie is a chartered Health Psychologist with a track record in health behaviour change related to smoking cessation and weight management.

Since 2005 she has worked in the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Katie has been involved in the development and management of the research projects undertaken at the Tobacco Dependence Research and Treatment Unit.

Research

Research 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<
  • Ramdomised 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 2013 - 2014
  • Complementing current pharmacological treatments for smokers with sensory replacement
  • E-Cigarette & Nicotine Inhalator on tobacco withdraval symptons

Publications

P Hajek, A Phillips-Waller, D Przulj, F Pesola, K M Smith, N Bisal, J Li, S Parrott, P Sasieni, L Dawkins, L. Ross, ML. Goniewicz, Qi Wu, H J McRobbie. (2019) A randomised trial of e-cigarettes versus nicotine replacement therapy. N Engl J Med 2019; 380:629-637 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1808779

McRobbie H, Hajek P, Peerbux S, Kahan BC, Eldridge S, TrĂ©pel D, Parrott S, Griffiths C, Snuggs S, Myers Smith K. (2019) Randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a task-based weight management group programme. BMC Public Health, 19:365 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6679-3

Hajek P., Przulj D, Smith K (2019). Smoking and Cognitive Performance: The Chicken and Egg Problem. Amer J Psychiatry, published Online:1 Jul 2019 https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2019.18111257

P Hajek, A Phillips-Waller, D Przulj, F Pesola, K M Smith, N Bisal, J Li, S Parrott, P Sasieni, L Dawkins, L. Ross, ML. Goniewicz, Qi Wu, H J McRobbie. (2019) A randomised controlled trial to examine the efficacy of e-cigarettes compared with nicotine replacement therapy, when used within the UK stop smoking service (TEC Study). Health Technol Assess. 2019 Aug;23(43):1-82. doi: 10.3310/hta23430. PMID: 31434605

J. Li, P.Hajek, F. Pesola, Q. Wu, A. Phillips-Waller, D. Przulj, K. Myers Smith, N. Bisal, P. Sasieni, L. Dawkins, L. Ross, M. Goniewicz, H. McRobbie, S. Parrott (2019) Cost-effectiveness of e-cigarettes compared with nicotine replacement therapy in the UK stop smoking service (TEC study): a randomised controlled trial. Addiction. 2019 Oct 9. doi: 10.1111/add.14829.  

Hajek P, Pittaccio K, Pesola F, Myers Smith K, Phillips-Waller A, Przulj D. (2020) Nicotine delivery and user reactions to JUUL compared to cigarettes and to other e-cigarette products. Addiction.  doi:10.1111/add.14936

Phillips-Waller A, Przulj D, Myers Smith K, Pesola F, Hajek P. (2020) Nicotine delivery and user reactions to Juul EU (20mg/ml) compared with Juul US (59mg/ml), cigarettes, and other e-cigarette products. Psychopharmacology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-020-05734-2