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.

 

RESEARCH  STAFF

 

 

 

BISAL, Natalie

Research Health Psychologist

0207 882 5723

HAJEK, Peter, Director

Professor of Clinical Psychology

0207 882 8232

LADMORE, Daniella

Research Health Psychologist

0207 882 5948

McALPINE, Kirsten

Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor

0207 882 8224

McROBBIE, Hayden

Professor of Public Health Interventions

0207 882 8230

MILLER, Laura

Research Psychologist

0207 882 8244

ORZOL, Marzena

Research Health Psychologist

0207 882 8227

PHILLIPS, Anna

Research Co-ordinator (on maternity leave)

0207 882 5747

PITTACCIO, Kate

Research  Psychologist

0207 882 5722

PRZULJ, Dunja, Dr

Research Health Psychologist

0207 882 5949

ROSSABI, Jan

Unit Secretary

0207 882 8231

SMITH, Katie, Dr

Research Fellow

0207 882 8245

THOMPSON-LAKE, Daisy

PhD Student

0207 882 8225

STOP TOBACCO TEAM

 

 

 

AHMED, Sabir

Administrator and Communications for Tower Hamlets

0207 882 8230

BEGUM, Shajue

Tobacco Cessation Practitioner and Administrator

0207 882 8669/8230

BEGUM, Shamsia

Service Manager

0207 882 3264

DESAI, Farah

Tobacco Cessation Practitioner/Pregnancy Specialist

0207 882 8246

DESAI, Shireen

Tobacco Cessation Practitioner

0207 882 8229

GHOSH, Dipul

Tobacco Cessation Practitioner

0207 882 8660

MALIK, Abdul

Tobacco Cessation Practitioner

0207 882 3265

NAHAR, Kamrun

Tobacco Cessation Practitioner

0207 882 7374

CLINIC PHONES

 

 

 

Clinic Reception

 

0207 882 8230

 

Clinic Freephone

 

0800 169 1943

 

Clinic Fax

 

0207 791 1774

 

Daisy Gemma Yan
Thompson - Lake PHD Student

 

Joanna Miler, Research Health, Psychologist

 

Natasha Anastasi, Stop Smoking, Advisor

 

Natalie Bisal, Research Health, Psychologist

 

Sarrah Peerbux, Health Behaviours, Specialist

 

Daisy Gemma Yan, Thompson - Lake PHD, Student