Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Prof Robert West

Emeritus Professor

Behavioural Science and Health

Institute of Epidemiology & Health

Joined UCL
1st Jun 2020

Research summary

Current research programme: » Understanding and measuring the nicotine withdrawal syndrome » Evaluation of pharmacological and behavioural aids to smoking cessation » Smoking and smoking cessation patterns in the population » Evidence-based guidelines on smoking cessation for health professionals » Understanding motivation Editorial work: » Former Editor in Chief, Addiction » Assistant Editor, Addiction Abstracts

Teaching summary

I am involved in developing and contributing to undergraduate and post-graduate courses relating to areas of research in which I am involved both in the UK and overseas. I am also involved in training health professionals and researchers in clinical and research skills relating to these areas of study.


University of London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1982
University of London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1977