Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


UCL Tobacco & Alcohol Research Group (UTARG)

UCL Tobacco & Alcohol Research Group

The UCL Tobacco and Research Group (UTARG) aims to advance and integrate population and individual approaches to quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption by:

  1. Providing insights into population-wide influences on smoking and alcohol consumption
  2. Advancing the scientific foundation, and further the development of interventions aimed at promoting smoking cessation and helping people reduce their alcohol consumption.

Meet the Team

Professor Robert West (Director) 

Professor Jamie Brown (Co-Director)

Dr Lion Shahab (Deputy Director)

Dr Emma Beard

Professor Martin Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jackson

Dr Claire Garnett

Dr Olga Perski

Dr Aleksandra Herbec 

Dr Melissa Oldham

Gemma Loebenberg

Dimitra Kale

PhD Students: Loren KockCharlie SmithHarry Tattan-Birch (Research Assistant/Trial Coordinator) 


Ongoing projects

Current PhD projects

Completed projects

Research publications

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