UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health


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) 

Dr Jamie Brown (Deputy Director)

Dr Lion Shahab

Dr Emma Beard

Professor Martin Jarvis

Dr Ildiko Tombor

Dr Claire Garnett

Dr Harveen Ubhi

Aleksandra Herbec (PhD Student)

Charlie Smith (PhD Student)


Ongoing projects

Current PhD projects

Completed projects

Research publications