UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Dr Jamie Brown

Dr Jamie Brown

Principal Research Associate

Behavioural Science and Health

Institute of Epidemiology & Health

Joined UCL
1st Nov 2010

Research summary

Dr Brown is a Principal Research Fellow of the Society for Study of Addiction and Deputy Director of the UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group. He co-leads a programme of research to evaluate digital behaviour change interventions and manages the monthly population surveys, the ‘Smoking and Alcohol Toolkit Studies’. In over 90 publications on a variety of topics, a particular focus has been on tobacco control, including real-world monitoring and evaluation of e-cigarettes, harm reduction activity, and national tobacco policies and events. He has been invited to present his work on e-cigarettes at international conferences, to the UK regulatory authorities for medicines, and has co-authored a briefing to the UK all-party parliamentary pharmacy group. He is a co-author of Theory of Addiction (second edition) and ABC of Behaviour Change Theories, and an Assistant Editor at the journal Addiction.

Teaching summary





2016 - CRUK Principal Research Associate, UCL

2015 - Deputy Director, Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, UCL

2013 - 2016 SSA Senior Research fellow, UCL

2010 - 2013 Research associate, UCL

2006 Research assistant, University of Cambridge,

2005 - 2006 Research assistant, University of Warwick


2013 Society for the Study of Addiction’s Academic Fellowship; £150,000.

2012 Pfizer Investigator initiated award: Tracking usage of aids to smoking cessation using the Smoking Toolkit Study - A national study of smoking and cessation in England; £25,066.80. (Annual contribution and involves review for renewal for each of the next four years).

2013 Co-applicant or collaborator: CRUK TAG project grant: Exposure to nicotine and tobacco-related toxicants in long-term users of nicotine-containing products; £50,000


2010 - PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge

2005 - MA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge


Senior Editor at Addiction

Society for Study of Addiction

British Psychological Society

European Health Psychology Society

Experimental Psychology Society

Implicit Laboratory Association