Professor Ann McNeill
BSc, PGCE, PhD
Professor of Tobacco Addiction
Tel: 020 7848 0681
Ann McNeill is a Professor of Addictions in the National Addiction Centre with a focus on tobacco. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first class joint honours degree in zoology and psychology and then carried out her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry focusing on the development of dependence on smoking. Since that time she has held a variety of academic and public sector posts focusing largely on tobacco control research. Ann has an established international reputation, receiving a World Health Organisation award for contributions to tobacco control in 1998. She has published more than 250 academic papers book chapters, reports and opinion pieces on the subject and her research ranges across prevention, cessation, harm reduction and local, national and international policy. Ann was a co-author of the recent systematic review of tobacco product packaging which underpinned the recent government consultation on plain packaging and has a particular interest in the relationship between smoking, mental health and inequalities. She is Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies. Ann is interested in any PhD students with an interest in tobacco control research.
Rooke C, McNeill A, Arnott D. Regulatory issues concerning the development and circulation of nicotine-containing products: a qualitative study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research published online Nov 5 2012
Lund KE, McNeill A. Patterns of dual use of snus and cigarettes in a mature snus market. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2012 Sep 18 [Epub ahead of print]
McNeill A, Amos A, McEwen A, Ferguson J, Croghan E. Developing the evidence base for addressing inequalities and smoking in the United Kingdom. Commentary. Addiction 2012 2 Nov doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04082.x [Epub ahead of print]
Parker C, McNeill A, Ratschen E. Tailored tobacco dependence support for mental health patients: a model fo inpatient and community services. Addiction 2012 2 Nov doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04080.x [Epub ahead of print]
McNeill A, Munafo MR. Reducing harm from tobacco use. Br J Psychopharmacol 2012 Oct 3 [Epub ahead of print]
Kasza K, Hyland A, Borland R, McNeill A, Travers M, Fix B, Hammond D, Fong G, Cummings KM. Effectiveness of Stop-Smoking Medications: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Addiction 2012 Aug 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04009.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Langley TE, McNeill A, Lewis S, Szatkowski L, Quinn C. The impact of media campaigns on smoking cessation activity: a structural vector autoregression analysis. Addiction. 2012 May 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03958.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Beard E, Aveyard P, McNeill A, Michie S, Fider J, Brown J, West R (in press) Mediation analysis of the association between use of NRT for smoking reduction and attempts to stop smoking. Psychology & Health. Epub 2012 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]
Brown A, Boudreau C, Moodie C, Fong GT, Li GY, McNeill A, Thompson ME, Hassan Lm, Hyland A, Thrasher JF, Yong HH, Borland R, Hastings G, Hammond D. Support for removal of point-of-purchase tobacco advertising and displays: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Canada survey. Tobacco Control 2012 Nov;21:555-9. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050153. Epub 2011 Oct 15.
Scheffels J, Lund KE, McNeill A. Contrasting snus and NRT as methods to quit smoking. An observational study. Harm Reduct J. 2012 Feb 29;9(1):10. [Epub ahead of print]
Docherty G, McNeill A. The hardening hypothesis: does it matter? Tobacco Control 2012;21:267-8.
McNeill A, Hammond D, Gartner C. Whither product regulation? Tobacco Control 2012;21:221-6.
Caleyachetty A, Lewis S, McNeill A, Leonardi-Bee J. Struggling to make ends meet: exploring pathways to understand why smokers in financial difficulties are less likely to quit successfully. Eur J Public Health 2012;22(Suppl 1):41-48 doi:10.1093/Eurpub/ckr199
Brown A, McNeill A, Mons U, Guignard. Do smokers in Europe think all cigarettes are equally harmful? Eur J Public Health 2012;22(Suppl 1): 35-40 doi:10.1093/Eurpub/ckr198.
Mons U, Nagelhout GE, Guignard R, McNeill A, van den Putte B, Willsmsen MC, Brenner H, Potschke-Langer M, Breitling LP. Comprehensive smoke-free policies attract more support from smokers in Europe than partial policies. Eur J Public Health; 2012:22(Suppl 1):10-16 doi:10.1093/Eurpub/ckr202
Nagelhout GE, de Vries H, Boudreau C, Allwright S, McNeill A, van den Putte B, Fong GT, Willemsen MC. Comparative impact of smoke-free legislation on smoking cessation in three European countries. Eur J Public Health. 2012;22 Suppl 1:4-9.
McNeill A, Craig L, Willemsen MC, Fong GT. Tobacco control in Europe: a deadly lack of progress. Eur J Public Health 2012;22(Suppl 1): 1-3 first published online January 24, 2012: doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckr201
Croucher RE, , Shanbhag S, Dahiya M, Kassim S, McNeill A. Predictors of successful short-term tobacco cessation in UK resident female Bangladeshi tobacco chewers. Addiction, 2012 Jan 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03819.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Langley TE, Szatkowski L, McNeill A, Coleman T, Lewis S. Prescribing of nicotine replacement therapy to cardiovascular disease patients in England. Addiction 2012 jan 11. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03794.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Spanopoulos D, Ratschen E, McNeill A, Britton J. Retail price and point of sale display of tobacco in the UK: a descriptive study of small retailers. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029871