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Addictions Department Staff

Dr Leonie Brose


MSc, Dipl.-Psych., PhD

Tel: 020 7848 0445


LeonieBroseLeonie completed her MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Luton (now University of Bedfordshire) before completing a 5-year course in Psychology at the University of Greifswald (Germany). Leonie undertook her PhD in Health Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, looking at the design and development of patient-reported outcome measures.

Following her PhD, Leonie worked as Research Associate at the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) and in the Tobacco Research Group at University College London, before starting as a lecturer in the Addictions Department here at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. Leonie is a member of the UK Centre for Smoking and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS).

Research interests
  • Smoking cessation and tobacco control
  • Effectiveness of behavioural support and different medication options in smoking cessation
  • Training for practitioners in smoking cessation
  • Surveys of smokers and practitioners
  • Smoking cessation and mental health


Leonie is a member of the Addictions Department’s Athena SWAN Working Group.

Recent publications

Brose L.S., Chong C. B., Aspinall E., Michie S. & McEwen A. (2014). Effects of standardised cigarette packaging on craving, motivation to stop and perceptions of cigarettes and packs. Psychology & Health, Epub ahead of print. Doi: 10.1080/08870446.2014.896915

Beard E., Brose L. S., Brown J., West R. & McEwen A. (2014). How are the English Stop Smoking Services responding to growth in use of electronic cigarettes? Patient Education and Counseling. 94(2), 276-281. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.022

Brose L. S. (2014). Editorial: Helping pregnant smokers to quit: BMJ. 348, g1808. 10.1136/bmj.g1808

Brose L.S., West R. & McEwen A. (2014). How stable are stop smoking practitioner success rates over time? Translational Behavioral Medicine, Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0261-4

Raupach T., Brown J., Herbec A., Brose L. & West R. (2014). A systematic review of studies assessing the association between adherence to smoking cessation medication and treatment success. Addiction. 109(1), 35-43. doi: 10.1111/add.12319

Shahab L., Brose L.S. & West R. (2013). Novel Delivery Systems for Nicotine Replacement Therapy as an Aid to Smoking Cessation and for Harm Reduction: Rationale, and Evidence for Advantages Over Existing Systems. CNS Drugs, 27(12), 1007-19. Doi: 10.1007/s40263-013-0116-4

Brose L.S., West R., Michie S., McEwen A. (2013). Stop smoking practitioners’ reports on the success of quit attempts they support. Smoking in Britain, 1,2.

Hiscock R., Murray S., Brose L.S., McEwen A., Leonardi-Bee J. & Bauld L. (2013). Behavioural therapy for smoking cessation: the effectiveness of different interventions for disadvantaged and affluent smokers. Addictive Behaviors 38(11), 2787-2796. Doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.07.010

Brose L.S., McEwen, A. & West R. (2013). Association between nicotine replacement therapy use in pregnancy and smoking cessation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 132 (3), 660-664. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.04.017

McDermott M.S., Beard E., Brose L.S., West R. & McEwen A.  (2013). Factors associated with differences in quit rates between ‘specialist’ and ‘community’ stop-smoking practitioners in the English Stop-Smoking Services. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 15(7), 1239-1247, doi: 10.1093/ntr/nts262.

Brose L.S., Tombor, I. Shahab, L. & West, R. (2013). The effect of reducing the threshold for carbon monoxide validation of smoking abstinence - evidence from the English Stop Smoking Services. Addictive Behaviors 38, 2529-2531. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.04.006

Brose L.S., West R., Michie S. & McEwen A. (2013).Validation of content of an online knowledge training programme. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 15(5), 997-998. doi:10.1093/ntr/nts258

Brose L.S., West R. & Stapleton J.A. (2013). Comparison of the effectiveness of varenicline and combination nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in clinical practice. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 88(3), 226-233.

Brose L.S., West R., Michie S., Kenyon J.A.M. & McEwen A. (2012). Effectiveness of an online knowledge training and assessment programme for Stop Smoking Practitioners. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 14(7), 794-800. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr286

Brose L.S., McEwen A & West R. (2012). Does it matter who you see to help you stop smoking? Short-term quit rates across specialist Stop Smoking Practitioners in England. Addiction 107(11), 2029-2036. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03935.x.

McDermott M.S., West R., Brose L.S. & McEwen A. (2012). Self-reported practices, attitudes and levels of training of practitioners in the English NHS Stop Smoking Services. Addictive Behaviors 37(4), 498-506. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.01.003.

Brose L.S. & McEwen A. (2012). Smoking cessation: training and support for health care practitioners. Trends in Urology & Men's Health 3 (2), 8-12. doi: 10.1002/tre.251.

Brose L.S., West R., Michie S. & McEwen A. (2012).Evaluation of face-to-face courses in behavioural support for Stop Smoking Practitioners. Journal of Smoking Cessation 7 (1), 1-6. doi: 10.1017/jsc.2012.6

Brose L.S., West R., McDermott M.S., Fidler J.A, Croghan E. & McEwen A. (2011). What makes for an effective Stop-Smoking Service?. Thorax 66(10), 924-926.doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200251

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