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Addictions Department Staff

Mr Erikas Simonavicius

PhD Student





Erikas is a first-year PhD student studying transitions to less harmful ways of consuming nicotine amongst intransigent smokers.

Prior to starting his PhD, Erikas worked as a Research Assistant in the Nicotine Research Group in the Department of Addictions and worked with Dr Leonie Brose on a project aimed at improving smoking cessation support for smokers with mental health problems.

Erikas holds a BA in Psychology and MA (cum laude) in Clinical Psychology, which he graduated at Vilnius University (Lithuania), and In 2014 he completed the MSc in Addiction Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). Erikas has over four years' experience working as a clinical psychologist in addiction treatment services in Lithuania and his research interests include motivation to change substance-using behaviour and possible ways to prompt and support it.


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