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Leonie Brose joined the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s in 2013, having previously worked at the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) and University College London. Leonie received her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Leonie has conducted research into smoking cessation in clinical practice, its effectiveness and ways to improve it. Currently, one area of research is smoking and mental health, the area of her Cancer Research UK Fellowship 2015-2018.

A second area of research is vaping (e-cigarettes); the Nicotine Research Group has been conducting a unique longitudinal survey since 2012. Leonie is a co-author of several reports on e-cigarettes commissioned by Public Health England.

Research Interests

  • Smoking cessation 
  • Smoking and mental health  
  • Vaping/ e-cigarettes  
  • Tobacco control 


Leonie is Programme Lead for the MSc Addiction Studies and local academic lead for the International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS).

Expertise and Public Engagement

Leonie is Associate Editor for the journals Addiction and Nicotine & Tobacco Research. She is a member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) and co-chaired its Treatment Research Network Advisory Committee from 2017-2019.