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Erikas is a NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre PhD student and a member of the Nicotine Research group in the Department of Addictions. Before starting his PhD, Erikas worked with Dr Leonie Brose on the project aimed at improving smoking cessation support for smokers with mental health problems.

Erikas holds a BA in Psychology, MA (cum laude) in Clinical Psychology (both from Vilnius University, Lithuania) and MSc in Addiction Studies (King’s College London). His PhD project focuses on transitions between different means of nicotine use among smokers who are not willing or cannot quit smoking for good.

Research Interests

  • Smoking cessation
  • Smoking and mental health
  • Tobacco harm reduction


Graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for statistics practicals for BSc Psychology students