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Biography

Rob has worked and studied at the Addictions Department in King’s College London since starting his MSc in 2013. He completed his PhD in 2019 which focused on how to optimise online learning resources for addiction treatment staff. This mixed-methods study was funded by the IoPPN Prize Studentship.

Rob has worked with Professor Ann McNeill on tobacco policy contributing to several reports for Public Health England and Cancer Research UK. He has presented research findings at the Department of Health, SRNTe and Lisbon Addictions. He has also worked with Professor Michael Lynskey on cannabis research. Before moving into research, Rob had over ten years’ experience working in addiction and mental health treatment settings.

Research Interests

  • Addiction treatment
  • Dissemination of evidence-based practice
  • E-cigarettes and vaping
  • Nicotine and tobacco research
  • Workforce development

 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Rob co-founded ‘What’s the Crack?’, an addiction research podcast which ran between 2017 and 2019 and has had over 25,000 listens. He is now the deputy editor of the Society for the Study of Addition (SSA) website with a focus on designing online resources to aid dissemination of research findings into clinical practice. He has also given several lectures on addiction to psychology A-level students across London.