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Dr Sharon Cox
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UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group
1-19 Torrington Place
Bloomsbury
London
WC1E 7HB
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Appointment
  • Senior Research Fellow in Behavioural Science
  • Behavioural Science and Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

August 2020 - present
Senior Research Fellow in Behavioural Science, Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, UCL 
2018-2020
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research, London South Bank University 
2016-2018
Research Fellow, Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research, London South Bank University
2014-2016
Lecturer in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of East London 

Research Summary

I am a psychologist with over 15 years' experience studying substance use within academic and clinical settings. My research has a particular focus on smoking cessation and tobacco dependence within communities facing severe and multiple disadvantage. I am interested in addressing how social determinants of health influence uptake and use of mainstream smoking cessation treatments and act as wider barriers to tobacco harm reduction. 


I co-lead a programme of work on smoking and homelessness, aiming to understand barriers to the uptake and use of smoking cessation programmes and documenting facilitators to quitting. I also lead the development of an ontology for use by nicotine and tobacco researchers. My research is funded by Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council and the National Institute of Health Research. 

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