E-Cigarette for Smoking Cessation Cochrane Systematic Review: meet the team
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce is an Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Policy at University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, and also holds an honorary post at the University of Oxford. Since 2016 Jamie has been a lead author on the E-Cigarette for Smoking Cessation Cochrane Systematic Review and is joint PI on the Living Systematic Review. Jamie regularly speaks to policy makers about this topic and is passionate about engaging the public in her research via podcasts, blogging, tv, radio and print media.
MB, ChB, PhD
Hayden McRobbie is a health behaviour change expert with a special interest in tobacco. A main area of his research is the treatment of tobacco dependence with a current focus on electronic cigarettes and digital strategies. Hayden is an experienced researcher with skills in undertaking large randomised controlled trials, cohort studies and surveys. In the last decade Hayden has played a key role in Tobacco Control in New Zealand
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
BSc MSc PhD
Nicola Lindson is joint PI of this Living Review project, she has been an author of the Cochrane electronic cigarettes review since 2020, and is the Managing Editor of the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group.
BHB, MBChB, DObst, DCH, MPH (Hons1), PhD, FAFPHM, FNZCPHM
Chris Bullen is a Professor of Public Health, a public health medicine specialist and epidemiologist at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, with a long-standing interest in pragmatic clinical trials of a wide range of smoking cessation interventions. He has been undertaking research on ECs since 2009.
National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
BSc, MRes, PhD
Rachna Begh is a University Research Lecturer at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the delivery and evaluation of brief interventions and pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation in primary care. She has led on trials investigating the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking reduction and cessation and is co-author on the Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation Cochrane review.
Annika is a Systematic Reviewer for the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford. My research interests are focused on evidence syntheses on smoking cessation interventions, weight management and obesity. I worked with the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction group to update the Cochrane review investigating the use of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation in 2020.
Caitlin Notley is the lead of the Addiction Research Group at the University of East Anglia. Professor Notley is a social scientist, with extensive experience running qualitative studies as stand-alone projects, to develop interventions, or alongside clinical trials. Her research expertise in tobacco smoking cessation, relapse prevention and user trajectories of electronic cigarette use, has a particular focus on populations most vulnerable to continued tobacco use. Caitlin is European representative as a board member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco; Associate Editor for the journals Addiction and Nicotine and Tobacco Research; and led the 2019 Cochrane review of financial incentives for smoking cessation.
Nancy A Rigotti
Nancy Rigotti is an Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an expert on tobacco use and treatment. Nancy Rigotti is interested in improving the delivery of tobacco dependence treatment in the health care system and founded and directs Mass General’s Tobacco Research and Treatment Center. Nancy Rigotti has served as president of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco and as Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was a scientific editor of the 1989 Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco, and was a Deputy Editor of Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Tari Turner is a Senior Research Fellow at Cochrane Australia, in the School of Population Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Tari's methodological work has focused on development of methods for living evidence synthesis, including living systematic reviews and living guidelines, and she is advising the review team on the living methods aspects of this review.
Ailsa Butler is part of the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group. Ailsa is working on the Cochrane Living Systematic Review of E-Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation, based in the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford. Ailsa has worked on systematic reviews both at Oxford University and Imperial College London. Her background is in epidemiology and public health policy.
MPhil MA PhD
Tom Fanshawe is a Senior Statistician and University Research Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. He has wide experience in statistical methods for meta-analysis and provides statistical support for the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group.
MA, PhD, C Clin Psych
Peter Hajek conducts research into safety of e-cigarettes and their effects on smokers.
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK