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Jonathan Foulds, PhD

Penn State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Jonathan Foulds, PhD, is a Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry at Penn State University, College of Medicine. After obtaining a first class honors degree in psychology at University of Aberdeen in Scotland, he trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Glasgow, and then spent most of his career developing and evaluating methods to help smokers beat their addiction to tobacco.

He obtained his PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London and worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School as the UK’s first “lecturer in tobacco addiction”. He then moved to the University of Surrey and continued to work as a principal clinical psychologist at Broodmoor Hospital, a large maximum security facility for mentally disordered offenders.

He was on the Management Group of the Hungarian Anti-Smoking Campaign (1995-6), has been a technical leader of a World Health Organization project to improve the regulation of tobacco dependence treatment in Europe (2000), and was Director of Research for the UK charity, Quit, which ran the largest telephone helpline for smokers in the world at that time. From 2000-2010 he was the director of the Tobacco Dependence Program at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Public Health.

Although primarily funded for service and training activities, TDP program members published over 90 articles on tobacco during that period. He was a founding member and Vice President of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) 2004-6. In the USA he has been a principal investigator on grants totalling well over $7 million, and has been invited to speak on smoking cessation in over 15 countries. Dr. Foulds acts as a Health Expert on the Smoking Cessation Community. He has published over 80 papers on tobacco in peer-reviewed scientific journals and continues to treat addicted smokers, teach on smoking cessation and conduct research on tobacco and health at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.