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Peter Hajek, PhD

Professor of Clinical Psychology, Barts and The London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, London, UK

Peter HajekPeter Hajek, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology, Head of Psychology, and Director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, UK.

Dr. Hajek completed his PhD at Charles University in Prague in 1973. He emigrated to England in 1982 and joined the Institute of Psychiatry's Addiction Research Unit. He took up a lecturing position at Barts and the London Medical School in 1992 and was made a Professor there in 1998.

Dr. Hajek’s research is concerned primarily with understanding smoking behavior and developing and evaluating both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for dependent smokers. He is also involved in research in weight management. Professor Hajek is a member of a number of expert groups, advisory bodies, and editorial boards, and has authored or co-authored over 250 publications on psychological treatments and on smoking cessation.