Professor of Health Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Robert West, PhD, is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Tobacco Studies at the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London.
Dr. West completed his PhD in Psychology in 1983 at University College London. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the area of smoking at the Institute of Psychiatry until 1985 when he took up a lecturing position at Royal Holloway, London University.
Dr. West continued his research into smoking and also began researching traffic accident involvement. In 1991 he joined St George’s, University of London, where he was made Professor in 1996. He took up his present position in 2003.
He undertakes research into all aspects of smoking cessation and has contributed to the development of national and international clinical practice guidelines on smoking cessation and he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Addiction. For more information, go to www.rjwest.co.uk.