Kings College London (KCL)
King's College London (KCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a founding constituent college of the federal University of London.
It’s addictions department, also known as the National Addiction Centre (NAC), formed in March 2010, carries out research in the prevention and treatment of substance misuse, and represents a network of clinicians, researchers and clinical teachers who have a shared commitment to excellence in prevention and treatment work, and to supporting and strengthening national and international endeavours in this field.
Ann McNeill is a Professor of Tobacco Addiction in the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London.
She is a Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), and has been the recipient of a World Health Organisation ‘World No Tobacco Day’ award for contributions to tobacco control in 1998.
She has published more than 250 academic papers book chapters, reports and opinion pieces on the subject and her research ranges across prevention, cessation, harm reduction and local, national and international policy.
Sara Hitchman completed her MASc in Applied Psychology, and her PhD in Psychology at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Her research interests include global tobacco control policy, e-cigarettes, and standardised packaging of tobacco products. Prior to working at KCL, Sara worked with the International Tobacco Control Project, spent time at the University of California San Francisco as a post-doctoral fellow, and worked with the World Heart Federation and the World Health Organization. Sara is a member of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.