Faculty of Health

Stuart Ferguson

Stuart Ferguson

Associate Professor Stuart Ferguson



Contact Details

Contact Campus Hobart CBD Campuses
Building Medical Sciences 1
Room Reference 415B
Telephone +61 3 6226 4295
Email Stuart.Ferguson@utas.edu.au


Web Access Research Portal (WARP)

Assoc Prof Ferguson's primary research interest is the process of smoking cessation, in particular the situational antecedents of smoking lapses. To explore these topics Stuart makes use of a wide range of research methodologies, ranging from large-scale national surveys through to intensive randomised clinical trials using state-of-the-art real-time data collection methods such as ecological momentary assessment.

Assoc Prof Ferguson holds positions in Medicine and Pharmacy within the School of Medicine and is an honorary research fellow for both the Psychology (also within the school of Medicine) and the University of Tasmania's Menzies Research Institute Tasmania. He also maintains active collaborations with a number of international researcher groups.

Assoc Prof Ferguson completed his undergraduate degree in Australia before receiving his PhD in Psychology from the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand). After completing his PhD, Stuart moved to the united States to work as a post-doctoral fellow – and later a researcher – in the Smoking Research Group at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, USA). During his six years in the United States, Stuart also worked as a research scientist at Pinney Associates, specialising in issues relating to smoking cessation and drug dependence.