Cacer Council Tasmania Senior Research Fellow and Faculty of Health Science Graduate Research Coordinator
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Dr 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.
In addition to working at the School of Pharmacy, Dr Ferguson has a position at the School of Medicine and is an honorary research fellow at both the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Research Institute and at the School of Psychology. He also maintains active collaborations with a number of international researcher groups.
Dr 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 USA 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 USA Stuart also worked as a research scientist at Pinney Associates, specialising in issues relating to smoking cessation and drug dependence.
For more information on Dr Ferguson's current research, check out the Behavioural & Situational Research Group
View Dr Ferguson's research publications
Authorised by the Head of School, Pharmacy
1 March, 2013