Senior Research Fellow
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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 Pharmacy, Dr Ferguson has a position at the Medicine and is an honorary research fellow at both the University of Tasmania's Menzies Research Institute Tasmania and at the 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 in the Smoking Research Group at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, USA). During his six years in the USA Stuart also worked outside of academia as a research scientist.
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 Associate Head, Pharmacy
2 May, 2015