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Stuart Ferguson

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Stuart Ferguson

Principal Research Fellow
Associate Head Research

Room 415B , Medical Sciences 1

+61 3 6226 4295 (phone)

Stuart.Ferguson@utas.edu.au

Despite the fact that smoking rates have declined in the developed world over the past few decades, it remains a leading cause of preventable death and disease. It is estimated that smoking caused 100 million deaths in the 20th century alone. Of the more than one billion smokers alive today, around 500 million will be killed by tobacco. It is predicted that without intervention, by 2030, tobacco will kill more than eight million people every year, and eighty per cent of those deaths will occur in developing countries. Tobacco could kill onebillion people this century.

In Australia, there’s been a large-scale effort to target prevention, such as health warnings and increasing taxes on tobacco. We’ve done a great job reducing the uptake in young people, but we still have a long way to go.

Those who do take it up will remain smokers until they choose not to be. How do we help transition them to being non-smokers?

Associate Professor Stuart Ferguson is a health psychologist. His research focus is health behaviour change. ‘I’m interested in the beliefs we have, and the actions we undertake, that impact on our health,’ he explains. ‘Whether it’s certain foods, cigarettes, recreational drugs or alcohol, our choices to indulge in these behaviours will have an impact on our health.

‘My interest is how we can help people who want to make changes to their health behaviours, and what is the best way to help them modify those behaviours in the way they would like.’

Associate Professor Ferguson uses a range of different research techniques, from surveys and real-time data capture, to intensive clinical trials. His key research questions are to examine how social and situational factors influence health-risk behaviours. His research is used to inform behaviour change strategies.

‘The capture of real-time data is key,’ he explains. ‘I’m interested in the way people’s behaviour changes in different types of environments. The way we behave, and the social norms we adhere to, differ from situation to situation.

‘Our laboratory measures behaviours in real time. We want to know who a person is with, what they are doing and how they’re tracking in real time as they go about their daily lives.’

Associate Professor Ferguson and his team use customised software that allows them to run surveys on mobile phones. ‘People tell us in real time about decisions they’re making. For example, a smoker can use our software to log what’s happening each time they smoke a cigarette,’ says Associate Professor Ferguson. ‘We get an idea of how environment shapes behaviour. This helps us devise strategies that will improve people’s chances of quitting.’

Face-to-face consults and old school printouts used to be the only thing we could offer smokers. But, times have changed. We now have more interactive modalities available to us like web pages, phone apps and YouTube clips.

‘There are strengths and weaknesses to all modalities. We need to capitalise on the strengths and reduce the weaknesses of whatever modality we’re using,’ says Associate Professor Ferguson. ‘People consume information in different ways. New technologies, if used correctly, are more interactive and personalised.’

Another important aspect of Associate Professor Ferguson’s research is the various medications that smokers can use to help them quit. Personalisation of medications will help a smoker maintain abstinence on any given quit attempt. But, when should they start treatment and how much should they take? This research is used to inform regulative bodies, the Quitline and pharmaceutical companies.

‘I find my research very interesting,’ says Associate Professor Ferguson. ‘I love it because it’s the intersection of science and public policy. I can see a direct impact on people’s health.

‘It’s much easier to treat a disease if you also know how to prevent it in the first place. We can see people who wish to change but then revert to those harmful behaviours. How to work out what’s driving those behaviours, and what to do about it, is what fascinates me.’

Assoc Prof Ferguson is a health psychologist at the School of Medicine in the College of Health and Medicine. He is primarily interested in health-related behaviour change (e.g. quitting smoking, weight management etc). For more information on Stuart's current research projects please view the Facebook page for Stuart's research group BSRG. Information about Stuart's EMA software please view the groups webpage.

Biography

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 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.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand. 2004

Memberships

Committee associations

  • Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco

Teaching

Statistics, Health Psychology, Research Design, Research Methodology

Research Appointments

NHMRC Grant Review Panel

Research Invitations

Assoc Prof Ferguson is regularly invited to present the outcomes of his work at national and international conferences.

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Expertise

  • Tobacco control
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight management
  • Medication compliance

Research Themes

Assoc Prof Ferguson's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. His primary research interest is exploring the process and drivers of drug relapse, particular among cigarette smokers. He is also interested in treatment efficacy and factors that impact on the likelihood of treatment use, and treatment compliance, as part of quit attempts. To explore these topics Assoc Prof Ferguson uses a broad range of research methodologies, from laboratory-based techniques through to sophisticated, near real-time field monitoring.

Collaboration

In addition to his work in Australia, Assoc Prof Ferguson has been success in initiating international collaborations. While he has maintained his productive collaboration with his previous research team at the University of Pittsburgh (the Smoking Research Group, led by Professor Saul Shiffman). Assoc Prof Ferguson has also established new research collaborations with groups at the Ohio State University (for a project funded by the US National Institute of Health), the IFT Institute (in Munich, Germany), the Child and Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University, the FAST research group at the University of Michigan, and with groups in the UK.

Awards

  • 2015 recipient of the 'Improving Understanding Through ATOD' research award (Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Council of Tasmania)
  • 2011 Young Tall Poppy Science Award (Australian Institute of Policy & Science)
  • 2011 Rising Star Award (University of Tasmania)

Current projects

For information on Stuart's current projects please view the BSRG research page.

Fields of Research

  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Health psychology (520304)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Other psychology (529999)
  • Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice (321403)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (321402)
  • Respiratory diseases (320103)
  • Behavioural neuroscience (520202)
  • Decision making (520402)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Nutrition and dietetics (321099)
  • Psychology of ageing (520106)
  • Sociology of health (441011)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Cancer genetics (321103)
  • Endocrinology (320208)
  • Clinical sciences (320299)
  • Information security management (460904)
  • Personality and individual differences (520503)
  • Social policy (440712)
  • Pharmaceutical sciences (321405)
  • Medical physiology (320899)
  • Human information interaction and retrieval (461003)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Tourist behaviour and visitor experience (350806)
  • Social psychology (520505)
  • Exercise physiology (420702)
  • Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling (401302)
  • Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) (320101)
  • Sociology (441099)
  • Pharmacogenomics (321406)
  • Counselling psychology (520303)
  • Public health nutrition (321005)
  • Human geography (440699)
  • Social geography (440610)
  • Data communications (400602)

Research Objectives

  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Overweight and obesity (200411)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
  • Women's and maternal health (200509)
  • Substance abuse (200413)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Mental health (200409)
  • Prevention of human diseases and conditions (200104)
  • Other information and communication services (229999)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)
  • Outpatient care (200308)
  • Pacific Peoples community services (210999)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) (200599)
  • Food safety (200405)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • The media (130204)
  • Marketing (150303)
  • Health status (incl. wellbeing) (200407)
  • Social structure and health (200207)
  • Information systems, technologies and services (220499)

Publications

Assoc Prof Ferguson has published extensively in the areas of treatment efficacy and medication compliance and is an international-recognised expert in tobacco control. The majority of these papers have been data-driven manuscripts in well-respected international journals (including papers in Addiction, Psychopharmacology and Health Psychology). He has experience designing and implementing large-scale multisite randomised controlled trials and in recruiting smokers for such studies.

Total publications

200

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2009Journal ArticleFerguson SG, Shiffman S, 'The relevance and treatment of cue-induced cravings in tobacco dependence', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 36, (3) pp. 235-243. ISSN 0740-5472 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2008.06.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 218Web of Science - 214

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2009Journal ArticleHenningfield JE, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Gritz ER, 'Tobacco dependence and withdrawal: Science base, challenges and opportunities', Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 123, (1) pp. 1-16. ISSN 0163-7258 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pharmthera.2009.03.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 56

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2006Journal ArticleFerguson SG, Shiffman S, Gwaltney C, 'Does reducing withdrawal severity mediate nicotine patch efficacy? A randomized clinical trial. ', Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, (6) pp. 1153-1161. ISSN 0022-006X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.74.6.1153 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 96Web of Science - 94

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Journal Article

(117 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Breen RJ, Ferguson SG, Palmer MA, 'Smokers' perceptions of incentivised smoking cessation programmes: Examining how payment thresholds change with income', Nicotine and Tobacco Research ISSN 1462-2203 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab031 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Breen RJ; Palmer MA

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2021Breen RJ, Frandsen M, Ferguson SG, 'Incentives for smoking cessation in a rural pharmacy setting: The Tobacco Free Communities program', Australian Journal of Rural Health Article online ahead of print. ISSN 1038-5282 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12724 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Breen RJ; Frandsen M

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2021Courtney RJ, McRobbie H, Tutka P, Weaver NA, Mendelsohn CP, et al., 'Effect of cytisine vs varenicline on smoking cessation: A randomized clinical trial', JAMA Network Open, 326, (1) pp. 56-64. ISSN 2574-3805 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.7621 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2

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2021Franja S, McCrae AE, Jahnel T, Gearhardt AN, Ferguson S, 'Measuring food-related attentional bias', Frontiers in Psychology, 12 pp. 1-8. ISSN 1664-1078 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.629115 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Franja S; Jahnel T

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2021Franja S, Wahl DR, Elliston KG, Ferguson SG, 'Comfort eating: An observational study of affect in the hours immediately before, and after, snacking', British Journal of Health Psychology pp. 1-14. ISSN 1359-107X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12505 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Franja S; Elliston KG

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2021Kalafatakis K, Russell GM, Ferguson SG, Grabski M, Harmer CJ, et al., 'Glucocorticoid ultradian rhythmicity differentially regulates mood and resting state networks in the human brain: A randomised controlled clinical trial', Psychoneuroendocrinology, 124 pp. 1-12. ISSN 0306-4530 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.105096 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2021Papadakis T, Ferguson SG, Schuz B, 'Within-day variability in negative affect moderates cue responsiveness in high-calorie snacking', Frontiers in Psychology, 11 pp. 1-9. ISSN 1664-1078 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.590497 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Schuz B

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2020Bindoff I, Ling TR, Gee P, Geelan B, Ferguson SG, et al., 'Effects of a mobile app called Quittr, which utilizes premium currency and games features, on improving engagement with smoking cessation intervention: Pilot randomized controlled trial', JMIR Serious Games, 8, (4) pp. 1-11. ISSN 2291-9279 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/23734 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Ling TR; Gee P; Geelan B; Peterson GM

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2020Breen R, Ferguson SG, Palmer MA, 'Higher incentive amounts do not appear to be associated with greater quit rates in financial incentive programmes for smoking cessation', Addictive Behaviors, 110 pp. 1-6. ISSN 0306-4603 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106513 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Breen R; Palmer MA

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2020Elliston KG, Schuz B, Albion T, Ferguson SG, 'Comparison of geographic information system and subjective assessments of momentary food environments as predictors of food intake: an ecological momentary assessment study', JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8, (7) Article e15948. ISSN 2291-5222 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/15948 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Elliston KG; Albion T

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2020Felicione NJ, Ozga-Hess JE, Ferguson SG, Dino G, Kuhn S, et al., 'Cigarette smokers' concurrent use of smokeless tobacco: dual use patterns and nicotine exposure', Tobacco Control, 30 pp. 24-29. ISSN 0964-4563 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055345 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2020Felicione NJ, Ozga-Hess JE, Ferguson SG, Dino G, Kuhn S, et al., 'Cigarette smokers' concurrent use of smokeless tobacco: dual use patterns and nicotine exposure', Tobacco Control, 30, (1) pp. 24-29. ISSN 0964-4563 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055345 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2020Franja S, Elliston KG, Ferguson SG, 'Body Mass Index and stimulus control: Results from a real-world study of eating behaviour', Appetite, 154 pp. 1-6. ISSN 0195-6663 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104783 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Franja S; Elliston KG

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2020Grabski M, Curran HV, Nutt DJ, Husbands SM, Ferguson SG, et al., 'The development and validation of a human screening model of tobacco abstinence', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 206 pp. 1-7. ISSN 0376-8716 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107720 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Jahnel T, Ferguson SG, Partos T, Brose LS, 'Socioeconomic differences in the motivation to stop using e-Cigarettes and attempts to do so', Addictive Behaviors Reports, 11 pp. 1-6. ISSN 2352-8532 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100247 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jahnel T

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2020McRobbie HJ, Phillips-Waller A, El Zerbi C, McNeill A, Hajek P, et al., 'Nicotine replacement treatment, e-cigarettes and an online behavioural intervention to reduce relapse in recent ex-smokers: a multinational four-arm RCT', Health Technology Assessment, 24, (68) pp. 1-81. ISSN 1366-5278 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3310/hta24680 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Norman T, Peacock A, Ferguson SG, Kuntsche E, Bruno R, 'Combining transdermal and breath alcohol assessments, real-time drink logs and retrospective self-reports to measure alcohol consumption and intoxication across a multi-day music festival', Drug and Alcohol Review pp. 1-10. ISSN 0959-5236 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/dar.13215 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Norman T; Peacock A; Bruno R

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2020Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Mao J, Scholl SM, Hedeker D, et al., 'Effectiveness of nicotine gum in preventing lapses in the face of temptation to smoke among non-daily smokers: a secondary analysis', Addiction, 115, (11) pp. 2123-2129. ISSN 0965-2140 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/add.15083 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Shiffman S, Scholl SM, Mao J, Ferguson SG, Hedeker D, et al., 'Using nicotine gum to assist nondaily smokers in quitting: a randomized clinical trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 22, (3) pp. 390-397. ISSN 1462-2203 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntz090 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 2

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2020Shiffman S, Scholl SM, Mao J, Ferguson SG, Hedeker D, et al., 'Ecological momentary assessment of temptations and lapses in non-daily smokers', Psychopharmacology, 237, (8) pp. 2353-2365. ISSN 0033-3158 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00213-020-05539-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

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2019Brinken L, Schuz B, Ferguson SG, Scholz U, Schuz N, 'Social cognitions and smoking behaviour: Temporal resolution matters', British Journal of Health Psychology pp. 1-18. ISSN 1359-107X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12402 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Brinken L; Schuz B; Schuz N

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2019Clemens KJ, Stuart A, Ferguson SG, 'Pre-quit nicotine decreases nicotine self-administration and attenuates cue- and drug-induced reinstatement', Journal of Psychopharmacology, 33, (3) pp. 364-371. ISSN 0269-8811 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0269881118822074 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2019East KA, Hitchman SC, McNeill A, Ferguson SG, Yong H-H, et al., 'Trends in social norms towards smoking between 2002 and 2015 among daily smokers: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey (ITC 4C)', Nicotine and Tobacco Research pp. 1-9. ISSN 1462-2203 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntz179 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2019Elliston KG, Schuz B, Ferguson SG, 'Inter-goal conflict and facilitation as predictors of adherence to dieting goals: an ecological momentary assessment study', Psychology and Health pp. 1-17. ISSN 0887-0446 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2019.1684496 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Elliston KG; Schuz B

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2019Jahnel T, Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Schuz B, 'Daily stress as link between disadvantage and smoking: an ecological momentary assessment study', Bmc Public Health, 19 Article 1284. ISSN 1471-2458 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7631-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Jahnel T; Schuz B

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2019Ozga-Hess JE, Felicione NJ, Ferguson SG, Dino G, Elswick D, et al., 'Piloting a clinical laboratory method to evaluate the influence of potential modified risk tobacco products on smokers' quit-related motivation, choice, and behavior', Addictive Behaviors, 99 Article 106105. ISSN 0306-4603 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2019Thomas D, Farrell M, McRobbie H, Tutka P, Petrie D, et al., 'The effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of cytisine versus varenicline for smoking cessation in an Australian population: a study protocol for a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial', Addiction, 114, (5) pp. 923-933. ISSN 0965-2140 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/add.14541 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

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2018Duresso SW, Bruno R, Matthews AJ, Ferguson SG, 'Stopping khat use: Predictors of success in an unaided quit attempt', Drug and Alcohol Review, 37, (S1) pp. S235-S239. ISSN 0959-5236 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/dar.12622 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Bruno R; Matthews AJ

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2018Duresso SW, Bruno R, Matthews AJ, Ferguson SG, 'Khat withdrawal symptoms among chronic khat users following a quit attempt: An ecological momentary assessment study', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32, (3) pp. 320-326. ISSN 0893-164X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/adb0000368 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Bruno R; Matthews AJ

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2018Duresso SW, Matthews AJ, Ferguson SG, Bruno R, 'Using the Severity of Dependence Scale to screen for DSM-5 khat use disorder', Human Psychopharmacology, 33, (2) Article e2653. ISSN 0885-6222 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/hup.2653 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Matthews AJ; Bruno R

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2018Hansen EC, Frandsen M, Williams D, Ferguson SG, 'Australian women's experiences of smoking, cessation and cutting down' during pregnancy', Health Sociology Review, 28, (1) pp. 39-53. ISSN 1446-1242 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2018.1526100 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hansen EC; Frandsen M; Williams D

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2018Jahnel T, Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Thrul J, Schuz B, 'Momentary smoking context as a mediator of the relationship between SES and smoking', Addictive Behaviors, 83 pp. 136-141. ISSN 0306-4603 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.12.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Jahnel T; Schuz B

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2018Lambert V, Ferguson SG, Niederdeppe J, Hammond D, Hardin JW, et al., 'Exploring the impact of efficacy messages on cessation-related outcomes using Ecological Momentary Assessment', Tobacco Induced Diseases, 16, (September) Article 94460. ISSN 1617-9625 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18332/tid/94460 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2018Romer D, Ferguson SG, Strasser AA, Evans AT, Tompkins MK, et al., 'Effects of pictorial warning labels for cigarettes and quit-efficacy on emotional responses, smoking satisfaction, and cigarette consumption', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, (1) pp. 53-64. ISSN 0883-6612 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12160-017-9916-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 15

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2017Elliston KG, Ferguson SG, Schuez B, 'Personal and situational predictors of everyday snacking: An application of temporal self-regulation theory', British journal of health psychology, 22, (4) pp. 854-871. ISSN 1359-107X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12259 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Elliston KG; Schuez B

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2017Elliston KG, Ferguson SG, Schuz N, Schuz B, 'Situational cues and momentary food environment predict everyday eating behavior in adults with overweight and obesity', Health Psychology, 36, (4) pp. 337-345. ISSN 0278-6133 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/hea0000439 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Schuz N; Schuz B

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2017Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Blizzard L, 'Triggers of smoking lapses over the course of a quit attempt', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 12, (4) pp. 205-212. ISSN 1834-2612 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jsc.2016.21 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Blizzard L

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2017Frandsen M, Thow M, Ferguson SG, 'Profile of maternal smokers who quit during pregnancy: a population-based cohort study of Tasmanian women, 2011-2013', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 19, (5) pp. 532-538. ISSN 1462-2203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntw222 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Frandsen M; Thow M

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2017Frandsen M, Thow M, Ferguson SG, 'Financial Incentives Alone Versus Incentivized Partner Support for Promoting Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy and Postpartum:Protocol for a Non-Randomized Single-Blinded Study', JMIR Research Protocols, 6, (10) Article e209. ISSN 1929-0748 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/resprot.7907 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Frandsen M; Thow M

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2017Lu W, Chappell KJ, Walters JAE, Jacobson GA, Patel R, et al., 'The effect of varenicline and nicotine patch on smoking rate and satisfaction with smoking: an examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies', Psychopharmacology, 234, (13) pp. 1969-1976. ISSN 0033-3158 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00213-017-4604-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Lu W; Chappell KJ; Walters JAE; Jacobson GA; Patel R; Schuz N

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2017Schuez B, Revell S, Hills AP, Schuez N, Ferguson SG, 'Higher BMI is associated with stronger effects of social cues on everyday snacking behaviour', Appetite, 114 pp. 1-5. ISSN 0195-6663 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Schuez B; Hills AP; Schuez N

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2017Schuz B, Papadakis T, Ferguson SG, 'Situation-Specific Social Norms as Mediators of Social Influence on Snacking', Health Psychology pp. 1-7. ISSN 0278-6133 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/hea0000568 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Schuz B

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2016Begh R, Smith M, Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Munafo MR, et al., 'Association between smoking-related attentional bias and craving measured in the clinic and in the natural environment', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, (8) pp. 868-875. ISSN 0893-164X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/adb0000231 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2016Bindoff I, de Salas K, Peterson G, Ling T, Lewis I, et al., 'Quittr: the design of a video game to support smoking cessation', JMIR Serious Games, 4, (2) Article e19. ISSN 2291-9279 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/games.6258 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Bindoff I; de Salas K; Peterson G; Ling T; Lewis I; Wells L; Gee P

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2016Blake GA, Ferguson SG, Palmer MA, Shiffman S, 'Development and psychometric properties of the Smoking Restraint Questionnaire', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, (2) pp. 238-45. ISSN 0893-164X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/adb0000134 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Blake GA; Palmer MA

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2016Dicker M, Frandsen M, Palmer MA, Ferguson SG, 'Effectiveness of coping strategies at alleviating cue-induced craving: a pilot study', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 11, (2) pp. 173-178. ISSN 1834-2612 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jsc.2014.22 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Dicker M; Frandsen M; Palmer MA

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2016Duresso SW, Matthews AJ, Ferguson SG, Bruno R, 'Is khat use disorder a valid diagnostic entity?', Addiction, 111, (9) pp. 1666-76. ISSN 0965-2140 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/add.13421 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Matthews AJ; Bruno R

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2016Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Dunbar M, Schuz N, 'Higher stimulus control is associated with less cigarette intake in daily smokers', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, (2) pp. 229-237. ISSN 0893-164X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/adb0000149 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Schuz N

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2016Frandsen M, Thow M, Ferguson SG, 'The effectiveness of social media (Facebook) compared with more traditional advertising methods for recruiting eligible participants to health research studies: a randomized, controlled clinical trial', JMIR Research Protocols, 5, (3) Article e161. ISSN 1929-0748 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/resprot.5747 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: Frandsen M; Thow M

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2016Kalafatakis K, Russell GM, Harmer CJ, Munafo MR, Marchant N, et al., 'Effects of the pattern of glucocorticoid replacement on neural processing, emotional reactivity and well-being in healthy male individuals: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Trials, 17, (1) pp. 1-17. ISSN 1745-6215 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1159-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

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2016Lu W, Ferguson SG, Nichols DS, Patel R, Jacobson GA, 'Application of an assay for 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) in urine for the assessment of tobacco-related harm', Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 131 pp. 327-332. ISSN 0731-7085 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2016.08.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lu W; Nichols DS; Patel R; Jacobson GA

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2016Memish KE, Schuz N, Frandsen M, Ferguson SG, Schuz B, 'Using self-affirmation to increase the effects of emotive health warnings on smoking: A randomised exploratory trial', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19, (10) pp. 1238-1242. ISSN 1469-994X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntw167 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Memish KE; Schuz N; Frandsen M; Schuz B

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2016Schuz N, Eid M, Schuz B, Ferguson SG, 'Immediate effects of plain packaging health warnings on quitting intention and potential mediators: Results from two ecological momentary assessment studies', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, (2) pp. 220-228. ISSN 0893-164X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/adb0000146 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Schuz N; Schuz B

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2016Thrul J, Ferguson SG, Buhler A, 'How do light and intermittent smokers differ from heavy smokers in young adulthood: the role of smoking restraint strategies', Journal of Psychoactive Drugs: A Multidisciplinary Forum, 48, (3) pp. 153-158. ISSN 0279-1072 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2016.1172744 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2016Wang D-G, Dong Q-Q, Du J, Yang S, Zhang Y-J, et al., 'Using Monte Carlo simulation to assess variability and uncertainty of tobacco consumption in a city by sewage epidemiology', BMJ Open, 6, (2) pp. 1-7. ISSN 2044-6055 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010583 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

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2015Begh R, Munafo MR, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Nichols L, et al., 'Lack of attentional retraining effects in cigarette smokers attempting cessation: A proof of concept double-blind randomised controlled trial', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 149 pp. 158-65. ISSN 0376-8716 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.01.041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17

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2015Ferguson SG, Frandsen M, Dunbar MS, Shiffman S, 'Gender and stimulus control of smoking behavior', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17, (4) pp. 431-437. ISSN 1462-2203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntu195 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Frandsen M

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2015Ferguson SG, Walters JA, Lu W, Wells GP, Schuz N, 'Examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation', Bmc Public Health, 15, (1) pp. 1-6. ISSN 1471-2458 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2596-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Walters JA; Lu W; Wells GP; Schuz N

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2015Lu W, Ferguson SG, Nichols D, Patel R, Jacobson GA, 'Determination of nicotine in cartridge-based electronic cigarettes', Analytical Letters, 48, (17) pp. 2715-2722. ISSN 0003-2719 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00032719.2015.1048349 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lu W; Nichols D; Patel R; Jacobson GA

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2015Peacock A, Cash C, Bruno R, Ferguson SG, 'Day-by-day variation in affect, arousal and alcohol consumption in young adults', Drug and Alcohol Review, 34, (6) pp. 588-594. ISSN 0959-5236 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/dar.12238 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Peacock A; Bruno R

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2015Schuez B, Schuez N, Ferguson SG, 'It's the power of food: individual differences in food cue responsiveness and snacking in everyday life', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 Article 149. ISSN 1479-5868 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12966-015-0312-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Schuez B; Schuez N

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2015Schuz B, Bower J, Ferguson SG, 'Stimulus control and affect in dietary behaviours. An intensive longitudinal study', Appetite, 87 pp. 310-317. ISSN 0195-6663 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.01.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 34

Co-authors: Schuz B; Bower J

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2015Schuz N, Cianchi J, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, 'Novel technologies to study smoking behavior: current developments in ecological momentary assessment', Current Addiction Reports, 2, (1) pp. 8-14. ISSN 2196-2952 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40429-015-0039-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Schuz N; Cianchi J

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2015Schuz N, Ferguson SG, 'Australian smokers' and nonsmokers' exposure to antismoking warnings in day-to-day life: a pilot study', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17, (7) pp. 876-881. ISSN 1462-2203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntu253 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Schuz N

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2015Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Ferguson SG, 'Stimulus control in intermittent and daily smokers', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, (9) pp. 847-855. ISSN 0893-164X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/adb0000052 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24

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2015Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Kirchner TR, Li X, Tindle HA, et al., 'Cue reactivity in converted and native intermittent smokers', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17, (1) pp. 119-123. ISSN 1469-994X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntu147 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2015Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Tindle HA, Ferguson SG, 'Nondaily smokers' experience of craving on days they do not smoke', Journal of abnormal psychology, 124, (3) pp. 648-59. ISSN 0021-843X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/abn0000063 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

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2015Shiffman S, Li X, Dunbar MS, Ferguson SG, Tindle HA, et al., 'Social smoking among intermittent smokers', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 154 pp. 184-191. ISSN 0376-8716 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.06.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

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2015Shiffman S, Li X, Dunbar MS, Tindle HA, Scholl SM, et al., 'Does laboratory cue reactivity correlate with real-world craving and and smoking responses to cues?', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 155 pp. 163-169. ISSN 0376-8716 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.07.673 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 23

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2014Ferguson SG, Brown J, Frandsen M, West R, 'Associations between use of pharmacological aids in a smoking cessation attempt and subsequent quitting activity: a population study', Addiction, 110, (3) pp. 513-518. ISSN 0965-2140 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/add.12795 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Frandsen M

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2014Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, 'Effect of high-dose nicotine patch on craving and negative affect leading up to lapse episodes', Psychopharmacology, 231, (13) pp. 2595-2602. ISSN 1432-2072 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00213-013-3429-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19

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2014Frandsen M, Ferguson SG, 'The use of social media advertising for study recruitment', Australasian Epidemiologist, 21, (1) pp. 26-28. ISSN 1327-8835 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

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2014Jacobson GA, Ferguson SG, 'Relationship between cotinine and trans-3' -hydroxycotinine glucuronidation and the nicotine metabolite ratio in Caucasian smokers', Biomarkers, 19, (8) pp. 679-683. ISSN 1366-5804 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/1354750X.2014.966254 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Jacobson GA

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2014Schuz N, Ferguson SG, 'An exploratory examination of the mechanisms through which pre-quit patch use aids smoking cessation', Psychopharmacology, 231, (13) pp. 2603-2609. ISSN 1432-2072 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00213-013-3430-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Schuz N

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2014Shastri M, Lu W, Ferguson SG, Narkowicz CK, Davies NW, et al., 'Determination of cotinine, 3'-hydroxycotinine, and their glucuronides in urine by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography', Analytical Letters, 48, (8) pp. 1217-1233. ISSN 0003-2719 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00032719.2014.979363 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Shastri M; Lu W; Narkowicz CK; Davies NW; Jacobson GA

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2014Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Li X, Scholl SM, Tindle HA, et al., 'Smoking patterns and stimulus control in intermittent and daily smokers', PLoS One, 9, (3) Article e89911. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089911 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 76Web of Science - 72

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2014Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Xiaoxue Li BS, Scholl SM, Tindle HA, et al., 'Craving in Intermittent and Daily Smokers During Ad Libitum Smoking', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16, (8) pp. 1063-1069. ISSN 1462-2203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntu023 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18

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2014Thrul J, Buhler A, Ferguson SG, 'Situational and mood factors associated with smoking in young adult light and heavy smokers', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33, (4) pp. 420-427. ISSN 0959-5236 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/dar.12164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31

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2014Thrul J, Buhler A, Ferguson SG, 'An internet-based ecological momentary assessment study relying on participants' own mobile phones: insights from a study with young adult smokers', European Addiction Research, 21, (1) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1421-9891 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000363231 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

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2013Begh R, Munafo MR, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Nichols L, et al., 'Attentional bias retraining in cigarette smokers attempting smoking cessation (ARTS): Study protocol for a double blind randomised controlled trial', BMC Public Health, 13 Article 1176. ISSN 1471-2458 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1176 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2013Filder J, Ferguson SG, Brown J, Stapleton J, West R, 'How does rate of smoking cessation vary by age, gender and social grade? Findings from a population survey in England', Addiction, 108, (9) pp. 1680-1685. ISSN 1360-0443 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/add.12241 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 27

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2013Frandsen M, Ferguson SG, 'Physician and pharmacist care of varenicline users in a real-world setting', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 8, (1) pp. 11-16. ISSN 1834-2612 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jsc.2013.2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Frandsen M

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2013Frandsen M, Walters JAE, Ferguson SG, 'Exploring the viability of using online social media advertising as a recruitment method for smoking cessation clinical trials', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16, (2) pp. 247-251. ISSN 1462-2203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntt157 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 87Web of Science - 88

Co-authors: Frandsen M; Walters JAE

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2013Schuz N, Walters JAE, Frandsen M, Bower J, Ferguson SG, 'Compliance with an EMA monitoring protocol and its relationship with participant and smoking characteristics', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16, (Supplement 2) pp. S88-S92. ISSN 1462-2203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntt142 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Schuz N; Walters JAE; Frandsen M; Bower J

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2013Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Kirchner TR, Li X, Tindle HA, et al., 'Cue reactivity in non-daily smokers: effects on craving and smoking behavior', Psychopharmacology, 226, (2) pp. 321-333. ISSN 0033-3158 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00213-012-2909-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 42

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2012Ferguson SG, Gitchell JG, Shiffman S, 'Continuing to wear nicotine patches after smoking lapses promotes recovery of abstinence', Addiction, 107, (7) pp. 1349-1353. ISSN 1360-0443 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03801.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 28

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2012Ferguson SG, Hansen EC, 'A preliminary examination of cognitive factors that influence interest in quitting during pregnancy', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 7, (2) pp. 100-104. ISSN 1834-2612 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jsc.2012.18 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15

Co-authors: Hansen EC

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2012Ferguson SG, Schuez B, Gitchell JG, 'Use of smoking cessation aids: role of perceived safety and efficacy', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 7, (1) pp. 1-3. ISSN 1834-2612 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jsc.2012.11 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Schuez B

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2012Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Dunbar MS, Scholl SM, 'Tobacco dependence among intermittent smokers', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 14, (11) pp. 1372-1381. ISSN 1462-2203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/nts097 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 61

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2012Van Zundert RM, Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Engels R, 'Dynamic effects of craving and negative affect on adolescent smoking relapse', Health Psychology, 31, (2) pp. 226-234. ISSN 0278-6133 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0025204 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

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2011Ferguson SG, Allen J, Kronfeld N, 'Education about NRT safety overcomes smokers' cost barrier - study', The Tan Sheet, 19, (32) pp. 1, 4-5. ISSN 1530-1206 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2011Ferguson SG, Gitchell JG, Shiffman S, Sembower MA, Rohay JM, et al., 'Providing accurate safety information may increase a smoker's willingness to use nicotine replacement therapy as part of a quit attempt', Addictive Behaviors: An International Journal, 36, (7) pp. 713-716. ISSN 0306-4603 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.02.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 51

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2011Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, 'Using the Methods of Ecological Momentary Assessment in Substance Dependence Research - Smoking Cessation as a Case Study', Substance Use & Misuse, 46, (1) pp. 87-95. ISSN 1082-6084 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2011.521399 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 47

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2011Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Bruno RB, 'Commentary on Fidler et al. (2011): Identifying quitters who are at increased risk of relapse - where to from here?', Addiction, 106, (3) pp. 639-640. ISSN 0965-2140 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03342.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bruno RB

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2011Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Gitchell JG, 'Nicotine replacement therapies: patient safety and persistence', Patient Related Outcome Measures, 2 pp. 111-117. ISSN 1179-271X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/PROM.S11545 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Rohay JM, Gitchell JG, Garvey AJ, 'Effect of compliance with nicotine gum dosing on weight gained during a quit attempt', Addiction, 106, (3) pp. 651-656. ISSN 0965-2140 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03244.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2011Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Rohay JM, Gitchell JG, Garvey AJ, 'Response to Auer ET AL.'S 'Weight gain according to gum use in participants in the intervention groups: Comment on Ferguson ET AL. 2011'', Addiction pp. 1708-1709. ISSN 0965-2140 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2010Bobak A, Shiffman S, Gitchell JG, Bery J, Ferguson SG, 'Perceived safety of nicotine and the use of nicotine replacement products among current smokers in Great Britain: Results from two national surveys', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 5, (2) pp. 115-122. ISSN 1834-2612 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1375/jsc.5.2.115 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13

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2010Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, 'Effect of high-dose nicotine patch on the characteristics of lapse episodes', Health Psychology, 29, (4) pp. 358-366. ISSN 0278-6133 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0019367 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

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2010Van Zundert RMP, Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Engels RCME, 'Dynamic effects of self-efficacy on smoking lapses and relapse among adolescents', Health Psychology, 29, (3) pp. 246-254. ISSN 0278-6133 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/a0018812 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 43

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2009Ferguson SG, Gitchell JG, Shiffman S, Sembower MA, 'Prediction of abstinence at 10 weeks based smoking status at 2 weeks during a quit attempt: Secondary analysis of two parallel, 10-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 21-mg nicotine patch in adult smokers ', Clinical Therapeutics, 31, (9) pp. 1957-1965. ISSN 0149-2918 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2009.08.029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

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2009Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, 'Cue-induced cravings for cigarettes', Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 3, (6) pp. 385-390. ISSN 1932-9520 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12170-009-0057-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2009Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, 'The relevance and treatment of cue-induced cravings in tobacco dependence', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 36, (3) pp. 235-243. ISSN 0740-5472 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2008.06.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 218Web of Science - 214

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2009Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Gitchell J, Sembower M, West R, 'Unplanned quit attempts - results from a U.S. sample of smokers and ex-smokers', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11, (7) pp. 827-832. ISSN 1462-2203 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntp072 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 61

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2009Henningfield JE, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Gritz ER, 'Tobacco dependence and withdrawal: Science base, challenges and opportunities', Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 123, (1) pp. 1-16. ISSN 0163-7258 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pharmthera.2009.03.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 56

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2009Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Strahs K, 'Quitting by gradual smoking reduction using nicotine gum - A controlled trial', American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 36, (2) pp. 96-104. ISSN 0749-3797 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2008.09.039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 39

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2009Shiffman S, Kirchner T, Ferguson SG, Scharf D, 'Patterns of intermittent smoking: an analysis using ecological momentary assessment', Addictive Behaviours, 34, (6-7) pp. 514-519. ISSN 0306-4603 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.01.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 51

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2008Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, 'The effect of a nicotine patch on cigarette craving over the course of the day: Results from two randomized clinical trials', Current Medical Research and Opinion, 24, (10) pp. 2795-2804. ISSN 0300-7995 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1185/03007990802380341 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 23

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2008Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, 'Nicotine patch therapy prior to quitting smoking: A meta-analysis', Addiction, 103, (4) pp. 557-563. ISSN 0965-2140 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02138.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 84Web of Science - 75

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2008Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Rohay J, Gitchell JG, 'Perceived safety and efficacy of nicotine replacement therapies among US smokers and ex-smokers: Relationship with use and compliance', Addiction, 103, (8) pp. 1371-1378. ISSN 0965-2140 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02268.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 111Web of Science - 108

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2008Shiffman S, Sweeney CT, Ferguson SG, Sembower MA, Gitchell JG, 'Relationship between adherence to daily nicotine patch use and treatment efficacy: Secondary analysis of a 10-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial simulating over-the-counter use in adult smokers', Clinical Therapeutics, 30, (10) pp. 1852-1858. ISSN 0149-2918 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2008.09.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 71Web of Science - 69

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2007Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Hellebusch SJ, 'Physician counseling of patients when prescribing nicotine replacement therapy', Addictive Behaviours, 32, (4) pp. 728-7339. ISSN 0306-4603 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2006.06.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11

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2007Shiffman S, Hughes JR, Ferguson SG, Pillitteri JL, Gitchell JG, et al., 'Smokers' interest in using nicotine replacement to aid smoking reduction', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 9, (11) pp. 1177-1182. ISSN 1462-2203 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14622200701648441 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 53

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2006Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Gwaltney C, 'Does reducing withdrawal severity mediate nicotine patch efficacy? A randomized clinical trial. ', Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, (6) pp. 1153-1161. ISSN 0022-006X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.74.6.1153 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 96Web of Science - 94

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2006Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Gwaltney C, Balabanis M, Shadel W, 'Reduction of abstinence induced withdrawal and craving using nicotine replacement therapy', Psychopharmacology (Berl), 184, (3-4) pp. 637-44. ISSN 0033-3158 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00213-005-0184-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 98Web of Science - 24

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2006Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Gwaltney CJ, 'Immediate hedonic response to smoking lapses: Relationship to smoking relapse, and effects of nicotine replacement therapy', Psychopharmacology (Berl), 184, (3-4) pp. 608-18. ISSN 0033-3158 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00213-005-0175-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 120

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2001Ferguson SG, Miller OT, 'Environmental influences on craving and the physiological and cognitive effects of cigarette smoking', New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 30, (2) pp. 44-51. ISSN 0112-109X (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2004Ferguson SG, Blakely TA, Allan B, Collings S, 'Suicide rates in New Zealand: Exploring associations with social and economic factors', Ministry of Health, Wellington, pp. 1-36. ISBN 0-473-09821-0 (2004) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

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2020Ferguson SG, Jahnel T, Elliston K, Shiffman S, 'Ambulatory Assessment', The Cambridge Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology, Cambridge University Press, AGC Wright and MN Hallquist (ed), United States, pp. 301-311. ISBN 9781316995808 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1017/9781316995808.029 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jahnel T

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2020Morris I, Shiffman S, Beckjord E, Ferguson SG, 'Ecological Momentary Assessment and Technological Advances in Clinical Care', The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technologies and Mental Health, Oxford University Press, MN Potenza, KA Faust and D Faust (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9780190218058 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190218058.013.24 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Morris I

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2017Frandsen M, Thorpe M, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, 'A Clinical Overview of Nicotine Dependence and Withdrawal', Negative Affective States and Cognitive Impairments in Nicotine Dependence, Academic Press, F S Hall, J W Young and A Der-Avakian (ed), United States, pp. 205-215. ISBN 978-0-12-802574-1 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-802574-1.00012-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Frandsen M

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2016Scharf DM, Ferguson SG, Tindle H, Shiffman S, 'Smoking Cessation', APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association, JC Norcross, GR VandenBos & DK Freedheim (ed), United States, pp. 535-550. ISBN 978-1-4338-2129-5 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, 'Relation of Craving and Appetitive Behavior', Principles of Addiction, Academic Press, PM Miller, S Ball, A Blume, D Kavanagh, K Kampman, ME Bates, M Larimer, NM Petry and P De Witt (ed), San Diego USA, pp. 473-479. ISBN 978-012398336-7 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-398336-7.00049-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2006Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Scharf D, 'Exploring behavioural mechanisms of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation', Understanding nicotine and tobacco addiction, John Wiley & Sons, Gregory Bock and Jamie Goode (ed), Chichester, pp. 219-234. ISBN 978-0-470-01657-2 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Breen R, Ferguson S, Palmer M, 'Smokers' perceptions of incentivised smoking cessation programmes: examining how payment thresholds change with income', Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Europe 20th Conference, 17-18 September, Online (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Breen R; Palmer M

2020Maynard O, Munafo M, Hall M, Ferguson S, 'The effects of cigarette pack inserts with efficacy messages on responses to health warnings', SRNT 26th Annual Meeting, 11-14 March 2020, New Orleans (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Maynard O

2020Shiffman S, Scholl SM, Mao JM, Ferguson S, Hedeker D, et al., 'Situational factors associated with intermittent smokers' temptations to smoke and lapses during quitting', SRNT 26th Annual Meeting, 11-14 March 2020, New Orleans (2020) [Conference Extract]

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2020Thrasher J, Cho Y, Lambert V, Niederpeppe J, Hammond D, et al., 'How can cigarette package inserts promote smoking cessation? Testing mediation in an ecological momentary assessment study', SRNT 26th Annual Meeting, 11-14 March 2020, 11-14 March 2020 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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2019Ferguson SG, 'Objective (GIS) and subjective food environment as predictors of momentary food intake', EHPS 2019 - 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 3-7 September 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2019) [Conference Extract]

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2019Franja S, Elliston KG, Ferguson SG, 'Exploring the relationship between stimulus control and BMI in a real-world setting', EHPS 2019 - 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 3-7 September 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Franja S; Elliston KG

2019Franja S, Elliston KG, Matthews AJ, Ferguson SG, 'Exploring the relationship between attentional bias, stimulus control and BMI', EHPS 2019 - 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 3-7 September 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Franja S; Elliston KG; Matthews AJ

2018Ferguson SG, Narkowicz CK, Jacobson G, 'Urine or blood: does it matter how you calculate the nicotine metabolism ratio?', SRNT - E 2018, 6-8 September 2018, Munich (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Narkowicz CK; Jacobson G

2018Ferguson SG, Wood-Baker R, Jahnel T, Ruane PH, Morrell MS, 'Comparison of the craving profile of a novel nicotine replacement therapy vs nicotine patch during the first two weeks of a quit attempt: A non-inferiority study', SRNT - E 2018, 6 - 8 September 2018, Munich (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wood-Baker R; Jahnel T

2018Lambert L, Ferguson SG, Hammond D, Niederdeppe J, Thrasher JF, 'A pilot study using ecological momentary assessment to assess real-time responses to positive cessation messages', National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media 2018, 11 -13 September 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2017Aveyard P, Hajek P, Ferguson SG, 'Nicotine preloading: effectiveness and meachanisms', SRNT Annual Meeting 2017, 8-11 March, 2017, Florence, Italy (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Ferguson SG, 'Satisfaction with smoking, and smoking reduction, during pre-quit treatment with nicotine patch or varenicline', SRNT 23rd Annual Meeting, 8-11 March, 2017, Florence, Italy (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Ferguson SG, Schuz B, 'Stimulus control and affect in dietary behaviours: Results from two intensive longitudinal studies', Ambulatory Assessment and Intervention Symposium, 1 May, 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-11. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Ferguson SG, Wells GP, Chapel K, 'Predicting treatment outcome: An examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit smoking cessation pharmacotherapies using EMA methods', Ambulatory Assessment and Intervention Symposium, 1 May, 2017, Melbourne, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wells GP

2017Frandsen M, Thow M, Ferguson SG, 'Who quits smoking during pregnancy? What can we learn from these women?', SRNT Annual Meeting 2017, 8-11 March, 2017, Florence, Italy (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frandsen M; Thow M

2017Frandsen M, Thow M, Ferguson SG, 'Promoting smoking cessation in pregnancy via partner support and incentives: Preliminary results of Tasmania-wide study', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, 17-19 October 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frandsen M; Thow M

2017Jahnel T, Schuz B, Thrul J, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, 'Smoking context as a mediator of the relationship between SES and smoking', Society, SRNT 23rd Annual Meeting, Florence, Italy (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jahnel T; Schuz B

2016Ferguson SG, 'Higher Stimulus Control is Associated with Less Cigarette Intake in Daily Smokers', 2016 SRNT Annual Meeting, 2-5 March, 2016, Chicago, United States (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Ferguson SG, 'Development and Psychometric Properties of The Smoking Restraint Questionnaire', 2016 SRNT 22nd Annual Meeting, 2-5 March, 2016, Chicago, United States (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Ferguson SG, 'Using real-time data to explore health behaviours', PRISM CRE Annual Workshop, 3-4 may, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Ferguson SG, 'Tobacco treatment to improve mental health', SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference, 8-10 September, Prague, Czech Republic (2016) [Chair International Conference]

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2016Ferguson SG, 'The changing landscape of tobacco control', SRNT 2016 Program, 2-5 March, Chicago, IL, USA (2016) [Chair International Conference]

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2016Ferguson SG, Bindoff I, Peterson G, 'Using principles from serious games to boost engagement with a smoking cessation app', SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference, 8-10 September, Prague, Czech Republic (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff I; Peterson G

2016Ferguson SG, Lu W, Chappell K, Wells GP, 'The effect of varenicline and nicotine patch on smoking rate and satisfaction with smoking: An examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies', SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference, 8-10 September, Prague, Czech Republic (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lu W; Chappell K; Wells GP

2016Frandsen M, Thorpe M, Ferguson SG, 'Supporting expectant mothers to quit smoking: Does it pay to pay partners?', The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Tasmanian Annual General Meeting, 7-8 November, 2016, Four Mile Creek, Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frandsen M

2016Frandsen M, Thow M, Ferguson SG, 'Assessing the effectiveness of social media, compared to traditional advertising methods, in recruiting eligible participants to research studies', SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference, 8-10 September, Prague, Czech Republic (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frandsen M; Thow M

2016Smith A, de Salas K, Schuz B, Ferguson SG, Lewis I, 'mHealth intervention design: creating mHealth interventions for behaviour change', Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2016), 29 November - 02 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 531-536. ISBN 978-1-4503-4618-4 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010986 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Smith A; de Salas K; Lewis I

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2015Ferguson SG, 'An Overview Of Tobacco Dependence Based On Non-Daily Smoking', Smoking cessation update day, 24 November, 2015, Sydney, Australia (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015Ferguson SG, 'Triggers of smoking lapses over the course of a quit attempt', SRNT-E 2015, 10 September, 2015, Maastricht, Netherlands (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Frandsen M, Thorpe M, Ferguson SG, 'Promoting long-term smoking cessation in pregnancy and post-partum: What part do partners play?', Global Forum on Nicotine, 5-6 June, 2015, Warsaw, Poland (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frandsen M

2015Morris IS, Frandsen M, Ferguson SG, 'Compliance with ecological momentary assessment protocols and its effects on study data', Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 21st Annual Meeting, 25 - 28 February, 2015, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, pp. 234. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Morris IS; Frandsen M

2015Schuez N, Eid M, Schuez BEC, Ferguson SG, 'Health warnings on plain packs do not promote quitting intention: results from two EMA studies', 29th Conference of the EHPS: Principles of Behaviour Change in Health and Illness, 1-5 September, 2015, Cyprus (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schuez N; Schuez BEC

2015Walters JAE, Ferguson SG, 'The effect of mobile text messages on short and long term quitting in motivated smokers: a randomised controlled trial', Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco, 25 - 28 February, 2015, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, pp. 252. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walters JAE

2014Ferguson SG, Frandsen M, Schuez N, 'Smoking satisfaction, health message acceptance and motivation to quit after plain packaging', Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco's 20th Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2014, Seattle, Washington (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frandsen M; Schuez N

2014Frandsen M, Walters JAE, Ferguson SG, 'Exploring the viability of using online social media advertising as a recruitment method for smoking cessation clinical trials', Society For Research On Nicotine and Tobacco 20th Annual Meeting, 5-8 February 2014, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 229. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frandsen M; Walters JAE

2014Hunn A, Ferguson SG, Scott JL, Schuez N, 'An investigation of everyday encounters with anti-smoking warnings', SRNT's 20th Annual Meeting, 5-8 February 2014, Seattle, Washington (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Scott JL; Schuez N

2014Schuez N, Ferguson SG, 'An examination of the mechanism through which pre-quit patch use aids smoking cessation', Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, February 5-8, 2014, Seattle, Washington (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Schuz N, Ferguson SG, 'An examination of the mechanism through which pre-quit use aids smoking cessation', SRNT'S 20th Annual Meeting, February 5-8, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 229. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schuz N

2014Walters JAE, Ferguson SG, 'ERS International Congress 2014', The European Respiratory Journal, 6-10 September, Munich, Germany ISSN 0903-1936 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walters JAE

2013Begh R, Munafo MR, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Nichols L, et al., 'A double-blind randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of attentional retraining on attentional bias and craving in smokers attempting cessation', 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco - Abstracts, 13-16 March, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 233. ISSN 1469-994X (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Ferguson SG, 'Nicotine replacement therapy: Recent advances', Proceedings of the Australian Smoking Cessation Conference 2013, 6-8 November 2013, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW Australia, pp. 5. (2013) [Plenary Presentation]

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2012Ferguson SG, Walters JAE, Bower J, 'Promoting cessation & reduction in smokers who are not interested in quitting', 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco - Abstracts, 13-16 March, 2012, Houston, TX, USA, pp. 143. ISSN 1469-994X (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Walters JAE; Bower J

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2012Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Dunbar M, Scholl S, 'Tobacco Dependence among intermittent smokers', 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco - Abstracts, 13-16 March, 2012, Houston, TX, USA, pp. 136. ISSN 1469-994X (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Dunbar MS, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Kirchner T, Tindle H, et al., 'The relationship between nicotine dependence and cue- induced cigarette craving', 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco - Abstracts, 13-16 March, 2012, Toronto, Canada, pp. 103. ISSN 1469-994X (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Shiffman S, Dunbar M, Li X, Anderson S, Tindle H, et al., 'Craving and Smoking in response to diverse cues', 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco - Abstracts, 13-16 March, 2012, Toronto, Canada, pp. 5. ISSN 1469-994X (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2010Dunbar MS, Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Tindle H, 'Smoker self-identification among daily and non-daily smokers', Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2010, 24-27 February 2010, Baltimore, USA, pp. 125. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Ferguson SG, 'Exploring the efficacy of nicotine patch', Proceedings of Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals 2010, 7 December 2010, Sydney, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Rohay JM, Gitchell JG, Garvey AJ, 'Weight gain while quitting: Effect of compliance with nicotine gum dosing', Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2010, 24-27 February 2010, Baltimore, USA, pp. 65. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Ferguson SG, Vonna A, Narkowicz CK, 'Physician and pharmacist care of varenicline users in a real-world setting', Proceedings of Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health 2010, 6-9 October 2010, Sydney, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Vonna A; Narkowicz CK

2009Dunbar M, Scharf S, Ferguson SG, Tindle H, Scholl S, et al., 'Gender differences in laboratory cue-reactivity', Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2009, Dublin, Ireland (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2009Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Scharf D, Tindle H, Scholl S, 'Non-daily smokers' craving and withdrawal when they are not smoking', Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2009, Dublin, Ireland (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2008Ferguson SG, Allen J, Furmanski WL, Vallone D, Gitchell JG, et al., 'Smokers' views on the safety on the safety of nicotine replacement therapy - An opportunity for education?', Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2008, Portland, USA. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, 'Effect of nicotine patch on negative affect and craving experienced during, and immediately before, first lapse episodes', Oral presentation at the Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, September 2008, Rome, Italy (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Ferguson SG, West R, Gitchell JG, Sembower MA, Shiffman S, 'Spontaneous versus planned quitting: Who does what and how successful is it? ', Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Feb 2008, Portland, USA. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Gitchell GJ, Shiffman S, Sembower M, Ferguson SG, 'What are my chances now? Conditional probabilities of subsequent abstinence based on current smoking status during a quit attempt', Poster presented at the Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, September 2008, Rome, Italy (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Scharf D, Tindle H, Kirchner T, Ferguson SG, Butera A, et al., 'Validation of a multi-domain cue set', Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, February 2008, Portland, USA. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Scharf D, 'Utilizing Ecological Momentary Assessment', Oral presentation (symposium) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Feburary 2008, Portland, USA (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Shiffman S, Kirchner T, Ferguson SG, Scharf D, Gitomer A, 'Efficacy of cellular phones for monitoring intermittent smoking patterns', Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Feb 2008, Portland, USA. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2007Gitchell JG, Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, 'Continuing to wear nicotine patches after smoking lapses promotes recovery of short-term abstinence', Poster presentation (symposium) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2007, Austin, USA (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2007Shiffman S, Brockwell S, Gitchell JG, Ferguson SG, 'Wearing nicotine patches continuously for 3-weeks during a cessation attempt improves treatment efficacy', Poster presented at the Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2997, Austin, USA (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2007Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, 'Nicotine patch therapy prior to quitting smoking: A meta-analysis', Poster presentation at the Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, October 2007, Madrid, Spain (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2005Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Dang Q, Gwaltney C, Balabanis M, 'Effect of nicotine patches on characteristics of first lapses', Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2005, Prague Czech Republic (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Gwaltney C, Balabanis M, 'Hedonic response to first smoking lapses: Effects on progression to relapse, and effects of nicotine replacement therapy', Poster presented at the Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2005, Prague Czech Republic (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Hellebusch S, 'Physician provision of instruction and counselling when prescribing nicotine replacement therapy', Poster presentation (symposium) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2005, Prague Czech Republic (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Shiffman S, Ferguson SG, Rohay J, Gitchell J, 'Perceived safety of nicotine replacement therapy among smokers and ex-smokers: impact on usage and compliance', Oral presention at the Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2005, Prague Czech Republic (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Shiffman S, Rohay J, Ferguson SG, 'Intermittent smoking: an emerging pattern', Oral presentation (symposium) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2005, Prague Czech Republic (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2004Ferguson SG, 'Do reductions in withdrawal symptoms and craving mediate treatment outcome in Nicotine Replacement Therapy? ', Oral presentation at Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, April 2004, Dunedin New Zealand (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Ferguson SG, Shiffman S, Dang Q, 'Do reductions in withdrawal symptoms and craving mediate treatment outcome in Nicotine Replacement Therapy? ', Poster presentation (symposium) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 2004, Scottsdale USA (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2002Ferguson SG, 'The behavioural component of cigarette smoking', Oral presentation at Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, March 2002, Canberra Australia (2002) [Conference Extract]

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2002Ferguson SG, Leland L, 'Varying craving induction techniques produces structurally different cravings for cigarette smokers', Poster presentation at the Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Feburary 2002, Savannah USA (2002) [Conference Extract]

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2002Ferguson SG, Leland L, 'Evaluating the effectiveness of cue exposure therapy by measuring its ability to diminish cue strength of personal smoking triggers', Poster presentation at the Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, February 2002, Savannah USA (2002) [Conference Extract]

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2000Ferguson SG, 'Environmental influences on the physiological, emotional and cognitive effects of nicotine', Oral presentation at the New Zealand Behaviour Analysis Synopsis, September 2000, Hamilton New Zealand (2000) [Conference Extract]

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Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Ferguson S, ''ARCS Refresher GCP Training E6(R2)', ARCS Australia' (2018) [Award]

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2016Ferguson SG, 'Helping smokers to quit', College of Clinical Psychologists E-newsletter- The College Paper, Australia (2016) [Internal Newsletter]

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2015Ferguson SG, 'Improving Understanding Through ATOD Research Award', Alcohol, Tobacco & other Drug Council Tas Inc. (2015) [Award]

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2015Walters H, Barnsley K, Stanton H, Crocombe LA, Nelson M, et al., 'Submission from SmokeFree Tasmania to Legislative Council Sessional Committee Government Administration A on the Tobacco Free Generation', SmokeFree Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Barnsley K; Stanton H; Crocombe LA; Nelson M; Beggs S; Walters J; Cooling N; Reynolds A; Towle N; Towle N

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Grants & Funding

Assoc Prof Ferguson has received consistent national and international research funding since 2011. In addition to NHMRC project and program grant funding, Assoc Prof Ferguson's research group has received funding from the Cancer Council and various international funding bodies. The majority of these grants have been focused on understanding how smoking cessation methods and medications work in order to improve the support we provide to smokers trying to quit.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

35

Total funding

$17,339,011

Projects

559 Lives (2021)$16,300
Description
Quit Tasmanias (a program of Cancer Council Tasmania) 559 Lives project aims to provide 559 Tasmanians from high smoking prevalence groups with standard Quitline behavioural support plus free nicotine replacement therapy (the program) to give them the best chance of quitting. Drs Stuart Ferguson and Emily Hansen will conduct an evaluation of the project using both quantitative and qualitative approaches to measure quitting outcomes, use of NRT and better understand smokers experience of the program and quitting.
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($16,300)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG; Hansen EC
Year
2021
Phase II Study Assessing Efficacy and Safety of NFL-101 as a Tobacco Cessation Therapy (CESTO II trial) (2021)$1,147,655
Description
The main objectives of this trial are to confirm the efficacy of NFL-101 in helping smokers to make successful quit attempts and to remain abstinent after, to reduce their consumption during a quit attempt period, as well as to better describe the perceived effect of the product by the subjects, and its safety and immunogenicity.
Funding
NFL Biosciences ($1,147,655)
Scheme
Clinical Trial
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Year
2021
Free nicotine replacement therapy and specialist support through pharmacies (2021 - 2022)$151,508
Description
The objective of the pilot project is to determine the effectiveness of an intervention to provide free combination NRT and behavioural support to priority population groups through pharmacies. The purpose of the project is to trial providing free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) through pharmacies to increase quitting rates among priority population groups (as defined in the Tasmanian Tobacco Control Plan 2017-21).
Funding
Department of Health (Tasmania) ($151,508)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash RE; Ferguson SG
Period
2021 - 2022
Effects of Different Holiday Experiences in Tasmania on Visitors' Emotional Wellbeing (2019 - 2020)$127,000
Description
The project will assess emotional wellbeing effects of a brief holiday in Tasmania (between three and ten days), accounting for different tourist characteristics and daily experiences. Using a modified form of the Tourism Tracer app, including a mix of longitudinal (pre-post) surveys, daily experience sampling and geospatial data, we will assess the influence of location on mood and stress, and will assess changes in tourists psychological capital, distress and life satisfaction after returning home. Reflections collected in follow-up interviews will provide a rich source of information to build a phenomenological understanding of tourist experiences specific to the population and region being studied, and may help explain differential pre-post holiday effects on wellbeing outcomes
Funding
Tourism Tasmania ($127,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cleland V; Hardy A; Ferguson SG; Neil A
Period
2019 - 2020
Evaluation of cigarette package inserts for enhanced communication with smokers (2019 - 2023)$3,535,968
Description
Series of studies in the US and Canada evaluating cigarette package inserts as a means of risk communication.
Funding
National Institutes of Health ($3,535,968)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of South Carolina
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Period
2019 - 2023
The real-world effectiveness and mechanisms of financial incentives programs for promoting smoking cessation (2019)$27,082
Description
Tobacco smoking remains one of the most preventable causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide (WHO, 2017). Yet many people continue to smoke. Despite public health policies aimed at reducing smoking rates, rates of smoking decline in Australia has stalled. Smoking rates are particularly high among vulnerable and disadvantaged cohorts, including rural and remote communities, where economic disadvantage further compounds the ability to quit due to real (or perceived) access (inc. financial) to smoking cessation services. The fact that 'first line' quitting strategies such as nicotine patches at best offer 7% long term success rate further highlights the need to adopt more effective quitting strategies. One effective strategy not widely used in mainstream smoking cessation treatment are financial incentives programs. Financial incentives programs are considered the most effective treatment among pregnant women who smoke (NICE, 2010; Gadomski et al., 2011; Higgins et al., 2014). Maternal smoking during pregnancy has been associated with foetal growth restriction, sudden infant death syndrome, and increased risk of miscarriage (Cnattingius, 2004). Despite this, 23% of Tasmania women continue to smoke while pregnant (DHHS, 2013). Smoking amongst teenage mothers is even higher, with approximately 46% of mothers continuing to smoke during pregnancy (DHHS, 2013). Exploring the effectiveness of financial incentives programs for smoking cessation in real world contexts and among community samples of smokers is therefore warranted. This project would build on the research conducted by Dr Mai Frandsen, investigating the efficacy of financial incentives for promoting smoking cessation among pregnant smokers. To further this work, the PhD project will test three key research questions.
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($27,082)
Scheme
Scholarship-PhD Top-Up Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frandsen M; Ferguson SG
Year
2019
GSK - Expert Advice (2018)$2,125
Description
Expert advice (teleconference) on the prediction of cravings.
Funding
GlaxoSmithKline ($2,125)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Year
2018
Offering Support to Interested Quitters via a Telephone-based Quitline: A Pilot Evaluation (2018)$16,500
Description
The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of offering Quitline Tasmania callers from high prevalence groups commercially-available free NRT as part of an evidence-based cessation support programme.
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($16,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Year
2018
Quittr: A game that wants you to quit (2017)$54,016
Description
We have developed an innovative smoking cessation mHealth app (Quittr: The Fun Way to Quit) that employs game-based rewardsystems. In addition to using games as a distraction tool to help smokers deal with cigarette cravings, we have designed a novel approach using addictivein-app games to facilitate engagement with the content. Users are granted virtual currency in exchange for positive behaviours that are known toimprove quit attempts, which they can then redeem for bonuses in an enjoyable yet compulsive mobile game.We are now in the process of evaluating this innovative technology amongst suitable cohorts, in an effort to determine both the effect size, and tofurther refine the content and presentation to ensure optimal engagement and effect. Smokers at risk of cardiovascular disease have been identified asusers who are particularly likely to benefit from this approach. They have significant potential for benefit. We believe that our novel approach will appealto these patients, and improve their success rate.
Funding
Heart Foundation ($54,016)
Scheme
Grant-Vanguard
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bindoff IK; Ferguson SG; Peterson GM
Year
2017
Smoking kills, but you can quit: Threat and efficacy messaging to prevent tobacco smoking among adults and adolescents (2017)$389,198
Funding
Economic and Social Research Council ($389,198)
Scheme
New Investigator Award
Administered By
The University of Bristol
Research Team
Maynard O; Ferguson SG
Year
2017
Supporting respiratory research (2016)$100,000
Description
This donation is intended to support the work of the Breathe Well NHMRC CRE, based in the School of Medicine. The Centres NHMRC funding concludes this year. In particular, the donation is to support the completion of PhD projects and fund strategic research involving collaboration between respiratory researchers in the Faculty. This will enable the researchers to seek further NHMRC funding.
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($100,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Canny B; Walters EH; Zosky GR; O'Toole RF; Ferguson SG; Peterson GM; Sohal SS
Year
2016
A social media based social marketing program to address tobacco use in young people (2016 - 2017)$16,997
Description
This project will begin the process of developing content (i.e. images, video) for a social media based social marketing program to address smoking in young Tasmanians.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($2,997); The Sax Institute ($14,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gall SL; Ferguson SG; Schuez Benjamin
Period
2016 - 2017
Chrono Craving Study (2016 - 2017)$332,190
Description
Study craving during the first two weeks of a quit attempt
Funding
CHRONO THERAPEUTICS ($332,190)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG; Peterson GM; Wood-Baker R
Period
2016 - 2017
A non-inferiority trial of cytisine versus varenicline for smoking cessation. (2016 - 2019)$1,885,813
Description
Long-term quit rates via existing behavioural and pharmacological approaches to smoking cessation remain low and there is a need for furtherevidence-based treatments to complement standard treatment. We will conduct a large-scale trial to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness ofcytisine compared to existing varenicline treatment. The findings will have direct health care system implications and cytisine, if effective, hasthe potential to save millions of lives globally.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($1,885,813)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Farrell M; Courtney R; Walker N; McRobbie H; Gartner C; Siahpush M; Petrie D; Paul Christine; Richmond R; Ferguson SG
Period
2016 - 2019
Grant Reference
1108318
Enhancing pharmacological and behavioural support to reduce smoking relapse: A Factorial RCT (2016)$1,747,138
Description
This proposal aims to examine if two RPI, pharmacological (a choice of fast-acting nicotine products) and behavioural (an online Structured Planning and Prompting Protocol), individually and/orsynergistically, can reduce rates of relapse between 4 weeks and 12 months post quit date (PQD) in those that receive the RPI compared to usual care.
Funding
National Institute for Health Research ($1,747,138)
Scheme
Grant - Health Technology Assessment Programme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McRobbie H; Hajek P; McEwen A; McNeill A; Lewis S; Bauld L; Brennan Al; Meier P; Borland R; Ferguson SG; Courtney R; Mattick R; Gartner C; Parrott S
Year
2016
Making the best of plain packaging: Using self-efficacy messages on cigarette packages to promote smoking cessation (2016)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Schuez N; Schuez Benjamin; Ferguson SG
Year
2016
Integrating individual and environmental perspectives on eating to prevent obesity: Modelling food choices in real-time (2016)$14,157
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,157)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Schuez Benjamin; Heathcote A; Ferguson SG; Schuez N
Year
2016
EMA study examining perceived social support among community-based youths (2015)$2,025
Description
Considerable public expenditure is invested in a plethora of community-based youth and family interventions in Ireland on an annual basis. One of the primary arguments underpinning this endeavour is that early intervention with young people and families is a successful way of enabling the positive development of participants in these projects. However, little evidence exists to date surrounding outcomes for adolescents attending differing community-based youth and family projects in Ireland. Considering this gap in knowledge, in 2010, the author concluded an exploratory study that investigated building evidence on how to support adolescents experiencing adversity through a comparative tracking study of their perceived social support outcomes while attending either a community-based youth project (direct work with young people, namely a Neighbourhood Youth Project (NYP)) or a family support project (direct work with parents and young people, namely a Springboard Project). The Social Provisions Scale (SPS Child Version), designed to establish the sources, types and amount of perceived social support, was administered twice, to 50 adolescents from the NYP and SP, over a one-year period. Key results revealed that the majority of adolescent participants perceived that high levels of social support were available to them over time; they perceived parents as the strongest source of social support, followed closely by friends, while siblings were the worst source. Using these findings, the study introduced a tentative practice design framework that addressed how the future design and provision of family support services can utilise perceived social support measurement and enlistment as a tool in an evidence-based approach.
Funding
National University of Ireland Galway ($2,025)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Year
2015
To fund projects, conference travel for Dr Natalie Schuez (2015)$9,000
Funding
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia ($9,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Schuez N; Ferguson SG
Year
2015
Enhancing pharmacological and behavioural support to reduce smoking relapse: a factorial RCT (2015 - 2019)$925,300
Description
This proposal aims to examine if two relapse prevention interventions (RPI), individually and/or synergistically, can reduce rates of relapse between 4 weeks and 12 months post quit date in those that receive the RPI compared to usual care. New knowledge about the RPI being trialled will be generated.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($925,300)
Scheme
Grant - NIHR Collaborative Research Grant
Administered By
Cancer Council Victoria
Research Team
Borland R; Gartner C; Mattick R; Courtney R; Ferguson SG
Period
2015 - 2019
Grant Reference
1095880
The University of Michigan, HBART Contract Research (2014)$1,075
Description
This project will modify the existing Health Behaviour Assessment in Real-time Ecological Momentary Assessment program in order to collect pilot data for future applications.
Funding
University of Michigan ($1,075)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Year
2014
Influence of Electronic Cigarettes on Smoker's Choice to Make a Quit Attempt (2014)$3,167
Description
RCT to examine the influence of electronic cigarettes on smokers choice to make a quit attempt
Funding
West Virginia University Research Corporation ($3,167)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Year
2014
Examination of the mechanism of action of pre-quit pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation (2014 - 2015)$196,106
Funding
Pfizer Inc ($196,106)
Scheme
Grant-GRAND
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Period
2014 - 2015
Examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation. (2014)$7,776
Description
This project examines how nicotine patches and varenicline aid smoking cessation. It seeks to examine moderators of treatment outcome.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($7,776)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG; MacIntyre P
Year
2014
Dual cigarette and smokeless tobacco use: behaviour patterns and toxicant exposure (2013)$136,322
Description
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., despite the fact that overall rates of tobacco use have consistently declined in the past decade1. This trend may be due to the fact that, although rates for heavy smoking (20+ cigarettes/day) have decreased, those for light smoking (<10cigarettes/day) have been on the rise1. Also increasingly popular is the use of alternative tobacco products (ATPs), including cigars, waterpipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco (SLT).1,2 For instance, from 2002 to 2007, U.S. consumer data revealed a drop in cigarette sales (-18%), but a substantial increase in sales of small cigars (+115%), large cigars (+37%), and moist snuff (+33%).3 Notably, ATP use is more common among cigarette smokers than non-smokers; up to 62% of sampled cigarette smokers report concurrent use of at least one ATP.2, 4-11 Dual cigarette-ATP use appears to be part of a new tobacco landscape12-13, and thus systematic evaluation of this phenomenon is warranted.
Funding
National Institutes of Health ($136,322)
Scheme
Grant-Small Grant Program R03
Administered By
West Virginia University Research Corporation
Research Team
Blank M; Ferguson SG
Year
2013
Cessation in Non-Daily Smokers: a RCT of NRT with Ecological Momentary Assessment (2013 - 2017)$3,238,922
Funding
National Institutes of Health ($3,238,922)
Scheme
Grant-National Institute of Health
Administered By
University of Pittsburgh
Research Team
Primack B; Tindle H; Ferguson SG
Period
2013 - 2017
Antecedents and Consequences of Eating and Their Role in Obesity (2012)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Year
2012
Promoting cessation and reduction in smokers who are not interested in quitting (2012)$6,500
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($6,500)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG; Walters JAE
Year
2012
Communicating smoking risks through graphic warning labels (2012 - 2014)$2,113,422
Funding
National Institutes of Health ($2,113,422)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
The Ohio State University
Research Team
Peters E; Ferguson SG
Period
2012 - 2014
Maturing out: The role of internal and external control mechanisms in daily situations of subtypes of smokers and their implications for treatment (2011)$204,696
Description
The primary objective of this study is to detect mechanisms that lead from light and intermittent smoking as well as heavy smoking back to reduced or non smoking behavior rather than to progression or maintenance of heavier and dependent smoking.
Funding
Pfizer Inc ($204,696)
Scheme
Grant-GRAND
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Buhler A; Ferguson SG
Year
2011
Efficacy of education and advice delivered by text message to aid smoking cessation (2011 - 2013)$518,252
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($518,252)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG; Walters JAE
Period
2011 - 2013
Grant Reference
1002874
Rising Stars 3 (2011 - 2013)$51,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($51,000)
Scheme
Grant-Rising Stars Round 3
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Period
2011 - 2013
Efficacy of Education and Advice Delivered by Text Message to Aid Smoking Cessation (2011 - 2013)$277,395
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($277,395)
Scheme
Fellowship
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Period
2011 - 2013
Delivering Smoking Cessation Advice to Cigarette Smokers Via Text Messages - A Pilot Study (2010)$9,406
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,406)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ferguson SG
Year
2010
Once-off population health projects (2010)$50,000
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($50,000)
Scheme
Agreement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Venn A; van der Mei IAF; Hansen EC; Ferguson SG; Wood-Baker R; Howes FS
Year
2010

Research Supervision

Current

4

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDRe-thinking Warning Labels on Tobacco Products: Can the Inclusion of Self-Affirmations and Efficacy Messages Improve the Effectiveness of Confronting Communication?2016
PhDExamining Determinants of Individual Eating Behaviour in Adults with Overweight and Obesity2018
PhDFinancial Incentive Programmes for the Promotion of Smoking Cessation2018
PhDBarriers to Implementing Evidence-based Healthcare Interventions in Community Settings2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDExploring Individual and Environmental Determinants of Food Intake
Candidate: Katherine Gabrielle Elliston
2021
PhDComplexities in the Assessment of Alcohol Intoxication, Impairment and Harms in Naturalistic Settings
Candidate: Thomas William Norman
2020
PhDSocioeconomic Status and Smoking Exploring the behavioural determinants of health inequalities
Candidate: Tina Jahnel
2020
PhDEffect of Acute and Chronic Khat Use on Psychological and Cognitive Functioning
Candidate: Samson Wubshet Duresso
2018
PhDBiological and Behavioural Markers of Smoking Reduction
Candidate: Wenying Lu
2017
PhDNegative Affect, Isolation and Menstrual Cycle as Antecedents of Eating in Individuals with Disordered Eating: An ecological momentary assessment study
Candidate: Chiara Paganini
2017