Professor Paul Aveyard
Professor Aveyard works in behavioural medicine. He researches ways to help people change their behaviour, either to prevent serious disease, or as a treatment for that disease. A lot of his work has examined interventions to help people stop or reduce their smoking and lately he has worked in helping people manage their weight if they have become obese.
He has held a number of positions including: President of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, Trustee of the Association for the Study of Obesity, Member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Editor of the journal Addiction, Advisor to the Department of Health on obesity and Member of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committee. He is a practising GP.
- Behavioural medicine
- Smoking cessation
- Weight management
- Public health
- Primary care
- Tobacco control studies
- Clinical trials
- Screening and brief intervention for obesity in primary care: a parallel, two-arm, randomised trial (2016)
- Does reduced smoking if you can't stop make any difference? (2015)
- Change in mental health after smoking cessation: systematic review and meta-analysis (2014)
- Brief opportunistic smoking cessation interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare advice to quit and offer of assistance (2012)
Professor Aveyard has considerable experience in print and broadcast (both radio and television) media.
Recent media work
- GPs should not worry about offending obese patients, finds study
- The 30-second chat that can trigger weight loss
- Promoting e-cigarettes to stop adults smoking is encouraging young people to vape, researchers claim
- Many teenagers try e-cigarettes but few become regular users, study finds
- Give up cigs to cut depression
- Horizon: What's The Right Diet For You?