Professor Paul Aveyard

Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences; Fellow of Wolfson College


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.