About SRNT-E

The SRNT-E senior management team consists of elected members. Each year positions become available.

Nomination Call for New SRNT-E Board Members (deadline 15th June 2024)

We invite nominations for the office of:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary

Download the Call for Nominations here

SRNT-E is a diverse organisation. When making nominations, please consider colleagues with a broad range of scientific interests (e.g., molecular, behavioural, clinical, epi, policy) and from diverse geographical/cultural backgrounds. All nominees must be members of SRNT-E.

The term of office for President-Elect is one year, followed by one year as President and one year as Immediate Past President (three years total). All other offices are held for a term of three years. Terms of office may be renewed beyond three years with approval of the Board. The candidates elected will begin their term at the conclusion of the SRNT-E Annual General Meeting, on September TBC, 2024.

Successful candidates are expected to be actively involved in SRNT-E, help advance SRNT-E’s strategic initiatives, attend annual meetings during their tenure, participate in monthly teleconference calls, and be available by email for issues that arise between Board meetings. 

All full and retired members of SRNT-E are encouraged to nominate individuals for, and participate in, the election for the positions of President Elect and communications officer.

Full members of SRNT-E may self-nominate within the above restrictions and only full members are eligible to hold office. As per SRNT-E Bylaws, student and associate members are not eligible to vote or hold elected office.  

Nominations must be received by midnight on 15th June 2024 and must include the following:  

  • Candidate's contact information 
  • Confirmation of the candidate's willingness to serve if elected 
  • One letter of recommendation from a current SRNT-E member
  • Biographical statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Disclosure statement
  • Vision statement (for SRNT-Elect position only)

Nominations may be sent electronically to Yael Bar-Zeev, Yael.Bar-Zeev@mail.huji.ac.il

If you have any questions, please email SRNT-E President, Sharon Cox, s.cox@ucl.ac.uk

Thank you for taking time to help shape the future direction of the Society!



Current members of the SRNT-E Board

Dr Sharon Cox

President

Principal Research Fellow, UCL, Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group

Dr Sharon Cox is a Principal Research Fellow within the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at University College London. Collectively, she has over 15 years’ experience within substance use treatment and research. Her research focuses on tobacco dependence and cessation amongst people living with severe, and often unchanging, health and social needs. She has a special interest in tobacco harm reduction, specifically investigating how quitting smoking using non-combustible nicotine products can improve health outcomes and quality of life in people experiencing homelessness and those with other drug dependences.

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Leonie Brose

Past-President

Reader in the Nicotine Research Group at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, United Kingdom

Dr Brose is a Reader in the Nicotine Research Group at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. Her research, mainly in the areas of vaping and smoking and mental health, is highly cited and has national and international impact on policy and practice. Dr Brose is also the Programme Lead for the MSc Addictions and Associate Editor for Addiction and SRNT’s journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. She is the chair of the local organising committee for the 2021 SRNT-E conference, which will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Sarah Jackson

President-Elect

Principal Research Fellow, UCL, Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group

Dr Sarah Jackson is a Principal Research Fellow within the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at University College London. Her work focuses on monitoring population trends in smoking behaviour and evaluating the effectiveness of smoking cessation aids and interventions on an individual and population level. She has extensive research experience, with over 150 publications. She has received awards from the Society for the Study of Addiction in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research and practice in the addictions field and to tobacco control policy. She sits on Action on Smoking and Health’s advisory council and is a Senior Editor at the journal Addiction.

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Ute Mons

Secretary

Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology of Aging at the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, University of Cologne, Germany

Ute Mons is a University Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology of Aging at the University of Cologne, Germany. She holds an M.A. in Sociology and Economics, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of Heidelberg. She has co-authored more than 100 research publications, mostly in her main research areas tobacco control, cancer prevention, and chronic disease epidemiology. In these areas, Ute Mons is involved in several national and international research projects, including being PI of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC) Germany project. Ute Mons also participates in several national committees to promote public health and tobacco control. In 2017, she was awarded one of the ECL ECTOH Young Professional Awards recognizing her contribution to tobacco control.

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Yael Bar-Zeev

Treasurer

Senior Lecturer at Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Dr Bar Zeev is a Public Health Physician and Behavioural Scientist. She is a Senior Lecturer (Tenure Track) at the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has extensive research experience, with over $1.78M in grants, and over 70 publications. Her research focuses on understanding influences on tobacco use and improving smoking cessation outcomes in disadvantaged populations, and specifically among pregnant women. In the last few years, she has filled leadership roles in the field of Tobacco control in Israel, as the Chair of the Israel Medical Association for Smoking Cessation and Prevention. Together with a strong Tobacco Control Coalition, she has advocated successfully for extensive tobacco control legislation that went into effect in 2020 and included an advertisement ban, a point-of-sale display ban and plain packaging, effective for all tobacco and nicotine products. 

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Floor van den Brand

Communications Officer

Researcher at the Department of Family Medicine, CAPHRI, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Floor van den Brand is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Family Medicine at Maastricht University. Her research interest lies in behavioral and policy interventions for stimulating smoking cessation in individuals with a lower socioeconomic position. She conducts research on implementing smoking cessation group trainings with financial incentives targeting people with a lower socioeconomic position and is studying the effects of a tobacco sales ban in supermarkets on youth and adults from disadvantaged neighborhoods.  


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Nicola Lindson

Member Delegate for Europe

Senior researcher and lecturer at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Nicola Lindson is a University Research Lecturer and Managing Editor of the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group employed in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (NDPCHS), University of Oxford. She received her PhD in Behavioural Medicine from the University of Birmingham in 2012. Nicola serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Addiction and is a Chartered Psychologist, with an international reputation in research on nicotine addiction and smoking cessation. With a h-index of 20, she has publications in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Altmetric score 2468), the BMJ, JAMA, Thorax, and the Cochrane Library. Nicola has secured funding for and led large multi-centre RCTs, a research prioritization project engaging multiple stakeholder groups, and most recently an NIHR Evidence Synthesis Programme Grant. Her research has contributed to a significant number of international healthcare guidelines, as well as informing NIHR and French National Cancer Institute funding priorities and national smoking cessation training and guidance (delivered by the NCSCT). She contributes to teaching both the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum at the University of Oxford, is employed as an Associate Lecturer for Cochrane UK, and serves as a college advisor and research member of the common room at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

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Felix Naughton

Honorary Secretary

Professor of Health Psychology within the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Felix is a Professor of Health Psychology within the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Visiting Senior Researcher at the Behavioural Science Group, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Associate Professor within the Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham. He has a key research interest in the development and evaluation of mobile phone interventions to promote and support health behaviour change (mHealth), particularly smoking cessation.

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