Tom Ainscough
Research Fellow

Profile

Biography

Tom recently completed his PhD at the National Addictions Centre, King's College London, where he developed and tested an intervention for tobacco smoking in individuals undergoing treatment for opiate addiction. Tom first joined the Department of Health Sciences in 2016, working for the Martin House Research Centre and recently transferred to the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group to work on a project assessing tobacco smoking during inpatient metal health treatment.

Career

  • Bsc Psychology, University of York
  • MSc Research Methods in Psychology, UCL
  • PhD in Addiction Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Research

Overview

Tom's research interests centre around the treatment of addiction, particularly in often overlooked or under-researched subgroups. Having completed his PhD at the National Addiction Centre, Tom has now joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group where he is working on a project exploring the impact of the application of smokefree policies in mental health inpatient settings on smoking behaviour and the role of electronic cigarettes.

Projects

  • Complete smokefree policies in mental health inpatient settings: exploring the impact on smoking behaviour and the role of electronic cigarettes

Research group(s)

Contact details

Dr Tom Ainscough
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1765)