Professor Ann McNeill

Professor of Tobacco Addiction

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings College London


Ann McNeill is a Professor of Tobacco Addiction in the National Addiction Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first class joint honours degree in zoology and psychology and then carried out her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry focusing on the development of dependence on smoking. Since that time Ann has held a variety of academic and public sector posts focusing largely on tobacco control research. She has published more than 450 peer-reviewed publications and her research ranges across prevention, cessation, harm reduction and local, national and international policy.

Ann has a particular interest in the relationship between smoking, mental health and inequalities and Co-Chairs a national Mental Health and Smoking Partnership led by the charity Action on Smoking and Health. Ann has been the recipient of several awards including receiving a World Health Organisation World No Tobacco Day award for contributions to tobacco control in 1998 and in 2020, the Doll-Wynder Award by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Competing Interest: None Stated

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