Dr Lion Shahab is a senior lecturer in health psychology at University College London and trained in psychology, epidemiology and neuroscience. He has more than 10 years’ experience in tobacco control with a particular interest in novel behavioural and pharmacological smoking cessation interventions,biomarkers, tobacco product regulation and policy and tobacco use epidemiology. Dr Shahab's research spans a variety of techniques and methods, involving both human (randomised controlled trials, survey analysis, laboratory and experimental work) and animal studies (electrophysiology). He has collaborated with academic as well as non-academic (e.g. governmental and non-governmental) partners and to date has authored over 70 scientific papers and reviews.