King’s College London
Ann McNeill is Professor of Tobacco Addiction in the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. She is also Vice Dean (Culture, Diversity & Inclusion) for the IoPPN. Ann’s research focuses on reducing the population level impact of smoking through the application of tobacco control policies and interventions, including harm reduction strategies. Ann has led the last five evidence updates on e-cigarettes commissioned by UK Health Security Agency which involve original research and reviews of the evidence. She has a particular focus on disadvantage and smoking, including understanding and reducing the much higher levels of smoking observed in those with mental health problems. Nationally, she chairs a Mental Health and Smoking Partnership, a coalition of stakeholders interested in reducing smoking. Ann has been a Thomson Reuters highly cited scientist in the science and social science category since 2015 and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed academic papers. She has an established international reputation in tobacco addiction, 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. She is also a UK National Institute for Health and Care Research Senior Investigator.