Dr Katherine East PhD

Society of the Study of Addiction (SSA) Academic Fellow at King's College London (UK).

Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo (Canada).

Researcher of nicotine and tobacco product use, perceptions, and policies.

I am a Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Griffith Edwards Academic Fellow working on projects relating to nicotine and tobacco product perceptions and use, with a focus on youth and young adults. I am based at King's College London, within the Nicotine Research Group (NRG) and am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, where I was a Research Fellow from 2020-2021.

I co-lead the England arm of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project and Co-Chair the international Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Policy Research Network. I am also on the steering committee for Cancer Research UK's E-Cigarette Research Forum and have advised the Canadian Cancer Society and Evidence to Impact on their youth vaping prevention initiatives.

I hold a PhD in Addiction Sciences from King's College London, an MSc in Mental Health Studies from University College London, and a BSc from the University of Bristol.

Research interests:

I also have an interest in research culture and have consulted UKRI on research culture initiatives in the UK (report here).