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Researcher: Ferguson, SG (Associate Professor Stuart Ferguson)

Fields of Research

Preventive Medicine
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Health Promotion
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Medical and Health Sciences
Respiratory Diseases
Public Health and Health Services
Epidemiology
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Health Care Administration
Health and Community Services
Primary Health Care
Information Systems Management
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cancer Genetics
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Education
Medical Physiology
Decision Making
Exercise Physiology
Geospatial Information Systems
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Sociology
Public Nutrition Intervention
Social and Cultural Geography
Human Geography
Data Communications

Research Objectives

Substance Abuse
Preventive Medicine
Behaviour and Health
Health Education and Promotion
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Women's Health
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Health
Health Policy Economic Outcomes
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Information and Communication Services
Nutrition
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Food Safety
Child Health
Social Structure and Health
Application Tools and System Utilities

Career Best Publications

Does reducing withdrawal severity mediate nicotine patch efficacy? A randomized clinical trial. ; Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
The relevance and treatment of cue-induced cravings in tobacco dependence; Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Tobacco dependence and withdrawal: Science base, challenges and opportunities; Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Research Publications

A Clinical Overview of Nicotine Dependence and Withdrawal; Negative Affective States and Cognitive Impairments in Nicotine Dependence
A double-blind randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of attentional retraining on attentional bias and craving in smokers attempting cessation; 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
A preliminary examination of cognitive factors that influence interest in quitting during pregnancy; Journal of Smoking Cessation
An examination of the mechanism through which pre-quit patch use aids smoking cessation; Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
An examination of the mechanism through which pre-quit use aids smoking cessation; SRNT'S 20th Annual Meeting
An exploratory examination of the mechanisms through which pre-quit patch use aids smoking cessation; Psychopharmacology
An internet-based ecological momentary assessment study relying on participants' own mobile phones: insights from a study with young adult smokers; European Addiction Research
An investigation of everyday encounters with anti-smoking warnings; SRNT's 20th Annual Meeting
An Overview Of Tobacco Dependence Based On Non-Daily Smoking; Smoking cessation update day
Application of an assay for 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) in urine for the assessment of tobacco-related harm; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Assessing the effectiveness of social media, compared to traditional advertising methods, in recruiting eligible participants to research studies; SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference
Association between smoking-related attentional bias and craving measured in the clinic and in the natural environment; Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Associations between use of pharmacological aids in a smoking cessation attempt and subsequent quitting activity: a population study; Addiction
Attentional bias retraining in cigarette smokers attempting smoking cessation (ARTS): Study protocol for a double blind randomised controlled trial; BMC Public Health
Australian smokersí and nonsmokersí exposure to antismoking warnings in day-to-day life: a†pilot†study; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Commentary on Fidler et al. (2011): Identifying quitters who are at increased risk of relapse - where to from here?; Addiction
Compliance with an EMA monitoring protocol and its relationship with participant and smoking characteristics; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Compliance with ecological momentary assessment protocols and its effects on study data; Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 21st Annual Meeting
Continuing to wear nicotine patches after smoking lapses promotes recovery of abstinence; Addiction
Continuing to wear nicotine patches after smoking lapses promotes recovery of short-term abstinence; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Craving and Smoking in response to diverse cues; 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
Craving in Intermittent and Daily Smokers During Ad Libitum Smoking; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Cue reactivity in converted and native intermittent smokers; Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Cue reactivity in non-daily smokers: effects on craving and smoking behavior; Psychopharmacology
Cue-induced cravings for cigarettes; Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
Day-by-day variation in affect, arousal and alcohol consumption in young adults; Drug and Alcohol Review
Determination of cotinine, 3'-hydroxycotinine, and their glucuronides in urine by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography; Analytical Letters
Determination of nicotine in cartridge-based electronic cigarettes; Analytical Letters
Development and Psychometric Properties of The Smoking Restraint Questionnaire; 2016 SRNT 22nd Annual Meeting
Development and psychometric properties of the Smoking Restraint Questionnaire; Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
Do reductions in withdrawal symptoms and craving mediate treatment outcome in Nicotine Replacement Therapy? ; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Do reductions in withdrawal symptoms and craving mediate treatment outcome in Nicotine Replacement Therapy? ; The Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference
Does laboratory cue reactivity correlate with real-world craving and and smoking responses to cues?; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Does reducing withdrawal severity mediate nicotine patch efficacy? A randomized clinical trial. ; Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Dynamic effects of craving and negative affect on adolescent smoking relapse; Health Psychology
Dynamic effects of self-efficacy on smoking lapses and relapse among adolescents; Health Psychology
Education about NRT safety overcomes smokers' cost barrier - study; The Tan Sheet
Effect of compliance with nicotine gum dosing on weight gained during a quit attempt; Addiction
Effect of high-dose nicotine patch on craving and negative affect leading up to lapse episodes; Psychopharmacology
Effect of high-dose nicotine patch on the characteristics of lapse episodes; Health Psychology
Effect of nicotine patch on negative affect and craving experienced during, and immediately before, first lapse episodes; The Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Effect of nicotine patches on characteristics of first lapses; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Effectiveness of coping strategies at alleviating cue-induced craving: a pilot study; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Effects of pictorial warning labels for cigarettes and quit-efficacy on emotional responses, smoking satisfaction, and cigarette consumption; Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Effects of the pattern of glucocorticoid replacement on neural processing, emotional reactivity and well-being in healthy male individuals: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial; Trials
Efficacy of cellular phones for monitoring intermittent smoking patterns; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Environmental influences on craving and the physiological and cognitive effects of cigarette smoking; New Zealand Journal of Psychology
Environmental influences on the physiological, emotional and cognitive effects of nicotine; The New Zealand Behaviour Analysis Synopsis
ERS International Congress 2014; European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2014
Evaluating the effectiveness of cue exposure therapy by measuring its ability to diminish cue strength of personal smoking triggers; The Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation; Bmc Public Health
Exploring behavioural mechanisms of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation; Understanding nicotine and tobacco addiction
Exploring the efficacy of nicotine patch; Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals 2010
Exploring the viability of using online social media advertising as a recruitment method for smoking cessation clinical trials; Society For Research On Nicotine and Tobacco 20th Annual Meeting
Exploring the viability of using online social media advertising as a recruitment method for smoking cessation clinical trials; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Gender and stimulus control of smoking behavior; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Gender differences in laboratory cue-reactivity; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Health warnings on plain packs do not promote quitting intention: results from two EMA studies; 29th Conference of the EHPS: Principles of Behaviour Change in Health and Illness
Hedonic response to first smoking lapses: Effects on progression to relapse, and effects of nicotine replacement therapy; The Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Helping smokers to quit
Higher BMI is associated with stronger effects of social cues on everyday snacking behaviour; Appetite
Higher Stimulus Control Is Associated With Less Cigarette Intake in Daily Smokers; Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Higher Stimulus Control is Associated with Less Cigarette Intake in Daily Smokers; 2016 SRNT Annual Meeting
How Do Light and Intermittent Smokers Differ from Heavy Smokers in Young Adulthood: The Role of Smoking Restraint Strategies; Journal of Psychoactive Drugs: A Multidisciplinary Forum
How does rate of smoking cessation vary by age, gender and social grade? Findings from a population survey in England; Addiction
Immediate Effects of Plain Packaging Health Warnings on Quitting Intention and Potential Mediators: Results From Two Ecological Momentary Assessment Studies; Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Immediate hedonic response to smoking lapses: Relationship to smoking relapse, and effects of nicotine replacement therapy; Psychopharmacology (Berl)
Improving Understanding Through ATOD Research Award
Intermittent smoking: an emerging pattern; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Is khat use disorder a valid diagnostic entity?; Addiction
Itís the power of food: individual differences in food cue responsiveness and snacking in everyday life; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Lack of attentional retraining effects in cigarette smokers attempting cessation: A proof of concept double-blind randomised controlled trial; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
mHealth intervention design: creating mHealth interventions for behaviour change; 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
Nicotine patch therapy prior to quitting smoking: A meta-analysis; Addiction
Nicotine patch therapy prior to quitting smoking: A meta-analysis; The Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Nicotine preloading: effectiveness and meachanisms; SRNT Annual Meeting 2017
Nicotine replacement therapies: patient safety and persistence; Patient Related Outcome Measures
Nicotine replacement therapy: Recent advances; Australian Smoking Cessation Conference 2013
Non-daily smokers' craving and withdrawal when they are not smoking; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Nondaily smokers' experience of craving on days they do not smoke; Journal of abnormal psychology
Novel technologies to study smoking behavior: current developments in ecological momentary assessment; Current Addiction Reports
Patterns of intermittent smoking: an analysis using ecological momentary assessment; Addictive Behaviours
Perceived safety and efficacy of nicotine replacement therapies among US smokers and ex-smokers: Relationship with use and compliance; Addiction
Perceived safety of nicotine and the use of nicotine replacement products among current smokers in Great Britain: Results from two national surveys; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Perceived safety of nicotine replacement therapy among smokers and ex-smokers: impact on usage and compliance; The Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Personal and situational predictors of everyday snacking: An application of temporal self-regulation theory; British journal of health psychology
Physician and pharmacist care of varenicline users in a real-world setting; Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health 2010
Physician and pharmacist care of varenicline users in a real-world setting; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Physician counseling of patients when prescribing nicotine replacement therapy; Addictive Behaviours
Physician provision of instruction and counselling when prescribing nicotine replacement therapy; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Predicting treatment outcome: An examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit smoking cessation pharmacotherapies using EMA methods; Ambulatory Assessment and Intervention Symposium
Prediction of abstinence at 10 weeks based smoking status at 2 weeks during a quit attempt: Secondary analysis of two parallel, 10-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 21-mg nicotine patch in adult smokers ; Clinical Therapeutics
Profile of Maternal Smokers Who Quit During Pregnancy: A†Population-Based Cohort Study of Tasmanian Women, 2011Ė2013; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Promoting cessation & reduction in smokers who are not interested in quitting; 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
Promoting long-term smoking cessation in pregnancy and post-partum: What part do partners play?; Global Forum on Nicotine
Providing accurate safety information may increase a smoker's willingness to use nicotine replacement therapy as part of a quit attempt; Addictive Behaviors: An International Journal
Quitting by gradual smoking reduction using nicotine gum - A controlled trial; American Journal of Preventative Medicine
Quittr:The Design of a Video Game to Support Smoking Cessation; JMIR Serious Games
Reduction of abstinence induced withdrawal and craving using nicotine replacement therapy; Psychopharmacology (Berl)
Relation of Craving and Appetitive Behavior; Principles of Addiction
Relationship between adherence to daily nicotine patch use and treatment efficacy: Secondary analysis of a 10-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial simulating over-the-counter use in adult smokers; Clinical Therapeutics
Relationship between cotinine and trans-3' -hydroxycotinine glucuronidation and the nicotine metabolite ratio in Caucasian smokers; Biomarkers
Response to Auer ET AL.'S 'Weight gain according to gum use in participants in the intervention groups: Comment on Ferguson ET AL. 2011'; Addiction
Satisfaction with smoking, and smoking reduction, during pre-quit treatment with nicotine patch or varenicline; SRNT 23rd Annual Meeting
Situational and mood factors associated with smoking in young adult light and heavy smokers; Drug and Alcohol Review
Situational Cues and Momentary Food Environment Predict Everyday Eating Behavior in Adults With Overweight and Obesity; Health Psychology
Smoker self-identification among daily and non-daily smokers; Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2010
Smokers' interest in using nicotine replacement to aid smoking reduction; Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Smokers' views on the safety on the safety of nicotine replacement therapy - An opportunity for education?; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Smoking Cessation; APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology
Smoking context as a mediator of the relationship between SES and smoking; SRNT 23rd Annual Meeting
Smoking patterns and stimulus control in intermittent and daily smokers; PLoS One
Smoking satisfaction, health message acceptance and motivation to quit after plain packaging; Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco's 20th Annual Meeting
Social smoking among intermittent smokers; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Spontaneous versus planned quitting: Who does what and how successful is it? ; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Stimulus control and affect in dietary behaviours. An intensive longitudinal study; Appetite
Stimulus control and affect in dietary behaviours: Results from two intensive longitudinal studies; Ambulatory Assessment and Intervention Symposium
Stimulus control in intermittent and daily smokers; Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Suicide rates in New Zealand: Exploring associations with social and economic factors; Ministry of Health
Supporting expectant mothers to quit smoking: Does it pay to pay partners?; The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Tasmanian Annual General Meeting
The behavioural component of cigarette smoking; The University of Canberra Science Seminar Series
The changing landscape of tobacco control; SRNT 2016 Program
The effect of a nicotine patch on cigarette craving over the course of the day: Results from two randomized clinical trials; Current Medical Research and Opinion
The effect of mobile text messages on short and long term quitting in motivated smokers: a randomised controlled trial; Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
The effect of varenicline and nicotine patch on smoking rate and satisfaction with smoking: an examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies; Psychopharmacology
The effect of varenicline and nicotine patch on smoking rate and satisfaction with smoking: An examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies; SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference
The Effectiveness Of Social Media (Facebook) Compared With More Traditional Advertising Methods for Recruiting Eligible Participants To Health Research Studies: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial; JMIR research protocols
The relationship between nicotine dependence and cue- induced cigarette craving; Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
The relevance and treatment of cue-induced cravings in tobacco dependence; Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
The use of social media advertising for study recruitment; Australasian Epidemiologist
Tobacco Dependence among intermittent smokers; 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
Tobacco dependence among intermittent smokers; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Tobacco dependence and withdrawal: Science base, challenges and opportunities; Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Tobacco treatment to improve mental health; SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference
Triggers of smoking lapses over the course of a quit attempt; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Triggers of smoking lapses over the course of a quit attempt; SRNT-E 2015
Unplanned quit attempts - results from a U.S. sample of smokers and ex-smokers; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Use of smoking cessation aids: role of perceived safety and efficacy; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Using Monte Carlo simulation to assess variability and uncertainty of tobacco consumption in a city by sewage epidemiology; BMJ Open
Using principles from serious games to boost engagement with a smoking cessation app; SRNT Europe 2016 - 17th Annual Conference
Using real-time data to explore health behaviours; PRISM CRE Annual Workshop
Using self-affirmation to increase the effects of emotive health warnings on smoking: A randomised exploratory trial; Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Using the Methods of Ecological Momentary Assessment in Substance Dependence Research - Smoking Cessation as a Case Study; Substance Use & Misuse
Utilizing Ecological Momentary Assessment; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Validation of a multi-domain cue set; The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Varying craving induction techniques produces structurally different cravings for cigarette smokers; The Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Wearing nicotine patches continuously for 3-weeks during a cessation attempt improves treatment efficacy; The Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Weight gain while quitting: Effect of compliance with nicotine gum dosing; Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2010
What are my chances now? Conditional probabilities of subsequent abstinence based on current smoking status during a quit attempt; The Annual European Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Who quits smoking during pregnancy? What can we learn from these women?; SRNT Annual Meeting 2017

Research Projects

A non-inferiority trial of cytisine versus varenicline for smoking cessation.; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Antecedents and Consequences of Eating and Their Role in Obesity; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Cessation in Non-Daily Smokers: a RCT of NRT with Ecological Momentary Assessment; National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Communicating smoking risks through graphic warning labels; National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Delivering Smoking Cessation Advice to Cigarette Smokers Via Text Messages - A Pilot Study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Dual cigarette and smokeless tobacco use: behaviour patterns and toxicant exposure; National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Efficacy of education and advice delivered by text message to aid smoking cessation; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Efficacy of Education and Advice Delivered by Text Message to Aid Smoking Cessation; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Enhancing pharmacological and behavioural support to reduce smoking relapse: a factorial RCT; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Enhancing pharmacological and behavioural support to reduce smoking relapse: A Factorial RCT; National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Examination of the mechanism of action of pre-quit pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation; Pfizer Inc (PFIZERUSA)
Examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation.; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Integrating individual and environmental perspectives on eating to prevent obesity: Modelling food choices in real-time; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Making the best of plain packaging: Using self-efficacy messages on cigarette packages to promote smoking cessation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Maturing out: The role of internal and external control mechanisms in daily situations of subtypes of smokers and their implications for treatment; Pfizer Inc (PFIZERUSA)
Once-off population health projects; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
Promoting cessation and reduction in smokers who are not interested in quitting; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Quittr: A game that wants you to quit; National Heart Foundation (NHF)
Rising Stars 3; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A social media based social marketing program to address tobacco use in young people
Chrono Craving Study
EMA study examining perceived social support among community-based youths
Influence of Electronic Cigarettes on Smoker's Choice to Make a Quit Attempt
Supporting respiratory research
The University of Michigan, HBART Contract Research
To fund projects, conference travel for Dr Natalie Schuez

Research Candidate Supervision

Examining the Effect of Acute and Chronic Khat Use on Cognitive and Emotional Functioning of Higher Institution Students in Ethiopia
How do families perceive and manage children's exposure to second hand smoke in the home? A mixed methods study.
Self-relational antecedents in Eating Disorders, with Ecological Momentary Assessment
The Safety and Efficacy of Electronic-Cigarettes as Cessation Aids and the use of Electronic-Cigarettes by Smokers.