Hayden McRobbie is a medical practitioner with international experience in smoking cessation research, training, policy and implementation.
He is based both in the United Kingdom where he is Reader (Associate Professor) in Public Health Interventions at Queen Mary University of London, and in New Zealand where he is a Adjunct Professor at the Auckland University of Technology, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and Clinical Director of the Dragon Institute for Innovation.
Hayden was a lead writer of the New Zealand Smoking Cessation Guidelines and developed the ‘ABC’ framework for smoking cessation. Dr McRobbie regularly provides technical and clinical advice to a wide range of New Zealand healthcare organisations. Over the last five years he has assisted the New Zealand Ministry of Health implement brief smoking cessation interventions into the primary and secondary healthcare sectors. He also provides advice to a range of international organisations and numerous expert bodies, committees, working groups and conferences and remains actively involved in stop smoking services.
Dr McRobbie’s primary research interest is in treatment of tobacco dependence and he has undertaken clinical trials of pharmacological and behavioural therapies. He is Assistant Editor of Nicotine and Tobacco Research and Addiction, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Smoking Cessation, and a member of the Society for Research of Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).
Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:
McRobbie H. Tobacco dependence treatment guidelines: time for a change? Addiction. 2013 Aug;108(8):1355-6. doi: 10.1111/add.12264
McRobbie H., Raw M., & Chan S. (2013). Research Priorities for Article 14--Demand Reduction Measures Concerning Tobacco Dependence and Cessation. Nicotine Tob Res. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nts244
Hajek, P., McRobbie H., & Myers, K. (2013). Efficacy of cytisine in helping smokers quit: systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-203035
McRobbie H., Bullen, C., & Hajek, P. (2012). Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation and reduction (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(11), Art. No.: CD010216. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010216
Snuggs S, McRobbie H., Myers K, Schmocker F, Goddard J, Hajek P. Using text messaging to prevent relapse to smoking: intervention development, practicability and client reactions. Addiction. 2012 Dec;107 Suppl 2:39-44
Whittaker R, McRobbie H., Bullen C, Borland R, Rodgers A, Gu Y. Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Nov 14;11:CD006611.
Myers K, Hajek P, Hinds C, McRobbie H. Does stopping before surgery lead to post-operative complications? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2011 171(11):983-9
Barnes J, Dong CY, McRobbie H, Walker N, Mehta M, Stead LF. Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Oct 6;(10):CD001008
Bullen C, Howe C, Lin R-B, Grigg M, Laugeson M, McRobbie H, Glover M, Walker N, Wallace-Bell M, Whittaker R. Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy. Pragmatic randomised trial. Addiction 2010 Aug;105(8):1474-83
McRobbie H, Thornley S, Bullen C, Lin RB, Senior H, Laugesen M, Whittaker R, Hajek P. A randomised trial of the effects of two novel nicotine replacement therapies on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and user satisfaction. Addiction 2010 Jul;105(7):1290-8
McRobbie H, Bullen C, Glover M, Whittaker R, Wallace-Bell M, Fraser T. New Zealand smoking cessation guidelines. New Zealand Medical Journal. 2008; 121(1276): 57-70.
McRobbie H, Hajek P, Feder G, Eldridge S. A cluster-randomised controlled trial of a brief training session to facilitate general practitioner referral to smoking cessation treatment. Tobacco Control. 2008;17(3):173-6
McRobbie H, Bullen C, Whittaker R, Barlow D, Eadie S, Wallace-Bell M. An Evaluation of the activity of smoking cessation Practitioners in New Zealand following smoking cessation training. Journal of Smoking Cessation. 2008 3(1): 35-39.
McRobbie H. NICE Review of Brief Interventions: What does it Mean For You? The Journal of Smoking Cessation. 2007; 2(Supplement 1): 23
McRobbie H., Hajek P., ‘Nicotine replacement therapy in patients with cardiovascular disease: guidelines for health professionals’. Addiction 96(11),1547-51, 2001.