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Ailsa Butler

Healthcare researcher

I studied biological sciences as my undergraduate degree. The job I got after university with the All-Party Parliamentary group on HIV/AIDS made me realise that I wanted to work in health-related research. I was particularly interested in the role of prevention and harm reduction. I went on to study for a DPhil (PhD) at Oxford in childhood infectious diseases and vaccination policies. I am now working with the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, here at the University of Oxford, where I have been fortunate to work on projects linked to two of the most important preventable health issues, obesity and smoking cessation. I am currently working on a Cochrane living review of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation to examine the research evidence to assess whether e-cigarettes are an effective tool to help people to stop smoking combustible cigarettes. To find out more about this project or to listen to one of our podcasts please take a look at our webpage.

Find out more about the ‘Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation: Cochrane Living Systematic Review‘.

Visit the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group’s Twitter page here.