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Dr Veronica Boland


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Dr Veronica Boland has worked in the nicotine and tobacco research area since 2012 and was successfully awarded her PhD in 2018. Her research is focussed on smoking and social disadvantage where her work is embedded with high consumer engagement and aims to improve delivery of new and enhanced evidence-based cessation strategies for disadvantaged smokers. Continuing this focus, Veronica commenced a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in early 2018 on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded randomised controlled trial (RCT) at the University of New South Wales, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Australia. This RCT aims to compare continuous smoking abstinence rates and short-term safety between nicotine replacement therapy and vaporised nicotine products (e-cigarettes) among low-socioeconomic status smokers.

University role: 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

BA, PGDipPsych, PhD


2018 NHMRC Project Grant: A non-inferiority trial of Tailored Text Messaging versus Quitline for smoking cessation among low-socioeconomic status smokers


2018: Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research by a Higher Degree Student, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Sydney

2018: UNSW Postgraduate Research Travel Award, UNSW, Sydney

2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Editor’s Choice article in issue 20(3)

2015-2018: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Postgraduate Research Scholarship, UNSW, Sydney 


Teaching & Supervision
I am available to supervise: 
Currently supervising: 

PhD Candidate: Ms Saki Talukder 

Independent Learning Project (ILP): Ms Miranda Summersby-Mitchell