Paul Aveyard is Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of Wolfson College and a practising GP. He is also theme lead for the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (Preventing Multimorbidities), theme lead for NIHR Oxford and Thames Valley ARC (Changing Health Behaviours for Prevention) and an NIHR senior investigator.

His work focuses on helping people change their behaviour, either to prevent serious disease or as a treatment for that disease. He has examined interventions to help people stop or reduce their smoking and has worked to help people manage their weight if they have become obese.  

Professor Aveyard is former president of the UK Society of Behavioural Medicine, a former trustee of the Association for the Study of Obesity and a member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. He is also a senior editor of the journal, Addiction, has worked on several National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) working groups and advised the Department of Health. He is currently working with NHS England on smoking cessation and obesity.

Duality of interest: none declared

Date: Summer 2023