Marcus Munafo

Marcus Munafo
Marcus Munafò is Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. His research interests are primarily in the area of behavioural and neurobiological mechanisms of tobacco and alcohol use. He completed his PhD in 2000 at the University of Southampton, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford and the University Pennsylvania before taking up a permanent position at Bristol in 2005. You can follow him on Twitter @MarcusMunafo and his research group @BristolTARG


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Pay for performance improves treatment implementation, not outcomes, for adolescent substance use disorders

Money in the spotlight

The NHS has entered the era of GP-led commissioning of services, and providers will be required to submit data on key indicators such as quality of care and survival rates. This echoes some aspects of a 2001 report by the Institute of Medicine in the USA Crossing the Quality Chasm, which emphasised the need to [read the full story…]

Alcohol consumption accounted for 19,500 cancer deaths in the US in 2009

Doctor with pint of beer

Alcohol, together with tobacco and obesity, is one of the most important modifiable causes of morbidity and premature mortality, and is estimated to account for around 4% of deaths worldwide. This study attempted to clarify the number of alcohol-attributable cancer deaths in the United States, and the years of potential life lost in this way. [read the full story…]

Health Technology Assessment report finds computer and other electronic aids can help people stop smoking

Crushing cigarette packet

Smoking continues to be the greatest single preventable cause of premature illness and death in developed countries. Although rates of smoking have fallen, over 20% of the adult population in the UK continues to smoke. Anything which can be done to help people stop smoking will therefore have substantial public health benefits. More and more [read the full story…]