Dr Ildiko Tombor

Job Title:

Research Associate

Research Area:

  • Tobacco smoking
  • Smoking cessation in pregnancy
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • Identity and its role in addiction
  • Development and optimization of digital behaviour change interventions



2015: Ph.D  in Health Psychology; University College London, UK
2009: M.A in Psychology; University of Eotvos Lorand, Hungary
2009: M.A in Teacher of Psychology; University of Eotvos Lorand, Hungary


  1. Tombor, I., Shahab, L., Herbec, A., Neale, J., Michie, S., West, R. (under review in Health Psychology). Smoker identity and its potential role in young adults’ smoking behaviour: a meta-ethnography.
  2. Herbec, A., Beard, E., Brown, J., Gardner, B., Tombor, I., West, R. (in press). The needs and preferences of pregnant smokers regarding tailored Internet-based Smoking Cessation Interventions: a qualitative interview study. BMC Public Health
  3. Herbec, A., Brown, J., Tombor, I., Michie, S., West, R. (in press). Pilot randomized controlled trial of a prototype internet-based smoking cessation intervention for pregnant smokers ('MumsQuit'). Drug and Alcohol Dependence, doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.04.010. Published Online: April 2014
  4. Tombor, I., Neale, J., Shahab, L., Ruiz, M., West, R. (in press). Health care providers' views on digital smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women. Journal of Smoking Cessation, doi: 10.1017/jsc.2014.6. Published Online: 10th March 2014
  5. Tombor, I., Shahab, L., Brown, J., West, R. (2013). Positive smoker identity as a barrier to quitting smoking: findings from a national survey of smokers in England. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133, 2, 740-745. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.09.001
  6. Brose, L. S., Tombor, I., Shahab, L., West, R. (2013). The effect of reducing the threshold for carbon-monoxide validation of smoking abstinence - Evidence from the English Stop Smoking Services. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2529-2531. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.04.006
  7. Vajer, P., Urbán, R., Tombor, I., Stauder, A., Kalabay, L. (2011). Psychometric properties and construct validity of the Brief Wisconsin Inventory of Smoking Dependence Motives in an Internet-based sample of treatment-seeking Hungarian smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 13, 4, 273-281. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntq254
  8. Tombor, I., Urbán, R., Berkes, T., Demetrovics, Zs. (2010). Denial of smoking-related risk among pregnant smokers. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica, 89, 4, 524-530. doi: 10.3109/00016341003678427
  9. Tombor, I., Paksi, B., Urbán, R., Kun, B., Arnold, P., Rózsa S., Demetrovics, Zs. (2010). [Epidemiology of smoking in Hungary - a national representative study] [Article in Hungarian]. Orvosi Hetilap, 151, 9, 330-337. doi: 10.1556/OH.2010.28817
  10. Tombor, I., Urbán, R. (2010). [Towards the integration of the three approaches to nicotine dependence] [Article in Hungarian]. Magyar Pszichológiai Szemle, 65, 2, 321-341. doi: 10.1556/MPSzle.65.2010.2.9