Gay Sutherland is a Visiting Researcher at the Nicotine Research Group, King’s College London. Before retirement Gay was a honorary consultant clinical psychologist for SLaM’s specialist Smoking Cessation Clinic, and a research clinical psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry.
Until 2015, Gay was a psychologist at the Tobacco Research Unit, King’s College London. Since then she has been a visiting researcher at the same academic institution, and has been undertaking freelance teaching, training and consultancy in the field of smoking cessation and nicotine addiction.
While at King’s College, she was also an honorary consultant clinical psychologist responsible for running the Specialist Smokers’ Clinic, at the Maudsley Hospital. This Smokers’ Clinic was the first in the UK.
Gay has specialised in assessing and treating smokers and researching nicotine addiction for over 35 years.
She has published a range of research on nicotine addiction and treatment, including studies on pharmacotherapy. She is Past President of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco Europe, and a training partner for the National Centre for Smoking Cessation & Training.
Most importantly, she’s an ex-smoker!