Dr Ildiko Tombor

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



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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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