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Dr Olivia Maynard


  • Lecturer, University of Bristol (2018-current)
  • Visiting Fellow, University of Tasmania (2017-2018)
  • ESRC Fellow, University of Bristol (2017-2018)
  • Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol (2014-2017)
  • PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol (2010-2014)

Selected awards and prizes

  • The Academy of Medical Sciences Clinical Research Oral Presentation Prize (2016)
  • University of Bristol PhD Outstanding Thesis Commendation (2015)
  • British Association of Psychopharmacology President's Poster Prize (2015)
  • ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize (2014)
  • University of Bristol 2014 Engagement Award (2014)
  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research Poster Prize (2014)
  • ESRC Research Fellowship Placement Scheme Award (2013)
  • The Troscianko Prize for Outstanding Excellence in Presenting Research (2013)

Current research grants 

  • Maynard, O.M. Smoking kills, but you can quit: Threat and efficacy messaging to prevent tobacco smoking among adults and adolescents. ESRC New Investigators Award (2017-2019).
  • Maynard, O.M. Eye-tracking to evaluate the impact of Colombian tobacco control policies. University of Bristol GCRF Pump Priming Call (fEC). (2018-2019) 
  • Maynard, O.M. Wake up! and Talk it Out: Developing the potential of a small businesses’ mental health and wellbeing Programmes. University of Bristol ESRC IAA – EC Secondments to Industry (2018-2019). 
  • Maynard, O.M. Developing effective tobacco control measures in Colombia. University of Bristol Global Challenges ad hoc support (2017-2019).
  • Moodie, C., Maynard, O.M. Adult smokers’ perceptions of pack inserts with positive messaging about cessation: A naturalistic study. Cancer Research UK Tobacco Advisory Group Project Award (2017-2018). 

Board memberships

  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) - Policy Network Co-Chair (2017-present)
  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe (SRNT-E) - Communications Officer (2014-2017)
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Society Board Member - SRNT-E representative (2014-2017)