She presented research undertaken by her and Andy Rowell, research fellow in the Tobacco Control Research Group.

On December 11 she was the first speaker at the Global Health Lab series held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London.

The event, hosted by The Lancet and the European Centre on the Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST) on behalf of the LSHTM, discussed how organised crime is threatening public health in areas such as tobacco smuggling, counterfeit pharmaceutical production, food fraud, and the trafficking of humans and human organs and highlighted how this is increasingly a global problem.

Professor Gilmore also gave evidence to an All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into the illicit tobacco trade on 13 Dec. Her evidence focused on the transnational tobacco companies’ involvement in the illicit tobacco trade and the ways in which they are currently mis-using data on the illicit tobacco trade in efforts to undermine tobacco control policies.

She was also co-author of a paper published this month on the illicit tobacco trade in Europe. This paper, published in the journal Tobacco Control, showed that the prevalence of tobacco smuggling in Europe is lower than industry figures suggest and that it is availability rather than price that determines the level of illicit trade.