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Join our internationally recognised Tobacco Control Research Group

Be part of our work with international partners to expose the tactics of the tobacco industry.

Exposing tobacco industry tactics

The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) is the research partner in STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog.

STOP brings together global leaders in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination helps ensure that our research is widely and effectively communicated and has maximum impact.

STOP is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Other partners include:

Available roles

We are currently recruiting.

Available roles

These roles are based at the University of Bath. Please apply on the University of Bath website.

Conflict of Interest

To avoid a potential conflict of interest, when applying for a role with TCRG you will be asked to declare:

  • any current or previous occupational activity with any tobacco company
  • any financial contributions from the industry, whether gainful or not


STOP’s primary work is to understand and expose tobacco industry behaviour, and to arm and support stakeholders with evidence and tools to counter the industry.

A businessman being offered a package in a brown envelope

At least 8 million people die every year from using tobacco products. Millions more live every day with the health and economic consequences of tobacco use. The main barrier to reducing this preventable death and suffering is a deep-pocketed industry driven by profit.

STOP is dedicated to rigorously exposing the tobacco industry’s efforts to derail tobacco control and hook a new generation of users. It works around the world, with a special focus on low-and middle-income countries where the industry is aggressively targeting communities and where the biggest populations are at risk for tobacco-related disease burden.

We're expanding our ambitious team

Professor Anna Gilmore explains why you should apply to join our research team the University of Bath.

Be part of our internationally recognised research group

We're a dynamic, multidisciplinary research group, based in the Department for Health.

Our multidisciplinary Tobacco Control Research Group is directed by Professor Anna Gilmore and based in the Department for Health. You will also benefit from close collaboration with the School of Management and the Department of Social & Policy Sciences within the University as well as with our dynamic project partners.

We're committed to ensuring work is relevant to policy and practice and has secured impacts from the UK to a global level.


TobaccoTactics investigates the strategies and tactics the tobacco industry uses to undermine public health. Its rigorously-sourced profiles of the key players, organisations, allies and techniques of the tobacco industry make it a vital resource for journalists, academics, policy-makers, advocates and researchers.


In 2021 TCRG received a Special Recognition Award from the Director General of the World Health Organization for World No Tobacco Day. Our researchers have received a number of awards from international bodies in recognition of their work on public health.

An active research environment

The University of Bath's Department for Health is well regarded for research excellence and inclusivity.

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