Current Projects

Shaping Public Health Policies to Reduce Inequalities and Harm (SPECTRUM)

Funding: £485,565, UK Prevention Research Partnership

Duration: October 2019 to September 2024

The Tobacco Control Research Group is a project partner in the SPECTRUM consortium, investigating the commercial determinants of health and health inequalities. SPECTRUM covers tobacco, alcohol, and foods high in sugar, salt and fat. SPECTRUM builds on the work of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.

Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products: a tobacco industry watchdog

Funding: $8.3 million, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Duration: December 2018 to November 2021

STOP is a global industry watchdog which works to accelerate tobacco control and expose the tobacco industry's activities to undermine tobacco control.

STOP is a partnership between the Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG), Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), International Union Against Tubercolosis and Lung Disease and Vital Strategies, the global leaders in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination ensures that our research is widely and effectively communicated and impactful.

The Tobacco Control Research Group leads the tobacco industry monitoring and research work for the Partnership, with a focus on low and middle income countries.

Integrated Evidence Synthesis for Joint Appraisal of Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Interventions for Harm Reduction in the UK (SYNTAX)

Funding: £726,966, National Institute for Health Research

Duration: March 2018 to February 2021

Harnessing Big Data Alongside Investigative Methods: Investigating Tobacco Industry Conduct in an Era of Political Uncertainty

Funding: £217,836 Cancer Research UK

Duration: February 2018 to July 2020