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Tobacco Control Research Group awards and recognition

The work of our research group has been recognised with a number of awards and prizes.


Professor Ian White and Professor Anna Gilmore
Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, congratulates Professor Anna Gilmore for the WHO Special Recognition Award, given on World No Tobacco Day 2021
Award Date Recipient Details
World No Tobacco Day award 2022 Mateusz Zatoński This award was given posthumously by the World Health Organization in recognition of Mateusz's contribution to tobacco control efforts
WHO Special Recognition Award 2021 TCRG This award is made by the Director-General of the World Health Organization for World No Tobacco Day, recognising over a decade of contribution to tobacco control
Vice-Chancellor's Research Medal 2019 Anna Gilmore This award is made in recognition of sustained record of research excellence and impact
European Health Leadership Award 2019 Anna Gilmore The inaugural award recognises 'pioneering change makers' who have shown 'transformative innovation and leadership in safeguarding or improving the health of people in Europe'
Public Health Science Conference 2016 Karen Evans-Reeves Runner-up Best Presentation by an early-career researcher, Content analysis of tobacco industry data on the illicit tobacco trade in UK newspapers during the standardised packaging debate
Cancer Research UK 2014 Karen Evans-Reeves Training and Career Development Board Research Travel Award
15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health 2012 Silvy Peeters Young Investigator Award
Public Health Advocacy Institute International Award for Outstanding Use of Tobacco Industry Documents 2009 Anna Gilmore Presented to honour 'innovative application of these documents to improve the health of people around the world'
World No Tobacco Day Medal 2008 Anna Gilmore In recognition of 'outstanding efforts in [the] research of tobacco control and tobacco industry strategies in Europe'

Recognition for our work on bribery and corruption in Africa

In 2021, BBC 1 Panorama aired ‘Dirty Secrets of the Cigarette Business’. Filmed on location in South Africa, the documentary raised concerns about the activities of a blue-chip British company and was based on an 18-month investigation by TCRG, the BBC and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (the Bureau).

In addition, two reports based on Bath’s research were published by STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog. The reports are available from STOP's website BAT Uncovered.

As well as global media coverage, this work has received widespread recognition:

Prof Anna Gilmore receives The Vice Chancellor's Research Medal

Watch a recording of Professor Anna Gilmore receiving The Vice Chancellor's Research Medal in 2019.


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