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Tobacco industry monitoring, research and accountability course 2023

Comprehensive training in how to monitor and report on tobacco industry activity, particularly aimed at participants from low- and middle-income countries.

  • 10 Jul 2023, 9.00am to 14 Jul 2023, 6.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Claverton Down campus, University of Bath
  • Price from £1,500.00 to £1,875.00 (GBP)
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This course will appeal if you're looking to develop your skills to support the implementation of tobacco control policies.

Course information

You can benefit from the world-renowned expertise of the award-winning Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) based at the beautiful University of Bath.

If you are interested in developing your skills to support the implementation of tobacco control policies in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control then join us for our masterclass.

You may be from an NGO, journalism, research or civil service background, but should have a demonstrable commitment to use the monitoring skills developed in your work.

The course will explain:

  • how to monitor and investigate the tobacco industry and its activities, using a range of investigative tools and techniques
  • how to synthesise and publish rigorous, relevant findings for impact
  • how to maximise use by decision-makers, public officials, academics, journalists and others with a stake in effective tobacco control policy development and implementation

The course combines presentations, practical workshops and peer-supported learning. You will be working alongside, and taught by, a range of regional and global tobacco control experts, including specialist investigators in the TobaccoTactics team.


  • Access to global tobacco control experts, a peer support group and alumni network
  • Enhanced knowledge, skills and confidence
  • Enriched understanding of tobacco industry interference tactics and how to protect yourself
  • Effective media and advocacy training


The course fee is £1,500 per person, with the option of paying £1,875 to include accommodation.

A small number of scholarships will be available to participants from low- and middle-income countries who are unable to access alternative sources of funding. Due to demand and limits on funds, there will be a competitive process to allocate these scholarships.

Conflict of interest

Those who have an affiliation with tobacco or next generation product industry (current, previous or have future plans), or their lobbyists, either professionally or on a personal basis, will not be permitted to participate in this course. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who have ever accepted any sponsorship, grant or any other form of support, whether financial or otherwise, or who has entered into any form of association with the tobacco or next generation product industry, including but not limited to tobacco companies, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and industry-funded bodies, such as the 'Foundation for a Smoke-Free World'. Paid registrations of any such persons will not be refunded.

How to apply

Apply using the registration form. You should also send a reference letter to Applications will close at 23:59 on Sunday 12 February 2023.


The TIMRA programme and funded scholarships are supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Find out more

Read more about the TIMRA course and hear from previous participants.

Apply by Sunday 12 February 2023

Application form


The course will primarily take place on the University of Bath campus, with additional facilities in the Bath city centre used where appropriate.

Claverton Down campus University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, or our other activities please email our project administrator.