UKPRPICA: SPECTRUM: Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce IneqUalities and harM

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Centre of Population Health Sciences

Abstract

The main causes of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases and diabetes (Non-Communicable Diseases, NCDs) are things we consume such as tobacco, alcohol and foods high in salt, sugar and fat. These products are often manufactured by large companies, 'Unhealthy Commodity Producers' (UCPs), who make a lot of money from their sale and whose interests can conflict with health goals. UCPs try to increase their profits by using advertising to make their products more attractive, selling them in places where they are more likely to be bought, and pricing them in ways that increase consumption. We also know that UCPs target their products at people who may be more susceptible to these tactics. As a result, the health of poorer people and communities can be more affected. Because UCPs are powerful, their actions can have an impact on governments which can mean that policies to protect health (such as taxes on unhealthy products, or advertising bans) are less likely to be put in place, or can be delayed or changed.

SPECTRUM (Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harm) is an ambitious new programme that aims to reduce NCDs by doing research that will help inform policies and practices to promote health. SPECTRUM's work will support governments, local authorities, public health bodies and other organisations in dealing with the influence of UCPs. SPECTRUM will mainly focus on tobacco and alcohol, but will also consider unhealthy food and drinks.

Our research will be conducted in eight areas of research that will focus on:
1) how thinking about and studying NCD prevention at different levels (as part of a system) can lead to better evidence, policy and practice
2) understanding and finding ways to address the actions and influence of UCPs
3) using better information from surveys and other types of data about people's behaviour which could help inform policies and practices to prevent NCDs
4) analysing the impact of unhealthy products and policies on the economy
5) identifying how changing local communities, and the availability of unhealthy products in these communities, can reduce product use and harms
6) developing and evaluating new policies and practices to prevent NCDs
7) studying how to reduce stigma and mental ill-health related to unhealthy products
8) examining what new or improved regulations or ways of working could reduce (unfair) levels of harm in relation to unhealthy products.

SPECTRUM brings together world-leading researchers from 10 UK Universities with support from academics overseas. Our work will be developed with a range of partner organisations that includes health bodies, charities, and companies who provide data and whose staff have skills that can help our research. We will involve the public through regularly meeting with groups made up of members of the public, specific meetings called 'citizen's juries', and by interviewing people from communities across the country. We will work with our partners, politicians and civil servants, health and social care professionals and others to jointly design and deliver research so that it meets their needs. We expect SPECTRUM to speed up how evidence is used to inform new and existing policy and practices to improve the health of people in the UK, and to develop research that could also support progress in other countries.

Technical Summary

The main causes of NCDs include consumption of unhealthy commodities. These exposures are preventable, but the commodities involved are highly profitable. Their consumption and health and social impacts are also inequitable and driven by complex systems of production, distribution and promotion dominated by transnational companies -Unhealthy Commodity Producers (UCPs). UCPs' economic interests often conflict with health goals and their role in determining health has received insufficient attention.
SPECTRUM aims to generate new evidence to inform the prevention of NCDs caused by unhealthy commodities and to transform policy and practice to encourage the adoption of healthy environments and behaviours.
With a principal focus on tobacco and alcohol, our work will extend to foods high in salt, sugar and fat in key studies. Approaches we develop could in future be applied to other unhealthy commodities. We will conduct research in eight integrated Work Packages: 1.using systems science to understand and prevent behavioural drivers of disease and harm; 2.understanding and countering corporate conduct and influence; 3.using new data sources to inform action; 4.conducting economic analysis to inform policy and practice; 5.shaping the environment to change harmful behaviours; 6.evaluating the effectiveness of policies and natural experiments; 7.reducing mental health inequalities; and 8.building governance for health equity.
Along with an inter-disciplinary research team, SPECTRUM's work will be co-created with research users from civil society organisations, companies and the main public health agencies in Great Britain. The public will be involved through engagement panels, citizen's juries and qualitative research. This partnership will ensure that research findings will benefit from an accelerated pathway to inform new policies and practices and will provide valuable data to assess the extent and effectiveness of approaches to addressing NCDs in the UK and beyond.

This grant is funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) which is administered by the Medical Research Council on behalf of the UKPRP's 12 funding partners: British Heart Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Economic and Social Research Council; Health and Social Care Research and Development Division, Welsh Government; Health and Social Care Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; Medical Research Council; Natural Environment Research Council; National Institute for Health Research; The Health Foundation; The Wellcome Trust.

Planned Impact

OUR IMPACT GOALS ARE TO:
1) Co-produce evidence to underpin the development, enactment, evaluation & maintenance of large-scale, generalizable and cost-effective interventions to reduce consumption, harm and inequalities arising from unhealthy commodities.
2) Establish, enhance and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with policy & other partners to increase the visibility, credibility and impact of SPECTRUM evidence, and make the case for future investment in NCD prevention and commercial determinants of health research.
3) Embed sustainable and meaningful strategies for public involvement to ensure our research, outputs and activities are accessible and grounded in lived experience.

WHO WILL BE INTERESTED, AND HOW MIGHT THEY BENEFIT?

LOCAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS & INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Building on our extensive experience of working with policymakers, our research will inform, influence, develop and evaluate novel policies and practices to prevent NCDs and reduce inequalities. This will be of interest to policymakers across different levels and policy spheres. We will continue to collaborate with and engage key stakeholders (LAs, licensing teams, civil servants, cross-party groups, WHO fora etc.) and develop new partnerships (e.g. in urban planning, community justice).

Within 3 years, we will co-produce and disseminate evidence on:
-the effectiveness of current regulation of marketing & potential new areas for intervention (WP1)
-case studies of UCP influence on the policy process, social norms and stigma, and current governance of conflicts of interest (WP2,7 & 8)
-links between unhealthy commodity availability locally and nationally, and economic, social, mental and physical health harms (WP4,5)
-the impact of policy and practice options to reduce UCP influence, harms and inequalities (all WPs esp. 3&6).

Within 5 years, we expect to influence diverse local and national policies and practices, including govnt strategies on tobacco, alcohol and overweight/obesity & international frameworks for NCD prevention.

ORGANISATIONS ENGAGED IN ADVOCACY to reduce NCD harm and address inequalities (e.g. AHA, OHA, Poverty Alliance, Smokefree Action Coalition, NCD Alliance, Mental Health & Smoking Partnership, CRUK)
We will continue to work closely with civil society partners to ensure our research reflects agreed priorities, and builds the case for policy change via new and more accessible evidence. Robust intelligence regarding industry activity will help shape advocacy strategies, the development and implementation of cross-sectoral approaches will increase efficiencies through reducing duplication of effort, and both will help to limit UCP influence on policy. We will work with research councils, charities and other funders to further promote NCD prevention and strengthen research governance.

NATIONAL & DEVOLVED HEALTH ORGANISATIONS
We will co-produce evidence and outputs with PHE, Health Scotland, PH Wales and others to develop and communicate evidence to local and national governments, the NHS and community organisations so as to reduce environmental cues and marketing strategies that promote unhealthy commodity use. Knowledge brokers seconded from PHE, HS and PH Wales will ensure that SPECTRUM's research is policy relevant and that, in turn, the evidence rapidly feeds into their work, is channelled through their strong policy links, and enhances our trusted relationships with local, devolved and national policymakers.

GENERAL PUBLIC
We will use a variety of new and existing methods (Citizen's Juries, PPI panels) to engage the public in co-producing proposals, shaping interventions, and interpreting and communicating findings. Our findings will benefit the public via enactment of innovative, effective policies and practices to reduce pro-consumption influences, inequalities, and stigma, whilst reaching those directly experiencing harms with evidence-based tested messages.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description A consultation on the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tobacco-and-related-products-legislation-introduced-betw...
 
Description ASH and SPECTRUM Representation to HM Treasury Spending Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and SPECTRUM representation to HM Treasury's Budget 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://ash.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ASH_Budget_CSRSeptember-210930-FINAL.pdf
 
Description Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and SPECTRUM representation to HM Treasury's Comprehensive Spending Review 2020
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://ash.org.uk/information-and-resources/reports-submissions/submissions/ash-and-spectrum-joint-...
 
Description Alcohol Advisory Group - Public Health England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Consultation on the potential approach to duty- and tax-free goods arising from the UK's new relationship with the EU
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-consultation-on-duty-free-and-tax-free-goods-carried-b...
 
Description Consultation response by ASH and SPECTRUM to the UK Product Safety Review: Call for Evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://ash.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/UK-Product-Safety-Review_ASH_SPECTRUM_FINAL.pdf
 
Description Consultation submission by ASH, the Royal College of Physicians and SPECTRUM to Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan: Discussion document.
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://ash.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ASH_RCP_SPECTRUM_SF2025_post-SPECTRUM_FINAL.pdf
 
Description Development of 2022 Tobacco Control Plan for England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Evidence presented to Scottish Parliament Cross-party group on Improving Scotland's Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.parliament.scot/-/media/files/cross-party-groups/improving-scotlands-health/ish_20210915...
 
Description Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the UK: building on success
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/front-of-pack-nutrition-labelling-in-the-uk-building-on-...
 
Description Health, Social Care and Sport Committee: National Planning Framework 4
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/committees/current-and-previous-committees/sessio...
 
Description Informing the development of Smokefree England 2030: forthcoming national tobacco control plan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Introduction to SPECTRUM for Members of the Scottish Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Letter to Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State re support for the inclusion of calorie and health information on alcohol product labels - coordinated by AHA, signed by SPECTRUM and others
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://ahauk.org/news/great-british-public-and-leading-health-experts-back-changes-to-alcohol-label...
 
Description Letter to the Prime Minister from health and children's organisations, academic experts and campaigners re HFSS Advertising
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://obesityhealthalliance.org.uk/2021/04/05/letter-to-the-prime-minister-from-health-and-children...
 
Description Meeting with the Exchequer Secretary Simon Clarke, to discuss their recommendations for the forthcoming Budget, raising concerns about a new mentholated cigarillo brand launched by Japan Tobacco International which circumvents legislation prohibiting the sale of menthol flavoured cigarettes from May.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Northern Ireland Assembly - Committee For Communities Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Official-Report/
 
Description Open letter to the prime minister and secretary of state for health on the second anniversary of England's announcement that it would be smoke-free by 2030
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n1839
 
Description Participation in WHO process for development of technical report on alcohol marketing for the WHO Executive Board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Policy Briefing on managing covid-19 risks in bars
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.stir.ac.uk/media/stirling/services/research/documents/policy-briefings/Briefing-for-poli...
 
Description Policy Briefing: Re-opening of hospitality - alcohol-specific risks and possible mitigation
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact We collaborated with Alcohol Focus Scotland to submit a briefing paper to Scottish Government outlining some of the risks of opening up bars and pubs after the initial UK lockdown in summer 2020.
URL https://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/media/440041/re-opening-of-hospitality-and-alcohol-afs-sti...
 
Description Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings: Consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/prohobiting-smoking-outside-hospital-buidlings-consultation-paper/
 
Description Public Involvement: Consultation with PHE, ASH and SPECTRUM PPI groups on no smoking messaging for public health campaign
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Rethinking the Summit's Principles of Engagement: Managing conflict of interest and promoting inclusiveness, transparency and accountability (Food Summit 2021)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description SAGE Membership: Harry Rutter attends main UK Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE), and co-chair of the SAGE Environment and Modelling Group (working to identify and steer the role that environmental modelling, data analysis and environmental sampling can play in understanding COVID-19 transmission, with a view to understanding transmission routes, factors that influence them, and the impact of environmental and behavioural interventions and mitigations)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies
 
Description SPECTRUM briefing on Commercial Determinants of Health, Adverse Policy Influence and Conflicts of Interest for members of the Sport Committee, Economy and Fair Work Committee, Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee and the COVID-19 Recovery Committees within the Scottish Parliament.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Scottish Government Working Group: Scotland's 5 year Tobacco Control Action Plan.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Stakeholder evidence session: Tackling Alcohol Harms in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/committees/current-and-previous-committees/sessio...
 
Description The Research and Evaluation Sub Group of the Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description UK Government Consultation: Introducing a total online advertising restriction for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/total-restriction-of-online-advertising-for-products-hig...
 
Description joint letter and briefing to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from the Alcohol Health Alliance, Obesity Health Alliance, Smokefree Action Coalition and Spectrum. It calls on Government to meet with our alliances through a cross-departmental roundtable as part of developing a bold new prevention strategy in light of the impact of COVID-19
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Change in alcohol and tobacco availability, population health and the lived experience
Amount £609,176 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S016775/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Covid-19 and Tobacco Project
Amount £90,575 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 07/2020
 
Description Cross-border Marketing: WHO Briefing Papers On Social Influencers/Product Placement And The Marketing Effects Of Corporate Social Responsibility
Amount $10,000 (USD)
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO) 
Sector Public
Country Global
Start 03/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description E-cigarettes and novel nicotine products for smoking cessation and harm reduction
Amount £76,589 (GBP)
Funding ID PhD2019/023 
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description Evaluating the effectiveness of the alcohol reduction smartphone app Drink Less compared with the NHS alcohol advice webpage for the reduction of alcohol consumption among hazardous and harmful drinkers in the UK at six-month follow-up
Amount £1,002,756 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR127651 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 02/2023
 
Description Examining policy options to manage the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on licensed premises and ambulance-call outs in Scotland
Amount £60,008 (GBP)
Funding ID COV/STG/20/15 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 10/2020
 
Description Lifecourse of Place: how environments throughout life can support healthy ageing
Amount £232,663 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T003669/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 05/2022
 
Description Neighbourhood differentials in tobacco pricing across England, Wales and Scotland
Amount £108,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 06/2023
 
Description What is the impact of vaping on smoking nicotine intake and toxin exposure among youth in England compared with youth in North America?
Amount £475,005 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR130292 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 06/2023
 
Description Alcohol PoliMap 
Organisation University of New South Wales
Department Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP)
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This newly established collaboration will map Covid-19 restrictions relating to alcohol internationally to enable future comparative research.
Collaborator Contribution We will provide evidence on Scottish policy and restrictions to the Alcohol Poli-Map project.
Impact Just started.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe on a study on industry interference with sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in European countries 
Organisation WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCD
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research design, data collection, analysis (KL & AG)
Collaborator Contribution Funding and recruitment support
Impact Paper submitted to a scientific journal
Start Year 2021
 
Description A case study of commercial opposition to the ban on unhealthy food and drink advertising across the Transport for London estate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UK Society for Behavioural Medicine is a network of academic and clinical health researchers interested in applying knowledge, theory and evidence on health-related behaviours to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the United Kingdom and beyond. Kathrin Lauber (University of Bath) presented an overview of commercial opposition to the ban on unhealthy food and drink advertising across the Transport for London estate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description APPG on Smoking & Health round table: Roadmap to a Smokefree 2030 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A virtual round table event at which the APPG announced its endorsement of the Roadmap to a Smokefree 2030.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ASH/SPECTRUM Webinar - Raising the age of sale to 21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chaired by Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of ASH, and under Chatham House Rules, the presentations in this webinar set out the evidence that increasing the age of sale could help deliver a Smokefree 2030; addressed criticisms about the proportionality and ethics of such a policy; and explained the role it can play in the political context. Those in attendance included individuals from trading standards organisations, local tobacco control leads, public health bodies amongst others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Alcohol Availability Date and Evidence Workshop (1/2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop was the first of two developed by SPECTRUM in partnership with Alcohol Focus Scotland and Public Health Scotland, involving local public health stakeholders, SPECTRUM researchers, and members of Public Health Scotland to identify gaps in research and data on alcohol availability and collaborate on finding solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Alcohol Evidence in Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Aimed at professionals working within relevant organisations with an interest in public health and policy, this SPECTRUM & University of Stirling run knowledge exchange workshop enabled education through the sharing of knowledge and experiences around alcohol harm and how evidence of such harm is used in policy and practice. The workshop addressed the current policy stances, potential future changes, use of evidence to influence the knowledge of policymakers (and their associated policy decisions) in addition to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. Attendees included: Government Public Health bodies (Public Health Wales, Public Health Scotland and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities), NGO/Charities, Universities, NHS and Local government representatives in addition overseas participants from FORUT (Norway).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Alcohol Evidence into Policy & Practice Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This 3 day course provided a broad and detailed overview of the latest evidence across the alcohol policy field and explained to attendees how their work fits in the context of the policy landscape, and for policymakers, advocacy colleagues and practitioners. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Alcohol Focus Scotland Alcohol Data Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on alcohol data to Alcohol Focus Scotland. Audience included those working on alcohol licensing. There were many questions about the data and a discussion of how the data could be used to support alcohol licensing decisions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Alcohol Related Harms in Night Life Settings on the Island of Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Knowledge Exchange Webinar hosted by the North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group on Alcohol Related Harms in Night Life Settings on the Island of Ireland, hosted by a panel of public health researchers and consultants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group on "Tobacco industry lobbying: an update". (Prof Anna Gilmore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact invited talk to APPG. Provided an overview on how tobacco industry influence strategies have changed over time in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Australia New Zealand Obesity Society - the Austral-Asia Obesity Research Update 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was part of a series on Covid-19, with speakers highlighting what is known about obesity and Covid, both in the basic science space, and clinical/public health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News bulletin and interview about the study on BBC Radio Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BCbD Annual Lecture "Misinformation, pseudoscience and the unhealthy commodity industries" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Behaviour Change by Design Annual lecture, 1st Oct 2020 on "Misinformation, pseudoscience and the unhealthy commodity industries" by Mark Petticrew.
There were 350 international attendees from acadelic and public health practice and NGOs. it lead to subsequent invitations to discuss the issues raised with community groups and NGOs in Ireland and the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.behaviourchangebydesign.iph.cam.ac.uk/bcbd-annual-lecture-2020/
 
Description Blog - What does the new UK Government legislation on unhealthy food promotions mean for public health? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post on the recent UK announcement on improved promotions regulations for HFSS products, as part of the SPECTRUM Research Consortium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/spectrum/news-insights-events/insights/legislation-unhealthy-food-promotions
 
Description Blog Post - Parents' and Children's Views of Online Advertising of Unhealthy Food and Drink to Children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Blog post titled Parents' and Children's Views of Online Advertising of Unhealthy Food and Drink to Children, as part of Obesity Health Alliance's campaigning for improved advertising regulations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://obesityhealthalliance.org.uk/2020/07/14/pervasive-and-inescapable-parents-and-childrens-views...
 
Description Broadcasts on multiple news outlets (radio, print & online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Multiple broadcasts about the study on radio, including BBC Radio One, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, BBC Radio Five Live, Central FM and Heart Scotland.

Study also featured in multiple UK print media outlets, UK international news websites, hospitality sector publications, and general websites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Consortium Twitter Feed Launched 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A twitter account was established for the programme to share updates on the progress of the programme. In March 2021, the account had 1238 followers rising to 1630 in March 2022 and 87,700 impressions in the period Oct-Dec 2021. The engagement rate has increased to 1.45% (up from 1.2% average in 2021).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/SPECTRUMRes
 
Description Contributing to OHID's rapid enquiry into future engagement with the food industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Two meetings with policy makers leading OHID's rapid enquiry into future engagement with food industry. Prof Jeff Collin (University of Edinburgh), Prof Cecile Knai (LSHTM) and Dr Kathrin Lauber (University of Bath) participated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Corporate monitoring roundtable (University of Bath) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Work package 2 organised a roundtable with 26 representatives from 21 different organisations involved in corporate monitoring, as well as 12 members of the Tobacco Control Research Group. It took place over three hours with presentations, breakout groups and then a plenary. The meeting was held under Chatham House rules.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Corporations in global health: an investigation of food industry political activity at the WHO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presented at the World Congress on Public Health (virtual) where the theme was "Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action". There is also a publication associated with this poster which is reported in the appropriate section (https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.1245)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wcph2020.com/wcph-2020-in-rome-4
 
Description Creating Healthier Communities: The Availability of Harmful Products 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop on 'Health Harming Products: Public Health Action Beyond COVID-19' was attended by around 120 participants primarily working in related policy areas, leading to questions and debate, and various invitations to subsequent events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description European Respiratory Society, Executive Committee (Prof Anna Gilmore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Anna Gilmore was invited to join The Executive Committee of the European Respiratory Society which both manages and represents ERS by directing and conducting the general activities of the Society on behalf of the General Assembly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Evidence into Public Health Action Learning together for wider NCD prevention workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This one-day event brought together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to discuss what can be learned from across public health about the prevention of non-communicable diseases and what our future priorities should be in tobacco, alcohol and food policies in Scotland, the rest of the UK and further afield. In this session, Mark Petticrew (LSHTM) outlined a description of health inequalities and an interactive workshop commenced to discuss/identify the complexities of health inequalities which challenged individual groups to propose solutions and forward plans to address them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Evidence into Public Health Action Learning together for wider NCD prevention workshop "Tobacco availability & pricing" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This one-day event brought together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to discuss what can be learned from across public health about the prevention of non-communicable diseases and what our future priorities should be in tobacco, alcohol and food policies in Scotland, the rest of the UK and further afield. In this session, Professors Jamie Pearce and Niamh Shortt from Edinburgh University provided an overview of tobacco pricing and availability in was presented and the audience were challenged to interact and provide proposed solutions to enable healthier lifestyle choices whilst considering the societal impact of such changes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Evidence into Public Health Action Learning together for wider NCD prevention. "UKPRP Consortia" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This one-day event brought together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to discuss what can be learned from across public health about the prevention of non-communicable diseases and what our future priorities should be in tobacco, alcohol and food policies in Scotland, the rest of the UK and further afield. In this Session, Professor Linda Bauld provided an overview of recently funded UKPRP Consortia and Networks were presented to provide information about UKPRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Framework Convention Alliance Strategy Development Group (Prof Anna Gilmore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Anna Gilmore (University of Bath) was invited to join this group where presented work and contributed to discussions about future of FCA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description HEALTHIER AND FAIRER FUTURES Building a Pro-Health Economy Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The aim of this event was to:
• Bring together individuals working in related fields across the system to explain and raise awareness of the commercial determinants of health, the role of large corporations, and impact on disease, the environment and global health
• Show how COVID-19 has created further opportunities for large unhealthy commodity industries
• Present and discuss some options for action as part of the 'levelling up' agenda, and consider the consequences of inaction
• Illustrate examples of actions so far
• Provide opportunity for reflection, interaction and feedback
• Invite involvement in this agenda going forward, and measure audience reaction and interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/healthier-and-fairer-futures-building-a-pro-health-economy-summit-tic...
 
Description Harm perceptions of nicotine-containing products, and associated sources of information, in UK adults with and without mental ill-health: a cross-sectional survey. A conference presentation. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a presentation at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe's (SRNT-E) annual conference. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Health Harming Products and Non-Communicable Disease Prevention in Scotland: Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event brought representatives from Scotland's main political parties together with stakeholders working across the public and third sectors to consider the public health emergency and what needs to be done next.

There were contributions from all five major parties, as well as experts from Obesity Action Scotland, Food Standards Scotland, Public Health Scotland, and others. Niamh Shortt delivered one of the presentations including data on alcohol and tobacco in Scotland and change over time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Healthier and Fairer Futures UK Summit Talk: The Commercial Determinants Of Health: an overview and model (Prof Anna Gilmore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation and discussion at National Summit. Generated significant interest in CDOH among the audience. Feedback was v positive. Follow up event anticipated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Integrating sex and gender in research and policy: lessons from tobacco and cannabis regulation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Lorraine Greaves from the University of British Columbia is an international expert on sex and gender studies and public health policies (particularly tobacco, alcohol and drugs).  Prof Greaves described Canada's legalisation of cannabis and efforts to integrate a sex and gender perspective into that along with existing tobacco control regulations. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Interview on The Naked Scientists Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-recorded interview about the study on The Naked Scientists Podcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Introduction to the News Media - COVID-19 Edition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An event designed specifically for scientists with little or no media experience which includes scientists, engineers and medics in academia or industry from any institution (postdoctoral level or professional equivalent and above; senior scientists are particularly welcome). The sessions are especially relevant for scientists working in areas that are controversial and receive a lot of media coverage. This event focused on Covid-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote Address: Alcohol Action Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a keynote address at an online event held by Alcohol Action Ireland to mark the implementation of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act in Ireland. The keynote addressed an audience of almost 200 people drawing people in from politics, third sector organisations and other researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://alcoholireland.ie/alcohol-action-ireland-marks-separation-alcohol-stores/
 
Description Knowledge Broker presentation to Scottish Government Policy Leads 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SPECTRUM Knowledge Broker provided breifing paper and presentation on SPECTRUM research across 8 work packages to Scottish Government policy leads on alcohol, tobacco and diet/healthy weight. Policy leads identified areas of research they were interested in and asked questions about shaping SPECTRUM research and access to published research and researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description LBauld keynote (17th Sept 2020) SRNT conference: "Covid-19 and tobacco control: Aligning communicable and non-communicable disease responses" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Linda delivered a keynote speech entitled "Covid-19 and tobacco control: Aligning communicable and non-communicable disease responses" to the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Europe 20th Conference which was held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This speech drew on evidence generated by the Covid-19 and Tobacco Project which is a spin-off project from the Tobacco Control Capacity Programme and from partners within SPECTRUM. It is estimated that over 200 people attended the conference and listened to the keynote speech.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://api.srnt-e.org/files/filePath//accordion_files/b89e6f4d8198448c9f4d22a0a4849614
 
Description Lecture to the NENC ICS Alcohol Clinical Network 7th Jan 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invited talk the the NE England Clinical Alcohol Network on the activities of the alcohol industry and their surrogates. it was to public health practitioners so was an important opportunity to reach non-academic audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Living Gratefully 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In a time like no other we have known before; a time when we are living closely with some, distantly from most others, this podcast series examines human relationships, how we form them and what they mean to us, against a background of what it means to feel gratitude. This episode both speaks to public health researcher's role during the pandemic and research careers in general. Mona Siddiqui speaks to her colleague Professor Linda Bauld. Here, she speaks of growing up in Canada, her work on prevention of disease amongst other things
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livinggratefully.buzzsprout.com/1126718/7626676-living-gratefully-linda-bauld-opens-up-to-mo...
 
Description Local Authority Healthier Food Advertising Policies webinar (Kathrin Lauber) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral presentation at event on healthier advertising policies, primarily for local authority policymakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Low and No Alcohol DHSC Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Niamh Fitzgerald participated in a roundtable discussion event organised by the Department of Health and Social Care to consult UK experts on government strategy regarding low and no alcohol products.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Media response to the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm Report (The BMJ) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article by Matthew Limb featuring quotes from Linda Bauld, Jeff Collin and Lucy Westerman in response to the Promoting Virtue, Signalling Harm report. Article in the Herald highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3548
 
Description Meeting between SPECTRUM researchers and Action on Smoking and Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Professors Jamie Pearce and Niamh Shortt (WP5) presented recent and upcoming research findings to ASH to discuss potential for this to inform discussion on future policy and advocacy work. Following the meeting, WP5's research was discussed in an ASH webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Mexico representatives (Prof Jeff Collin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting with FCDO representatives in Mexico and Jeff Collin and Sarah Williams to discuss opportunities for engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Javed Kahn to discuss his review on reaching the smoke-free England 2030 aim 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ann McNeill and Debbie Robson met with Javed Khan to discuss the forthcoming review on tobacco control (reaching the smokefree 2030 aim) in England, which he is leading.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-landmark-reviews-to-tackle-health-disparities
 
Description Meeting with Scottish Government Head of Healthy Living Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Introductory meeting between Laura Mahon, SPECTRUM Knowledge Broker, with Scottish Government Head of the Healthy Living Unit Jules Goodlet-Rowley, to make her aware of SPECTRUM, the research it will generate, the role of the Knowledge Broker and to identify particular areas of common interest. Jules asked that we send detailed information on each Work Package and set up a presentation for the team leaders in Scottish Government across alcohol, tobacco and diet/healthy weight.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meetings with Scottish Government Healthy Living colleagues including Alcohol Policy Team and Licensing Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Niamh Fitzgerald presented on availability and licensing research to the Scottish Government alcohol policy team and the separate Scottish Government licensing team, to inform them about the emerging findings from the ExILEnS study and new ELEPHANT study.
A separate meeting was held with Jules Goodlet-Rowley who leads on healthy living for Scottish government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Newspaper article highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report (El Pais) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "How multinationals use covid-19 to sell junk food"
Article written which highlights the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report. This article helps to spread awareness and educate the general public regarding tactics large companies adopt in order to influence policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/09/08/planeta_futuro/1599575186_749126.html?ssm=TW_CC
 
Description Newspaper article highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report (Patrika.com) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on the Hindi News website Patrika.com highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report. This article helps to spread awareness and educate the general public regarding tactics large companies adopt in order to influence policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.patrika.com/new-delhi-news/alcohol-and-junk-food-companies-trying-to-present-themselves-...
 
Description Newspaper article highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report (The Bangkok Post) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Industry 'leveraging pandemic' to peddle unhealthy products: NGOs"
News article highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report. Article written which highlights the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report. This article helps to spread awareness and educate the general public regarding tactics large companies adopt in order to influence policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/1982999/industry-leveraging-pandemic-to-peddle-unhealthy-products-...
 
Description Newspaper article highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report (The Herald) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Coronavirus: Burger King, Subway and Krispy Kreme among fast food giants accused of cashing in on pandemic"
Article in the Herald highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm Report. This article helps to spread awareness and educate the general public regarding tactics large companies adopt in order to influence policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18709286.coronavirus-headline/
 
Description Newspaper article highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report (The Telegraph) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Revealed: how junk food and alcohol brands turned Covid-19 into the world's largest marketing campaign"
Article written which highlights the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report. This article helps to spread awareness and educate the general public regarding tactics large companies adopt in order to influence policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/revealed-junk-food-alcohol-brands-turn...
 
Description Nicotine & Tobacco: Current issues, policy & practice workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Aimed at professionals working within relevant organisations with an interest in public health and policy, this SPECTRUM & University of Stirling run knowledge exchange workshop enabled education through the sharing of knowledge and experiences around nicotine and tobacco harm and how evidence of such harm is used in policy and practice. The workshop addressed the current policy stances, potential future changes, use of evidence to influence the knowledge of policymakers (and their associated policy decisions) in addition to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. Attendees included: Government/OHID, NGO/Charity inc CRUK, IPH, Universities, NHS and Local government representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Northern Ireland Assembly Communities Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence from several studies presented to the Northern Ireland Committee for Communities. We reviewed measures within the proposed bill to change alcohol premises licensing legislation in NI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.niassembly.gov.uk%2FAssembly-Bu...
 
Description Obesity Health Alliance/SPECTRUM Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Joint OHA and SPECTRUM webinar held with Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Professor Linda Bauld and Dame Una O'Brien and attended by 60 researchers, government and NGO representatives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Office for Health Improvement & Disparities Alcohol Advisory Board input 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advice to this group on the potential to introduce public health as a licensing objective for premises licensing in England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Office for Health Improvement & Disparities Alcohol and Gambling Team learning event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on alcohol availability, licensing and alcohol policy post-COVID-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online newspaper article highlighting the findings of the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Food and drink producers are leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to push unhealthy products such as alcohol, sugar-laden soft drinks and fatty fast food on consumers" - 9th Sept 2020. This article was written in response to the Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm report and helps to spread awareness /educate the general public regarding tactics large companies adopt in order to influence policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/sep/09/coronavirus-live-news-oxford-covid-19-vaccine-tri...
 
Description Policy opportunities for reducing the density of tobacco retailers in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop contribution was attended by around 100 policymakers, academics and practitioners across the United States examining policy opportunities to address tobacco availability led to questions and discussion afterwards, and new collaborative opportunities subsequently
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on SPECTRUM research relevant to diet and obesity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on SPECTRUM research relevant to diet and obesity (Laura Mahon and Lauren Carters-White) to Scottish Government Diet & Healthy Weight team, PHS Diet, Obesity and Physical Exercise Team, and Food Standards Scotland team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to OHID Addiction and Inclusion and Diet, Obesity and Healthy Behaviour Directorates (Prof Rachael Murray) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Rachael Murray presented findings on alcohol, HFSS food and tobacco imagery in the media to two OHID directorates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to Public Health Licensing Network (via Alcohol Focus Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Niamh Fitzgerald presented on licensing and availability research to about 20 representatives of local public health teams.
The work led to further discussion of how data from the IMPAACT study could be used by public health teams in local licensing policy development. It also raised awareness of links between opening hours and alcohol-related harms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Preventative Health Conference 2021 Public Health Association of Australia (Prof Anna Gilmore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Key note address - Discussing Countering Tobacco Industry strategizing , 10 May 2021. Generated significant discussion. Feedback indicated that the presentation was well received and led to be being invited to give the presentation at another event and featured in discussions at the Framework Convention Alliance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Public Involvement Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public involvement website has been launched by King's College London, which has helped to recruit people to the Nicotine and Mental Health Involvement Group (that is supported by SPECTRUM). The website is a source of information about public involvement in research and a platform for involvement group activities. This activity was led by Dr Parvati Perman-Howe and others at KCL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://www.nrgppi.org
 
Description Public health webinar: supporting recovery from Covid-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar, jointly covering tobacco, obesity and alcohol, considered the impact of changes to the public health system, including the disbanding of Public Health England (PHE), and what the aims for the public health system should be looking forwards. There were 68 attendees from local authority councillors, Directors of Public Health, public health professionals, charity employees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCWSo87sUak
 
Description Response to ONS-Data: Quarterly alcohol-specific deaths in England and Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Linda Bauld responded to the figures from the ONS-Data which indicated that alcohol-related deaths have hit a record high during pandemic. The quote was reported in a number of newspapers both in print and online including the following:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/alcohol-deaths-covid-pandemic-2020-b1796266.html
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13932641/booze-deaths-soared-
https://www.businessinsider.co.za/deaths-from-alcohol-spiked-during-covid-19-lockdown-2021-2
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-02/alcohol-deaths-in-england-and-wales-hit-a-record-under-lockdown
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13932641/booze-deaths-soared-lockdown-5460-killed/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/alcohol-deaths-covid-pandemic-2020-b1796266.html
 
Description Royal Society of Edinburgh: Data, Evidence & Science working group of the Post-Covid Futures Commission. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The RSE Post-Covid Futures Commission was established to discuss Scotland's recovery and renewal as the country emerges from the covid-19 pandemic. One of the focuses of the group was to find ways to identify and address inequalities to build a fairer society. Members of the Commission have a range of expertise, from across academia, business, public service and the creative arts which ensures a holistic approach to the inquiries and considerations. One of the outputs of this group is to hold a media workshop to help journalists and scientists understand how to communicate better to translate findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SRNT- Policy Research Network. Restricting the sale of menthol tobacco products (Prof Anna Gilmore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SRNT- Policy Research Network. Restricting the sale of menthol tobacco products: a policy evaluation webinar. 7 December 2020. Industry attempt to circumvent menthol flavouring bans in the UK. Gilmore, A. Invited talk to other academics. Appears to have increased awareness of the shortfalls of the EU/UK menthol regulation which may improve regulation elsewhere
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description STV News Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-recorded interview about the study which was broadcasted on STV News at Six and One.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description STV Scotland Tonight (Live) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared on live broadcast of Scotland Tonight answering questions about the study and potential risks of re-opening hospitality venues in relation to Covid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Series of meetings & workshops on alcohol availability with Public Health Scotland, Alcohol Focus Scotland and local public health practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Series of meetings with AFS and PHS to discuss alcohol availability data and research, and to plan and deliver a workshop with public health practitioners from around Scotland on the same topic. The outcome of the workshop is further activity to improve available data on licensing and to strengthen the role of public health practitioners in the licensing system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description South West Public Health Trainees Training event. Talk: Practices of unhealthy industries Part 1:Tobacco (science, lobbying, litigation) (Prof Gilmore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral presentation at training event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Spectrum Alcohol Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a Spectrum Alcohol Knowledge Exchange workshop. I presented some results from our ESRC study and discussed the methods of measuring alcohol change through time. There was a general discussion about alcohol data and the changing nature of availability in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Stakeholder engagement meeting for Brazil and Peru 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We held a workshop with a diverse group of stakeholders in Brazil and Peru, with breakout rooms conducted in Portuguese and Spanish, in which we presented the study and sought out the views of stakeholders on next steps for alcohol policy development and advocacy in the two countries.
We had hoped to do these workshops in person, and it was difficult to cover all that was needed in a shorter online session especially allowing enough time for in-depth discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Symposium - Lebe.Besser.Länger.Rauchfrei. (Translation: Live. Better. Longer. Smokefree) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A symposium on the topic of smoking prevention organised by the Tirolean Social Health Insurance Fund (Austria). Tessa Langley delivered a presentation on tobacco control in the UK to a mixed audience of public health experts, clinicians, students and members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Technical meeting on the draft report 'WHO Alcohol Control Playbook', September 2021 (Kathrin Lauber) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited talk to WHO technical meeting on similarities in unhealthy commodity industry political activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The E-Cigarette Summit - Presentation Linda Bauld 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The E-Cigarette Summit facilitated dialogue and thoughtful analysis of the latest research and discussed how evidence should be interpreted/ communicated to deliver the most effective health strategies to reduce smoking related death and disease. This presentation was entitled "The UK approach to tobacco harm reduction - the pillars that guide regulation and policy" - Linda Bauld
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Health Foundation Round Table: Commercial determinants of health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This roundtable was convened to discuss and contribute to a Health Foundation briefing paper on the commercial determinants of health. A number of SPECTRUM researchers attended including Linda Bauld, Anna Gilmore, Mark Petticrew, Nason Manni and Consortium Manager Sancha Martin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The alcohol industry: its playbook, partnerships and risks to public health. Webinar 27th jan 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invitation-only webinar for alcohol practitioners in Irealand and representatives of community groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The tobacco retail environment as a lever for change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We were invited to speak with the Public health England tobacco team to present our research on tobacco availability and health-related outcomes, leading to questions and discussion, and an ongoing dialogue on this area of policy development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Tobacco availability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Around 30 policymakers and practitioners attending a 2 day knowledge exchange workshop focused on policies and practice related to nicotine and tobacco, leading to questions and discussion afterwards, and subsequently an invitation to join a newly formed Scottish Government-led tobacco strategy group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/spectrum/news-insights-events/events
 
Description Tobacco industry interference and new challenges in communication (tobacco industry and harm reduction) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Plenary talk: Tobacco industry's interest in harm reduction by Anna Gilmore (University of Bath)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Tobacco research update: recent work in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact An event organised with Action of Smoking & Health in advance of teh tobacco strategy consultation in England to share recent research findings, and discuss policy implications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turning the Tide: A 10 year healthy weight strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Linda Bauld was the academic lead on the Turning the Tide: A 10 year Healthy Weight Strategy along with Dr Lauren Carters-White. A core aim of 'Turning the Tide' was to identify a clear pathway for policy and interventions that have the backing of the NGO and public health community. Reaching consensus was a key part of the process to creating a strategy we believe can catalyse change. Dr Lauren Carters-White and others at the University of Edinburgh developed a series of rapid evidence reviews, which were supplemented by expert papers commissioned by the OHA. The role of the expert advisors was to analyse the evidence and identify areas for recommendations. These were then shaped by experts and OHA members into policy recommendations.

Following the publication of the strategy, and the webinar, there have been 5 follow up meetings with MPs to discuss the report, 2 references to the report in UK parliamentary discussions and a Commission from Lancet Public Health to author a review article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://obesityhealthalliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Turning-the-Tide-A-10-year-Healthy-We...
 
Description UKPRP Webinar: Commercial Determinants of Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The aim of these webinars is to share some of the emerging findings from the work of the consortia and explore what the learning so far might mean for public health as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss the importance of generating evidence on non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention challenges in the UK. The webinars will also examine the importance of the wider determinants of health and complex systems approaches to addressing these. This particular webinar focussed on 'Commercial determinants of health and health inequalities'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UoE SPSS - Global NCD Alliance Forum Feb 2020 (Jeff Collin chairing session on conflicts of interest in public health policy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Forum was organised under the theme of "Bridging the Gap" with a view to accelerating global efforts to translate political commitments and rhetoric into action and implementation at national and local levels. Jeff chaired a session entitled: "David versus Goliath: Strategies for managing conflict of interest and countering
industry interference in public health policy". Dr Monika Arora (TCCP co-investigator) was also a panel member.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ncdalliance.org/what-we-do/convening/global-ncda-forum-2020/programme
 
Description WHO Action Network on Reducing Marketing Pressure, virtual meeting (Kathrin Lauber) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral presentation to WHO Marketing Network, primarily for national policymakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description WHO International Expert Group on the Commercial Determinants of Health (Prof Anna Gilmore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Anna Gilmore was invited to join international expert group to advise new WHO unit on CDOH
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar - Instrumental, Structural, & Discursive Power in the Regulation of Online Advertising of HFSS Products to Children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to present on my PhD findings at the Menzies Centre for Health Governance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://regnet.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/8062/instrumental-structural-and-discursive-power-and-re...
 
Description Webinar - Regulation of Online Advertising of HFSS Products to Children for WHO Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the regulation of online advertising of HFSS products to children, which has since resulted in Dr Carters-White being contracted to develop series of research protocols for WHO Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - Values based framing to advocate for improved diabetes care for the WHO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Presentation on employing values-based framing as a technique when advocating for improved diabetes (Type I and Type II) care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar - Women in the media and online representation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webinar and also training event for students, staff and members of the public on Wikipedia and improving the representation of women online for international women's day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/staff/2021/international-women-s-day-2021
 
Description Webinar by Alex Barker on www.philcain.com: Alcohol in the media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This webinar was one of four hosted by Phil Cain with a panel of experts at a looking at how media is used to shape our relationship with alcohol. This particular webinar provided an insight into the way alcohol is marketed through the most established media channels, looking at the quantity of promotion, its regulation and how regulation could be improved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPnEwikQgVw
 
Description Webinar for public health policymakers and practitioners in Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on commercial determinants of health and women's health, hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland and attended by over 100 practioners, advocates, policy-makers, community groups and postgraduate students. The presentation and subsequent discussion increased awareness and understanding of the influence of commercial determinants of health - particularly alcohol and tobacco companies - and how the public health community can respond. These issues are seen as particularly relevant in Ireland, including for the Women's Health Strategy currently being led by the Women's Health Taskforce (set up by the Department of Health in Dublin https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/-womens-health/).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar for school pupils: Communicating during the covid-19 crises 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Science Insights is an exciting work experience programme designed by the University of Edinburgh to give 5th year high school pupils a real insight into the work and life of research scientists. In this presentation, Linda Bauld outlined the key challenges when communicating with the public during the current covid-19 pandemic including explaining how to identify trusted sources and how to improve communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar: Governance, Ethics, and Conflict of Interest Network: Corporations and Global Health. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on corporations and global health governance, organised by the Governance, Ethics, and Conflict of Interest in Public Health network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Who should we trust on science diplomacy and COVID-19 recovery? Not Big Tobacco 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog piece written for Tobacco Control which concluded that the public health community must be vigilant to stop harmful industries influencing the debate around science and pandemic recovery and refuse to engage in events that could advance the tobacco industry's interests. Pandemic recovery must be an opportunity for society to build a healthier future without harmful industries setting and exploiting the agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.bmj.com/tc/2021/04/17/who-should-we-trust-on-science-diplomacy-and-covid-recovery-not-...
 
Description Who should we trust on science diplomacy and COVID-19 recovery? Not Big Tobacco - Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The blog piece was written as a call for scientists, public health professionals & government representatives to avoid associating their names with the "Science Diplomacy" event and others that could advance the tobacco industry's interests. It was written by Alice Fabbri, Louis Laurence, Mateusz Zatonski, Anna B Gilmore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.bmj.com/tc/2021/04/17/who-should-we-trust-on-science-diplomacy-and-covid-recovery-not-...
 
Description Workshop: Commercial Determinants of Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop was organised during the World Conference of Public Health to discuss commercial determinants of health and was led by Anna Gilmore (University of Bath).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop: Corporate influence on science: what is happening and what can be done 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A workshop was organised during the World Conference of Public Health to discuss industry influence on science and was led by Anna Gilmore and Tess Legg amongst others (University of Bath)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop: Microsimulation and Agent Based Modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training event hosted by SPECTRUM for researchers, policymakers and public health bodies to understand the limitations and advantages of agent based modelling when considering policy changes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020