Tobacco Industry Monitoring, Research and Accountability Course 2020

Bookings now open for STOP’s Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Accountability Training

If you want to develop your skills to support the implementation of tobacco control policies, then join us at the University of Bath, in the United Kingdom, for our renowned week-long masterclass.

You will benefit from the expertise of the award-winning Tobacco Control Research Group, network with like-minded activists from around the world, and have access to modern facilities in a beautiful setting.

The course will explain:

  • how to rigorously search online materials and other resources
  • how to synthesise and publish relevant findings
  • 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 may be from an NGO, research or civil service background, but should have a demonstrable commitment to use the monitoring skills developed in your work. There are a limited number of subsidised scholarships and we are particularly interested in applicants from low and middle-income countries.

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Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Research Visiting Fellow Programme (2020-2021)

The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath offers a visiting fellowship of one year for individuals wanting to conduct research into the strategies used by the tobacco industry to influence public health policies in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The TCRG, one of the University of Bath’s leading research groups, is a multi-disciplinary group directed by Professor Anna Gilmore. Globally recognised for its research on the tobacco industry, it is a dynamic, multidisciplinary, award-winning research group.

The aim of this fellowship is to host an early career researcher from a LMIC to improve knowledge and skills and develop into a future leader in tobacco industry monitoring and research. Applications are welcome from citizens of any LMIC (as defined by the World Bank income groups) and we particularly encourage applications from people based in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Vacancy: Research Fellow (Fixed Term)

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated researcher to join the thriving Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath and lead research on the tobacco industry.

You will develop, lead and contribute to new and ongoing research projects relevant to STOP which may include:

  • the development and marketing of tobacco and new nicotine products, including critically examining tobacco industry targeting of vulnerable groups and circumvention of legislation; and/or
  • tobacco industry interests in harm reduction; and/or
  • tobacco industry influence on public health policy at global, regional and national levels

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