Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harM (SPECTRUM) SPECTRUM is a multi-university, multi-agency research consortium focusing on the commercial determinants of health and health inequalities. We are funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership. SPECTRUM will generate new evidence to inform the prevention of NCDs caused by unhealthy commodities focusing initially on tobacco and alcohol but extending work to unhealthy food and drinks. SPECTRUM research aims to transform policy and practice to encourage and enable healthy environments and behaviours. Commercial determinants of health The consumption of tobacco, alcohol and foods high in fat, salt and sugar are causes of non-communicable diseases and drivers of health inequalities around the world. Our consumption of these harmful products is heavily influenced by the powerful companies that make them. SPECTRUM is helping to identify and evaluate potential policies to prevent and reduce harm from unhealthy products. Our research Our research aims to inform policy and practice to encourage and enable healthy environments and behaviours. Our team Find out more about our team, which brings together over 20 disciplines. Our partners Meet our partners, helping us to deliver research with impact. Our funder SPECTRUM is funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership. Latest news New Web Map Provides Insights into Alcohol and Tobacco Availability SPECTRUM Director elected as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellow Meagre spending on tobacco control is costing the economy billions Bold action required to prioritise health over profit - new Lancet series Tobacco tax rises welcomed by ASH and SPECTRUM but concerns raised Insights and blogs Exploring Scotland’s Alcohol and Tobacco Landscape: unveiling new CRESHMap interactive tool Capturing the consultation process: industry tactics and arguments Towards meaningful impact: bridging research with policy The Kellogg's judicial review: food for thought on the role of litigation in public health? Publications and submissions Explore outputs from the SPECTRUM consortium, including research publications and submissions to consultations. View our latest publications View consultation responses Sign up to the SPECTRUM newsletter Sign up to receive our newsletter, featuring news, publications and events from across the Consortium. Social media Follow and connect with us on Twitter and YouTube. Twitter: @SPECTRUMres YouTube: @SPECTRUMres Vacancies Details on current vacancies within the SPECTRUM Consortium.