SPECTRUM Consortium

Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harM (SPECTRUM)

SPECTRUM is generating new evidence to inform the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) caused by unhealthy commodities, including tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food and drink.

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.

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Our research aims to inform policy and practice to encourage and enable healthy environments and behaviours.

Spectrum team leads

Find out more about our team, which brings together over 20 disciplines.

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Meet our partners, helping us to deliver research with impact.

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SPECTRUM is funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership.

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