Along with an inter-disciplinary research team, SPECTRUM’s work is co-created with research users from civil society organisations, companies and the main public health agencies in Great Britain.
Our partners include the main multi-agency alliances working to reduce harm from key unhealthy commodities in the UK and will ensure our focus on addressing inequalities and the unintended consequences of public health policies and interventions are integrated into all our work.
- the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA)
- the Smokefree Action Coalition (SFAC)
- the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA)
- the NCD Alliance
- the Poverty Alliance.
Our commercial partner The Retail Data Partnership provides key data, analytical platforms and skills to enhance the reach and relevance of our work.
We also benefit from close collaboration with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), Public Health Wales (PHW) and Public Health Scotland (PHS). These links provide the SPECTRUM consortium with both input and direct routes to impact in policy and practice.
All of these important partnerships 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 non-communicable diseases in the UK and beyond.