Events

Information about our external facing events

Knowledge Exchange Workshops

As part of UKCTAS, and now SPECTRUM, two Knowledge Exchange Workshops have been hosted by the University of Stirling and successfully delivered for over ten years at our partner Universities throughout the UK. We have a workshop focused on policies and practice related to nicotine and tobacco, and a second on the policies and practices surrounding alcohol.

Aimed at professionals working within relevant organisations with an interest in public health and policy, our workshops are taught by a range of world-leading academics and practitioners including our own SPECTRUM researchers Professors Linda Bauld (Edinburgh), Niamh Fitzgerald (Stirling), Jamie Brown (UCL), Jamie Pearce (Edinburgh), Mark Petticrew (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Jeff Collin (Edinburgh), Niamh Shortt (Edinburgh) and Drs Tessa Langley (Nottingham) and Deborah Robson (Kings College London).   

Keep an eye out for details of future workshops!

 

Webinars

An introduction to the commercial determinants of health | 10 October 2022

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and SPECTRUM Consortium (Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harM) are delighted to host a webinar on the commercial determinants of health.

The commercial determinants of health have been defined as “strategies and approaches used by the private sector to promote products and choices that are detrimental to health”. It is an area of growing interest for research, policy and practice.

Large corporations shape the price, availability and marketing of alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food to increase consumption of these products in pursuit of profit. This comes at the expense of the health of our communities.

This webinar offers an opportunity to find out about industry strategies from leading researchers and consider ways to counter these and improve the health of local communities.

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Members of SPECTRUM Work Package 8 - Governance and Health Equity, Jeff Collin, Rob Ralston and Sarah Hill, delivered a seminar on 'Health governance and the commercial determinants of health: managing conflict of interest in prevention of non-communicable diseases' at the University of Sydney on 30 March 2022.

Watch the webinar "Health governance and the commercial determinants of health" on MediaHopper

On 24 November 2021, the UKPRP held the third in their series of webinars sharing emerging findings from UKPRP-funded projects and exploring their implications for policy. Speakers from the SPECTRUM consortium shared new evidence to inform the prevention of NCDs caused by unhealthy commodities. 

Watch the webinar "Commercial determinants of health and health inequalities" on the UKPRP website

The Usher Institute also hosted a webinar in 2020 entitled "South Africa's response to COVID-19: trajectory of the pandemic and public health measures to address it, including a temporary ban on alcohol sales" with speakers Charles Parry, South African Medical Research Council (a member of the SPECTRUM International Advisory Board) and Cheryl Cohen, University of the Witwatersrand.

Watch the webinar "South Africa's response to COVID-19" on YouTube

You may listen again to the webinar, entitled "COVID-19 and Tobacco: Integrating communicable and non-communicable disease responses", from 21 May 2020, which included SPECTRUM members as speakers.

Watch the webinar "COVID-19 and Tobacco" on YouTube