26 October 2022
A pioneering new book, featuring contributions from a wide range of authors including a number of SPECTRUM researchers, will shed light on how commercial determinants shape health directly and indirectly through influencing policy, evidence, and discourse.
Consolidating commercial determinants
Until recently, commercial determinants have remained largely absent from our conceptual understanding of the drivers of health. The scale of their potential impact necessitates a multidisciplinary and intersectional approach, but no book has yet explored the commercial impacts on health in their totality.
Edited by SPECTRUM’s Dr Nason Maani and Professor Mark Petticrew, alongside Professor Sandro Galea, this is the first book to consolidate the commercial determinants of health as a distinct research and policy topic across sectors.
Featuring SPECTRUM authors
The book is broken into six sections covering the importance of the commercial determinants of health, how they shape upstream drivers of health, case studies of a range of industries from tobacco to fossil fuels, cross-industry mechanisms, a section on advancing science and scholarship on the topic, and ends with possible ways forward for researchers and policy makers.
SPECTRUM authors' contributions include chapters on the fossil fuel industry, how commercial actors shape science, complex systems perspectives, and conflicts of interest.