Collaboration with Australian National University, Cardiff University, King's College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, Public Health England, University College London, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield and University of Stirling.
SPECTRUM is a large research consortium made up of researchers, advocacy, policy and other partners focused on reducing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The consortium is led by Prof Linda Bauld OBE at the University of Edinburgh and Prof Niamh Fitzgerald is one of two Deputy Directors. The consumption of products such as tobacco, alcohol and foods high in salt, sugar and fat is a major cause of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases and diabetes. SPECTRUM aims to generate new evidence to inform the prevention of NCDs caused by unhealthy commodities and to transform policy and practice to encourage the adoption of healthy environments and behaviours. We bring together 11 Universities in the UK and one in Australia, leading alliances that aim to improve health and reduce inequalities in the UK and further afield, along with Public Health England, Public Health Scotland and Public Health Wales, and one independent company specialising in retail data.
Knai C, Petticrew M, Capewell S, Cassidy R, Collin J, Cummins S, Eastmure E, Fafard P, Fitzgerald N, Gilmore AB, Hawkins B, Jensen JD, Katikireddi SV, Maani N & Mays N (2021) The case for developing a cohesive systems approach to research across unhealthy commodity industries. BMJ Global Health, 6 (2), Art. No.: e003543. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003543