SPECTRUM Consortium


An outline of SPECTRUM operations

Shaping public health polices to reduce inequalities and harm (SPECTRUM) is a UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) Consortium led by the Director (Professor Linda Bauld).  The Director is supported in the day to day management of the Consortium by two Deputy Directors (Professors Niamh Fitzgerald and Marcus Munafò) and a Consortium Manager (Sancha Martin).

Eight Work Packages are included in the Consortium.  The leader of each Work Package (WP) is responsible for the overall progress and delivery of their work package.  As such they will regularly convene their WP groups in order to deliver their programme of work with input and guidance from partners and collaborators. 

A cross-cutting subgroup on Knowledge Translation and Impact is led by Niamh Fitzgerald. SPECTRUM also has three public involvement panels that will feed into Knowledge Translation and Impact plans and inform the work of the Consortium as a whole.

An outline of key elements of the management and governance structure for SPECTRUM is shown below.


SPECTRUM Organogram


SPECTRUM operates under the guidance of the Strategic Management Group which is responsible for overall coordination of the Consortium's activities.  It is comprised of the leaders of each Work Package in addition to the Director, Co-Directors, Consortium Manager, Co-Applicants and Partner representatives. 


The International Advisory Board (IAB) has been constituted.  It will provide independent oversight of the SPECTRUM Consortium, will advise on the strategy adopted, the progress of the Consortium in addition to reviewing and monitoring the risk management plan. The IAB is as an advisory body convened to support and strengthen the work of the Consortium. The group will convene twice in the first year and annually thereafter. 


The Impact Group is both an advisory and working group, acting as a link between cross-consortium and work-package-specific impact goals, plans and activities. It will oversee and advise on impact plans, activities and reporting for the SPECTRUM Consortium.  The group will convene quarterly as needed to review impact goals, and monitor impact activities and outcomes.  


We are not linked to the tobacco, alcohol or food industries - our research is conducted without industry funding or influence.

Terms of reference for our Committees are available below: