SPECTRUM Consortium


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).   

These courses are run on a ‘not for profit’ basis. Speakers and contributors are not paid for their time and we keep participant fees as low as possible to cover only speaker travel expenses, printing, catering, venue and publicity costs. Accommodation costs are not included in the registration fees but can be booked at the same time. Financial support is available through SPECTRUM for eligible public/third sector practitioners (not academics) based in the UK who would otherwise be unable to attend. Further details on eligibility and the process to follow when applying for a scholarship will be available on the specific event pages.

Nicotine and Tobacco: Current issues, policy and practice workshop (23 - 25 November 2021)

Alcohol Evidence in Policy and Practice workshop (28 November - 1 December 2021)


We have no webinars planned in the immediate future.

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

Watch the webinar "COVID-19 and Tobacco"

The Usher Institute also recently hosted a webinar 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