SPECTRUM Consortium

2021

The latest updates from the SPECTRUM consortium

ASH and SPECTRUM respond to post implementation review on effectiveness of tobacco and related products legislation

The joint submission covers both the effectiveness of the current regulations and proposals for how they could be strengthened, in order to achieve a Smokefree 2030.

Exposure to tobacco, alcohol and junk food imagery in original films from video-on-demand services

A new study describes the frequent use of alcohol, tobacco and high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) food imagery in Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video original films in the UK.

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Medal for Professor Niamh Shortt

Congratulations to Professor Niamh Shortt who has been awarded the Royal Scottish Geographical Society President’s Medal.

New study questions whether pubs can effectively and consistently prevent COVID-19 transmission risks

A new first-of-its-kind study has questioned whether pub operators can effectively and consistently prevent COVID-19 transmission – after researchers observed risks arising in licensed premises last summer.

New Wellcome Open Letter introduces SPECTRUM

An open letter has been published in Wellcome Open Research, introducing the SPECTRUM Consortium and its research priorities

Conceptualising changes to tobacco and alcohol policy as affecting a single interlinked system

New paper from SPECTRUM researchers at the Universities of Sheffield and Bath explores the different mechanisms that link tobacco and alcohol policy changes to their effects on smoking and drinking behaviour.