SPECTRUM Consortium

Upcoming Events

Information about our external facing events


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 which included SPECTRUM members as speakers here.

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.  You can watch the webinar again on YouTube.


As part of UKCTAS, and now SPECTRUM, two Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module and Knowledge Exchan, ge 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 course focused on policies and practice related to nicotine & 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 CPD modules 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) and Jeff Collin (Edinburgh) in addition to Dr Debbie Robson (KCL) and Dr Tessa Langley (Nottingham).   

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.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the planned Nicotine & Tobacco: Current Issues, Policy and Practice course has been postponed to later in the year. Details to follow.