Research Output per year
Area of research expertise – Outline
I am a Political Sociologist my research focuses on the politics and policy of public health with a particular focus on the non-elected operating within policy circles in relation to public health. Research interests and activity broadly relate to developing approaches to and understanding corporate power in relation to public health and to understanding the relationship between evidence and policy.
Current research activities.
Current work includes exploration and analysis of the organisational shape and activity of industrial actors in scientific, policy and public debates. Research interests and activity broadly relate to developing approaches to and understanding corporate power in relation to public health.
Desired research direction.
The goal of my research is to make a contribution to policy debates on improving public health in relation to consumption. I aim to expand on my previous research by developing an understanding of global corporations and the role they place in debates regarding consumption and health, particularly NCDs. I am particularly keen to explore how my existing work on the alcohol can be used as a framework for understanding contemporary food politics.
Target Collaborative Companies (National, International, up to 3).
1. Scottish Government
2. Local Authorities
3. Third Sector Organisations
Target Collaborative Organisations (National, International, up to 3)
1. World Health Orgnaisation
2. Global Alcohol Policy Alliance
3. Global Obesity Prevention Centre, John Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health
- JC Political theory
- H Social Sciences (General)
- HM Sociology
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
Description and analysis of addiction governance practices: Understanding changes in governance practiceTrautmann, F., Croes, E., Elzinga, E., Milhet, M., Diaz Gomez, C., Košir, M., Estrada, M., Miller, D. & Harkins, C., 3 Jul 2014, European Commission: ALICE RAP Project . 304 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
Activities per year
Chik Collins (Organiser), Hartwig Pautz (Organiser), Ewan Gibbs (Organiser), Michael Pugh (Organiser), Francis Stuart (Chair), John Foster (Invited speaker), Ann Henderson (Invited speaker), Patricia Findlay (Invited speaker), Bryan Simpson (Invited speaker), John Connolly (Participant) & Claire Harkins (Participant)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop, seminar, course