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Research interests

Britta is a Research Fellow in the Tobacco Control Research Group. She is interested in the commercial determinants of health and how commercial actors influence policy and what is, and can be, done about it. Most of her ongoing research focuses on tobacco industry interference in policymaking, and the role of tobacco control advocacy. She also works on intimidation in tobacco control and other areas of public health.

Britta holds a PhD in Social and Policy Sciences from the University of Bath, UK and is an alumna of the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Public Policy.

Teaching interests

Britta has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students for over five years at Bath and at The University of Nottingham, covering areas including policy analysis, power, social theory and social research methods. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).

She is also a Certified NVivo (Lumivero) Expert and regularly runs sessions on qualitative research and NVivo through the Doctoral College.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship (FHEA), Advance HE

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath

Erasmus Mundus Masters in Public Policy (MAPP)

International Relations, Master of Arts, IBEI (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals)

Public Administration and Public Policy, Master of Arts, University of York


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