Projects per year
Jenny is a political scientist with interests in public health and environmental governance. Her research focuses on the multiple ways in which private interests seeks to influence public policy. Having worked for ten years researching fisheries governance, where collaborative, participatory governance is becoming entrenched, Jenny now works in public health research, where there is more regulated separation between government and commercial interests.
Jenny’s work addresses key policy issues around evidential transparency and political access of corporate actors to health decision-making and regulation. Recent research has investigated attempts by the tobacco industry to influence UK Government policy on standardised, or "plain", packaging of tobacco products. This research had two main themes: use and misuse of evidence-based policy frameworks and tobacco company subsidies for third party opposition to tobacco regulation. Jenny is now exploring networks of influence on fiscal public health policy for tobacco, alcohol and sugar, and is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Sheffield investigating how tobacco and alcohol tax policy might be aligned in the future.
Jenny retains an interest in marine environmental issues and intends to combine public health and environmental research in the future through comparative analysis of different governance models. The expression of power by private interests in the public sphere is an overarching theme in her research.
- 2018-2021: Syntax: Integrated evidence synthesis for joint appraisal of tobacco and alcohol tax interventions for harm reduction in the UK, funded by National Institute for Health Research, https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ph/research/alpol/research/syntax
- 2016-18: Voices in fiscal cancer prevention: An investigation of non-governmental organisations and networks engaged in tobacco, alcohol and sugar-related taxation and price policy debates in the UK, funded by Cancer Research UK
- 2013-18: UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), funded by UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Willing to supervise PhD
- Commercial determinants of public health
- Politics of public health
- Tobacco, alcohol, obesity policy
Education / Academic qualification
Political Development, Master of Arts, University of Manchester
15 Sep 2000 → 30 Sep 2001
Politics and Modern History, Bachelor of Arts, University of Manchester
20 Sep 1997 → 30 Jun 2000
Politics, Doctor of Social Science, Newcastle University
Early Career Lead Policy and Ethics Workstream, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Nottingham1 Apr 2013 → …
Integrated Evidence Synthesis for Joint Appraisal of Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Interventions for Harm Reduction in the UK (SYNTAX)
1/10/17 → 30/09/20
Project: Central government, health and local authorities
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Standardised tobacco packaging: A health policy case study of corporate conflict expansion and adaptationHatchard, J., Fooks, G. & Gilmore, A. 1 Oct 2016 In : BMJ Open. 2016, 6, e012634
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Evidence-based policy making and 'Better Regulation': The battleground for standardised packaging of tobaccoHatchard, J. & Gilmore, A. 12 Oct 2015 Bath, UK: University of Bath. 4 p. (IPR Policy Briefs)
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
Data from: A critical evaluation of the volume, relevance and quality of evidence submitted by the tobacco industry to oppose standardised packaging of tobacco products.
Hatchard, J., Dryad Digital Repository, 13 Mar 2014