Karen Evans-Reeves


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Research interests

  • Impacts of policy interventions on health behaviours
  • Tobacco industry political activity to oppose health policy
  • Tobacco industry use of the third-party technique
  • Tobacco industry financial interests in e-cigarettes
  • Tobacco industry marketing

Karen's research focuses on the activities of the tobacco industry and its associates, the tactics used to disrupt, delay and undermine tobacco control legislation in the UK and overseas. Karen is particularly interested in the operation of third-parties acting on behalf of the tobacco industry their influence on policy decisions particularly in relation to the illicit tobacco trade and standardised packaging of tobacco products. This work is carried out via a mix of investigative methods and big data methods. Investigative methods include the exploration and analysis of previously secret tobacco industry documents, contemporary materials including annual reports, investor relations presentations, tobacco industry journals, market research reports, retail and trade press, press coverage, responses to public consultations and information acquired through Freedom of Information legislation. Big data are acquired from social media sites to explore corporate behaviour on social media and what public health can learn from this.

Karen is a senior editor of TobaccoTactics.org - the Tobacco Control Research Group's website which provides up to date information on the tobacco industry and its associates. TobaccoTactics.org represents a novel form of knowledge exchange between academics at the University of Bath and our stakeholders, such as policy makers and tobacco control advocates.

Willing to supervise PhD

  • Corporate determinants of health
  • Corporate marketing of unhealthy consumption
  • Corporate Political activity to oppose health policies

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Projects 2013 2020

Research Output 2012 2017

1 Citations

Digital phenotyping and the development and delivery of health guidelines and behaviour change interventions

Skinner, A. L., Attwood, A. S., Baddeley, R., Evans-Reeves, K., Bauld, L. & Munafò, M. R. Jul 2017 In : Addiction. 112, 7, p. 1281-1285

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

It was Big Tobacco, not Trump, that wrote the post-truth rule book

Rowell, A. & Evans-Reeves, K. 7 Apr 2017 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

Worldwide news and comment: Europe: BAT and European Union policy influence- another third party?

Peeters, S. & Evans-Reeves, K. 1 May 2017 In : Tobacco Control. 26, 3, p. 243-246

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Open Access

Flower shows and festivals: tobacco industry hospitality and MP voting

Evans-Reeves, K. 16 Mar 2015 The Guardian

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

tobacco industry
horticultural exhibitions
decision making