Projects per year
- 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 doctoral students
- Corporate determinants of health
- Corporate marketing of unhealthy consumption
- Corporate Political activity to oppose health policies
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):
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Gilmore, A., Cranwell, J., Evans-Reeves, K., Hatchard, J. & Rowell, A.
1/10/18 → 30/06/23
Using Nielsen Data to Evaluate the Impact of Standardised Packaging of Tobacco in the UK
Gilmore, A., Augustin, N., Branston, R., Evans-Reeves, K. & Hiscock, R.
1/06/17 → 31/07/20
Project: UK charity
Cancer Research UK Tobacco Tactics.org continuation
Gilmore, A., Evans-Reeves, K. & Rowell, A.
1/04/16 → 31/03/18
Project: UK charity
Exploring the Relationships between Tobacco Control Organisations and their Key Stakeholders
Gilmore, A. & Evans-Reeves, K.
1/04/14 → 30/04/14
Project: UK charity
Industry responses to the work of those involved in exposing the harmful practices of corporationsMialon, M., Chamberlain, P., Evans-Reeves, K., Paichadze, N., Gilmore, A. & Matthes, B., 6 May 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
The ‘filter fraud’ persists: the tobacco industry is still using filters to suggest lower health risks while destroying the environmentEvans-Reeves, K., Lauber, K. & Hiscock, R., 31 Jul 2022, In: Tobacco Control. 31, e1, p. E80-E82
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access11 Citations (SciVal)
Understanding the long-term policy influence strategies of the tobacco industry: two contemporary case studiesHird, T., Gallagher, A., Evans-Reeves, K., Zatonski, M., Dance, S., Diethelm, P. A., Edwards, R. & Gilmore, A., 3 Mar 2022, In: Tobacco Control. 31, 2, p. 297-307 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue › peer-reviewOpen Access3 Citations (SciVal)
Worldwide news and commentEvans-Reeves, K. & Baker, J., 31 May 2022, In: Tobacco Control. 31, 3, p. 399-401 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-reviewOpen Access
Analysis of submissions to the EU's public consultation on tobacco traceability and security featuresGallagher, A. W. A., Evans-Reeves, K., Joshi, A., Hatchard, J. & Gilmore, A. B., 16 Nov 2021, In: Tobacco Control. 30, p. e4-e9
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access2 Citations (SciVal)
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. (Creator), Gilmore, A. (Project Member), Evans-Reeves, K. (Project Member), Fooks, G. (Project Member) & Ulucanlar, S. (Project Member), Dryad Digital Repository, 13 Mar 2014
DOI: 10.5061/dryad.7dm1p/1, http://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.7dm1p/1
Second-Hand Smoke: The Evolution of Children's ExposureAuthor: Evans-Reeves, K., 31 May 2012
Supervisor: Gilmore, A. (Supervisor) & Sims, M. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › PhDFile