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Research interests

Throughout her research career, Rosemary has been working in the field of health inequalities.  Smoking is one of the leading causes of inequalities of health and Rosemary’s current research focusses on tobacco control.  Rosemary’s analysis of tobacco sales data is contributing to analysis of the effectiveness of standardised packaging and tobacco taxation. 

Since joining the University of Bath Rosemary has explored the relationship between health inequalities and smoking through a review of international evidence on socioeconomic status and smoking, statistical analysis of English smoking prevalence by socio economic status and region and evaluations of the UK Stop Smoking Services. She has recently published on socioeconomic status and e-cigarettes.

Rosemary also has an interest in wellbeing. She added a ‘wellbeing’ element to a prospective study of long term outcomes of the English Stop Smoking Services. Previously Rosemary has studied the impact of climate change on urban environments and wellbeing.

Other former work has united Rosemary’s interests in health inequalities and the environment in terms of housing, neighbourhood, air pollution and transport.

Research interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Tobacco control
  • Tobacco sales
  • Wellbeing
  • Environment

Education/Academic qualification

Health inequalities, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

1 Jun 19971 Jun 2001

Sociology, Master in Science, University of Surrey

1 Sep 200530 Sep 2006

Psychology, Bachelor of Arts

6 Oct 19921 Jun 1995

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Research Output

Standardised packaging, Minimum Excise Tax, and RYO focussed tax rise implications for UK tobacco pricing

Hiscock, R., Augustin, N., Branston, J. R. & Gilmore, A., 13 Feb 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 2, e0228069.

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Individualised tobacco affordability in the UK 2002 - 2014: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

Partos, T. R., Branston, J. R., Hiscock, R., Gilmore, A. & McNeill, A., 17 Apr 2019, In : Tobacco Control. 28, Suppl 1, p. s9-s19 11 p., 054027.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Individual-level behavioural smoking cessation interventions tailored for disadvantaged socioeconomic position: a systematic review and meta-regression

    Kock, L., Brown, J., Hiscock, R., Tattan-Birch, H., Smith, C. & Shahab, L., 1 Dec 2019, In : The Lancet. Public health. 4, 12, p. e628-e644 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Introduction of standardised tobacco packaging and minimum excise tax on in the UK: a prospective study

    Hiscock, R., Augustin, N., Branston, R. & Gilmore, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : The Lancet. 394, Supplement 2, p. S13 1 p.

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