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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.   As part of the STOP project, Rosemary is currently working on tobacco industry supply chains encompassing study of struggling farmers in low and middle income countries and study of transnational companies.

Rosemary’s  tobacco sales data projects contributed to evaluation of the effectiveness of standardised packaging and tobacco taxation and understanding of their implications for health inequalities. Her work also contributed to an understanding of tobacco industry attempts undermine the 2020 ban on menthol cigarettes.

Rosemary has previously 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 including study of 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
  • Supply chains
  • Wellbeing
  • Environment

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Health inequalities, Doctor of Philosophy, Ontological security, housing tenure and health inequalities, University of Glasgow

1 Jun 19971 Jun 2001

Award Date: 1 Jul 2002

Sociology, Master in Science, Social Research Methods, University of Surrey

1 Sept 200530 Sept 2006

Award Date: 31 Dec 1996

Psychology, Bachelor of Arts, University of Nottingham

6 Oct 19921 Jun 1995


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