Anna Gilmore

Professor of Public Health, Director of the Tobacco Control Research Group

University of Bath

United Kingdom

Anna Gilmore MBBS (hons), DTM&H MSc (dist) PhD FFPH is Professor of Public Health, and Founding Director of the Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath. Her work focuses on understanding and addressing the commercial determinants of health (most specifically corporate influences on public policy), and policy evaluation, with a particular focus on tobacco. It has led to numerous impacts at national, European and global level as recognised through the Public Health Advocacy Institute Award and the WHO World No Tobacco Day Award. She has over 200 publications, is European Editor (previously Senior Editor) of Tobacco Control, is/has been a member of various international and national expert groups including the WHO Expert Committee to Examine Tobacco Industry Interference with Tobacco Control and the Royal College of Physicians Tobacco Advisory Group. Her research group established, a widely acclaimed and innovative knowledge exchange platform that makes research on tobacco industry conduct available in a timely manner to as broad an audience as possible. Her group, working with international collaborators – The Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco (Thailand), Vital Strategies and the Union (US) - was recently awarded major funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies to establish a global tobacco industry watchdog – Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP). You can follow the TCRG on @BathTR.