Jeff Collin

Professor of Global Health Policy
Global Public Health Unit, Social Policy School of Social and Political Science
The University of Edinburgh

Professor Collin believes effective policy responses to the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) should be based on their recognition as industrial epidemics, driven by unhealthy commodity producers of alcohol, tobacco and ultra-processed food and drink.

“This raises issues of conflict of interest between public health objectives and the economic goals of key industries; while recognition of this conflict has become fundamental to tobacco control, alcohol and food policies have often been developed in partnership with commercial sector actors. This seminar will explore the tensions that emerge in a global health context, looking at the global expansion of the alcohol industry and commitments to partnerships in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

Professor Collin established the Global Public Health Unit at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. A political scientist, his research focuses on globalisation, health governance and corporate strategies to influence public health policy.

He has been a member of World Health Organization (WHO) expert groups on tobacco industry influence on policy, is a member of the Tobacco Advisory Group of Cancer Research UK, a co-investigator in the UK Centre on Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, and an expert advisor to the Institute of Alcohol Studies. Recent publications examine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, conflict of interest in international health philanthropy, policy coherence in global health, and UK Government support for the global expansion of the alcohol industry.

Wednesday 23 March 2016

10:00 – 11:00am

Level 1, 40 Thesiger Court, Deakin, ACT

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For more details and to RSVP, please contact Ms Glenis Thomas at 02 6122 8600 or email glenis.thomas@fare.org.au