Tess Legg

Health and Wellbeing

PhD Researcher in Health and Wellbeing (ESRC 1+3)
Department for Health, University of Bath

Start date: September 2016

Research topic: Corporate influence on health science

Health policies with potential for a profound effect on health status (such as reducing tobacco/alcohol use, and unhealthy diets) are frequently not being implemented. A major barrier to progress is the influence of corporations who prioritise profit over public health, and whose interests would be threatened by implementation of such policies.

Through my research I will create a typology of corporate influence on health science and policy. I will explore the ways in which policy makers evaluate evidence. I will investigate policy infrastructure and draw conclusions about how the use of science in public discourse and policymaking can be improved.

Research supervisors: Professor Anna Gilmore (Bath), Professor Stephan Lewandowsky (Bristol)

Email: tl706@bath.ac.uk

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