School of Social and Political Science

Jeff Collin

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Professor of Global Health Policy


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Chrystal Macmillan Building

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15a George Square

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Research interests

Research interests

Global Health Policy, policy tools in global health governance, cross-border mobility of health professionals, tobacco control, tobacco control, health impacts of population mobility and trade liberalisation

Jeff's research interests focus on health policy and global health governance, with a particular emphasis on the role of the commercial sector. He has a particular interest in unhealthy commodity industries, with extensive research experience in examining how tobacco companies have sought to shape public policy, with a growing programme of work also examining the alcohol and ultra-processed food industries. He has been a member of 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 for the Institute of Alcohol Studies.

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Jeff Collin is Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh. A political scientist by background, he previously worked at the London school of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Moving to Edinburgh in 2005, he established a suite of MSc programmes in health policy, joining the School of Social & Political Science in 2010 when the Global Public Health Unit was created within Social Policy..

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* A full list of publications can be found here.

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