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..
Weishaar H, Collin J, Amos A. (2016) Tobacco control and health advocacy in the European Union: understanding effective coalition-building. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 18(2): 122-129. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv016
Collin J, Hill S(2016).Industrial epidemics and inequalities: The commercial sector as a structural driver of inequalities in non-communicable diseases. In Smith K, Hill S, Bambra C (Eds). Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Collin J, Hill SE, Smith KE. (2015). Merging alcohol giants threaten global health. BMJ 351: h6087.
Hogg S, Hill SE, Collin J. (2015) State-ownership of tobacco industry: a ‘fundamental conflict of interest’ or a ‘tremendous opportunity’ for tobacco control? Tobacco Control doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-052114
Smith KE, Fooks G, Gilmore AB, Collin J, Weishaar H (2015). Corporate coalitions and policy making in the European Union: How and why British American Tobacco promoted ‘Better Regulation’. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 40: 325-372.
Weishaar H, Amos A, Collin J (2015). Capturing complexity: mixing methods in the analysis of a European tobacco control policy network. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 18: 175-192
Weishaar H, Amos A, Collin J. (2015) Best of enemies: using social network analysis to explore a policy network in European smoke-free policy. Social Science and Medicine 133: 85-92. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.03.045)
Hill S, Collin J (2016). Epidemics, industries and inequalities: The commercial sector as a structural driver of inequalities in non-communicable diseases. Ch 13 in: Smith K, Bambra C, Hill S (eds). Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
Collin J, Johnson E, Hill S (2014). Government support for alcohol industry: promoting exports, jeopardising global health? BMJ 348:g3648
Hawkins B, Collin J (2015). Globalisation, commercialisation and the tobacco and alcohol sectors. Ch. P. In Hanefeld J (ed) Global Change and Health. Open University Press. 2nd edition.
Fooks G, Gilmore, A, Collin J, Holden C, Lee K (2013). The limits of corporate social responsibility: techniques of neutralization, stakeholder management and political CSR. Journal of Business Ethics 112(2): 283-299.
Collin J, Hill S. (2013). Corporate involvement in public health policy is being obscured. BMJ 346: f3429.
Clifford D, Hill S, Collin J (2013). Seeking out ‘easy targets’? Tobacco companies, health inequalities and public policy. Tobacco Control doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051050
Plotnikova E, Hill SE, Collin J (2012) The ‘diverse, dynamic new world of global tobacco control?’ an analysis of participation in the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco Control doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050849
MacKenzie R, Collin J (2012) “Trade policy, not morals or health policy”: the United States tobacco industry and trade liberalisation in Thailand. Global Social Policy 12(2) 149-172, doi: 10.1177/1468018112443686
Collin J, Lee K (2009), 'Globalization and the Politics of Health Governance: The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control'. In Cooper A, Kirton J (eds), Innovation in Global Health Governance: Critical Cases, Farnham: Ashgate, pp.219-241 (main originator).
Collin J (2005), 'Opening a Global Gold Mine: Globalization, Gender and Transnational Tobacco Companies'. In Kickbusch I, Hartwig K and List J (eds), Globalization, Women, and Health in the 21st Century, London: Palgrave, p. 201-218.
Collin J (2005), 'The Global Economy and the Tobacco Pandemic'. In Lee K and Collin J (eds.), Global Change and Health, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, p. 111-125.
Lee K and Collin J (eds.) (2005), Global Change and Health, Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
Collin J (2003), 'Think Global, Smoke Local: Transnational tobacco companies and cognitive globalisation'. In Lee K (ed.), Health impacts of globalization: towards global governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, p. 61-85.
Collin J (2002), 'Globalisation, the Tobacco Industry and Policy Influence'. In Varma AK (ed.), Tobacco Counters Health, Vol 2: Proceedings of the 2nd World Assembly on Tobacco Counters Health, New Delhi: Macmillan India Ltd, p. 39-50.
* A full list of publications can be found here.
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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