Professor Mark Petticrew

Strategies used by the addictive industries - tobacco, alcohol, gambling

Professor Mark Petticrew is Professor of Public Health Evaluation in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is Director of the Public Health Research Consortium, and is involved in the Policy Innovation Research Unit, both of which are funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme.

Mark is editor of the new Cochrane Public Health Review Group, and is closely involved in the Cochrane/Campbell Health Equity Field. He is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Population Health and an Honorary Researcher at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow.

Mark’s main research interests are in evidence-based policymaking, systematic reviews, and the evaluation of the health effects of social policies. Current research involves systematic reviews in the areas of tobacco control, housing and regeneration, and employment policy, and primary research on the health impacts of investment in social housing in the UK. He is involved in systematic reviews carried out as part of the Campbell Collaboration and the Cochrane Collaboration.


Mark will present information on Strategies used by the addictive industries and how they are shared between, for example, the tobacco, alcohol, gambling industries.

Involvement in the Public Health Research Consortium