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Dr Ben Hawkins

MA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
Room 322

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)207 927 2411

My background is in international politics, policy analysis and qualitative social science research methodologies. In particular, my past work focused on the relationship between Britian and the EU. My PhD examined the issue of British euroscepticism through an analysis of the debates surrounding the European Constitution and the Treaty of Lisbon.

Prior to my PhD I worked in sales and marketing for Diageo, a leading alcoholic drinks retailer.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Global Non-Communicable Diseases

Teaching

I am Module Organiser for GHM 102 (The politics of Global Health Policy) on the distance learning MSc in Global Health Policy. I am also a contributor to three sessions on the programme's core modules. My sessions focus on the role of corporate actors, the state and international financial institutions (World Bank, IMF and WTO) as actors in global health policy.

In addition, I lecture on corporate actors and tobacco regulation on the in-house module Globalisation and Health and the DrPH core module on Evidence Based Public Health Policy. I also teach discourse theory and discursive approaches to policy analysis on the module Sociological Approaches to Health.

I welcome applications from current MSc students to supervise summer projects on alcohol and tobacco policy or other policy issues related to my research interests, including the use of evidence in policy making. Similarly, I offer PhD supervision in these areas and am happy to discuss potential research projects and supervision arrangements with potential applicants to the school.

Research

My recent research has focused on UK alcohol policy. I recently completed an Alcohol Research UK funded project on the role of corporate actors in the development and implementation of policies to tackle alcohol related harm.

Currently I work on two collaborative research projects with colleagues at the School and in other institutions. The first, funded by the NIH, focuses on international trade agreements and their impact on global tobacco control policies. The second is an ERC funded project on the use of scientific evidence to inform health policy (GRIP Health).

Research Area
Globalisation
Health policy
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Tobacco control
Methodology
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Policy analysis
Political science
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Obesity
Country
United Kingdom
Region
European Union
World
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