Dr Nason Maani Hessari
BSc MPH PhD FRSA
Honorary Research Fellow
Mixed Methods Evaluation
15-17 Tavistock Place
I work in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy. I am currently working on the ExILEnS project (twitter: @ExILEnS_project), a 3 year NIHR-funded research project exploring the impact of public health team involvement in local alcohol licensing in England and Scotland. Also leading on mixed methods research regarding the corporate determinants of health, including corporate social responsibility, media discourse and policy influence.
I am also interested in transparency and accountability in healthcare spending, and am currently serving as a Patient and Public Voice Member of NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG) https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/cpag/
I am a member of the Society for Social Medicine and the European Public Health Association, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Alcohol industry CSR organisations: What can their Twitter activity tell us about their independence and their priorities? A comparative analysis. N Maani Hessari, M van Schalkwyk, S Thomas, M Petticrew. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019;16(5):892
Public Meets Private: Conversations Between Coca-Cola and the CDC. N Maani Hessari, G Ruskin, M McKee, D Stuckler. Milbank Quarterly 2019;97:74-90
‘Exploring the impact of public health teams on alcohol premises licensing in England and Scotland (ExILEnS): protocol for a mixed methods natural experiment evaluation' BMC Medical Research Methodology 2018. Available (£0) at: https://bmcmedresmethodol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12874-018…
‘Stakeholder framing of advertising legislation: An analysis of media and parliamentary representations of the Loi Evin in the United Kingdom' Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 2018. Available at: https://www.jsad.com/doi/abs/10.15288/jsad.2018.79.532
‘The strategies of alcohol industry SAPROs: Inaccurate information, misleading language and the use of confounders to downplay and misrepresent the risk of cancer' Drug Alcohol Rev 2018. Available (£0) at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dar.12677
I lecture on the corporate determinants of health and am a seminar leader, both within the Issues in Public Health module. I am also a postgraduate tutor on the MSc Public Health programme.
I'm interested in policy evaluation using mixed methods and novel data sources, in particular with regards to the commercial determinants of health. My current interests include the NIHR funded ExILEnS project, which explores the impact of public health team involvement in local alcohol licensing, in collaboration with the University of Stirling.
I also currently lead qualitative research projects on stakeholder involvement in public discourse and policy making, with a particular focus on harmful product industries.