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Research Interests

Health inequalities linked to tobacco use. 

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Medical Sociology and Programme Director for the Master in Public Health (MPH) course. I previously worked at Durham University and at the University of York.

Qualifications

PhD in Medical Anthropology, Durham University
MSc in Medical Anthropology, Durham University

Teaching Activity

LKM100: Dissertation (MPH)
LKM101: Research Methods (MPH)
LKM102: Social Determinants of Health (MPH)
LK3021: Corporate Power

Contact Details

Room mb741
f.thirlway@aston.ac.uk

Research Projects/Collaborations

I have been Principal Investigator on three projects funded by Cancer Research UK and Co-Investigator on three further studies exploring smoking and cessation, including a study with people living with HIV in Uganda. My current work explores the role of the tobacco industry in illicit tobacco flows in Northern Europe and the place of competition and regulation in the vape industry.

Funding Applications and Awards

  • Electronic cigarette packaging in context: an exploratory study
  • Health inequalities and the role of family in smoking maintenance and cessation: an intergenerational study in the North of England
  • E-cigarettes, health inequalities and smoking cessation: a community study of take-up and market evolution in two high smoking prevalence areas of the North of England
  • Health inequalities and the use of cannabis and cannabidiol for pain relief: a study in two deprived areas
  • Tobacco smoking among people living with HIV in Uganda: understanding the problem to inform effective interventions

 

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