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Personal profile


I am a political sociologist with interests in the commercial determinants of health and corporate harm.

Research Interests

My research explores the interdependencies between global health policy, evidence-based policy-making, corporate political influence and social harm. My current work covers: the relationship between corporations, science, and policy-related evidence; business influence in shaping the underlying administrative architecture of policy-making; the intersections of corporate political influence, international trade and investment agreements and public policy; and the political uses of corporate social responsibility.

Teaching Activity

I currently teach Health Policy and Corporate Power.

PhD Supervision

I am open to supervising PhD students with an interest in the commercial determinants of health, health and public policy, corporate influence in public policy, business regulation, business involvement in health services, and corporate social responsibility.

Contact Details

Room: NW922f
Phone:  0121 204 4474
Email: g.fooks@aston.ac.uk
Office Hours:  TBC

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Research Output

  • 27 Article
  • 7 Blog Post
  • 5 Letter, comment or opinion
  • 1 Other report
Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Corporations' use and misuse of evidence to influence health policy: A case study of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation

    Fooks, G. J., Williams, S., Box, G. & Sacks, G., 25 Sep 2019, In : Globalization and health. 15, 1, 56.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • How business misrepresented evidence: the South African sugar tax story

    Fooks, G., Sacks, G., Box, G. & Williams, S., 31 Oct 2019

    Research output: Other contributionBlog Post

    Open Access