Mark Petticrew

Professor of Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Mark Petticrew is Professor of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom. He is Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Public Health Policy Research Unit. His main research interests are in evidence-based policymaking, and the evaluation of the effects on health of social and other policies. His work also has a strong focus on the commercial determinants of health – in particular, the influence of unhealthy commodity industries on health (e.g. through the promotion of tobacco, alcohol, and unhealthy foods). Recent research includes analyses of misinformation disseminated by alcohol industry corporate social responsibility (CSR) bodies such as Drinkaware UK and Drinkwise (Australia). He is a collaborator in the SPECTRUM Consortium which investigates the commercial determinants of health and health inequalities. He was a founding member of the Cochrane/Campbell Health Equity Methods Group, which develops methods of incorporating an equity perspective into systematic reviews.