PhD Scholarship in Evaluating the impacts of Tobacco Advertising 

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Evaluating the impacts of the UK Tobacco Advertising and Promotions Act on cigarette brand preferences in order to inform tobacco taxation policy.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Funding is available to students Worldwide

The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act, implemented in stages from February to July has never formally been evaluated.

It is hypothesised that this legislation may have shifted cigarette brand preferences from expensive brands, previously underpinned by advertising, towards lower cost alternatives.

Understanding brand preferences underpins the development of taxation policy as specific and ad valorem taxes have differential impacts on prices of high and low cost brands.

Using data from the General Household Survey and Health Survey for England, potentially supplemented with questions purchased from the Omnibus Survey, trends in brand preference among existing and new smokers will be explored by gender, age and social class in order to examine the impacts of this legislation.

This project will be based in the Health Services Research Unit, in the Department of Public Health & Policy.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, an internationally renowned postgraduate institution for public health and tropical medicine, invites applications for Graduate Teaching Assistantships.

These represent a unique and exciting opportunity to undertake original research at doctoral level and to start an academic career through teaching.

Each Assistantship will provide funds for PhD tuition fees together with £14,000 per annum maintenance support for up to four years.

Students will be full-time, ready to start in September 2007 and are expected to complete PhD training within the period of the studentship whilst providing teaching assistance at Master’s level for 10 hours per week.

We are looking for outstanding candidates.

Teaching experience would be an advantage but is not essential as training will be provided to support the teaching requirements of the Assistantship.

Further details, including a list of the research and teaching areas covered by the Assistantships, eligibility and how to apply are available at; PhD Scholarship in Evaluating the impacts of Tobacco Advertising

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