Researchers

The Global Tobacco Control Research Programme includes researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU, other Canadian univiersities, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. They bring expertise in economics, epidemiology, history, international political economy, public health and social policy to a range of research projects; their outputs from are listed on publications and media articles pages.  The Programme also provides support and supervision for research students, and recent graduates are listed below.

Promoting Indigenous Led Action on Respecting Tobacco Project (PILAR)
(see PILAR webpage for biographies)
Dr. Evan Adams
Chief Medical Officer,
First Nations Health Authority
British Columbia
Juliet Fowler
Project Assistant
Simon Fraser University
Professor Kelley Lee FRSC                     
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
Global Health Governance,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Tim Michel
Project coordinator
Faculty of Health Sciences,
Simon Fraser University
Dr. John O’Neil
Former Dean,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
Simon Fraser University;
former Director, Manitoba First Nations
Centre for Aboriginal Health Research.
Dr. Jeff Reading
First Nations Health Authority Chair
in Heart Health and Wellness,
St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver;
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Dr. Julia Smith
Research Associate
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Krista Stelkia
Manager of Population Health and Wellness,
Office of the Chief Medical Officer,
First Nations Health Authority;
Sheryl Thompson
MSc student researcher
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Stevie Thompson
Undergraduate student at SFU stydying
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Dr. Scott Venners
Associate Professor of Epidemiology,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Lisa Wilson
Student at Vancouver Island University
(Anthropology and First Nations Studies)

PILAR training workshop, Simon Fraser University, March 2019.

Affiliated tobacco industry researchers
Benoît Gomis MA MSc
           
Lecturer, Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto;
Research Consultant, University of Bath;
Associate Fellow at Chatham House
Toronto, CANADA

Dr. Christopher Holden
Reader in International Social Policy
Department of Social Policy and Social Work
University of York,
York, UK

Professor Thomas Novotny
Emeritus Professor of Global Health,
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Graduate School of Public Health
San Diego State University;
Adjunct Professor,
Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California, San Diego USA
 


Dr. Jappe Eckhardt

Senior Lecturer,
International Political Economy
Department of Politics
University of York
UK

A/Prof Benjamin Hawkins
Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London UK

Dr. Ross MacKenzie
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
University of New South Wales
Sydney AUSTRALIA


Students

Jennifer Fang. MPH University of Liverpool, January 2017.
Thesis: A qualitative study on perspectives of tobacco control advocates on the
Chinese tobacco industry’s corporate social responsibility and its impact on tobacco control.

Lucy Gong. MPH Capstone project, Simon Fraser University.
KT&G as an aspiring transnational tobacco company.

Ukoabasi Isip. MSc, Simon Fraser University, 2017.
Thesis: British American Tobacco’s use of corporate social responsibility strategies in Nigeria.  

Sanas Javadian. San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Division of Health Behavior, 2014.
International Perspectives on Tobacco Product Waste: A Survey of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs.

Tong Pei, MA, Department of Social and Social Work, University of York, 2014.
Dissertation: Cigarette smuggling in China: Exploring the causes and consequences.

Zhiyi Ren. MA Department of Social and Social Work, University of York, 2014.  
Dissertation: The reform and internationalisation of the Chinese tobacco industry

Nidhi Sejpal. MPH Capstone Project, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 2014.
An emerging transnational tobacco company? The restructuring of the Chinese tobacco industry.

Sheryl Thompson. BA Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 2017.
Thesis: A critical review of available evidence on the illicit tobacco trade in Canada: The role of the tobacco industry

Lucinda Wallbank. MSc Macquarie University, Australia 2017.
Thesis: Cigarette butt litter and key policy responses in Australia.

Research assistants  
Shyrose Aujla (MPH, Simon Fraser University)
Tobacco industry funding of academic research in Canada.
September 2010 - present

Lauren De Souza (MPH, Simon Fraser University)
CNTC's involvement in three East African states.
October 2018 - June 2019.

Kathy Chan (BSc Global Health and Immunology, University of Toronto, 2017)
BAT restructuring and industry funding of academics.
July 2017 - September 2018.

Chisato Ito (MPH, Simon Fraser University)
Illicit tobacco trade and tobacco-free SFU Initiative.
September - December 2013.

Shamila Kara, undergraduate research assistant.
May 2015 - December 2016.

Edith Mata (BA Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University)
NAFTA analysis.
September 2016 - August 2017.

Annalise Mathers, (MPH, Simon Fraser University)
Trade and tobacco analysis. January - August 2017.

Tyler Perkins (MA Sociology, Simon Fraser University).
Tobacco-free SFU policy revision.
May - August 2017.

Farah Syed. Undergraduate Research Assistant
May - December 2015.