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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Health, University of Bath

Dr. Allen Gallagher is a research associate at the University of Bath and a member of the Tobacco Control Research Group (@BathTR), which is a partner in the STOP project (@exposetobacco)- a global tobacco industry watchdog with a mission to expose the industry's tactics to undermine public health.

He has a PhD from the University of Bath and an MSc. (with distinction) in drug & alcohol studies and a BA (1st class Honours) in politics and sociology from the University of the West of Scotland.

Allen’s current research focuses on contemporary problems and practices in illicit tobacco trade and their implications for public health.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Bath


  • 2020 
    University of Bath, PhD
  • 2015 
    University of the West of Scotland, MSc. (with distinction) - Drug and alcohol studies
  • 2014 
    University of the West of Scotland, BA (1st class Honours) - Politics and sociology


  • 2019
    Tracking and tracing the tobacco industry: potential tobacco industry influence over the EU’s system for tobacco traceability and security features , BMJ Tobacco Control
  • 2018
    Tobacco industry’s elaborate attempts to control a global track and trace system and fundamentally undermine the Illicit Trade Protocol, BMJ Tobacco Control
  • 2018
    Tobacco industry data on illicit tobacco trade: a systematic review of existing assessments , BMJ Tobacco Control