Sam Filby is the project manager of the Knowledge Hub and a research officer at the Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products (REEP). She is also a lecturer and course convenor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. Sam holds a Masters in economics, specializing in economic development from the University of Cape Town. Sam has has four years' research experience in the economics of tobacco control. Her current research is focussed on implementation of Article 6 of the FCTC and tobacco tax modelling. Sam has developed tobacco tax models for various low- and middle-income countries, including Vanuatu, Georgia, Cabo Verde and the Philippines, amongst others.