Prevention of Disease Using Trade Agreements

Awarded £318k for 3 years

The PETRA network aims to explore the relationships between trade policy and NCDs, focussing mainly on tobacco, alcohol and ultra-processed foods to determine how trade could improve health.

Network

The PETRA network aims to explore the relationships between trade policy and NCDs, focussing mainly on tobacco, alcohol and ultra-processed foods to determine how trade could improve health. The network will review the existing knowledge on the topic to assess if trade and investment agreements (TIAs) take health into account and to identify barriers to this. Other activities include sandpits for setting research priorities and roundtable discussions on public attitudes to TIAs.

Network membership

Initial network membership is based on Co-Investigators spanning various academic disciplines (e.g. law, economics, public health), NGOs, charities and other universities.

For further details about PETRA see: https://petranetwork.org/ 

Mzwandile Mabhala

Associate Professor of Public Health Epidemiology

University of Chester

Alan Winters

Professor of Economics

University of Sussex

David Hunter Emeritus

Professor of Health Policy and Management

Newcastle University

Paul Manning

Professor of Business Ethics

University of Chester