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/ 

Amandine Garde

Professor of Law

University of Liverpool

David Hunter

Emeritus Professor of Health Policy and Management

Newcastle University

Paul Lincoln

Visiting Professor of Public Health Policy

University of Chester

Mzwandile Mabhala

Professor of Public Health Epidemiology

University of Chester

Paul Manning

Professor of Business Ethics

University of Chester

Richard Parish

Chief Executive

National Centre for Rural Health and Care

David Pencheon

Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit

University of Cambridge

Franco Sassi

Professor of International Health Policy and Economics

Imperial College London

Richard Smith

Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Health Economics

University of Exeter

Anne Marie Thow

Associate Professor, Public Policy and Health

University of Sydney

L. Alan Winters

Professor of Economics

University of Sussex