We pursue a dual objective. Firstly, we have developed a research agenda at the forefront of existing policy reforms on NCD prevention and control, ensuring that our research is informed by and, in turn, informs key developments in this area. Secondly, our research contributes to building legal capacity both within and beyond academic circles, which ensures that our work has a direct impact on the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of NCD prevention strategies.
Our research projects are often conducted in collaboration with other similarly minded institutions, with the support of international organisations and other public health policy actors. The events we have organised over the years have brought together academics of a broad range of disciplines, policy makers, NGOs and international organisations to reflect on the most effective ways that law can be used as part of evidence-based NCD prevention strategies.
We have grouped our work in four related research projects, with a view to demonstrating how our academic research and policy work are inextricably intertwined and inform one another.