The University of Nottingham is a public research university based in the UK. One of its guiding principles is to take the initiative to engage with others: universities, governments, student associations, schools, businesses, charities and communities - locally, nationally and internationally.
Representing the University of Nottingham is the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS).
The UKCTAS aims to deliver an international research and policy development portfolio, and build capacity in tobacco and alcohol research. UKCTAS work will include developing strategies for behaviour change in tobacco and alcohol use, assessing risks, identifying measures to reduce harm, monitoring the tobacco and alcohol industries, and developing effective public policies to improve public health and wellbeing.
UKCTAS is a research centre that includes 13 University teams working on tobacco and alcohol research. 12 of these teams are based in the UK at the following Universities (Bath, Bristol, Edinburgh, Kings College, Liverpool, Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary, Sheffield, Stirling, University College London, York) and one in New Zealand (Massey University). The centre is one of 6 UK Centres for Public Health Excellence and is funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration. Researchers within the centre come from a range of academic disciplines from clinical medicine to social policy. They conduct work on tobacco and alcohol use throughout the lifecourse with a particular focus on informing policies and interventions to reduce the harms from both these products.