In my PhD project I focus on the impact of tobacco control policies on socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent smoking in Europe.
Smoking uptake typically occurs in adolescence, and the prevention of smoking in young people is therefore key to realising a smoke-free future. The importance of national and local policies have been demonstrated for some groups, but the impact on adolescent smoking in different socioeconomic strata has been studied far less extensively. I use several sources of large, mostly international, databases and innovative methods to study the complexity of real world policy experiments. Part of the utilised data is collected by the SILNE project partners in 50 secondary schools in 6 countries.
I plan to defend my thesis in June 2016.