Speaker Group: Speakers 2021

Marc Gunther

Marc Gunther is a veteran reporter who writes about many things, including philanthropy, tobacco policy, psychedelic drugs and animal rights. He took a critical look at the campaign against vaping funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies in a long story in the Chronicle of Philanthropy last March. His writing about e-cigarettes and tobacco can be found here. Marc was… Read more »

Dr Colin Mendelsohn MB BS (Hons)

Colin was a GP in Sydney, Australia for 27 years with a special interest in smoking cessation and now works exclusively in tobacco treatment. He is a member of the committee that develops the Australian RACGP national smoking cessation guidelines and is the Founding Chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association. Colin was a… Read more »

Prof Linda Bauld, OBE

Professor Linda Bauld holds the Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health in the Usher Institute, College of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Linda is a behavioural scientist whose research focuses on two main areas: the evaluation of complex interventions to improve health, and how research can inform public health policy. She leads… Read more »

Andrea Crossfield MBE

Andrea leads the Making Smoking History Strategy for Greater Manchester city region to reduce smoking prevalence further and faster than anywhere else in the UK and globally. With a career long commitment to tackling health inequalities, Andrea was previously CEO at Healthier Futures. She has extensive experience in local government and at director level in… Read more »

Marcus Saxton

Marcus Saxton is the Chief Executive of the ‘Totally Wicked Group’ and Chairman of the Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA).  Founded in 2016, the IBVTA is a not-for-profit, non-political trade association, which exists to provide credible knowledge and guidance to support the independent vape sector and promote constructive interaction between this industry sector and… Read more »

Kate Pike

Kate is Co-ordinator for Trading Standards North West and a member of the Department of Health and Social Care National Tobacco Focus Group. She is an experienced sales and marketing professional, having worked for many years in multinational businesses in the private sector, responsible for building and maintaining excellent customer relationships across the world. She… Read more »

Prof David Levy

David Levy has a PhD in Economics from UCLA and is currently a Professor of Oncology at Georgetown. He has published over 200 papers, including articles in the American Economic Review, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA, Lancet, Medical Care, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Obesity Review, Tobacco Control, and the Review of Economics and… Read more »

Prof Daniel Kotz

Prof. Dr. Daniel Kotz is professor in addiction research and clinical epidemiology at the Institute of General Practice, Centre for Health and Society, Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany. He also holds research affiliations with Maastricht University, University College London, and the University of Edinburgh. He was trained as a health scientist and epidemiologist…. Read more »

Dr Michael Pesko

Michael Pesko is a health economist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Georgia State University. Dr. Pesko uses natural experiments from e-cigarette policy changes to study benefits and drawbacks of allowing the sale of e-cigarettes as consumer products. He has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Cancer… Read more »

Paul Lincoln OBE

Paul Lincoln has worked In public health at local, national and international levels in the public and third sector. For 40 years. He is currently the Chair of one of the National Institute of Clinical and Health Excellence standing Public Health Advisory Committees and Chairs the Diabetes guidelines committee. He also chairs the alcohol advisory… Read more »