The UKCTAS is a research centre that includes 13 University teams working on tobacco and alcohol research.
Twelve of these teams are based in the UK at the following Universities (Bath, Bristol (TARG), 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 5 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.