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Professor Camara Phyllis Jones and Professor Sir Michael Marmot will present and discuss on the topic of 'Health inequalities and social justice'.

Professor Sir Marmot will present on 'Social justice and health equity' and Professor Jones will present on 'Naming racism and other systems of structured inequity’.

Presentations will be followed by a discussion chaired by Professor Anne Pollock, and a Question & Answer session. Interested participants can opt to attend in-person or online.

The talk will be followed by a reception.

This lecture is part of the 'Age of Health' series in which experts from the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King's talk to activists and leaders about one of the defining issues of our age: health.


Professor Camara Phyllis Jones

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is a family physician, epidemiologist and Past President of the American Public Health Association, whose work focuses on naming, measuring and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and wellbeing of the United States and the world.

She is celebrated for her allegories on “race” and racism, teaching stories which illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many people to understand or discuss.

She is currently a Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London, spending the 2022-2023 academic year focused on building research capacity in anti-racism and health.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Sir Michael Marmot has been Professor of Epidemiology at University College London since 1985, and is Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015), and Status Syndrome (Bloomsbury: 2004).

Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for nearly 50 years. He chaired the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, several WHO Regional Commissions, and reviews on tackling health inequality for governments in the UK. He served as President of the British Medical Association (BMA) in 2010-2011, and as President of the World Medical Association in 2015.

In 2000, he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities. Prof Marmot was appointed a Companion of Honour for services to public health in the King’s 2023 New Year Honours.


Professor Anne Pollock

Anne Pollock is Professor and Head of Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. Prior to moving to London to join King's in 2018, Anne spent a decade based at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

Anne’s research explores feminist, anti-racist, and postcolonial engagements with science, technology, and medicine. She is the author of three books: Medicating Race: Heart disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference (Duke 2012), Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery (Chicago 2019), and Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States (Minnesota 2021).

She is an Editor of BioSocieties, and President-Elect of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).

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Camara Phyllis  Jones

Leverhulme Visiting Professor

Anne Pollock

Head, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine

Event details

New Hunt's House-Lecture Theatre 1, Guy's Campus
Guy’s Campus
Great Maze Pond, London SE1 1UL