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Health Inequalities, Societies and Systems

Central to our research is understanding and tackling the systemic and intersecting drivers of disparities in health over the life course such as racism, gender, crime, precarious livelihoods, environmental pollution, and inaccessible health care. We work collaboratively across the School of Life Course and Population Sciences to strengthen the theoretical aspects of population health research. Our research actively involves our community, policy and practice partners in the co-development and evaluation of interventions that interact with dynamic social and health systems. Mixed methodologies underpin our research, including large quantitative datasets e.g., London-based longitudinal Determinants of Adolescent Social Well-being and Health (DASH), and qualitative methods such as ethnographic observation, participatory methods, storytelling, photovoice and digital diaries.

Capacity development of early career researchers is central to our group’s success. We welcome working with doctoral and post-doctoral researchers world-wide.