Social and Economic Inequality in Health

Our Public Health research activity shares a common concern to illuminate the social determinants of inequalities in health and to produce and exchange evidence to reduce these inequalities.

The research is multidisciplinary drawing on economics, geography, history, mathematical modeling, social psychology, sociology and statistics, including within the Centre for Health Inequalities Research (CHIR), Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) and Health Economics at Lancaster (HEAL) research group. It includes basic, applied and methodological research focusing on social and policy issues internationally, nationally and locally. We have a strong commitment to involving the public and other stakeholders in our research to maximize its relevance and the impact it has on policy, practice and community action to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.