Professor Tony Gatrell

Emeritus Professor

Research Overview

I am a geographer by training and my research interests lie in the geography of health and ‘medical geography’. In brief, this means looking at the connections between space, place and health. More specifically, I have interests in: the geographical dimensions of health inequalities; spatial epidemiology; and the geography of health care provision. More recently I have become interested in the links between movement and health, including walking and well-being. Some of this work has been summarised in my latest book, on ‘Mobilities and Health’ (Ashgate, 2011). I have been pleased to collaborate with many health professionals in the past, including those working in: palliative care; public health; neurology; cardiology; and paediatrics.