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Seminar – Is ‘place’ the key to better and more equal population health?

March 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Is ‘place’ the key to better and more equal population health?

Professor Rich Mitchell, University of Glasgow

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About this talk

The MRC funds a programme of research on places and health at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) in Glasgow. Why the heck would they do that? Why is an understanding of place at the heart of national and local efforts to improve and equalise health? In this talk Rich Mitchell will describe a fusion of old ideas (why do we have healthier and sicker places and do these make healthier and sicker people) with new technologies (GPS, GIS, ABM and other acronyms) that might just enable ‘place’ to sit at the heart of better and more equal population health.

About Professor Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is Professor of Health and Environment and leads the Places and Health Programme at the SPHSU at the University of Glasgow. He is also co-director of the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health, an interdisciplinary centre focused on how physical and social environments can influence population health, for better and for worse. Rich is an epidemiologist and geographer. Earlier in his career he focused on monitoring and measuring inequalities in health. Today, his focus is on the potential for our environment to positively influence population health and health inequalities. He is particularly interested in understanding how places are part of the complex social and environmental systems which affect health and behaviour.

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March 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


United Kingdom


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