Local geographies of deprivation as predictors of individual health and wellbeing over time. What are the implications for health services management?

Location
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Dates
Tuesday 7 December 2021 (14:00-15:30)
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Local geographies of deprivation as predictors of individual health and wellbeing over time. What are the implications for health services management?

This talk will focus on research in health geography showing how socioeconomic conditions in local areas relate to individual health outcomes. Studies of large, national population samples, involving linkage of administrative and survey data, demonstrate how these relationships operate over time and space. This research underlines complex processes whereby varying exposures to area ‘risk factors’ relate to changing health outcomes for individuals. This will lead to a discussion of how this research can be relevant for health service management. 

Speaker:

Sarah Curtis, FBA, FRSE, FAcSS, FRGS, is Professor Emerita, Durham University and Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh. She retired in 2016 from her position as Professor of Health and Risk, Durham University. Her recent research includes collaboration in projects funded by ESRC and other agencies, focussed on health geographies and the policy implications. These activities are part of her continuing engagement with Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University and the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Healthat Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities.

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