Well-being, Health and Communities (WHC)

Understanding multi-disciplinary perspectives on health and well-being, in partnership with policy and practice networks.

This pathway addresses the grand challenges for health and wellbeing in communities including (but not limited to) inequalities in health for example, linked to race, income and social background, access to health care, healthy ageing and dementia, obesity, emergency care, mental health, patient safety and now living in a pandemic.

The pathway uses multi-disciplinary perspectives to help understand how to tackle these grand challenges drawing on insights from sociologists, psychologists, health economists, the health professions, public health practitioners, social workers, health technologists and partnerships including local authorities, social care, the voluntary sector and the NHS.

In addition, inclusion and resilience connections are made in this pathway between health, employment, employability, unemployment and work psychology.

The partnership includes expertise in communities including (but not limited to) B​lack, Minority Ethnic and migrant groups, other marginalised groups, children, older people and those living with life-limiting conditions.

Our methodological expertise includes qualitative and quantitative approaches, intervention development and evaluation, modelling and economic evaluation, and cost-effectiveness of health policy interventions.

Pathway Governance Team

Dr Mel Cooper

Dr Mel Cooper

Pathway Director, University of Bradford

Dr Paul Skarratt

Deputy Director, University of Hull

Dr Maria Horne

Deputy Director, University of Leeds

Dr Natalie Hammond

Deputy Director, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Katherine Easton

Deputy Director, University of Sheffield

Dr Rob Macmillan

Dr Rob Macmillan

Deputy Director, Sheffield Hallam University

Ellen Annandale

Deputy Director, University of York