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My research seeks to understand how we can create the conditions for health and wellbeing and address health inequalities in schools, communities and workplaces. Working with service users, patients, carers and communities we seek to understand the nature of the issues which prevent good health and create partnerships to develop and deliver research to address these issues. Underpinning the work is an understanding of health as an emergent property from complex social systems and hence our work focuses on altering the nature of relations between the people in the system to create the conditions for health.
I am also the Deputy Director for Engaged Research for the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health (link to Centre website)
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University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Child Health, Complex Systems, Behaviour Change
18 September 2019
New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive
effect on a child’s academic...
28 August 2019
Dr Barbara Vann has been appointed chair of the NIHR Applied
Research Collaboration (ARC) South...
15 August 2019
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Research
Fellow with expertise in qualitative...
Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
We have been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health
Research (NIHR) to develop...
This study aims to develop a tool for doctors to help them review