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One-day symposium: Health and Inequalities in an Era of Crises


Presented by The University of Edinburgh.

This one-day symposium will explore the implications for health and inequalities in an ‘era of crises’.

The past decade has seen widespread political and social upheaval, with the global economic recession heralding a period of austerity, heightened tensions over immigration, and the rise of right-wing populism in many countries. These changes highlight the complex relationship between inequalities, social cohesion and the political economy of health.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Kate Pickett (York and co-author of the ‘Spirit Level’)
  • Professor Ichiro Kawachi (Harvard)
  • Dr Ben Hawkins (LSHTM)
  • Professor Jamie Pearce (Edinburgh)
  • Dr Gerry McCartney (NHS Scotland)