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Society, well-being and diversity

Society, well-being and diversity

This stream considers health and wellbeing in the context of diversity and social inequalities. Our health and wellbeing are shaped by the context of our lives including by our socio-economic position, gender, ethnicity, age and by the availability of services. This research theme considers the relationship between these and public health agendas, health promotion and the configuration of health and social care providers. It considers public policy, the mobilisation of individuals and communities and the ways attitudes are formed and modified.

Situated within the service improvement and quality research theme, work within this stream explores how a quality service has to respond to those factors that create and perpetuate inequalities within society and how a workforce with an embedded understanding of inclusion and diversity is essential in delivering a high quality service for all. However, within the wider context of health, this stream also connects with all research streams in the School supporting an integrated approach to research.

Research Projects

Born in Bradford is a birth cohort study for which Neil Small is academic lead - further detail.

(2013-2018) The Born in Bradford (BiB) study – an international biomedical resource for exploring genetic and early life determinants of health and development in a deprived multi-ethnic population. Wellcome Trust Biomedical Resource, Technology Development and Multi-user Equipment Grant. (£1.53 million). Lawlor D (Bristol University, PI), Wright J (BIHR),  Ring S, Relton C, Pickett K, McEachan R, Small N, Parslow R.

(2012—present) Genovate: Transforming organisational culture for gender equality in research and innovation. EU Funded. (£2,553,080). Archibong U (PI).