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Health Inequalities, Equity and International Health

Convenor
Dr Clare Blackburn School of Health and Social Studies
 
 
The aim of this group is:

Much of the work of this group is concerned with understanding the way social and material circumstances shape health, health behaviour and access to health care across the life course. It has a particular interest in the implications for international, national and local health policy and practice. Recent research includes work on child health and child poverty; social and material circumstances of households with young children; disabled children and their households; incidence and prevalence of child disability; carers and access to ICTS; poverty and health behaviours, and social work and health inequalities. A number of researchers carry out work on social capital, men’s health inequalities and international health including living with the effects of prolonged conflict and forced migration in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine.


Activities


new.gif13 February 2012 Workshop: 'People with Learning Disabilities: Promoting Health and Real Jobs'

March 2009 'Identifying the Circumstances of Disabled Children: A Global Perspective'(PDF Document), Professor David Gordon, University of Bristol.

November 2008 'Kids with Disabilities: Definitions, Classifications and Human Rights(PDF Document)- Professor Jerome Bickenbach, Queen's University, Canada

November 2007 Book Launch of edited book developed from day meeting on the Quinquennial Review of the Acheson Report held by the IoH. Dowler, E. and Spencer, N. (eds) Challenging Health Inequalities: From Acheson to 'Choosing Health'. Bristol: The Policy Press.

March 2007 Conference: 'Can we count them? Disabled people and their households', University of Warwick.

October 2006 ‘Child Poverty: a global perspective’ – Professor David Gordon, University of Bristol.

May 2006 ‘Social and Psychosocial Determinants of Health Inequalities’ – Dr Tarani Chandola, University College London.

 

Research Projects

 

Title: Can we Count Them? : Disabled Children and their Households

PI and Co-applicants: J. Read, N.J.Spencer, C. Blackburn

Funding body: ESRC. Dates: 2006-7

Amount: £26,000

2003-2006

 

Title: Evaluation of Sure Start Coventry

Funding body: Sure Start Coventry

PI: Ms Chris Coe (SHSS), Prof Nick Spencer (SHSS) and Dr Maria Stuttaford

 

Selected publications

 

Blackburn, C., Read, J. and Spencer, N. (2007) Can we count them? Scoping data sources on disabled children and their households in the UK. Child: Care, Health and Development, 33, 3, 291-295.

 

Blackburn, C., Bonas, S., Spencer, N. J., Coe, C., Dolan, A. and Moy, R. (2005a) Parental smoking and passive smoking in infants: fathers matter too. Health Education Research, 20: 185-194.

 

Blackburn, C., Read, J., Hughes, N. (2005) Carers and the digital divide: factors affecting Internet use among carers in the UK. Health and Social Care in the Community, 13: 210-210.

 

Blackburn, C. and Read, J. (2005) ‘Carers’ perspectives on the Internet: implications for social and health care provision’. British Journal of Social Work, 35: 1175-1192.

 

Read, J. and Blackburn, C. (2005) ‘Using the Internet: the experiences of parents of disabled children’. Child: Health, Care and Development, 31: 507-515.

 

Bisset S. L., Markham W. A. and Aveyard P. (2007) School culture as an influencing factor on youth substance use. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 60, 485-490

 

Blackburn, C., Bonas, S., Spencer, N. J., Coe, C., Dolan, A. and Moy, R. (2005a) Parental smoking and passive smoking in infants: fathers matter too. Health Education Research, 20: 185-194.

 

Blackburn, C., Bonas, S., Spencer, N., Coe, C., Dolan, A. and Moy, R. (2005b) ‘Smoking behaviour among fathers of new infants’. Social Science and Medicine, 61:527-526.

 

Coe, C, Gibson, A, Spencer, N. Stuttaford, M. Sure Start: Voices of the ‘hard-to-reach’ (In Press) Child: Care, Health and Development.

 

Dolan, A. (2007) ‘Good luck to them if they can get it’: Exploring working class men’s understandings and experiences of income inequality and material standards. Sociology of Health and Illness, 29(5): 1-19.

 

Dolan, A., Thompson, V., Summer, S., and Hundt, G. (2005) “You ain’t going to say … I’ve got a problem down there”: workplace-based prostate health promotion with men, Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 20(6): 730-738.

 

Dolan, A. (2007) ‘That’s just the cesspool where they dump all the trash’: Exploring working class men’s perceptions and experiences of social capital and health. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 11 (4):475-495.

 

Dowler, E., Caraher, M and Lincoln, P. (2007) Inequalities in Food and Nutrition: Challenging 'lifestyles'. In Dowler, E. and Spencer, N. (eds) Challenging Health Inequalities: From Acheson to 'Choosing Health'. Bristol: The Policy Press.

 

Dowler, L. and Spencer, N. (eds) (2007) Challenging Health Inequalities: From Acheson to ‘Choosing Health’. Bristol: The Policy Press.

 

Markham W. A., Aveyard P., Bisset S. L., Lancashire E. R., Bridle C and Deakin S. Value-added education and smoking uptake in schools: a cohort study. In press Addiction.

 

Markham W. A., Aveyard P., Bullock A. D. and Thomas H. (2006) A preliminary investigation into factors influencing limiting longstanding illness amongst UK university graduates: a retrospective cohort study. Health. 10, 47-73.

 

Weare K. and Markham W A. (2006) What do we know about promoting mental health through schools. International Union for Health Promotion and Education. 12, 14-18.

 

Aveyard P., Markham W.A, Lancashire E., Almond J., Griffiths R. and Cheng K.K. (2005)

 

Is inter-school variation in smoking uptake and cessation due to differences in pupil composition? A cohort study. Health and Place, 11, 45-54.

 

Spencer, N., Blackburn, C., Bonas, S., Coe, C. and Dolan, A. (2005) Parent reported home smoking bans and toddler (18–30 month) smoke exposure: a cross-sectional survey. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90: 670 – 674.

 

Spencer, N. J. (2005) ‘Does material disadvantage explain the increased risk of adverse health, educational and behavioural outcomes among children in lone parent households in Britain? A cross-sectional study’, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (59):152-7.

 

Spencer, N.J., Devereux, E., Wallace, A., Sundrum, R., Shenoy, M., Bacchus, C. and Logan, S. (2005) ‘Disabling conditions and child abuse and neglect: a population-based study’. Pediatrics (116): 609-13.

 

Spencer, N. J. (2005) ‘Explaining the social gradient in smoking in pregnancy: early life course accumulation and cross-sectional clustering of social risk exposures in the 1958 British national cohort’, Social Science and Medicine, 62 (5): 1250-9 .

 

Spencer, N.J., Wallace, A., Sundrum, R., Bacchus, C. and Logan, S. (2006) ‘Child abuse registration, fetal growth, pre term birth: A population based study’, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, (60): 337-40.

 

Spencer, N. and Law, C. (2007) Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the lifecourse: progress and future challenges. In Dowler, E. and Spencer,. N. (eds) Challenging Health Inequalities: From Acheson to 'Choosing Health'. Bristol: The Policy Press.

 

Spencer, N. (2007) Behaving Badly? Smoking and the Role of Behaviour Change. In Dowler, E. and Spencer,. N. (eds) Challenging Health Inequalities: From Acheson to 'Choosing Health'. Bristol: The Policy Press.

 

Williams, S.J., Calnan, M. and Dolan, A. (2007) Explaining inequalities in health: theoretical, conceptual and methodological agendas. In Dowler, E. and Spencer,. N. (eds) Challenging Health Inequalities: From Acheson to 'Choosing Health'. Bristol: The Policy Press.

 

 

 

 

Events Calendar

 

Selected publications on health inequalities from research at Warwick University

LINKS

International Primary Care Research
Coventry Projects
Special Issue on Global Health Law (April 2004)


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Meg Stacey, Upendra Baxi, Shaheen Ali and Gillian Hundt

 

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