Cambridge University

Health Equity Network


Ryc Aquino is a Research Fellow (NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East & North Cumbria), and Visiting Researcher (Primary Care Unit), with an interest in the role of interprofessional collaboration and behaviour change in promoting equitable healthcare.

Scott Provencio

Jack Birch

Eleanor Winpenny is a Senior Research Associate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, researching the development of inequalities in diet quality and cardiovascular health across early adulthood.

Fiona Davey is a public health professional working in health education and a freelance researcher based in Cambridge. She is interested in health inequalities and examining how public health policy and interventions can address the structural factors that determine health outcomes. Some of her work has focused on health and justice, Health at Every Size, early childhood development, and food systems.

John Ford is a Clinical Lecturer in Public Health with an interested in what health care organisations can do to address health inequalities.

Natasha Kriznik is currently a Research Integrity Officer at Birmingham City University. She trained as a sociologist and is interested in the contribution of interdisciplinary approaches to addressing health inequalities.  

Phoebe Heathcote is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of History. She researches the role of international financial institutes in shaping global health policy from the 1980s. She examines trends in the financing of horizontal health systems versus vertical disease interventions and how this has impacted equitable access to healthcare.

Eleanor Turner-Moss

Kim van Daalen

Ed Kiely

Papa Momodou Jack is a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography. His research examines the roles of ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status in explaining differences in health outcomes under the Community-Based Health Insurance scheme in Ethiopia.


Kim van Daalen is a PhD candidate at the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit. Her research is focused on metal pollution and risk on cardiovascular disease. She is more broadly interested in climate change and health, environmental epidemiology and health inequalities. 

Mission & goals

We are an interdisciplinary network of early- and mid-career researchers and practitioners who are interested in promoting health equity across society through high quality research and advocacy. Our approach is collaborative and our interests span local and global health and care inequalities. We comprise members from a range of disciplines and institutions and are supported by the St. John’s Reading Group on Health Inequalities and Cambridge Public Health.

Areas/Themes of interest

  • Primary & Community Health Care

  • Development of Inequalities across the life course

  • Addressing Social Determinants: Health Outside of Healthcare/Organizing, Activism, Civil Society, the Shadow State

  • Government, Austerity, Lack of Investment in Health and Social Care Systems During COVID / Health Inequalities, Policy, & Politics

How to join/express interest

If you’re interested in finding out more information or joining, please contact Phoebe Heathcote ( or Ryc Aquino ( /



News and Events

CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities
CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities - 26 Nov 2021

People are living longer. Yet for many, the opportunities afforded by a longer life – to themselves and society – are lost due to poor health and difficulty remaining involved in society. This is exacerbated by socioeconomic disadvantage, and associated with increasing social and economic costs. The balance between the ‘burden’ and the benefits of an ageing population can thus be tipped either way. One promising approach is to design enabling ‘ageing-friendly’ environments that support people to live well.


Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam

For several decades, malaria has caused the deaths of tens of millions of people especially in sub-Saharan Africa. It caused 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths globally in 20191. In fact, every 2 minutes, a child dies from malaria accounting for about 67% of all malaria deaths worldwide1.