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Sustainability

Sustainability is a critical, but often under examined, dimension of public health research which relates to both to the healthcare sector directly and the wider determinants of health and interventions to influence these across all sectors.

This pillar explores the links between and research opportunities related to health, climate change and sustainability. We aim to create guidance and tools to embed sustainability thinking in healthcare and public health research. Activity in this space is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, and we welcome anyone interested in connecting with the pillar from across all schools of the university.

The Sustainability Pillar is led by Dr Jonathan Cullen and Dr James Smith.

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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.

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Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine

Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine