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Read more at: Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Professor Kelly is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge and a member of St John’s College. Between 2005 and 2014 he was the Director of the Centre for Public Health at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) where he led the teams producing public health guidelines. While at NICE he appeared regularly on the Today Programme and BBC, ITV and Sky Television. He has advised the House of Commons Health Select Committee and been a witness before parliamentary committees on a number of occasions.

Read more at: Yaning Wu

Yaning Wu

Yaning (she/her) is a PhD student at the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Donor Health and Behaviour. Using world-first large-scale datasets of voluntary blood donors in England, she is investigating the short- and long-term health effects of donation and hopes to generate evidence that will impact upon policy and practice in donor selection, care, and communications. Yaning has a background in epidemiology, social determinants of health, data science, and causal inference.

Read more at: Giacomo Bignardi

Giacomo Bignardi

Giacomo is a research associate in the Department of Psychology.

Giacomo’s research centres on social inequalities in educational and mental health outcomes in childhood and adolescence. He has a particular interest in psychometrics and data science. Before his post-doctoral appointment, Giacomo completed his PhD at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge.

Read more at: Xinye Zou

Xinye Zou

Xinye Zou is a final-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge, specialising in social medicine and health education. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University and a BSc from Syracuse University. Her principal areas of research encompass life course studies, socioeconomic determinants of health, health behaviour, health disparities, psychosocial well-being, health education, and healthcare management.

Read more at: Susie Nightingale

Susie Nightingale

Susie is the Research and Impact Co-ordinator at the Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre, Faculty of Education.

Read more at: Susan Ifeagwu

Susan Ifeagwu

I am a PhD Candidate studying universal health coverage (UHC) in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on Uganda. My research interests span health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries, health inequalities, global health policy, development and sustainability.

Read more at: Ronita Bardhan

Ronita Bardhan

Dr. Ronita Bardhan is Associate Professor of Sustainable Built Environment at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. She leads the Sustainable Design research group at the university. Her research focuses on data-driven design for built environments that respond by reducing health and energy burdens in the warming climate. Bardhan combines architectural engineering, AI and machine learning with social sciences to develop built environment design solutions.

Read more at: Anna Gkiouleka

Anna Gkiouleka

Anna has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences in Greece and a MSc Degree in Migration, Ethnic Relations & Multiculturalism from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. In 2020, she completed her doctoral research in health inequalities and was awarded a PhD in Sociology from the University of York in the UK. Her research suggests an intersectionality informed analytical framework for the study of health inequalities in Europe accounting for the co-constituting roles of socio-economic position, gender and migration status.

Read more at: Jennifer Leggat

Jennifer Leggat

I am a Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE)-funded Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy, working with the Public Health Directorate at Cambridgeshire County Council on their Health in All Policies strategy. As part of this work, I am focusing on the development and implementation of equity-focused Health Impact Assessments to reduce health inequalities across the County in the long-term.

Read more at: John Ford

John Ford

My main interest is health inequalities and in particular what the NHS can do about them. I am currently working with NHS England and the University of York to look at inequalities in avoidable unplanned admissions across England to produce national recommendations. This involves exploration of national data and case studies in six different Clinical Commissioning Groups. My NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship looked at how disadvantaged older people from rural areas access primary care.