July 1, 2021
In this seminar, Prof Sir Marmot provided timely and important insights and learning from his vast experience and career, and offer his thoughts on emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and building back fairer. Taking action to reduce health inequalities is a matter of social justice. In developing strategies for tackling health inequalities, we need to confront the social gradient in health, not just the difference between the worst off and everybody else.
There is clear evidence when we look across countries that national policies make a difference and that much can be done in cities, towns and local areas. But policies and interventions must not be confined to the health care system; they need to address the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. The evidence shows that economic circumstances are important but are not the only drivers of health inequalities. Tackling the health gap will take action, based on sound evidence, across the whole of society.
June 3, 2021
This webinar brought together community members with experience of racialisation and public health leads in research, policy and service provision in Scotland, to listen and learn together in our pursuit to mainstream the understanding of racism as a fundamental cause of health inequality.
In this seminar, Professor Williams presented the discrimination scales he has developed that measure and evidence different types of interpersonal discrimination and their negative effects on health. He also outlined the insidious effects that implicit biases, unconscious discrimination and racialised frames of reference have in creating and maintaining the deep-rooted individual, institutional and systemic racial discrimination that pertain today.
After sharing his insights, Professor Williams, together with a group of panellists chaired by Dr Ima Jackson, explored how we can begin to dismantle the racial discrimination that exists across public health institutions and systems in Scotland.
December 18, 2020
The third in a series of three webinars by Public Health Information Network for Scotland (PHINS) which were held in October 2020. The webinars focused on the impact of, the context to, and the emergence from, the COVID-19 pandemic on public health and health inequalities.
December 18, 2020
The second in a series of three webinars by Public Health Information Network for Scotland (PHINS) which were held in October 2020. The webinars focused on the impact of, the context to, and the emergence from, the COVID-19 pandemic on public health and health inequalities.
December 18, 2020
The first in a series of three webinars by Public Health Information Network for Scotland (PHINS) which were held in October 2020. The webinars focused on the impact of, the context to, and the emergence from, the COVID-19 pandemic on public health and health inequalities.
December 7, 2020
Providing and receiving care and support forms part of all our lives in different ways over the lifespan. Taking a feminist economics perspective, Angela presented the findings and recommendations of the Commission on a Gender Equal Economy and discussed the gendered dimensions of the care economy, considering how care is valued and remunerated in the realities of our economic and social infrastructure.
Putting care at the core of our economic model is part of the healing from Covid-19. The pandemic has exposed the fragmented and under-resourced care infrastructure along with the extant of underlying inequalities particularly experienced by women, disabled people, and people of colour. Angela outlined how a caring economy delivers on equality, sustainability, and wellbeing, and offers a coherent approach to public investment and the allocation of public finance.
March 26, 2020
In this seminar, Katherine outlines the story of the growing wellbeing economy movement and explores what a shift to a wellbeing economy entails. She suggests a wellbeing economy demands a bolder ambition than many social and environmental ideas being offered and reflects on the scope for the necessary transition to be realised.
February 6, 2020
The idea that healthcare and education should be provided as universal public services to all who need them is widely accepted. But why leave it there? Why not expand it to more of life’s essentials? In this lecture, Anna argues that a transformational new policy – Universal Basic Services (UBS) – is what we need to save our societies and our planet.
December 5, 2019
In this lecture, Anna investigated the main themes of her recent book Big Capital: Who is London for? which explored the housing crisis in London. She discussed these themes in the context of the UK as a whole and in the wider context of North American and European cities subject to similar pressures.
October 1, 2019
This lecture argues that the real value of place is far more profound than monetary value alone, but that the economic indicators which drive a lot of the current decision-making can only be achieved and sustained if you create the genuine article: a place that makes people happy.